726 East Oglethorpe Hwy 84
Hinesville, GA 31313
Phone: (912) 368-2275
Fax: (912) 368-5894
726 East Oglethorpe Hwy 84, Hinesville, GA, US, 31313
- Phone: (912) 368-2275
- Fax: (912) 368-5894
Formerly the home of Dr. Louis LeConte, this historic site flourished as one of Georgia's earliest inland swamp rice plantations and is now a natural preserve. Louis LeConte's world-famous 18th century botanical gardens contain a myriad of antique plants and visitors can walk through the cypress forest or walk the interpretative trail along the earthen rice dikes leading through the Bulltown Swamp black-water ecosystem while at this plantation.
A 3,000 acre, privately owned nature preserve that is located on lands that were once part of an old rice plantation and offers opportunities to view birds in saltmarsh, woodland, and creek swamp habitats. The nature center on site offers exhibits, educational programs, and a gift shop, and, for visitors not up for hiking, mule-pulled wagons will take you through woodlands, swamps, historic abandoned rice fields, and along marshes while guides tell the intriguing history of Melon Bluff.
The Dorchester Academy was set up to teach African Americans in the South their rights and to become registered voters by passing the required test. The academy was built in 1935 and was listed as as one of the top most endangered historic sites in the country. This site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 23, 1986.
The Savannah-Ogeechee canal stands as one of the main relics in tracing the history of southern canals. It commences with the tidal lock at the Savannah river and the fine waterway goes on past four lift locks. It is a scenic canal site and as it passes through, one can be enchanted with the stunning visuals of Savannah's 19th century industrial corridor, timber tracts, old rice fields, lush river swamp and much more. The canal is famously registered on the National Register of Historic Places.