The coastal city of Savannah is home to historic districts and hauntingly beautiful cemeteries as well as museums. You can find several popular attractions to tour during a visit to your new hometown.
Top attractions in Savannah include the Savannah Historic District in the Yamacraw Village neighborhood. The district includes lovely shops and restaurants by the riverfront and architecture from the 18th and 19th century. On tour, you can see the 1853 Gothic Revival Greene House and the 1818 Owens-Thomas House.
The Bonaventure Cemetery is located on the Bonaventure Plantation and features photo-worthy sculptures and architecture throughout its 100 acres. Tourists enjoy walking the tree-lined roads and admiring the view of the Wilmington River.
Architecture is a tourism draw and you can see the reason at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist located Downtown. The church is ornately decorated on the inside and outside and includes large stained glass windows, murals, and a breath-taking large cathedral.
Savannah is home to more than three dozen museums. These museums feature art, history, military, and science interests. The Savannah History Museum is located in Yamacraw Village and covers the city’s history from 1733 to the present. The museum is only one of three in the Tri-Centennial Park that also includes the Savannah Children’s Museum and the Georgia State Railroad Museum.
Webb Military Museum tells the story of the state’s military veterans from the American Civil War to Desert Storm. Located in the Historic Downtown area, you can view the uniforms and equipment worn by Georgia’s own.
The University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium is considered a science museum, but it is also home to local varieties of sea life such as loggerhead turtles, stingrays, and seahorses. The aquariums feature underwater cameras, so you can view the animals and their behavior in their habitat.
If you enjoy the outdoors, consider taking a tour on a Savannah Riverboat. The Savannah Riverboat Tours are onboard the Georgia Queen or the Savannah River Queen riverboats. You can enjoy a myriad of cruises including Dinner, Lunch/Brunch, Sunset/Moonlight, Harbor, or a Seasonal Cruise.
The Dolphin Magic Tours takes you back out onto the water to see dolphins and enjoy a relaxing boat ride with the scenery and history of the waterways. The tour guides you past historic landmarks, two forts, and two lighthouses.
For entertainment, hop on board the Old Town Trolley’s Ghost and Gravestones Tour. The guides will share with you ghostly legends from the streets of Savannah by lantern light and take you to the Andrew Low House and Perkins and Son’s Ship Chandlery. The tours are wildly popular, so you must make a reservation to attend the tours.
The Historic Savannah Theatre provides tourists and residents with evenings of entertainment from talented singers and musicians. Current and upcoming shows include “Savannah Live”, “Rewind”, and “A Christmas Tradition”. The theater is the oldest in the country and still performs nightly.
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