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SAVANNAH ATTRACTIONS AND FUN THINGS TO DO –
Museums & Attractions
Savannah Visitors’ Center and History Museum – 303 MLK Blvd.
The Savannah Visitors Center and History Museum is housed in the old Central of Georgia Railway passenger shed, a National Historic Landmark built in the 1850s and 1860s. The Savannah History Museum showcases the city’s history from its founding in 1733 to the present day. www.chsgeorgia.org
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences – 121 Barnard St.
The oldest art museum in the South, the Telfair Museum of Arts and Sciences is an important regional and national resource for arts, culture and history. The Savannah mansion in which the museum’s collection is housed was designed by English architect William Jay in the neoclassical Regency style. Built in 1818-1819 for Alexander Telfair, the mansion was home to the Telfair family until 1875. Mary Telfair, an early patron of the arts, bequeathed the house and its furnishings to the Georgia Historical Society to be opened as a museum. www.telfair.org
Historic Railroad Museum - MLK Blvd.
Savannah’s Central of Georgia Railway National Landmark District is the oldest and most complete Antebellum railroad manufacturing and repair facility still in existence in the United States. The Roundhouse Railroad Museum now has permanent exhibits in seven of the thirteen structures on the site. www.chsgeorgia.org
Wayne-Gordon House - 10 East Oglethorpe Ave.
The Wayne-Gordon house was designed by the architect William Jay in the Regency style. Located at the Northeast corner of Bull and Oglethorpe Streets, the residence was built 1818 for the mayor of Savannah — and future U.S. Supreme Court Justice — James Moore Wayne. The house museum is the birthplace of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts. www.girlscouts.org/birthplace
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist – 222 East Harris St.
French Catholic Congregation established Savannah’s first parish, called the Congregation de Saint Jean-Baptiste, shortly before the end of the 18th century. On April 30, 1876 after outgrowing their first two sites a new, brick Cathedral was dedicated on Lafayette Square. Designed in the French Gothic style with imposing nave and transepts the 124-year-old Mother Church of the Savannah Diocese sparkles again with refurbished original murals and stained glass.Â www.savannahcathedral.org
Old Savannah Tours - 217 W. Boundary St.
Old Savannah Tours is the only locally owned and operated Trolley Tour Company in Savannah. For over 25 years Old Savannah Tours has been providing overview and on-off tours of this beautiful historic city. The tour company promises to provide Savannah tourists with the most stress free, informative experience possible. (912) 234-8128 www.oldsavannahtours.com
Old Town Tours
For more than 25 years Old Town Tours has proudly offered the finest sightseeing tours in some of our nation’s most interesting cities. Hop off at your favorite stops — for lunch, shopping or to experience something fun to do, a cool boutique or attraction — and then continue your sightseeing tour. They call it Transportainment. 1-800-868-7482 www.trolleytours.com
Oglethorpe Tours – 7 Rathborne Road
Equally as charming as our fine city are Oglethorpe Tour Guides, who embody true Southern Hospitality and warmly invite you to explore the beauty of Savannah as only they can share it. (912) 233-8380 www.oglethorpetours.com
Savannah Walks – 37 Abercorn St.
