Savannah River Inn

412 Williamson Street, Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States
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who is watching the store....?

by davecallahan

Is there a "custodian" of the SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, USA Travel Guides?
If so, how do I contact them?

reason I am asking is that I went to look through the Savannah, GA "things to do" and found like 200 entries. so i went "ooooooohhhhhhmmmmmm" and relaxed and paged through them. some (few) were informative; some (too many) were "out of the guidebook" descriptions of each of the 21 Squares in Savannah (this is info i can get from the website); some (irritatingly) were nothing more than numbered pictures with no comment or a comment of "no comment"; AND they are not layed out in any structure, just hodge-podge with many repeats of exactly the same info.

when i am looking for things to do in a new city; i come here to find out what YOU did and why it was fun to do. i can find stock info from brochures on any website; i don't need to waste time getting it here too.

can someone cleanup the Savannah mess?

(i now get off my soapbox.... i only rented it for a half-hour).

RE: RE: who is watching the store....?

by Geoff_Wright

Hi Dave,

I know that you are new here, so I will try to explain a few things, although the Travel Forum isn't really for this purpose. (It's only intended to ask actual travel questions). However. The tips are written, as you will know, by individual VT Members. There is no monitoring of these tips, so long as they are not breaking the Guidelines. Over the years, tips will become out of date, or errelevant, but unless the individual member edits his or her tips, then no one 'cleans up'!. Many locations have 'Tip Group Editors', whereby a VT Member volunteers to edit tips into groups, such as hotels, restaurants, etc. In this way, sometimes it's possible to clean up the outdated tips. I don't thisk this location has one, so you could actually volunteer if you wished, LOL! What most members will do - and I noticed that you havent - is to leave a comment on the writer's page, informing them that the info is out of date, or not helpful. You can, of course, rate these tips as 'Unhelpful', thereby causing the member's page rating to drop.

If you feel very strongly about any tips, or comments, then you can write to '', but the staff really have no time to monitor these tips. They will probably only tell you what I have already said. I will email this reply to you, because there is a likelyhood that it will be removed, as it's not a proper question, as I said earlier.


Travel Tips for Savannah

Forrest Gump

by Dabs

Parts of "Forrest Gump" were filmed in Savannah, much of the story takes place as Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks, sits on a bench in front of Chippewa Square telling his story. I'm sure there are many tourists wandering through the square looking for "the bench" but don't bother, the movie bench is housed at the Savannah History Museum and there is no bench at all where the movie was filmed, just some pretty flowers.

Savanna's Waving Girl Statue

by deecat

On our tour of Savannah, we learned the story of Florence Martus who lived on nearby Elba Island.

She became known by sailors around the world between 1887 and 1931 as she waved a handkerchief by day, and she would wave a latern at night to greet ships arriving at and departing from Savannah's harbor.

Florence was born in 1868 and died in 1943. She lived with her brother in a lighthouse near the entrance of the Savannah harbor. The story goes that Florence fell in love with a sailor who promised to return for her; he never did. She spent years waving to passing ships, hoping her love would return on one such ship. They say that during her years at the lighthouse, she greeted nearly 50,000 vessels.

Today, she lives on in spirit because of the statue on the waterfront at the east end of River Street. The statue is of her waving the handkerchief in the daytime. Her loyal dog stands beside her.
I think it is a lovely story and appropriate in this romantic city.

For Sheer Ambience, Visit Bonaventure Cemetery

by deecat

You'll recognize it the minute you walk on the property....made famous by Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil The book cover made this cemetery one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Savannah area.

"Haunting" describes Bonaventure Cemetery...Hauntingly beautiful .. Victorian statuary mingled with overhanging branches of large trees draped in Spanish Moss.

Danny Hansford (the character called "Billy Hanson" in the John Berendt book) is not actually buried in Bonaventure. He is buried in Forest Lawn, next to Bonaventure.[ VT tessh (Sam) says that these two cemeteries are separated by a road and an iron fence but that both cemeteries are owned by Bonaventure.]

Bonaventure is not as old as Colonial Park Cemetery, but it certainly is larger & more attractive. It was founded on property that used to be a plantation. At one time, called Evergreen Cemetery, its name was switched to Bonaventure (the name means "good fortune" in French)about 1907.

Sadly, the statue that graced the cover of the novel ("Bird Girl") was moved to Telfair Museum of Art because so many people came to Bonadventure simply to see & photograph it.

Another reason that tourists go to Bonadventure is to see the tomb of Gracie Watson. Gracie was born in 1883 & died of pneumonia when she was six years old. Because she was an only child & absolutely adored by her father, he had the famous sculptor, John Walz, carve a likeness of Gracie from a photograph. He did a life-sized statue out of marble, & visitors are entranced by the beauty of the child & of the sculpture. Legend says that Gracie's ghost haunts many of Savannah's buildings; thus, people are curious about her.

Sadly, this statue has taken abuse, so a tall iron fence was constructed around the statue. People still climb the fence to touch "Gracie"!

There are so many gorgeous statues & plaques as well as inspiring epitaphs that it takes a good 3 hours or so to really appreciate this place.

Two Less Expensive Ghosts Tours....

by deecat about The Ghosts of Savannah & Ghost Talk/Ghost Walk

Another less expensive Ghost Tour is called "The Ghosts of Savannah", which is entirely a walking tour. This tour last about 90 minutes, and the walk is a leisurely 1 1/4 miles. It is fully narrated by well trained guides.

This is perhaps Savannah's most popular tour (due somewhat to price) and is well known because it has been featured on %c0CNN Travel Guide, The Learning Channel, Home & Garden Television, and The Discovery Channel!

The cost for an adult ticket is $15.00
The cost for child (7-14) is 8.00

You need reservations so call 1-888-419-4467 Another inexpensive Ghost Tour is called "Ghost Talk/Ghost Walk Tour".

If I recall correctly, this is the first and original ghost tour. This one is based on Duke university studies, interviews with Savannahians, and Margaret DeBolt's book called Savannah Specters & Other Strange Tales.

This tour departs from John Sesley's Monument in Reynolds Square on Abercorn Street. It always departs at dusk.

The Cost: $10.00 for adults
5.00 for children


Regardless of which tour you select, just have fun with the whole concept of ghosts.

Best Pizza in Savannah

by Sharna. about Vinnie Van Go Gos

You'll have to put your name down and wait for a table but its worth it!!!!

Actually you can usually get a place at the bar fairly quickly if your not fussed with a table.

The pizzas are huge, its quite common to just order a slice rather than a whole pizza. (Made fresh with whatever topping you like) All versions of pizza are excellent!


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Address: 412 Williamson Street, Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States