Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

Around 1807, William Brailsford of Charleston began carving a rice plantation from the virgin cypress swamps along the Altamaha River. His son-in-law, James M. Troup, acquired additional land along the river. By the time Troup passed away, he owned 7,300 acres of land, 357 slaves, and several homes.

Until the outbreak of the Civil War, the plantation produced rice steadily. War, hurricanes, and lack of abundant labor led to the fall of the rice empire in 1915. Brailsford's descendants converted the plantation into a dairy that distributed high-quality milk in Glynn County. Due to a combination of reasons, the dairy closed in 1942. In 1973, the plantation was willed to the state of Georgia by Ophelia Troup Dent.    http://www.gastateparks.org/info/hofwyl/

Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation History

Walking the Trails

   Plantation House


Farm Buildings



Entrance Road