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Ranked #1 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
Savannah's picturesque historic district brings the traditional southern atmosphere to life.
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Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
The oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia.
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Ranked #3 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Museums
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Ranked #4 of 107 attractions in Savannah
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Category: Nature and Parks

Originally named Forsyth Place, by the mid 1850s, one portion of the original lands of the colonial Savannah gardens were transformed into the Forsyth Park .  Formerly the parade... more »

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Ranked #5 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S.
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Ranked #6 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
Owner description: Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically-significant site of Bonaventure Plantation. The peaceful setting rests... more » Owner description: Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically-significant site of Bonaventure Plantation. The peaceful setting rests on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah. The site was purchased for a private cemetery in 1846 and became a public cemetery in 1907. Citizens and others can still purchase interment rights in Bonaventure. This charming site has been a world famous tourist destination for more than 150 years due to the old tree-lined roadways, the many notable persons interred, the unique cemetery sculpture and architecture, and the folklore associated with the site and the people. The entrance to the cemetery is located at 330 Bonaventure Road and is the largest of the municipal cemeteries containing nearly 100 acres. The cemetery is open to the public daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. . The main office of the Department of Cemeteries is located in the Bonaventure Administrative Building at the entrance. « less
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Ranked #7 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: First African Baptist Church was organized in 1773 under the leadership of Reverend George Leile and established and... more » Owner description: First African Baptist Church was organized in 1773 under the leadership of Reverend George Leile and established and constituted in December of 1777 as a body organized believers. Under the leadership of the 3rd Pastor Reverend Andrew C. Marshall, the congregation obtained the property where the present sanctuary stands. Marshall also organized the first black Sunday school in North America and changed the name of the church from “First Colored Baptist” to “First African Baptist”. The sanctuary was completed in 1859 under the direction of the 4th Pastor Reverend William J. Campbell. The ceiling of the church is in the design of a “Nine Patch Quilt” which represented that the church was a safe house for slaves. Beneath the lower auditorium floor is another finished sub floor which is known as the “Underground Railroad”. There is 4ft of height between both floors. The holes in the floor are in the shape of an African prayer symbol known as a Congolese Cosmogram that served a purpose of ventilation. First African Baptist Church has been a place of leadership and service since its inception. Reverend Emmanuel King Love, 6th Pastor, led the movement to establish Savannah State University, formerly known as Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth. Rev. Love also played a big role in the establishment of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and Paine College in Augusta, GA. During the time of segregation the church served as the largest gathering place for blacks and whites to meet. Visitors from all walks of life have visited out sanctuary and left inspired. TOUR RATES: Adults = $7.00; Seniors = $6.00; Students = $6.00; Children Ages 5 & Under = FREE. TOUR HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesday - Saturday = 11:00 a.m. & 2:00p.m. Sunday = 1:00p.m. « less
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Ranked #8 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Historic Sites; Mysterious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Military Museums; Museums
The state's oldest remaining fort dates back to 1808 and includes a number of Civil War and other military exhibits.
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Ranked #10 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Experience the extraordinary at Savannah’s MUST-SEE Destination! Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 1818-1821, Savannah’s first... more » Owner description: Experience the extraordinary at Savannah’s MUST-SEE Destination! Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 1818-1821, Savannah’s first Registered National Historic Landmark. Enjoy a guided tour of the authentically furnished Gordon family home as it appeared in 1886. Explore the amazing and lively stories of four generations of one American family, including Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912. Elevator accessibility « less
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Ranked #11 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
The city's oldest cemetery, with family plots dating back to the 1700s.
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Ranked #12 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Located in Madison Square, this was the headquarters of General Sherman after he occupied Savannah in 1864.
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Ranked #13 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums

  The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is housed in the Scarbrough House, built in 1819 for the principal owner of the Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean... more »

