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Review of Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park
Ranked #12 of 233 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Forsyth Park is a good destination if you're vacationing in Savannah. It's far enough to provide a good leg-stretching, but close enough that walking there, and around it, won't exhaust you for the rest of the day. The DOT (free shuttle) is a half block away (at Hall & Goodwin).

Walking around the perimeter provides a free tour of historic homes, and the Candler Oak, a 300 year-old tree with its own plaque (recommended).

The best part of the park is the Lafayette McLaws Confederate Memorial. You just don't see this type of landscape architecture anymore. The sculpture is good, too.

If you get hungry, or need to pee, there's the Cafe at Forsyth Park (a cafeteria in the middle of the park which didn't look like a place you'd put on your itinerary, but is probably good in an emergency).

At the south end of the park is a natural foods store and deli (Brighter Day Natural Foods). Two blocks to the east is a Kroger. So if you need picnic supplies, a bottle of wine ... or just dislike eating every single vacation meal in a restaurant, that's good to know.

Thank rob-mccolley
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

My husband and I took our one-year-old based on a friend's recommendation. We are so glad we did. In addition to the awesome views, there is a fabulous park that we thoroughly enjoyed. Must see in Savannah!

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Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Loved the fountain and all the trees. Great playground and lots of space. Some panhandling( playing music, making flowers from corn husks) but they were polite and courteous.

Thank louielizard123
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

Beautiful park with large living oaks trees, draped with moss handing from their branches, along with fern growing in the large branches of the trees. The fountain in the center of the part will bring you back to 1800's.

Thank Frank A
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nice place to spend some time outdoors & take a break from touring. Many monuments to the civil war & Savannah's history. Nice reasonably priced cafe with indoor & outdoor seating.
We took the free DOT bus to the park. We had just left River Street so we took it across from the Pink House. Pick up a map of the stops at the visitors center.

Thank ReneBeth01
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