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What to see in Savannah

Savannah Attractions


Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia and a favourite among visitors to the old South. Known for its eccentricities, its old-world style and entertainment, this coastal city promises Southern hospitality, culture and a good time!

Established in 1733, Savannah is rich in history and culture, offering visitors a unique holiday experience with lots to see and do. For those with a keen interest in the history of the city and one of the largest National Historic Landmark districts in the US, there are many wonderful museums and galleries. The Savannah History Museum gives visitors an excellent introduction to the city of Savannah, while Fort Jackson, Georgia's oldest standing fort, offers historical demonstrations and cannon firings giving visitors a dynamic historical experience. Savannah is home to some gorgeous old historic homes, with stand-out favourites including Owens-Thomas House. The lovely Cathedral of St John the Baptist, which was constructed over many years beginning in 1873, will also delight architecture buffs. Lovers of the arts should definitely visit the Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center which both house highly renowned art collections.

History, culture and astounding architecture aside, Savannah is also known for its exciting nightlife. Not lacking in restaurants, or evening entertainment, the jazzy streets always promise something to see and enjoy when the sun goes down. River Street is a great place to start for visitors to Savannah in search of historic charm as well as a good selection of restaurants, bars and shops.


Davenport House

This beautiful characteristic pink homestead at the heart of Savannah's historic district was the first of the city's…

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Fort Jackson

A short distance to the east of central Savannah stands Georgia's oldest standing fort, surrounded by a deep tidal moat.…

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Savannah History Museum

The Savannah History Museum gives an excellent introduction to the city, its exhibits reflecting the city's history from…

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Telfair Museum of Art

The Telfair Museum of Art is the oldest public art museum in the South, fittingly housed in an important historic building,…

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Our Travel Expert

Wayne Waters and his brother Cecil Waters both live in Savannah. Cecil Waters is a highly knowledgeable amateur historian of the city who has been conducting guided tours of his beloved Savannah for more than three decades. Wayne Waters is an experienced traveller and travel writer who finds Savannah's extraordinary beauty and southern grace irresistible. 

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