Where history, inspired cuisine, and Southern hospitality meet at a cross section. The Golden Isles’ mainland port city is home to historic squares, a marina-front park that hosts spectacular events and incredible things you won’t want to miss on your next Golden Isles getaway.
The Provincial Council of the Royal Province of Georgia founded Brunswick in 1771.
Brunswick is laid out in traditional British fashion with a grid-like street pattern interspersed with pleasant squares and green parks. The original town plans remains in place today, with our English heritage reflected in the historic names of many of our streets and squares: Prince, Newcastle, Hanover, London, Norwich, George, Dartmouth and Gloucester.
Brunswick was named in honor of the ancestral birthplace of English King George III: Braunschweig, Germany. It’s deep natural harbor, sheltered from the open sea, has been in continuous use as a thriving seaport, recreational boat landing andas a homeport for shrimp boats for more than 200 years. Brunswick was the site of manufacture of the famed Liberty Ships during World War II. A model can be seen at Mary Ross Waterfront Park.
Old Town Historic District has many fine examples of beautiful Victorian style buildings and homes, many built in the 1800’s.
Downtown Brunswick is an exciting, inviting destination for residents as well as visitors. Included in the Old Town National Historic District, downtown Brunswick features a rich diversity of architectural styles of both homes and commercial buildings, dating back to the 19th century Victorian era.