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Ranked #1 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Landmarks
Savannah's picturesque historic district brings the traditional southern atmosphere to life.
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Ranked #2 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Theaters; Performances

The only Broadway-style professional live show in Savannah that runs all year long.  The show features a 5 piece live band, and a cast of singers, dancers, and actors that sing... more »

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Ranked #3 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
The oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia.
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Forsyth Park (Savannah)
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Ranked #4 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Outdoors

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 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
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Driftwood Beach (Jekyll Island)
Ranked #6 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S.
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Ranked #8 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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 #9 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Military Bases/ Facilities; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks

Fort Pulaski is a wonderful side trip twenty minutes out of Savannah -  and one of it's best kept secret. The fort took 18 years to build and was finished in 1829. Used by Rebs... more »

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Ranked #10 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
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Christ Church (Saint Simons Island)
Ranked #11 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural

Christ Episcopal Church is a classic white church on a quiet country road. Fronted by a lovely lawn, it's surrounded by huge oak trees which drip Spanish Moss. A more serene... more »

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Ranked #12 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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 #13 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Beaches; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Island known for its wide beaches and variety of outdoor activities.
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Olde Pink House (Savannah)
Ranked #14 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Mysterious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: This beautiful plantation represents the history and culture of Georgia’s rice coast. In the early 1800s, William Brailsford... more » Owner description: This beautiful plantation represents the history and culture of Georgia’s rice coast. In the early 1800s, William Brailsford of Charleston carved a rice plantation from marshes along the Altamaha River. The plantation and its inhabitants were part of the genteel low country society that developed during the antebellum period. While many factors made rice cultivation increasingly difficult in the years after the Civil War, the family continued to grow rice until 1913.The enterprising siblings of the fifth generation at Hofwyl-Broadfield resolved to start a dairy rather than sell their family home. The efforts of Gratz, Miriam and Ophelia Dent led to the preservation of their family legacy. Ophelia was the last heir to the rich traditions of her ancestors, and she left the plantation to the state of Georgia in 1973.A museum features silver from the family collection and a model of Hofwyl-Broadfield during its heyday. A brief film on the plantation’s history is shown before visitors walk a short trail to the antebellum home. A guided tour allows visitors to see the home as Ophelia kept it with family heirlooms, 18th and 19th century furniture and Cantonese china. A stop on the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, this is an excellent spot to look for herons, egrets, ibis and painted buntings. A nature trail that leads back to the Visitors Center along the edge of the marsh where rice once flourished. « less
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Ranked #16 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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Old Fort Jackson (Savannah)
Ranked #17 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Military Museums; Cultural
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 #18 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Theaters; Performances
Owner description: The Lucas Theatre is located in the heart of Savannah downtown historic district and is on the National Register of Historic... more » Owner description: The Lucas Theatre is located in the heart of Savannah downtown historic district and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1921, it underwent a massive restoration during the 1990s. It reopened in 2000 as a premier venue for film, opera, concerts, theatricals and more. « less
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Ranked #19 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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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St. Simons Lighthouse Museum (Saint Simons Island)
Ranked #21 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Lighthouses; Museums
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Ranked #22 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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 #23 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
The city's oldest cemetery, with family plots dating back to the 1700s.
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Ranked #24 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Lighthouses; Specialty Museums; Museums
This 18th-century lighthouse has been converted into a history museum.
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Ranked #25 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Located in Madison Square, this was the headquarters of General Sherman after he occupied Savannah in 1864.
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Ranked #26 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
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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Fort Frederica National Monument (Saint Simons Island)
Ranked #27 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
This beautiful park was the site of one of the first British colonies.
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Fishing Pier (Saint Simons Island)
Ranked #28 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Okefenokee Swamp (Waycross)
Ranked #29 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water; Outdoors

If you plan to visit Okefenokee Swamp for a day visit, use the Folkston entrance to the Swamp - this will take you to the National Wildlife Refuge. The Okenfenokee Swamp Park (a... more »

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Ranked #30 of 201 attractions in Georgia Coast
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
Official source for information on everything there is to do and see around Georgia. Open 7 days a week.
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