20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Southern History

I captured this image of the front gate and road into the Wormsloe Historic Site here in Savannah one afternoon in September, 2022. It is a breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss that leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702–1775). Jones was a humble carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. Wormsloe's tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-1
Copyright: © Jim Guerard