Touted as one of the 10 best walking cities in America, Savannah is steeped in history and heritage, with more than 1,400 restored structures within a 2.2 square-mile area designated as a National Historic Landmark District. In addition to self-guided walking tours, you can climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage tour, trolley tour or riverboat cruise to see the sights.
Tybee Island is home to the original Tybee Lighthouse dating to 1733, one of the first public structures in the state. The island is fun to explore and its white sand beach is great for watersports of all kinds, with fishing from the pier and deep-sea charters available. Jekyll Island was once the playground of America's millionaires.
Built in 1848 -1849, Andrew Low was a wealthy cotton merchant of Liverpool and Savannah. This is a mid- century mansion which contains a most notable collection of classical furnishings. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:30 P.M. Admissions: $8 for adults $4.50 for children under 12 and for girl scouts Address: 329 Abercorn St. Telephone: (912) 233-6854
Old Fort Jackson is the oldest standing brick fort in Georgia. The Fort maintains a theater presentation, museum, 11 different cannons from various periods and year-round educational programs. Location is two miles east of downtown savannah. Telephone: (912) 232-3945
Fort McAllister State Historic Park is located on the south bank of the Ogeechee River, Serving as a camp and hunt site for the Native Americans from prehistoric times. It guarded the back door to savannah during the Civil War. Park provides hiking and biking - 4.3 miles of trails, picnicking, saltwater fishing, and Fort Tours (call for reservations). Park Hours: 7 a.m to 10 p.m. Office and museum hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admissions:$2.50 - $4.00 Telephone: (912) 727-2339
Return to a kinder, gentler day. Tour Savannah the way it was meant to be seen. Imagine Moss laden trees, beautiful antebellum homes, monuments and museums that are over 200 years old. Tour with the original horse drawn carriage company.
Telephone: (912) 236-6756
Address: P.O.Box 2402 Savannah, GA.
Tybee Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, is home to the original Tybee Lighthouse dating to 1733, one of the first public structures in the state. The island is fun to explore and its white sand beach is great for watersports of all kinds, with fishing from the pier and deep-sea charters available.
Fort Pulaski, which stands on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River, gives demonstrations of Civil War military life. Display and frequent reenactments at Fort Jackson, one of the oldest standing forts in Georgia, tell of the fort's role during the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and Civil War. Fort McAllister, just north of Richmond Hill, is typical of Confederate earthwork fortifications. Artillery exhibits are included in the visitor's center.