Savannah’s Forsyth Park

May 30th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The famous Forsyth Park fountainSavannah, Georgia is so full of beauty and history that trying to see it all can be overwhelming. One place you do not want to miss, however, is historic Forsyth Park.

The view of the spectacular Forsyth Park Fountain from down Bull Street is one of the most fampus and unforgettable Savannah vistas. Its iconic beauty stands as testament to the careful planning of the 19th century visionaries who saw the park as a gem to be cherished now and into the future.

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Discover Savannah’s River Street

May 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Savannah's River StreetRiverside cobblestone streets. Southern hospitality and history mingling with charming storefronts and delectable eateries: Savannah’s River Street.

The busy, nine-block, waterfront stretch along the Savannah River, known as Savannah’s River Street, was once a bustling, gritty wharf area that slowly grew into a district of prosperous cotton warehouses as trade flourished. By the end of the Civil War, however, the area fell into disrepair. It remained run down until the mid-70′s, when the Riverfront Urban Renewal Project was begun.

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Visit the Historic Tybee Island Lighthouse

April 30th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Tybee Island LighthouseLighthouses fascinate us and with good reason – they are iconic, historic, and reach far out over the waves to help save lives – Tybee Island Lighthouse is no exception.

Tybee Island Lighthouse has been an iconic part of the Georgia shoreline in one form or another since 1736, having been built when Georgia was but the 13th colony of England’s holdings in the New World.

At first Tybee Island Lighthouse had no light at all and was just a 90 foot tower meant to serve as a guide on the horizon during the day. Built near the shore of the island, it wasn’t too long before this early tower was destroyed by a storm and had to be rebuilt.

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Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade 2014

April 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Tybee Island Beach Bum ParadeHave you ever been in a crowd and wondered what it would be like to start a massive water fight? Well, you can find out at the 2014 Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade!

Yes, you read that correctly: the annual Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade devolves (quite intentionally) into a massive water fight every year – the South’s largest water fight!

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Savannah’s Andrew Low House

March 28th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Savannah's Andrew Low House MuseumThe Andrew Low House is an open window upon the Savannah of the past: a premier museum house, preserving not just the silver, porcelain, and paintings of a well-to-do family but a rich wealth of Georgia history.

With a thriving community and a long and fascinating history, there is a lot to take in when visiting Savannah but, if you’re a history buff or have an interest in architecture, you will definitely want to tour the Andrew Low House.

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Slavery and Freedom in Savannah at the Jepson Center for the Arts

March 17th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Slavery and Freedom in SavannahWhen most of us think of slavery in the south, we picture rural plantations and fields of cotton but a new book and an exhibit at the Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, Slavery and Freedom in Savannah, looks at the subject of urban slavery.

While rural slavery on the plantations was a more visible fact, urban slavery was instrumental to America’s slave-based economy. The story of the lives of the African Americans – both free and enslaved — who built and worked at various homes in and around Savannah are documented in the exhibit and book, shedding new light on this often forgotten yet integral part of American history.

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Bonaventure Cemetery – Sacred Icon of Savannah

February 27th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Bonaventure CemeteryLocated just east of Savannah on a quiet bluff overlooking the Wilmington River, sits the Bonaventure Cemetery, sacred icon of Savannah.

Boneventure is probably most famous now for the image of it on the cover of John Berendt’s book, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” The cover showed the now-famous “Bird Girl” statue, whose new-found fame forced it to be moved to the Telfair Museum of Art for safe keeping – but Bonaventure Cemetery has more to it than just an appearance on a popular book cover.

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Arrrrr – It’s the Pirates’ House!

February 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The Pirates' House - Savannah, GAThere’s a restaurant in Savannah that’s been serving customers since 1753 – for a time you could even get shanghaied there, but they’ve discontinued that service – The Pirates’ House!

Originally constructed in 1734 as part of an experimental garden complex modeled after London’s Chelsea Botanical Garden, the site of The Pirates’ House is the source of the peach trees that Georgia and South Carolina are so famous for, as well as the upland cotton that played a major role in our nation’s early economy.

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The 2014 Savannah Black Heritage Festival

January 24th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Savannah Black Heritage Festival

The 26th annual, Savannah Black Heritage Festival springs to life this February with three, full weeks of music, dance, theater, art, food, culture, and fun celebrating the contribution of African Americans to the history and development of the United States.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Savannah!

January 10th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Savannah!Valentine’s Day is just a blink away and Savannah is one of the most romantic cities in the country – why not let that special someone know how much they mean to you and celebrate Valentine’s Day in Savannah!

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