Golden Isles 2017 Visitor Guide Page 35 Heritage & Culture

Historic Sites 35 Newcastle Street Located at the west end of downtown, Newcastle Street is the primary shopping and dining area in Historic Downtown Brunswick. This historic street is architecturally rich and home to the recently renovated Old City Hall and Ritz Theatre. Historic Downtown Old City Hall Originally built in 1889, Old City Hall was fully restored in 2004. This striking historic structure is a part-time city courthouse and a venue for everything from class reunions to wedding receptions. The building is open to the public. 1229 Newcastle Street 912-265-4032 Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation In the early 1800s, William Brailsford carved a rice plantation from marshes along the Altamaha River. The last heir left the plantation and the antebellum home to the state of Georgia in 1973. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 5556 U.S. Highway 17 North 912-264-7333 The Ritz Theatre Built in 1899, The Ritz Theatre was recently fully restored. It serves as a theatre and arts center and features year-round live performances, films, exhibits, educational programs and more. Current films and exhibits can be found online. 1530 Newcastle St. Corner of F Street 912-262-6934 Mary Ross Waterfront Park Mary Ross Waterfront Park, a beautiful place to watch the sunset across the river, features a memorial to Liberty Ships constructed during World War II. It also features public performances on its outdoor staged pavilion. Bay Street at Gloucester Street 912-265-6665 Signature Squares Signature Squares of Brunswick, a non- profit preservation organization, was founded in 2005 to reclaim and beautify the original colonial parks and squares in the Old Town district of the city. Newcastle Street Historic Downtown ATTRACTIONS AND HISTORIC SITES:

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