Savannah Georgia Museums showcase the area’s 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.