Archive for the ‘Savannah Georgia Attractions’ Category

Enjoy a Savannah Trolley Tour!

August 26th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Take a Savannah Trolley Tour!Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city, with a seemingly endless list of historical attractions to see. Visit them in appropriate style on a Savannah trolley tour!

Savannah’s history is a long and fascinating one and the city is blessed with countless reminders of its storied past in the form of historic sites, parks, memorials, homes, and innumerable examples of various types of classic architecture.

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Explore Savannah’s Tricentennial Park

July 27th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Savannah's Tricentennial ParkTricentennial Park in Savannah, Georgia is home to three museums that bring this storied city’s past and present to life: The Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park, the Georgia State Railroad Museum, and the Savannah Children’s Museum.

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See Six Sides of Savannah with Savvy Savannah Tours!

July 18th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

See Six Sides of Savannah with Savvy Savannah ToursSavannah, Georgia has both a rich history and a vital present with lots to do, see, and experience. Getting to it all is a daunting task – so why not enlist some experts like Savvy Savannah Tours?

Savvy Savannah Tours offers six different tours exploring six different aspects of Savannah, from the spiritual to the spectral, from the edible to the entertaining, and more.

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Take A Savannah Dolphin Watching Cruise!

June 26th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Take a Savannah dolphin cruise with Dolphin Magic!How do you make a two-hour, narrated cruise to see sights like Savannah’s waterfront and Tybee Island Lighthouse even better? Add in dolphins, of course, on a Savannah Dolphin Watching Cruise!

The waters around Savannah contain lots of amazing and beautiful sea life including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Dolphin Magic Tours’ guarantees you’ll see dolphins during one of their two-hour, narrated cruises.

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See the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra

March 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra

Whether you’re a fan of classical or contemporary music, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra has a concert for you – the 2014/2015 season features everything from baroque chamber music to rock and pop standards!

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The Savannah Gingerbread Village Competition 2014

December 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Savannah Gingerbread Village Competition 2014The theme for the Savannah Harbor Foundation’s 2014 Savannah Gingerbread Village Competition is “Scenes of the South” – and a more charming display of holiday-themed culinary creations you would be unlikely to find anywhere else!

On display in the lobby of the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort &amp Spa since November 25th, the Savannah Gingerbread Village Competition regularly draws thousands of visitors from all over to marvel, vote for their favorite, and work up Christmas candy appetites all through the holidays.

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Christmas in Savannah

November 29th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Christmas In Savannah

So you’re going to spend Christmas in Savannah and you want to know what there is to do during your Savannah holiday vacation. Let us help with this short list of some of the many holiday attractions our historic city has to offer

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“A Christmas Tradition” at the Savannah Theatre

November 16th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Savannah Theatre's A Christmas TraditionThe Savannah Theatre’s annual Christmas program, “A Christmas Tradition,” is back and full of songs, laughter, and Christmas spirit for all – a great way to celebrate the holiday season!

“A Christmas Tradition” is a classic, 2 hour live performance replete with music, dancing, humor, audience participation, and all the glitz and sparkle you would expect from a popular, annual stage show.

Renowned for their production level and the quality of their talent, this aptly named Savannah tradition is a favorite for both locals and out-of-towners.

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Old Fort Jackson – The Oldest Standing Brick Fort in the US

August 30th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Old Fort Jackson - The Oldest Standing Brick Fort in the USGeorgia’s oldest standing brick fortification is beautifully preserved and located on the Savannah River: Old Fort Jackson, constructed before the War of 1812.

Old Fort Jackson is one of Savannah’s many, must-see National Historic Landmarks. Ordered built by then President, Thomas Jefferson, as part of a national defense system, Old Fort Jackson is named after the one-time governor of Georgia, James Jackson. It saw action in its efforts to to defend Savannah during both the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

Always a strategic area, Old Fort Jackson was constructed atop the site of an older, earthenwork fort built in the mid 1700’s against British invaders. This earlier emplacement was abandoned in 1778, however, after a wave of illness convinced folks that its earth was “unhealthy.”

The Civil War saw Confederate troops using the fort’s defenses against Union forces until December of 1864, when Old Fort Jackson fell during General Sherman’s destructive “March to the Sea”. The Confederate men stationed at the fort did what they could to render the facility unusable to their enemies before retreating, including rigging the front gates to explode and setting the barracks on fire.

Despite this, Old Fort Jackson survived and now you can visit it! Managed by the Coastal Heritage Society, Old Fort Jackson is open seven days a week, offering daily cannon firings, interactive programs, and unique views of Savannah’s riverfront skyline and the Talmadge Bridge. Don’t miss it!

Old Fort Jackson

Open 7 days a week, 9am – 5pm
1 Fort Jackson Rd.
Savannah, GA 31404
chsgeorgia.org/Old-Fort-Jackson.html

Old Fort Jackson Lodging
Like so much of what brings people out for a Savannah vacation, Old Fort Jackson is but a 10 minute drive from McMillan Inn. Our convenient location in the Landmark Historic District of Savannah means that most of what you’ll want to see is easily accessible and just minutes away – often on foot! After all, Savannah is: “America’s best pedestrian city,” and our restored, 1888 Italianate Revival Inn is perfectly situated to make that motto ring true!

Savannah’s Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

August 16th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Savannah's Cathedral of Saint John the BaptistThe grand architectural beauty and rich history of Savannah’s Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist is affecting beyond words and worth visiting – no matter your personal beliefs.

Construction began on Savannah’s Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in 1873 and was completed in 1896 – making it oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia. You might well wonder at why it took so long for such a structure to be built in Georgia, given that the state was established in 1732 and one of the original 13 colonies of the US.

What this set of facts overlooks, however, is the general mistrust for Catholicism that existed in the early days of the US.

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