Brunswick Travel Guide

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Brunswick Things to Do

  • Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

    This was a pleasant tour of an old plantation estate that is totally preserved. It was a rice plantation and the blacks craved out the rows of water flow and irrigation for what was 7,300 acres, and 357 slaves It is now about 700 acres remaining, and a lot of that is in the marsh. Tours are every hour on the hour, and a visitor center has a 17...

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  • glynn county courthouse

    the beautiful neoclassic revival building was built in 1907. this building replaced the original court house that was damaged in a hurricane.

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  • newcastle street

    located in central brunswick is newcastle street. this street is lined with shops, restaurants and bars. within walking distance of newcastle street you can see the sights of brunswick.

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  • You will never want to leave

    My mum married an American who lived in Brunswick, Georgia and I spent a lot of time there as a kid (12-16 yrs). The best of times, absolutely memorable and if you can make sure you spend a lot of time on St Simon's Island. I loved it there an dthere is a local saying which is very true and it goes something like this"Once you get sand between your...

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  • Take a tram tour of the...

    Take a tram tour of the 'cottages' of the Rockefellers and their friends in the Historic District. The cottages are more like mansions and some of them are beautifully furnished.

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  • Check out the beautiful old...

    Check out the beautiful old homes that are being renovated in the area south of downtown. In the downtown area, drive past the oldest tree in Brunswick...it is gigantic. Stop in for some shrimp at Spanky's on the Marsh. Drive to the outlet mall in Darien.

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Brunswick Restaurants

  • Local FAmily Hangout for Menu Array

    They have burgers, pasta, fish and seafood platters, and steaks. The burgers were about $8-9. and steaks $15-20. Overall the menu look appealing The burger I had with a load of fries was very good, and the beef high quality and lean meat.

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  • Great Tasting ribs and Sauces

    It looked like a lot of time went into the preparation of he ribs, and the result is very good. Even though it looks like a fast food joint, it really is an order at the counter place, and they bring out the food when done. Prices were really reasonable at $ The ribs were wonderful, but also the pulled pork sandwich was super tasting.

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  • Hot Dogs That Slide Down

    It all was very good, and this place is famed from far away for its special and good tasting dogs. The cheese dog was very good and the combo with tomato topped off the succulent taste of the dog

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  • Old Style Fish Camp

    I had a combination plate of shrimp, white fish, and some calamari. It was cool upon arrival, and fried seafood is greasy going down. Micky had a fired Mahi fish, and it also was cool/warm. Prices were $15 and $14 respectively. The place maybe had a claim to fame in old times, but now it is getting stale, and the waitresses are the same ones...

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  • BEST HOTDOG AND A FUN PLACE TO EAT

    This is simply a hot dog joint, but boy what a great place it is. Simple enough, hotdogs with topping served hot and fresh with a cold glass of sweet tea. This locally black owned restaurant serves up excellent hot dogs and fresh buns and wonderful toppings of your choice. They also have the best fried pork chop sandwich in the world. Such a simple...

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  • Willie's Weinie Wagon

    This is a drive in---walk up to order. Your entire order is yelled out when it is ready, so if you're embarrassed about the amount you are going to eat, you had better do separate orders!! Willie's all the way w/Sauerkraut and fried onions

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Brunswick Off The Beaten Path

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    by grandmaR Updated Jul 6, 2006

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    We walked 0.3 of a mile through a plantation of live oaks draped with Spanish moss, to a house which wasn't much different from our own house in Leonardtown (photo 2 and 5) and around to the front porch to wait for the tour.

    Apparently William Brailsford of Charleston had a rice plantation here on the Altamaha River before the Civil War. The property was originally named Broadface, but Brailsford and his SIL James Troup renamed it Broadfield. Brailsford's granddaughter Ophelia Troup and her husband George Dent added the Hofwyl part of the name after the Swiss school that George attended.

    During the Civil War most of the plantation was destroyed and the Dents moved into the farm manager's 1850's house. In 1903, James decided that mosquitoes were responsible for malaria and so he screened all the windows and doors and even the chimneys and was able to remain at Hofwyl-Broadfield throughout the summer without anyone getting malaria.

    There was a particularly interesting four poster bed with rice carved on the bedpost, and in the parlor was a "Charleston secretary" (photo 3). After the tour walked back the way we came, rather than take the 0.7 mile route over by the marshes and former rice fields. On the way back we noticed shallow holes which appeared to have been dug at random in the ground, and we asked a ranger. She said it was wild pigs.

    We looked at the museum with a repousse pitcher made by Samuel Kirk and Sons (top picture), and then watched the movie (photos 3 and 4), and I bought post cards of the Rice bed and Charleston secretary, and we left about 2:15.

    Admission: $2.50-$5
    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9AM-5PM; Sunday 2-5:30PM; Last main house tour at 4PM Tuesday-Saturday, 4:30PM Sunday. Gate locked at closing. Closed Monday (except holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Closed Tuesday when open Monday.

    Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
    5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N.
    Brunswick , GA 31525

    Located between Brunswick and Darien on U.S. Hwy. 17, 1 mile east of I-95 exit #42.

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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Brunswick Favorites

  • Visit Tidelands Nature Center...

    Visit Tidelands Nature Center on Jekyll Island where you can tour the marsh, beach or landscape on foot or by kayak or canoe. Be sure to call first to arrange your tour so you won't be disappointed. (912)-635-5032 I chose the marsh tour, but was somewhat disappointed since the recent spring tide had washed away the crustaceans and baby fish! Since...

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  • You have to visit the Golden...

    You have to visit the Golden Isles...three islands off the mainland of Brunswick. They are peaceful and so beautiful, but hurry before the developers make it into a sour experience. I spend most of my time on St. Simons Island, which is my fondest memory of the area.

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