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. 

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.