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Savannah Travel Guide

Out and about in Savannah: Points of interest, tours, day trips

Savannah Google Map shows many of these points of interest.

Savannah Sights and Attractions

www.10best.com/Savannah/: 10 Best Savannah sights and activities

www.ourcoast.com/attractions/: Savannah area attractions

Get more information from the Wikitravel Savannah Travel Guide.

Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Centers

City Market: www.savannahcitymarket.com
The site of Savannah's historic outdoor market is now a destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.

River Street: www.riverstreetsavannah.com
The historic cobblestone street along the river is now a major tourist destination. Enjoy shops, restaurants, bars, entertainment, a ferry dock and a great view across the river.

Museums

Owens-Thomas House

Mercer-Williams House: www.mercerhouse.com
This famous 2-story rose-brick mansion on Monterey Square was made famous in the book and movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".

Telfair Museum: www.telfair.org
The oldest public art museum in the South.

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace: www.girlscouts.org
Birthplace and childhood home of the founder of the Girl Scouts of America; now owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of America.

Roundhouse Railroad Museum: www.chsgeorgia.org/roundhouse/ and railga.com
The oldest and largest existing nineteenth-century railroad operations complex in the nation - a must-see for railroad buffs.

King-Tisdell Cottage: kingtisdell.org
A regional African-American history and culture museum located in a Victorian "gingerbread" house.

Savannah History Museum: www.chsgeorgia.org/shm/
This former passenger depot for the Central of Georgia Railroad now hosts many exhibits of Savannah history.

Ships of the Sea Museum: www.shipsofthesea.org
Located in the Scarborough House, built in 1819 for William Scarborough, the principal owner of the U.S.S. Savannah.

Telfair Museum

The Telfair Museum, the oldest art museum in the South

Cemeteries and Churches

Bonaventure Cemetery: www.bonaventurehistorical.org
Much more than a cemetery, this is an awesome place that embodies the grandness that is Savannah.

Colonial Park Cemetery: www.savannahga.gov
Savannah's oldest cemetery, established in 1750.

Mickve Israel Synagogue: www.mickveisrael.org
Home of the third oldest Jewish congregation in America and the only Gothic style synagogue. Open for tours.

St. John the Baptist Church: www.savannahcathedral.org

First African Baptist Church: www.oldestblackchurch.org
The oldest African-American church in North America.

Historic Houses

Owens Thomas House: www.telfair.org/buildings/ot_house.asp
An historic home that is open for tours.

Andrew Low House: www.andrewlowhouse.com
Another historic home open for tours. This was the home of Juliette Gordon Low after she married Andrew Low's son.

Photos and more information about historic homes.

Building restored by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

One of over 60 buildings restored by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

Savannah's Squares

Squares of Savannah: www.pps.org/great_public_spaces

Tour Savannah's squares: www.ourcoast.com/savannahcityguide/

Columbia Square, Savannah GA

Trolley tour at Columbia Square

Tours

Savannah has more than 50 tour companies offering a variety of ways to experience the beautiful city and surrounding area. You can see Savannah by trolley, bus, carriage, classic car, boat, hearse, or on foot. You can go on a ghost tour, a movie tour, an architecture tour, a dolphin tour, a birding tour, a Girl Scout tour, a pirate tour, a garden tour, even a Paula Deen tour. Several companies will develop customized tours.

We will arrange a group discount with at least one of the trolley tour providers. Watch the Gathering Forum on the Slow Travel message board for more information.

Directory of Savannah tour companies: www.savannahvisit.com

Day Trips from Savannah

Tybee Island: www.tybeeisland.com
Savannah's beach, 18 miles east. Includes the historic Tybee Island Lighthouse, built in 1773.

Charleston: www.charleston.com
Another famous and very historic city in the low country. 2 hours from Savannah

Beaufort, SC: www.beaufort.com
A historic waterfront town, less than an hour from Savannah.

Hilton Head Island, SC: www.hiltonheadisland.org
One of America's prime vacation destinations with over 20 public access golf courses, hundreds of tennis courts, 200 restaurants, and 14 miles of hardpack white beach. About 45 minutes from downtown Savannah.

Wormsloe Historic Site: www.wormsloe.org
A home built by Noble Jones in 1739-45 to assist in the protection of Savannah.

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