What to see in Savannah
Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia and a favourite among visitors to the old South. Known for its eccentricities and its old-world style, this coastal city promises hundreds of hours of entertainment and culture.
Established in 1733, Savannah is rich in history. 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 for a dynamic historical experience.
Savannah is home to some historic homes, with stand-out favourites including Owens-Thomas House. The Cathedral of St John the Baptist, 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 architecture aside, Savannah is also known for its exciting nightlife, with the streets being filled with restaurants and jazzy entertainment. River Street is a great place to start for those in search of historic charm as well as a good selection of restaurants, bars, and shops.
The characteristic pink homestead at the heart of Savannah's historic district was the first of the city's architectural treasures to be saved for posterity. Visitors to the house can tour the building…
A short distance to the east of central Savannah stands Georgia's oldest standing fort, surrounded by a deep tidal moat. The fort was preceded by a mud battery, the brick fort having been built in…
The Savannah History Museum gives an excellent introduction to the city, its exhibits reflecting the city's history from its founding to the present day. The museum is housed in a restored railway…
The Telfair Museum of Art is the oldest public art museum in the South, fittingly housed in an important historic building, the Owens-Thomas House. The house, overlooking Oglethorpe Square,…
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