Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

The Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation represents the history and culture of Georgia’s rice coast. In the early 1800s, William Brailsford carved a rice plantation from marshes along the Altamaha River. Despite many factors making rice growing difficult, the family grew rice until 1913, and changed to a dairy farm until the 1970s. The museum features a model of the plantation in its heyday. After watching a brief film of the plantation’s history, they may walk a short trail to the antebellum home. Groups may learn about topics relating to colonial/Revolution, antebellum/young republic, Civil War, reconstruction/gilded age, and 20th-century eras on their tours, as well as visit the nature trail and coastal birding trail. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 5556 US-17, Brunswick, GA 31525. Glynn County. Tel: 912-264-7333. Email: promotehofwyl@hofwyl.com
Website: www.gastateparks.org/hofwylbroadfield. Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 9AM-5PM. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee. 
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue