Historic Savannah Attractions

Historic Savannah Attractions

Historic Savannah Attractions

Moss draped and as sweet as molasses, Savannah, Georgia just begs to be explored. Established in 1733, this jewel of a port city is forever linked with it’s rich and colorful past.  There are so many ways to traverse Savannah, you just may want to try them all. From walking tours, to trolleys, and horse drawn carriages there is something for everyone! A tour is always a fantastic way to get to know one of the south’s oldest cities. Let an experienced guide fill you in on old Savannah lore while you take in all the sights. Who knows what all you get to see?

Have a taste for the paranormal? Be sure to experience a ghost tour, and learn all about Savannah’s haunted history. Link HERE for more information on Georgia’s most haunted city.!

The Andrew Low House

329 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 233-6854

About the House Andrew Low commissioned New York architect John Norris to design and construct his house in 1848. Norris came to Savannah to design the Custom House on Bay Street and remained in Savannah to build many desirable residences with the latest in technology and luxury. The Italianate exterior features intricate cast iron railings and side balconies contrasting with the smooth stuccoed brick walls. The well proportioned rooms are decorated with elaborate plaster cornices and carved woodwork. The delicate balance of exterior restraint and opulent interior resulted in an elegant villa for the family. 

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

222 East Harris St, Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 233-4709

Welcome to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Our parish is rich with history and filled with spirit. We are passionate about our faith and invite all Catholics and more to celebrate the Liturgy with us. We are dedicated to enriching the spiritual lives of our parishioners as well as giving back to our Savannah community. We encourage you to join us and be a part of our strong, supportive family. Brief History of the Cathedral Late 1700s – First Parish Established Immigrants fleeing turmoil in Haiti and France established Savannah’s first parish, the Congregation de Saint Jean-Baptiste, near the end of…

Davenport House Museum

324 E. State St, Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 236-8097

Visiting the Davenport House Museum is essential in experiencing the history of Savannah and its Historic preservation renaissance. Throughout its fifty-years plus history as a museum, the Davenport House Museum has striven to provide visitors with a true and vivid encounter with a uniquely Savannah story. Our Mission The mission of the Isaiah Davenport House Museum is to preserve and interpret the American Federal-style house, and the artifacts within, built by master builder Isaiah Davenport for his household with an emphasis on the years 1820-27, in order to educate, enrich and inspire our visitors and the community, as well as recognize the

Jepson Center for the Arts

207 W.York St, Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 790-8800

Devoted to the art of today, the contemporary Jepson Center links Telfair’s future with its past, unifying the museum’s three distinct sites. The building, designed by Moshe Safdie and opened to the public in 2006, features over 7,500 square feet of gallery space for major traveling exhibitions of contemporary art and installations of works from the permanent collection. Educational programming takes place in the 220-seat auditorium, community gallery, education studios, and ArtZeum-a unique, 3,500-square foot interactive gallery for children and families. The Jepson Center is home to the Telfair’s Kirk Varnedoe Collection, a cornerstone of the museum’s contemporary holdings. 

Juliette Gordon Low House

10 East Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 233-4501

What do Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low, Supreme Court Justice James Moore Wayne and Spanish-American War General W. W. Gordon, II have in common? Find out at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, Savannah’s first National Historic Landmark, the setting for a remarkable family story woven through the history of the city, state and nation. Discover the fascinating story of how Juliette Gordon Low, multi-talented, quirky and severely hearing impaired, founded the Girl Scouts in 1912, and became one of the most significant American women of her time. See wonderful examples of Daisy’s creative art work throughout her family home.

Mercer Williams House Museum

429 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 236-6352

The Mercer Williams House was designed by New York architect John S. Norris for General Hugh W. Mercer, great grandfather of Johnny Mercer. Construction of the house began in 1860, was interrupted by the Civil War and was later completed, circa 1868, by the new owner, John Wilder. In 1969, Jim Williams, one of Savannah’s earliest and most dedicated private restorationists, bought the then vacant house and began a two-year restoration. This house is one of the more than 50 houses Mr. Williams saved during his thirty-year career in historic restoration in Savannah and the Lowcountry.

Old Fort Jackson

1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404
(912) 232-3945

Named after James Jackson, Old Fort Jackson is a beautifully preserved fort along the Savannah River, and is Georgia’s oldest standing brick fortification. Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark offering weekend cannon firings year-round, and daily interactive programs scheduled March through October. Minutes away from Savannah’s Historic District, visitors of all ages experience unique views of Savannah’s river-front skyline and the Tallmadge Bridge while walking the grounds of one of the oldest brick fortifications along the East Coast.

Wormsloe Historic Site 

7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah GA 31406
(912) 232-3945

A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702–1775). Jones was a humble carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. Wormsloe’s tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah.