Savannah is such a beautiful city to walk around. Do walk as much as possible in soak in your surrounds. Living in New York, I see many benches but never before have I had the desire to sit down on one just to ponder or soak in the atmosphere. Savannah is such a wonderful place to just take a seat and be at peace with the world. Take advantage of the benches in Savannah's parks and squares.
Fondest memory: Sunshine and blue skies can't be beat.
Serving sizes were huge in Savannah in most of the restauratns we visited, but everything is so good that it was hard to stop eating, even when we knew we should call it quits. Come to Savannah with an appetite and take advantage of all the great restaurant serving up hefty portions of local favorites.
Fondest memory: Eating my way through the city...
There is a history behind Savannah's iron work and it can be seen all throughout the historic city. Just stop by fences or iron trims on the houses as you stroll through Savannah and admire the beauty of this iron work. If you are really interested, you should take a tour of the Savannah iron work.
Try this website: www.seesavannah.com/iron2.htm
Favorite thing: Stop by the Lucas Theater at 32 Abercorn and see if you can find the bullet holes from a supposed drive-by shooting in prohibition times in which several people (I think 11) were killed. The bullet holes are still there, just touched up a bit to make them less noticeable.
The Riverfront is the place I would take anyone to first if they had never visited Savannah before. There is alot to see there with many choices of resteraunts and shops, not to mention the view of the river.
Fondest memory: I return to Savannah just about every couple of months or so, even for a few days. I miss the charm, the history, the brick streets and the moss hanging from the trees. My favorite memory is staying at the Hamilton Turner Inn where we parked our Harley motorcycles right in the front. Charlie, the owner, said it added 'charm' to the place! If you can get a reservation there, I highly recommend the Hamilton Turner Inn for at least one night!
Living on Jones Street! Locals have long referred to it as "the one with all the trees." But its more than that. Side by side 1850's rowhouses spotted by the occasional mansion with brick streets and hidden gardens, nooks and niches. It represents all that Savannah is in one single mile street. Neighborly, communal and wonderfully shadowy at night. Its also standing as a divider between the traffic of the riverfront and the suburban southside so it acts as a noise barrier well enough.
Fondest memory: Oooo...you'll have to wait for the book but in the meantime I love walking and walking and walking Savannah's lanes and streets. Its dreamlike and a fantasy for the wanderer in us all. Every square offers its own adventure and encounter and you're guaranteed to have them if you open yourself to the possibility. Stay on a trolley or a tourbus or don't leave River Street then you can forget it and keep moving onto Disney World. If you want real life, then dare it here!
This is the oldest standing fort in Georgia. Original begun in 1808 it was used during the War of 1812.
After being enlarged between 1845 and 1860 it served as headquarters for the Confederate river defenses during the Civil War.
Fondest memory: It is located at #1 Fort Jackson Road.
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The photo is from a postcard.
This was the headquarters of Union General William Tecumsah Sherman in Savannah during the surrender.
In December 1864, Sherman sent the following telegram to President Abraham Lincoln:
"I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah..."
Fondest memory: Green Meldrin House is located at 14 West Macon Street in Savannah.
It became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. It is also known as St. John's Episcopal Church Parish House.
Owens-Thomsa House, located at 124 Abercom Street in Savannah is considered the finest example of English Regency architecture in the United States. It overlooks Oglethorpe Square.
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Favorite thing: This is one of the bridges to come into Savannah. When you come off the Route 17 bridge into Savannah it puts you very near old town where you can find a lot to do. You must go to the riverfront.
Favorite thing: Visitors should take a stroll through some of Savannah's historic parks and cemeteries, which are notable for their beauty, tranquility, and history.
Visit the Isaiah Davenport House Museum.
It is located at 119 Habersham Street.
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Fondest memory: The house is a typical Federal style home.
Favorite thing: Savannah has the largest art school in the country - Savannah College of Art & Design - and you will see displays and exhibits scattered all over the city.