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5 HISTORIC LANDMARKS YOU MUST SEE IN BRUNSWICK

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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

This former rice plantation, dating back to the early 1800s, has long taproots in Brunswick and an ever-evolving history that is trying to redefine itself in the modern world. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and includes over 1,000 acres of land and marshes.

Lover’s Oak

This beautiful oak tree in historic downtown Brunswick is estimated to be over 900 years old. It’s 13 feet in diameter and features 10 main branches that are 12-30 inches in diameter. This tree has been recognized by The National Arborist Association and The International Society of Arboriculture. You simply must see it in person.

Historic Brunswick Courthouse

In the heart of Magnolia Square, this building is surrounded by mossy oak, tung, and Chinese pistachio trees. The land was purchased from the city in 1905 for $1.00. Today, it’s a favorite spot for sightseers and even hosts outdoor weddings, thanks to its stunning setting.

Old City Hall

This historic building was completed in 1889 and the clock and bell tower was added in 1893. Built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style with Queen Anne similarities, it includes gargoyles, terra cotta friezes, and massive interior columns. This building is open to the public and you can even rent it for hosting events.

H2: Oak Grove Cemetery

This Victorian Era cemetery was established in 1838. The 3-acre parcel of land houses over 1,200 graves, including those of Union and Confederate soldiers, over 400 unmarked graves, and over 60 unknown burial placements. Guided walking tours are available.

If you’re interested in even more historic sightseeing in the area in and around Brunswick, take a look at the Golden Isles Historic Sites page and check out our blog page.

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