Savannah Sights and Landmarks Guide, Georgia
The Owens-Thomas House/Telfair Museum of Art
This museum was a Regency-style home built between 1815 and 1820. Currently, the building houses the Telfair Museum of Art which includes many paintings, photographs, and sculptures.
Address: 124 Abercorn St.
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
This museum contains maritime artifacts and antiquities, ship models, and gardens devoted to the history of Savannah’s maritime culture.
Address: 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The Green-Meldrim House
This Gothic Revival home was built in the 1850’s and was used by General Sherman as a headquarters during the Civil War.
Address: 14 W. Macon St.
Massie Heritage Center
This extensive museum is located on Calhoun Square and takes up three 19th-century buildings. Exhibits include the Victorian Era, a 19th-century classroom, architectural styles, Savannah’s city plan, etc.
Address: 207 E. Gordon St.
The Hampton-Lillibridge House
This home can be viewed on many of the city’s ghost tours. It is said to be the most haunted in the United States.
Address: Corner of Abercorn St. and Congress St.
The Davenport House Museum
This American Federal-style home was completed in 1820. It is currently a museum with period furnishings, artifacts, and even some of the Davenport family heirlooms.
Address: 324 E. State St.
First African Baptist Church
This church is the longest lasting African-American church on the North American continent. It has been in service since 1777. The church offers a museum of artifacts and letters.
Address: 23 Montgomery St.
Skidaway Island State Park
This state park offers a peek at the wildlife present on a barrier island. The park features include a museum and interpretive center along with camp grounds, picnic areas, and nature observation towers.
Address: 52 Diamond Causeway
Old Fort Jackson
This fort is one of the most popular tourist sights in Savannah. It has been in use since the 1700’s and helped to defend Savannah many times. It is the oldest standing fort in the state of Georgia. It currently houses military artifacts and antiquities from the CSS Georgia which sank in the Savannah River.
Address: 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Colonial Park Cemetary
This cemetery dates back to 1750 and houses the tombstones and graves of many former generals, Revolutionary War heroes, governors, and even one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Address: Corner of Abercorn St. and Oglethorpe Ave.
Wormsloe Historic Site
This park features an old Colonial-era home along with a nature trail that runs through an historical area.
Address: 7601 Skidaway Rd.
This lighthouse was built in 1837 but had to be rebuilt twenty years later after having been destroyed in a hurricane. It was closed in 1909 but is still maintained by the National Park Service. It is located within the Fort Pulaski National Monument.
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Once the sight of a key Civil War battle, this park now offers tourists a living history of the events that took place there. It is also a wildlife preserve containing 5623 acres of upland and marsh habitats.
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