Experience the charm, history and beauty of Savannah - from historic sites to beautiful antebellum homes. Georgia's First City, Savannah is home to many legendary historic sites, monuments, parks, squares, churches and cemeteries that are more than 200 years old. Discover historic landmarks of the Civil War, stunning mansions and architecturally significant buildings and the Savannah Historic District - the largest national historic district in the country.
Fort Pulaski National Monument -
Located on the Georgia Coast along the Savannah River, Fort Pulaski National Monument is a symbol of the historic military architecture and invention during the Civil War. The fort was where the Union Army tested rifled cannons, and where the Confederate garrison surrendered. Visitors can experience exhibits and remnants of the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, and the weaponry used. Fort Pulaski also offers fun outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, bird watching, kayaking, pho¬tography and fishing. Explore beautiful coastal trails with views of Tybee Island. Visit http://www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm
Forsyth Park -
Forsyth Park is a large urban park that spans 30 acres in the Savannah Historic District. Savannah's central park offers walking paths, a fragrant garden, tennis and basketball courts, soccer and Frisbee fields, a café, a children's play area, and is home field for Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club. Surrounded by Victorian-era mansions, Forsyth Park features a grand cast iron fountain and the Confederate Memorial Statue, honoring the volunteers who gave their lives fighting for the Confederacy. The park is a city oasis for outdoor concerts, festivals, sports tournaments, and Savannah's Christmas tree.
Owens Thomas House -
A National Historic Monument, the Owen Thomas House serves as a fine example of English Regency architecture and classical antiquity. Built in 1819 for wealthy cotton merchant and banker Richard Richardson and his wife Francis Bolton, the stately house contains American and European artwork from 1750-1830, Owens family furnishings, a gorgeous English-inspired garden, and an original carriage house that contains an intact original urban slave quarters. Visit http://telfair.org/visit/owens-thomas-house/overview.
Juliette Gordon Low House -
The birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, this restored home serves as a museum and learning place for the advancement of girls. Tour this architectural and cultural treasure to learn about the remarkable life and legacy of the Girl Scouts' founder who gave girls a center to develop independence and resourcefulness. Explore the gallery of this National Historic Landmark, with original art works by Low and decorative arts and furnishings of the family. The museum offers fascinating tours and fun programs that bring history to life. Visit
Colonial Park Cemetery -
Established in 1750, this historic cemetery is one of Savannah's most beautiful restorations and the final resting place for many of Savannah's earliest citizens. The original burial ground for the Christ Church Parish, Colonial Park Cemetery is where many significant Savannahians, including Button Gwinnet, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, are buried and victims of the Savannah's dueling era (1740 - 1877).The cemetery is home to one of Savannah's most famous ghosts, Rene Asche Rondolier, and a stop on several ghost tours. Visit http://www.visit-historic-savannah.com/colonial-park-cemetery.html.