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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site

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Hidden : 05/13/2011
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site


Cache information:

Steward: Gunguy&fam
Park: Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
Cache type: Multi
Difficulty: 2
Terrain: 1.5
Cache Description: This is a 3 stage multi cache.  You must visit each stage posted in the additional waypoint section below.  At each stage you will gather a part of the 4 digit combination that unlocks the ammo can that is placed at the posted coordinates.  (Inside the office). 

The geocache is only available during operating hours, Wednesday-Sunday 9am-5pm.  The park is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.  Entry fee is $4.50 to $7.50, depending on age. You will need 45 minutes to visit the stages and open the Geocache.

Paper and a writing instrument will prove useful as you gather information for the combination. This Geocache will be visited by non/new geocachers.  It's recommended that you don't leave trackables in the Geocache.

To begin your quest at this historic site, you will need to enter the museum at the posted coordinates and pay the admission. You’ll need to obtain a brochure that contains a map of the site as well.  The map is laid out in a loop. It is best that you proceed around the loop in a clockwise direction.


Stage 1. Read the sign that describes the "Age of Rice".  The last sentence on the sign says, "And last, the _________  ________ ..." Subtract the number of letters in the 5th word from the number of letters in the 4th word of this sentence.  This number = “A”.

Stage 2. Read the informational sign. There are 4 pictures on it.  What is the name of the person in the center picture?  Count the number of letters in her name. This number = "B".

Stage 3. You should be standing in the museum.  Read the predominantly large red informational sign labeled "Field to Market".  Look at the names of the two structures on the sign, each structure’s title has two words.  How many letters are in the second word of the title on the LEFT structure? This number = "C".  How many letters are in the second word of the title on the RIGHT structure? This number = "D".

The combination for the lock is “ABCD”.

At the front desk where you paid your entrance fee is the Geocache. If you trade for items from the geocache, remember to trade for something that is of equal or greater value.

Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday / 9AM-5PM / Last main house tour at 4PM. Gate locked at closing.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
For More info: GeorgiaStateParks.org/HofwylBroadfieldPlantation

Facilities:
Guided House Tour
Museum and Film
Gift Shop
Nature Trail
Picnic Area
Bus Parking
Teacher's Resource for Touring Historic Sites
Admission:
$4.50 to $7.50 (plus tax)
Group rates available with advance notice.

Hazards:
Snakes
Ticks


Georgia State Parks History Trails:

The History Trail is the coolest new phase of the GeoTour. For starters, there are 14 new historic sites and parks. Thirteen of these sites -- including this one -- are Multi-Caches, where you'll visit a number of locations (solving clues) that will give you the secret combination to open the geocache. Inside you'll find new prizes: History Trading Cards! New Sites, New rules, new prizes... but still the same fun and adventure of Georgia State Parks GeoTour. So whether you're a first-time or a seasoned pro, you can "Get Out. Get Dirty. And Get Fit" in a Georgia State Park today!


How to Hit the History Trail:

The History Trail crosses the entire state and features 14 new Historic Sites and Historic Parks! Each site has multiple locations that you will need to visit in order to solve several clues. Once they are solved and you’ve figured out the secret combination, to unlock the geocache, you’ll collect your History Trail Trading Card. (Please take only one.The card corresponds to the site and the historic group to which it belongs. Each historic group has multiple cards (Native Americans has 4 cards, Forts has 3 cards, Historic Homes has 2 cards, Plantations has 3 cards, Museums/Battlefields has 2 cards.) When you’ve completed a set (either by visiting or trading) you can turn them into a Ranger to receive your custom souvenir tokens! Since there are 5 historic groups, you can collect all 5 souvenir tokens!

State Parks Information:

For informantion on GA Parks Geocaching: GaParksGeocaching.com
Park:(706) 245-6270
Lodges/Cabins/Yurts/Camp Reservations: (800) 864-7275

Special Thanks:

Special thanks to the Georgia Geocaching Association and member Gunguy&fam

Disclaimer to New Geocachers:

Please join us in playing! Anyone who observes and obeys the rules as stated on Geocaching.com is welcome. Please do not remove the container from the office. The real treasure is solving the clues by visiting various locations on the site, figuring out the combination of the locked geocache, and sharing news of your find with everyone else online! Paper and a writing instrument will prove useful as you gather information for the combination. This geocache will be visited by non/new geocachers alike, and it's recommended that you do not leave trackables in the geocache. If you take something from the geocache, PLEASE leave something of equal or greater value for others to find and enjoy. We ask that you do not leave money in the state geocaches. Thanks.
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