The Majestic Oak with its 28 foot girth is probably the largest and one of the oldest trees in Savannah. It is believed to be more than 300 to 500 years old and a witness to the Great Savannah Races of 1910 and 1911 when it hosted the Mercer Auto Camp.
The Majestic Oak's neighborhood was established in this area in the early 1980s and the neighborhood association now maintains the tree with its 166 foot. bough-to-bough span.
Popular lore holds the tree may once have been a part of the Wormsloe Plantation in nearby Isle of Hope. During Christmastime the community welcomes visitors to view the oak during its annual luminary lighting, a tradition which has been ongoing for more than 25 years.