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Wormsloe Historic Site

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Hidden : 05/12/2011
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Geocache Description:

Wormsloe Historic Site

Cache information:

Steward: TheoryofBen
Park: Wormsloe 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, Tuesday-Sunday from 9am to 5pm. $3.50 - $6 admission fee is charged. You will need 30-45 minutes to complete this cache.

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.

Stage 1.  Read the display panel that lists purchases made by Noble Jones at Thomas Raspberry’s store in 1759-1760.  Read the date in 1760 when he purchased 2 gallons of Oakum (Okum).  Find the day of the month it was purchased. This number = “X”.

Stage 2. You will find the ruins of the tabby fort that Noble Jones began building in about 1737. (Loopholes are rectangular holes cut out in a structure from which a musket can be fired in defense of the fort.) Walk around the perimeter of the tabby ruins and count the number of loopholes in the tabby walls today. This number = “Y”.

Stage 3. You will discover an example of a wattle and daub house built to the same dimensions as the first houses in Savannah in the 1730s.  You will see a ladder leading to the loft.  Count the number of rungs in the ladder.  This number = “Z”.

To get the combination for the lock on the geocache, solve the following math formula:  (“Z” times 500)+(1532+”X”)-(626 times “Y”) = “ABCD”.

You will have to ask for the Geocache at the visitors center and use “ABCD” to unlock the ammo can. If you trade for items from the geocache, remember to trade for something that is of equal or greater value.

Tuesday-Sunday 9AM-5PM
Closed Monday (except holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Tabby Ruins, Museum, Gift Shop, Nature Trail, Picnic Area, Bus Parking, Bathrooms.
$3.50-$6 (plus tax)
Group rates available with advance notice.

Georgia State Parks History Trails:

The History Trail is the coolest new phase of the Geo-Challenge. 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 Geo-Challenge. 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:
Park:(706) 245-6270
Lodges/Cabins/Yurts/Camp Reservations: (800) 864-7275

Special Thanks:

Special thanks to the Georgia Geocaching Association and member TheoryofBen

Disclaimer to New Geocachers:

Please join us in playing! Anyone who observes and obeys the rules as stated on 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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