The Wormsloe State Historic Site is famous for its breathtaking live oak avenue is also home to a group of very talented historic reenactors. Over the Labor Day weekend this month the Historic Site put on their 2nd largest reenactment of the year. The Colonial Life site was a bustle with authentic blacksmithing, leather works, traditional meals being cooked over open flame and rustic bread oven. It was a pleasure to walk about the trails and feel as if I had stepped back in time to the 18th century. All of the actors were so knowledgeable and friendly I found that I was learning so much I had never known just in casual conversation.
Wormsloe is a wonderful place to visit by yourself, with your family, or even with your dog! Often the site hosts a variety of events from the reenactments, guided tours and hikes, and even a movie night on the avenue (weather permitting!). I hope you enjoy the photos captured on 35mm Fuji 400h film.
Wormsloe's volunteer blacksmith, Gilbert Walker Jr., is a local Savannah artist and historian who puts his incredible steel wielding skills to amazing use this long lost craft. Pictured below are a few of the creations he was creating during the reenactment, including a gorgeous steel magnolia. Gilbert has been crafting these treasures since 2004 and this year has been nominated and is a finalist for Martha Stewart's American Made award. You can show your support and vote for him by checking out his finalist profile here.
I ended my visit to Wormsloe by gathering all of the talented and dedicated reenactors for a group photo. The state historic site puts together these reenactment events several times a year, be sure to stop by and check out Wormsloe if you are in the Savannah area.
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