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Ranked #14 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Specialty Shops; Other
Clever, unique, and vintage wares to make your kitchen smile!
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Ranked #15 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Located near historic Savannah, this park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia’s intracoastal waterway. Trails wind... more » Owner description: Located near historic Savannah, this park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia’s intracoastal waterway. Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. Visitors can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and other wildlife. Inside the park’s interpretive center, birders will find binoculars, reference books and a window where they can look for migrating species such as Painted Buntings. Children will especially enjoy seeing the towering, 20-foot Giant Ground Sloth replica and reptile room. A scenic campground is nestled under live oaks and Spanish moss, while groups can enjoy privacy in their own pioneer campgrounds. Open-air picnic shelters and an enclosed group shelter are popular spots for parties, reunions and other celebrations. « less
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Ranked #16 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one of the finest examples of English Regency... more » Owner description: The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America. Inspired by classical antiquity, this style of architecture takes its name from England’s King George IV, who ruled as Prince Regent from 1811 to 1820.The house was designed by the young English architect William Jay, one of the first professionally-trained architects practicing in the United States. The elegant residence was built from 1816 to 1819 for cotton merchant and banker Richard Richardson and his wife Francis Bolton. Mr. Richardson’s brother-in-law was married to Ann Jay, the architect’s sister. Three years after the house’s completion, Richardson suffered financial losses and sold his house, which later came under possession of the Bank of the United States. « less
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Ranked #17 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Located 15 minutes southeast of downtown Savannah, this is an environmental education center where you can learn about local... more » Owner description: Located 15 minutes southeast of downtown Savannah, this is an environmental education center where you can learn about local wildlife and native plants.There are lots of programs for children. « less
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Ranked #18 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Wilderness Southeast (WiSE) has been leading people into nature for 40years. WiSE Nature Tours can be 2 hours to a whole day,... more » Owner description: Wilderness Southeast (WiSE) has been leading people into nature for 40years. WiSE Nature Tours can be 2 hours to a whole day, and are eitherScheduled or Customized. You might choose to paddle a quiet blackwatercypress swamp, indulge in close (but safe) observation of alligators and/orbirds, or ride a motorboat through winding marsh creeks to stroll down awide, empty beach while you beachcomb for seashells. All tours are easyadventures; none are strenuous. Most are as appropriate for seniors as foryoung families.Professionally led by personable and local guides, WiSE tours occur allaround Savannah. All feature seasonal native flora and fauna, and will helpyou see and understand more about this beautiful and intriguing part of theworld. Expert guides weave stories of human history and culture into thenatural environment you are exploring. The friendly and professional staffis passionate about the area and loves sharing it with you. Guides enjoyanswering questions, and yet will always give you time to relax and enjoythe beauty of the place. You choose the focus and whether you want tostroll, motorboat, or paddle.Having a car is easiest as tours typically begin 15 to 30 minutes away fromdowntown Savannah. Efforts will be made to accommodate those withoutvehicles. If you have a vehicle for just a day, staff can providesuggestions of places to enjoy following your tour. Choosing betweenscheduled and customized tours involves questions of cost and flexibility.The WiSE office staff will happily answer your questions (phone or email),and help you choose the best exploration for you and your companion(s). Theywant to enhance your enjoyment of the Savannah area. Marvelous experiencesawait singles, couples, families, groups of friends, seniors, photographers,birders, clubs and school groups. « less
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Ranked #19 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood.
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Ranked #20 of 107 attractions in Savannah
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Ranked #21 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
This museum, named for an early Civil Rights leader, documents the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah.
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Ranked #22 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Massie Heritage Center should be your first stop in Georgia's first city! Massie provides the best orientation for your... more » Owner description: The Massie Heritage Center should be your first stop in Georgia's first city! Massie provides the best orientation for your visit with a 3D model of Savannah's entire Historic District, including three laser-lit narratives of the city's history projected onto the model. Massie's six exhibit rooms inside the historic 1856 Greek Revival school house offers visitors the unique opportunity to learn about Savannah's many architectural styles, the earliest inhabitants of the Georgia coast, the historic preservation movement in the city, and what school was like in the 1800s inside our authentic heritage classroom. We are located on beautiful Calhoun Square, Savannah's only architecturally original square, at the corner of Abercorn and Gordon streets. We look forward to seeing you! « less
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Ranked #23 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Housed in the former Central of Georgia Railway Roundhouse and Repair Shops Complex at Savannah, the Georgia State Railroad... more » Owner description: Housed in the former Central of Georgia Railway Roundhouse and Repair Shops Complex at Savannah, the Georgia State Railroad Museum exhibits a collection of historic, restored rolling stock and interprets the history of railroading in the state of Georgia, offering guided tours, student programming, private tour & event bookings, and more! « less
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Ranked #24 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Located at 5 West York St. on the South side of Wright Square. Just around the corner from Bull St. Look for the flames on... more » Owner description: Located at 5 West York St. on the South side of Wright Square. Just around the corner from Bull St. Look for the flames on the windows! « less
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Ranked #26 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Ornately decorated house once inhabited by the founder of the Girl Scouts.
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Ranked #27 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #28 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Historic Sites; State Parks
Owner description: A breathtaking live oak avenue leads visitors one mile down a colonial road to a vistor center, where they can watch short... more » Owner description: A breathtaking live oak avenue leads visitors one mile down a colonial road to a vistor center, where they can watch short historical film, tour a museum, and browse a gift shop. A walking trail leads to the 1737 tabby ruins of the oldest remaining structure in the Savannah. Trails meander past scenic marsh views to the Colonial Life Area, where costumed interpreters provide living history demonstrations in the afternoons, weather permitting. Five more miles of nature trails are available for those who are more adventurous. « less
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Ranked #29 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: Federal-style home of master builder Isaiah Davenport restored to its early 19th century beauty. Owned and operated by... more » Owner description: Federal-style home of master builder Isaiah Davenport restored to its early 19th century beauty. Owned and operated by Historic Savannah Foundation. « less
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Ranked #30 of 107 attractions in Savannah
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
This old area of the city includes a pedestrian promenade with a collection of interesting shops, restaurants and stores.
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