Wormsloe Plantation, a haven of natural beauty and rich history, is home to the tabby ruins of the 18th-century estate of Noble Jones, one of Georgia's earliest settlers. Today, a strikingly gorgeous oak-canopied avenue leads visitors to the ruins, now Savannah's oldest standing structure, as well as a museum, an intriguing film, living history demonstrations and serene nature trails. Wormsloe also features special annual events with 18th-century music, dancing and crafts.

Rose Hill Plantation

Located only 25 miles from Savannah, this historic, jaw-dropping Gothic Revival mansion is well worth the day trip to Bluffton. Constructed in the 1850s, the mansion's dramatic architecture embodies Gothic-style splendor, while its exquisitely restored interior is adorned with unusual antiques, including a Gothic confessional converted into a bathroom. After exploring the gorgeous grounds, shaded by 300-year-old oaks and overlooking stunning marshland, visitors enjoy a fascinating tour and an elegant tea party. Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 2 pm, but reservations are required. This is a private residence after all!