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Welcome to Savannah

With a reputation for being the ""Hostess City of the South,"" Savannah is famous for its historical districts, preserving the architecture of the 18th- and 19th-century American South.

Top 10 attractions in Savannah

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Savannah Historic District

Savannah Historic District

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Grand antebellum homes and historic plazas lined with live oaks are just some of the sights that define Savannah’s Historic District. Considered the heart of the city, the Historic District is not only the centerpiece of a Savannah vacation but also where to find the highest concentration of bars, restaurants, and historic attractions.More
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Savannah River Street

Savannah River Street

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It is virtually impossible for Savannah visitors to miss River Street. A broad waterfront promenade lined with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, River Street is one of the main arteries of the historic city. The street also features a pedestrian-only path, perfect for leisurely strolls with unbeatable Savannah River views.More
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Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery

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Made famous by the novel and film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Bonaventure Cemetery (a former plantation) sits on a bluff overlooking the Wilmington River in historic Savannah. The Southern Gothic cemetery comprises 160 acres (65 hectares) of sculptures, mausoleums, marble headstones, and oak trees dripping with Spanish moss.More
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Savannah City Market

Savannah City Market

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Dating back to the 18th century, Savannah City Market has long been the commercial and social center of historic downtown Savannah, Georgia. The market is known locally as the “art and soul” of Savannah, a nod to the numerous art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants that make it such an important part of Savannah's social fabric.More
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Mercer Williams House Museum

Mercer Williams House Museum

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Designed by architect John Norris, the Mercer Williams House Museum was constructed in the 1860s, then restored a century later by antiques dealer Jim Williams. Considered one of the most beautiful houses in Savannah, it’s also known as a setting for the book and movieMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.More
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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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The oldest Roman Catholic Church in Georgia, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is one of Savannah’s top historical, architectural, and religious attractions. The cathedral’s towering twin spires and French Gothic-style architecture set it apart against the Savannah skyline. Upclose, visitors can admire intricate details dating back to 1900.More
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Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park

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Forsyth Park, in the middle of historical downtown Savannah, has been a key city landmark since the mid-1800s. Named after the 33rd governor of Georgia, John Forsyth, who donated 20 acres (8 hectares) of land, the park is known for the large Parisian-style fountain located at the north end and the Spanish moss dripping from the oak trees.More
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Wormsloe State Historic Site

Wormsloe State Historic Site

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Live oaks draped in Spanish moss greet you at Wormsloe State Historic Site. Delve into the history of early Georgia settlers at this Savannah-area historic colonial estate by walking the ruins and watching live reenactments. Learn about founder Noble Jones, explore hiking trails, and enjoy views of the Isle of Hope.More
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Colonial Park Cemetery

Colonial Park Cemetery

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This site served as Savannah’s main cemetery for more than a century following its establishment in 1750. With three subsequent expansions, six acres and over 9,000 graves, burials were cut off in 1853, and the site is now recognized as the oldest intact municipal cemetery in the city.When the site first opened, it was intended to serve as the burial ground for Christ Church Parish, but after its expansion, the cemetery was opened to all denominations. Since interments were closed prior to the start of the Civil War, no Confederate soldiers were buried here. There are, however, some burials of note; over 700 victims of the 1820 Yellow Fever epidemic are here, along with many victims of Savannah’s dueling era. Declaration of Independence signer Button Gwinnett is buried here, as well as Archibald Bulloch, the first president of Georgia, and James Habersham, an 18th-century acting royal Governor of the Province.Not surprisingly, Colonial Park Cemetery is home to a number of interesting ghost stories and legends. Paranormal enthusiasts have dubbed it “Paranormal Central,” with one of the most famous ghost stories involving Rene Asche Rondolier, a disfigured orphan who was accused of murdering girls. It is said that he was dragged to the swamp and lynched, and some locals believe he still haunts the cemetery, calling it Rene’s playground. Some local paranormal experts dispute the validity of this ghost story due to a lack of historical records.Other ghost stories revolve around Savannah’s voodoo culture. Although many have moved out of the city, years ago it was not uncommon for morning visitors to find remnants from a previous night’s ceremony. Soil was used from the graves, and some were actually robbed for use in these rituals. The small park adjacent to the cemetery is the location believed to be the site of Savannah’s dueling grounds.More
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The Pirates’ House