Savannah Walks offers the widest and finest variety of Walking Tours. Choose from The Savannah Stroll, The Historic Homes Walk, the Civil War tour and more. See why Savannah has been named “One of the ten best walking cities in America.” (912) 238-WALK (9255) www.savannahwalks.com
Historic Savannah Carriage Tours
From a casual history tour in the Savannah historic district to a lavish wedding carriage, HSCT can provide you with the perfect tour experience. We are proud to offer all our tours only on authentic Viennese carriages imported from Austria and are the only carriage company in North America that offers you that unique experience. Public and private tours available daily. (912) 443-9333 www.savannahcarriage.com
Savannah Dan Walking Tours
Savannah Dan is as colorful as the fun city from which he gets his name. Take a leisurely stroll through picturesque Savannah squares with a Southern Gentleman. Hear the history of Savannah in the language of the South. This tour is the most fun you can have standing up! (912) 398-3777 www.savannahdan.com
Savannah Movie Tours
Savannah Movie Tours, Inc., is Savannah’s #1 specialty tour operator. We offer the Foody Tours Savannah, Savannah Movie Tours, Scary Ghost Tours, VIP Tours, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Tours. Our tours are by far the most exciting, engaging, entertaining, and tastiest tours in Savannah, fun the entire family will enjoy. (912) 234-3440 www.savannahmovietours.net
Hearse Ghost Tours - 412 East Duffy Street
Take a ride if you dare and hear the tales of ghosts and spirits.Hear ghost stories while being transported by hearse through cemeteries and historic Savannah streets on this tour, conducted by licensed professional guides and lasting about 90 minutes. Reservations are required. (912) 695-1578 www.hearseghosttours.com
Savannah Fun Tours
We offer both public and private tours that are designed for people who want to put fun back into vacationing. Since our tours are all games & they all come with prizes. It wouldn’t be a game any other way! (912) 667-9760 www.savannahfuntours.com
Savannah’s original “Main Street,” Broughton Street has undergone extensive renovations in recent years and has been restored to its former glory as the epicenter of shopping in downtown Savannah. Broughton Street offers a wide range of shopping options for Savannah residents and visitors alike. Historic buildings house an array of shops featuring gifts, fine art, clothing, antiques, collectibles and much more. Spend the day on Broughton Street and you’ll discover an ideal shopping destination with something for everyone on your shopping list.
The City Market hosts a full range of shops and services. Numerous art galleries can be found throughout the market, as well as other unique shops and many restaurants. The outdoor courtyard often features horse-drawn carriages and a variety of live musical entertainment.
River Street offers an array of shopping options. You’ll discover Savannah souvenirs, Civil War memorablia, original paintings, fashionable clothing and more along this historic street. Whether you’re searching for a special Savannah cookbook or original art by area artists, you’ll find just what you’re looking for on River Street. Once a popular part for exporting cotton, lumber and other goods, River Street teemed with maritime activity in the eighteen and nineteenth centuries. Today more than 70 shops, restaurants and business call River Street home.
Downtown Savannah Dining
Savannah’s Historic District is home to dozens of wonderful pubs, bistros and restaurants. Whether your tastes run to fine dining or down-home cooking, you’re sure to find something to suit your palate.
For a complete listing of local restaurants, visit the Savannah Convention & Visitors Bureau website at www.savcvb.com/vacation/restaurants/historic_district.shtml
Olde Pink House – 23 Abercorn St.
The cuisine at the Pink House is richly steeped in the traditions of Savannah and the Low Country. The menu includes such favorites as crispy scored flounder with apricot sauce, steak au poivre, black grouper stuffed with blue crab and drenched in Vidalia onion sauce, and grilled tenderloin of pork crusted with almonds and molasses. You may choose to enjoy your meal upstairs in the candlelit dining rooms or downstairs in the Planters Tavern, which is purported to be haunted and fun! (912) 232-4286
Lady & Sons – 102 West Congress St.
Local restaurant personality Paula Deen started Lady & Sons in 1989 with $200 and the help of her two sons. Now she’s the author of three bestselling cookbooks and host of the top-rated cooking show, Paula’s Home Cooking, on the Food Network. We recommend her buffets, which are very Southern. With fried chicken, meatloaf, collard greens, beef stew, “creamed” potatoes, or macaroni and cheese, this buffet is more aptly described as “more-than-you-can-eat.” (912) 233-2600
912 Food 2 Go
Dinner delivered to your rooms! (912) 233-2600 www.912food2go.com
Savannah Theatre - 222 Bull Street
Take a trip back in time and view some of the photos and artifacts that tell the story of one of the nation’s most illustrious playhouses, also America’s Oldest Theatre in continuous operations. (912) 233-7764 www.savannahtheatre.com
For over a decade, locals and visitors alike have been cruising quietly through downtown Savannah in the friendly comfort of a Pedicab. Human power and today’s technologies combine for a unique experience evocative of the crowded cities of the Orient. From the bustle of Congress Street to intimate shaded squares and secret garden views, no trip to Savannah is complete without enjoying the architectural wonders and floral details of Savannah’s side streets from a Pedicab. (912) 232-7900 www.savannahpedicab.com