Things to do in Savannah

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History and art are everywhere in Savannah. The former is evident downtown, with monuments and plaques in every square and regal-looking antebellum m... Read More

History and art are everywhere in Savannah. The former is evident downtown, with monuments and plaques in every square and regal-looking antebellum mansions looming over the streets. Some of these former homes of military generals and the like have been turned into fabulous museums, like the William Scarborough House and the Telfair Academy. Meanwhile, the Savannah College of Art & Design has turned former railway sidings into the Georgia State Railroad Museum and the Savannah History Museum. The college campus itself has multiple places to visit, including its standout Museum of Art.

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  • Bonaventure Cemetery

    Many visitors to Savannah are here in part because they have read John Berendt’s book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (or seen the movie). The... Read More

  • Forsyth Park

    This lush 30-acre park is on the edge of Savannah’s downtown historic district. Originally laid out in the 1840s, it is now a destination for concerts... Read More

  • Georgia State Railroad Museum

    This National Historic Landmark celebrates the Central Georgia Railroad & Canal Company, which was chartered in 1833 and became what was at that... Read More

  • Jepson Center for the Arts

    This striking modern building opened in 2006 and has 7,500 square feet of gallery space devoted to permanent contemporary collections and major touring... Read More

  • Old Savannah Trolley Tour

    Among the handful of trolley companies, Old Savannah stands out for hiring actors to play historical and cultural figures that bring its route to life.... Read More

  • Savannah History Museum

    Neighboring the Georgia State Railroad Museum and the Visitor’s Center, the History Museum houses around 10,000 artifacts dating back to the city’s... Read More

  • SCAD Museum of Art

    The Savannah College of Art & Design is much more than a local art school—the institution has been prominently active in the city’s urban-renewal... Read More

  • Telfair Academy

    This handsome mansion was built by British architect William Jay, and is one of the finest works of the Regency Neoclassical style in the United States.... Read More

  • Tybee Island

    A short drive from downtown Savannah is a small, coastal community that’s well worth a visit. Tybee Island is home to a historic lighthouse that you can... Read More

  • William Scarbrough House

    The house itself dates back to 1819 and was designed by British architect William Jay—it’s one of the first examples of the Greek Revival style in the... Read More

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