Savannah, Georgia has a long and rich history. European settlers first came to the region in 1733, when General James Oglethorpe sailed his ship and 120 passengers up the Savannah River. Shortly thereafter, Savannah became the first city of the 13th American colony, Georgia.
History is everywhere in Savannah: in the 22 historic city squares designed by Oglethorpe, the Savannah Landmark Historic District and the Savannah Victorian Historic District. Visitors and locals alike are consistently struck by the gracious beauty of the city. Indeed, Civil War Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, who burned nearly everything in his path during his “March to the Sea” in the mid 1860s, could not bring himself to destroy Savannah; instead, he offered it as a gift to President Lincoln.
Guests of our vacation rentals may enjoy visiting Savannah museums and historic sites, listed below.
Fort Pulaski National Monument • A civil war fort with an interesting history. located on an uninhabited island near Georgia.
Isiah Davenport House Museum • A federal era house located in the historic district.
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace • An amazing house with a tribute to an amazing woman.
Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum • Located near the Airport, complete with old aircraft.
Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Muse • Savannah had its own civil rights history to tell.
Savannah History Museum • Telling how a rich and diverse ethnic and cultural history has made this city a Southern jewel.
Ships of the Sea Museum • Ship models housed in a historic Savannah home.
Telfair Museum of Art • A large and beautiful historic home, with the best this artistic city has to offer.
Tybee Island Light House • The web site was create by the author. Of course I am going to say- go visit.
Tybee Island Museum • Housed in an old gun battery, the islands history is told through photos and displays
Wormsloe State Historic Site • The old tabby house has long gone, but the plantation survives. Museum on site.