7 Places You Must Visit in Historic Savannah

Savannah, Georgia  offers a large number of historical locations to visit among other sightseeing attractions. When you plan a vacation to Savannah, GA it’s important to know what the city has to offer you. From trolley tours to beautiful parks and the home of the woman who founded The Girl Scouts, you’ll soon see that there’s a lot to enjoy in this city. Today I’m sharing a small list of places to visit when you’re in the area.

The Owens-Thomas House
Built in 1819 by a Bermuda merchant this elite example of English Regency architecture will be much enjoyed by anyone who appreciates a piece of history. This home is large enough to fill an entire block and is now a National Historic Landmark. Be sure to check their hours before planning to arrive as they have abnormal hours of operation.

Bonaventure Cemetery
While you may not have thought to add a cemetery to your vacation in Savannah, this cemetery is a wonderful place to visit for those who love the written word. With 100-acres to walk around, you’ll enjoy the tombstones in this cemetery. Be sure to keep your eyes out for the graves of the famous poet Conrad Aiken and the famous lyricist, Johnny Mercer.

Telfair Museum
This museum is not just an everyday public museum for you to visit while in Savannah, this houses two historical landmarks and dates back to 1819. This was family-owned until 1875 when the Telfair family left the home and all furnishings to the Georgia Historical Society. This is a really cool place to see furniture and restored rooms from the era when the Telfair family resided here.

The Historic Savannah Theatre
This theatre is the oldest continually operating theatre in the United States due to being open since 1818. Located in Chippewa Square which is the center of Savanna’s nightlife, you’ll have to plan an evening out to watch a show here. With nightly showings, you’re sure to fit in a trip to this historic theatre during your vacation.

The Savannah Waterfront
Back in the day, Savanna’s riverfront was highly supportive for the cotton industry. Many people are surprised to hear that Savannah has a river, which makes sense since River Street was abandoned after the yellow-fever epidemic and not put back into use until the 1960’s. Enjoy walking the cobblestone and take a step back in time while enjoying the waterfront view.

Mercer Williams House
This is the home of the Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low, but has a deeper history than that. This home was once proudly owned by the lyricist Johnny Mercer as well as a Savannah antique dealer, Jim Williams, who was the central character in John Berendt's best-selling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." This home is a must-see when you’re in this city, it’s a slice of Savannah history for sure.

Forsyth Park
This park dates back to 1840 and covers an area of 30 acres in the historic Savannah district. You will enjoy the iconic water fountain located in the center of this park. Another area of this park you should see is the Fragrant Garden. You’ll find this a relaxing location to wind down after a long day visiting sights in the city.

Each of these things to do in Savannah will surely make your vacation one to remember. Before you leave, make sure you hop on a trolley for a trolley tour too, there’s more to take in of Savannah when you’re riding along the trolley tours with your family.


  1. We drove through Georgia on our way to Florida once, and I so wanted to stop in Savannah! The old stately homes, peaches, and friendly people we encountered in the South made me want to stay. If I ever get that way again I will definitely visit Savannah as its on my bucket list.

  2. I enjoy seeing historical sites, so I know I would like Savannah, Georgia. My first stop would be The Owens-Thomas House.


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