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Tours and Attractions
Let a knowledgeable guide show you around the city while learning of Savannah’s rich history.
There are three fantastic Trolley companies in the Historic District and we like them all.
Carriage tours offer a unique experience experiencing the Historic District at a strolling pace as you relax in a carriage guided by a knowledgeable tour guide.
Carriage Tours of Savannah - Pick up at the Gazebo at City Market
Savannah Carriage Tours - Picks up in front of the Hyatt Regency on Bay Street
Plantation Carriage Company - Picks up at the SE Corner of Ellis Square
Let an experienced tour guide give you the insight to Savannah and all it's history and charm.
Ghost and Gravestones - Tour Savannah as the most haunted city in America! A trolley tour with haunted stops brought to you by Old Town Trolley Co. Book through our link and receive a Lucky discount! CLICK HERE
Haunted Savannah Ghost Tours - Walk through Savannah day or night with the best guides in the city to tell you tales of death and hauntings throughout the district. Tours to suit all ages.
Savannah Slow Ride - Pedal a fifteen person bicycle through the Historic District with refreshments on different tours. Great group activity!
Capturing Savannah - Tour Savannah with a photographer's eye.
Savannah Bike Tours - Tour the city by bicycle.
Savannah Taste Experience- A delicious, fun tasting tour of restaurants and eateries of Historic Downtown Savannah. Food tastings are included in the ticket price and is enough food for lunch. Perfect for a first-time visitor to Savannah. Mention the code LUCKY289 for 10% off!
Telfair Museums - The Telfair Museums are comprised of three unique buildings and exhibits. The Telfair Academy, The Owens-Thomas House, and The Jepson Center. The Telfair Academy and Owens-Thomas House are house museums that are crowns of Savannah's historic culture and the Jepson Center is a museum devoted to the art of today linking Telfair's past with the future.
Georgia State Railroad Museum / Roundhouse Railroad Museum - Georgia State Railroad Museum is operated by Coastal Heritage Society, as part of its Tricentennial Park campus in downtown Savannah. The repair shops complex that houses Georgia State Railroad Museum is recognized as the largest collection of Antebellum railroad structures in the United States. The complex also houses the
Juliette Gordon Low House - This stands as the Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout Nation Center where the founder of the Girl Scouts lived. Her painting and sculpture, personal effects, and GSA heritage is preserved.
Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum - 460 Martin Luther King JR Blvd (912) 231-8900
Venture out of the Historic District to The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force - The Museum would honor the men and women who helped defeat Nazi aggression by serving in or supporting the greatest air armada the world had ever seen - the 8th Air Force.
There are also quite a few stunning Museum Houses throughout the Historic District including:
made famous in the film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
And for museums with the kids, stop by the:
Savannah Children's Museum - A wondrous, one-acre, completely outdoor exhibit area that has been designed by highly qualified educators to promote learning through play.
ArtZeum at The Jepson Center - An interactive gallery for families.
Plan your good eats around some of these noteworthy Savannah attractions:
Savannah Visitor's Center - The visitor center is a great starting point for your trip to Savannah. It offers an interesting audio-visual overview of Savannah, as well as organized tours, and self-guided walking, driving and bike tours, free maps and brochures on local attractions. It is a good place to park your car while exploring the historic district, and is also the starting point for most of the guided tours. Open Daily.
City Market - Located between Barnard, Congress, & Bryan Streets, four blocks in the heart of the Historic District have been renovated to capture the authentic atmosphere and character of the city's old open marketplace. There are also restaurants, open-air cafes, jazz clubs, theme shops, and stores offering crafts, accessories and gifts. You can also catch a carriage tour through the Historic District right there at the gazebo in City Market.
Ellis Square - Located on Barnard between Bryan and Congress Streets, right next to City Market, was named after Henry Ellis, second Royal Governor of the Georgia Colony. With renovation completed in February of 2010, the park features open space for public concerts, a ground fountain where children are usually found playing, an underground garage for parking, and a bronze statue of songwriter-lyricist Johnny Mercer.
River Street - Located below Bay Street and bordering the thriving river port, River Street imparts old-world charm. The nine-block brick concourse is ideal for strolling and ship watching. More than 75 boutiques, galleries, artist's studios, restaurants and pubs are housed in one time cotton warehouses that have been restored to their rustic beauty.
Forsyth Park - Between Bull and Gaston Streets, this 30 acre park is bordered on the north by Gaston Street, on the south by Park Avenue and has a one mile perimeter popular among outdoor enthusiasts. Names in 1851 for Georgia Governor, John Forsyth, the park is home to a cast iron fountain that was erected in 1858 and designed to resemble the grand fountain in Paris at the Place de la Concorde. The park is also adorned by monuments to the Confederate Soldier and the Marine Corps, there is a Spanish-American Monument, and the Fragrant Garden for the Blind. The Forsyth Park Fountain is one of the most visited attractions by visitors in Savannah.