After we left the gardens we just kept going south and came across a great old fashioned southern food restaurant. When you go by a place that is packed with a waiting line at 11 am, you know the food is probably good, and it was. We also hit a couple of resale shops. unfortunately everything I loved was just too big to carry back on the plane or too expensive to ship home,sigh.
One of the things I had really wanted to do while in Savannah was visit a plantation home. Unfortunately one close to the city wasn't open and the other had terrible reviews about nasty workers and uninteresting tours. We just ran into the Hwoful-Broadfield plantation just off the coast. This is a state historic site and absolutely beautiful..After watching the short film about the history we toured the home and out buildings. We spent hours there in this fascinating historical site. The property was a land grant to the family in the 1700's by the king of England. It was originally a rice plantation, then cotton and finally a dairy. The place stayed in the same family until the death of the last member in 1973 when it was given to the state of Georgia. At it's height the plantation owned 240 slaves and farmed 2700 acres. About 70 miles south of Savannah and definitely off the beaten path this place is well worth the time to go and check it out.
|The path visitors would take to the house|
|the house like anything state owned needs work, lacks funds|
|house with screened back porch|
|slave quarters built as duplex with a shred chimney in the center|
|living room tea table, they didn't use coffee tables|
|everything in this home was family owned and kept through the centuries|
|one of the sisters bedrooms|
|sick room kept apart from the main parts of the house this is about the size of my bathroom 5X8|