Wormsloe

I’ve been to Savannah, Georgia many times over the years. Each time I’ve visited this historic city, when it came time to leave and head back home, I always thought, “Fiddlesticks! I did it again!” I came all the way to Savannah and didn’t find that awesome road…the one with the arching trees overhead. I was always so disappointed and mad at myself that I kept forgetting to ask where it was and how to get there. Do you know the one I’m talking about? You always see it in lots of magazines.

Well, I finally got there. I just spent three wonderful days in beautiful Savannah and this time, I tracked down THE ROAD.

It turns out the wonderful, mysterious road is called Oak Avenue and it’s located on the grounds of Wormsloe, now a Georgia State Park.

I left all the pics in this post nice and large so you could click on them to enlarge them even more. Here’s the brochure you’re given when you visit Wormsloe and it explains the history of this place.

Oak Avenue is a long, straight road, lined with four-hundred (400) Live Oaks. It is 1.5 miles long and it’s beautiful, mysterious, eerie, enchanting, magical and a must see if you’re ever in Savannah. I took this first pic near the entrance after 3 cars had just left. I loved the mysterious feel of the avenue with the dust from the cars still lingering in the air.

 

I drove slowly down Oak Avenue, stopping 3-4 times to take pictures for you!  I couldn’t wait to get back and share this place with you.   Toward the end, the grass fades out due to the heavy shade and the Spanish moss is really thick in the trees. Hope you enjoy this stroll down Oak Avenue.


 

NOTE:  The best way to enjoy this post is to click on each picture and it will enlarge so you can see what it’s like driving under these magnificent oak trees.  Then click back to continue reading.  Yes, it will take a little time to see the pictures that way, but it’s worth it!  🙂

It really is an enchanting drive…

 

Click on this pic to ENLARGE it for the full effect of driving under all these beautiful oaks dripping in Spanish moss.

Have you ever visited Wormsloe? If you’re headed to Savannah anytime soon, I recommend you take time to go. It’s just a short distance from Savannah and very close to Historic Bonaventure Cemetery so you can see both while you’re there.




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Comments

  1. Richard Cottrell says:

    I love the South. I love those live oak trees that are every where in the South. I have never made it to Savanah . I want to go so bad. Thanks for sharing Richard at My Old Historic House

  2. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Hi Susan,
    I'm glad you had a good trip. I'm going to Savannah in June to celebrate a teacher friend's retirement. Perhaps we'll visit Wormsloe based on your recommendation. The photo reminds me of the entrance to Boone Hall in Mt. Pleasant, SC. We just planted 4 live oak trees last month. I cannot think of a more beautiful tree.

  3. Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures says:

    I love Savannah, I have to find this place!!
    Great pictures!!

  4. I've been several times and loved it each time. The entrance alone makes it trip worthy. I took several of my classes when I was teaching, and they always loved it.

    Great post, Susan.

  5. Carrie'sCreations says:

    Beautiful!! Have you visited the "
    Angel Oak" outside of Charleston, SC. Pretty amazing!

  6. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Carrie, I haven't visited Angel Oak. Is it beautiful?

  7. Gardening in a Sandbox says:

    What a beautiful estate. I can see why you searched it out. V

  8. I too would like to visit Savannah. (I'm a big Paula Deen fan! 😉 ) But–I have trouble enduring heat & humidity. What would be the best time of year to visit there? Loved the live oak pics!

  9. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Sheila, if you're trying to avoid the heat and awful humidity, just don't go from about July through September. It's really, really hot and humid then. April and May are great times to go.

  10. Neha@ All things beautiful says:

    Wow Susan, the pictures are gorgeous. The place looks beautiful…definitely on my list of places I'd like to visit!

  11. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I have wanted to go to Savannah for a long time. I think it would make a great friends trip.

  12. Mr. Goodwill Hunting says:

    I took my mother to Savannah last year for her birthday. Although she has been many times with Dad, it was a great mother son outing.

    The next time I will certainly track down Wormsloe for just a nice casual walk. It looks so mysterious.

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  13. Jess @ House Sweet Home says:

    So beautiful!! I have seen this many times in photos- so great to know where it is!

  14. Blondie's Journal says:

    These are beautiful pictures, Susan. Worth framing!

    XO,
    Jane

  15. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    I'm so glad you found it Susan, so you can show us like you did! That is one gorgeous state, this always reminds me of one of my favorite vintage movies I own: Gone With The Wind! Fiddlesticks!
    Love
    FABBY

  16. Ann@A Sentimental Life says:

    I love Oak Alley! The drive and oak trees can't be beat anywhere!

  17. Savannah has been on my "bucket list" for some time……maybe someday! I would love to see those oak trees! Thanks for the post, I've made note of it.

  18. Susan, I've been to Savannah twice and didn't see this either time. Guess I need to go back! ~ Sarah

  19. emmalina.lolly says:

    Whoa, we have a poster of this road and I didn't even know where it was. Yet I always said "It looks like it would be in Georgia." The best part is we're headed to Savannah next week!! Thank you so much for posting this!

  20. SavannahGranny says:

    Miss Susan, I could just spank you!! You were sooooo near my home. I so wish I had known you were here. I would have loved to have taken you to lunch or prepared something for you. If you get back down here you had better let me know. If not, you are gonna see one wildly ranting Savannah Granny. I am going over to look at your tour on Isle of Hope. I can spit muscadine seeds over there from my porch! Hugs, Ginger 🙂

  21. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    LOL Sorry about that, Ginger. I was there with a friend and we only had a long weekend to get in all the sights. 🙂 I'm sure I'll head that way again sometime…Savannah is one of my very favorite places to visit. 🙂

  22. Love this place! My daughter had her engagement pictures taken here two years ago. As you can only imagine, the pictures were awesome. Great post.

  23. Hi Susan,
    I don't think I'll ever go to Georgia so thank you for sharing your pictures of this wonderful path. It reminds me of The Mall in Central Park,NY.

  24. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Jocelyne, I'm glad you left this comment. I had forgotten about this post and it was fun taking a mini-vacation and visiting it all over again. I hope you clicked on the pics…you really get the full effect when the pic enlarges. 🙂 I hope you get to visit Savannah someday…it's a special place.

  25. gardenerat60 says:

    I have been to Savannah while on a visit to the USA. Liked that place very much. Great place to walk about.

    But missed this Oak Avenue. Sad!

  26. Hello and thank you! Is this part of a state park? Do you pay a park fee, and go in and all? If so, is there a parking lot? We’d like to take bicycles. Is that do-able? Thank you!

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