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Community Center

The Community Center is located at the end of Appleby Road and is available for rental for various events and functions. It has a kitchen, tables and chairs and holds about 150 people. Rental is only available to Port Wentworth residents. The rental rate is $90.00 a day with a $50.00 key and clean up refundable deposit.

To reserve the Community Center or other City facilities click here, or contact the Leisure Services Department at 912-966-7428 for more information.
Community Center

Houston Museum

Houston Baptist Church and its adjoining cemetery were organized in 1886 under the leadership of Reverend Ulysses L. Houston, minister of First Bryan Baptist Church in Savannah. A significant leader in the African-American community, Houston attended the meeting at General Sherman’s Savannah headquarters in January 1865 that resulted in Special Field Order No. 15 (the redistribution of confiscated coastal land in 40-acre tracts to newly freed blacks). Houston also served a term in Georgia’s Reconstruction legislature.

Established in the tradition of plantation praise houses intended to Christianize the enslaved populations of plantations, Houston Baptist Church served the African-Americans of Rice Hope Plantation. The church continued to serve the local community until the 1970s. The original structure collapsed in 2007 after a terrible storm in Port Wentworth. Today, the property is owned by the City of Port Wentworth. The city, community organizations and residents have rebuilt the structure into a heritage museum honoring the rich history of the area.

To reserve the Community Center or other City facilities click here, or contact the Leisure Services Department at 912-966-7428 for more information.
Houston Museum

P.B. Edwards, Jr. Gymnasium

The P.B. Edwards, Jr. Gymnasium is located at 101 Turnberry Street and can be rented for many occasions. The gymnasium measures 100 ’by 80’ and seats approximately 300. It has a full kitchen/concession stand with pull out bleachers, tables and chairs, as well as a high school regulation basketball court, volleyball court and skates for skate party rentals. Click here to view our Community Resources page to learn more.
To reserve the Community Center or other City facilities click here, or contact the Leisure Services Department at 912-966-7428 for more information.
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