The Pirates’ House

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Once a popular hangout for sailors and pirates, the Pirates’ House is now a historic restaurant with a rich seafaring history. Built in 1794, the structure is known as the oldest—and allegedly most haunted—building in Savannah. It garnered fame when it was featured in Robert Louis Stevenson's 1881 adventure novel Treasure Island.More

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Top activities in Savannah

Haunted Savannah Paranormal Ghost Tour
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Savannah Tybee Island Dolphin Cruise Tour with Stop at Tybee Island Lighthouse
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Creepy Crawl Night-Time Haunted Pub Walking Tour of Savannah's Historic District
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Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
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Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
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Recent reviews from experiences in Savannah

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Fabulous Tour and Guide!
Vicki_H, Jan 2022
Savannah Culinary & Cultural Walking Food Tour
This was one of the favorite activities we participated in on our trip.
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Worth every penny!!!
Katharine_M, Jan 2022
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
This is the perfect way to see Savannah and learn some history.
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Perfect two tours
Deborah_B, Jan 2022
Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Highly recommend this inclusive way to see and learn about Savannah.
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Culinary and Cultural Tour
Bill_H, Dec 2021
Savannah Culinary & Cultural Walking Food Tour
The six food tastings at the restaurants/attractions were great.
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Our tour guide , Marcia,...
Brad_W, Dec 2021
Historic Savannah Guided Walking Tour
Marcia also gave us some tips on fun things to do in Savannah.
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Great day in Savannah
Leslye_G, Dec 2021
Savannah Land & Sea Combo: City Sightseeing Trolley Tour with Riverboat Cruise
Overall, a great way to see all of Savannah.
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Creepy and intriguing
Jennifer_V, Dec 2021
Savannah Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour
The tour was great because we got to see Savannah too not just the haunted part.
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Great way to see Savannah's beautiful squares!
Betsy_B, Dec 2021
Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Wonderful way to see all of Savannah at your leisure.
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Excellent fun historical
Stephani_S, Nov 2021
2-Hour Savannah Bike Tour
I would recommend to anyone who wants to see a lot of the historical part of town in a few adventurous way.
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Fun, informational and...
Kennida_R, Nov 2021
90-Minute Savannah History & Haunts Candlelit Walking Ghost Tour
Fun, informational and spooky way to see Savannah.
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Great time!
Susan_H, Nov 2021
The "Savannah for Morons" Comedy Trolley Tour
We were able to see Savannah in a funny and informative way.
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Be a queen on the Georgia Queen
Chris_G, Nov 2021
90-Minute Savannah Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise
Great history lesson, lots of local lore, good suggestions for things to do in Savannah.
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Spooky girls trip
Suzy_N, Nov 2021
Savannah Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour
My mom and I came to Savannah on a girls trip and are so glad we chose ghost and gravestones as a fun way to see the city!
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Perfect tour for first timers to Savannah.
Judy_M, Nov 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
It was a phenomenal way to see Savannah and learn the history for first time visitors.
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First Visit
Judy_C, Nov 2021
Explore Savannah Sightseeing Trolley Tour with Bonus Unlimited Shuttle Service
First time to visit Savannah.
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Mike has a great narrator...
Kevin_K, Nov 2021
Historic Savannah Guided Walking Tour
This was a good way to see the historic area of Savannah without wandering aimlessly.
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Great views
Keith_P, Oct 2021
Narrated Historic Savannah Sightseeing Trolley Tour
We will be back to visit again to see the areas will missed.
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Our tour guide Gregg was...
Olga_R, Oct 2021
60-Minute Guided Segway History Tour of Savannah
Highly recommend this tour if want to hear the history and see and the attractions around Savannah.
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Sarah_S, Oct 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
I will definitely recommend this tour to anyone coming to visit Savannah.
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Beautiful views
Tina_P, Sep 2021
90-Minute Savannah Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise
We learned a lot, and got to see Savannah from a different view!

All about Savannah

When to visit

Spring is the perfect season to visit Savannah, owing to the thinner crowds and blooming native flowers. Those planning a winter visit should pack warm layers and a heavy coat—historical city walks and carriage rides are a must even during the cooler seasons.

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