Archive for the ‘Savannah History’ Category

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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Battlefield Memorial Park and the Siege of Savannah

August 17th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Battlefield Memorial ParkBattlefield Memorial Park, located in Savannah’s historic district, is one of the few places in the continental U.S. that you can visit where literally hundreds of heroic men died in a single battle to protect your freedom from a foreign invader.

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Tour the Historic District of Savannah via Carriage Ride

July 6th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Did you know the number one Savannah Attraction on TripAdvisor.com is the Historic District? That’s right, the neighborhood where our Bed and Breakfast resides is also the number one place to check out on a visit to Savannah.

Beat the heat this summer during your tour of the neighborhood by taking an old-fashioned carriage ride. We offer a special for this unique and fun experience: Tour the Historic District of Savannah with a well-informed driver that will narrate the ride for you, pointing out historical points of interest and giving you the back story on well known Savannah landmarks.

The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and will pick you up right here at the inn. The cost is $115 per couple.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

A sweet treat to enjoy during your carriage ride in Savannah’s Historic District.

If you are looking a perfect proposal idea, add champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries to your ride in an extra-long white carriage. This romantic ride could be the beginning of a new life together! Upgraded carriage ride is $175 per couple.

Savannah Historic District Points of Interest

These are some of the places you will visit and learn about on your carriage ride:

  • Forsyth Park. The park’s north end is home to a cast iron fountain that was erected in 1858. The Forsyth Park Fountain was designed to resemble the grand fountain in Paris at the Place de la Concorde.
  • Mickve Israel Temple. Learn about the Jewish community and history in Savannah. The temple is a beautiful example of 19th century architecture.
  • Andrew Low House. The beautifully restored home of one of Savannah’s most infamous residents.
  • And many more!

Romantic Savannah Lodging

We like to think that McMillan Inn accomplishes a perfect balance of Victorian Romance with modern conveniences. Enjoy wide verandas and porches, the dipping pool for cooling off in the back courtyard, and in-room luxuries like Jacuzzi tubs and flat screen TVs.

 

Old Savannah Tours: Civil War History and Beyond

October 22nd, 2012 by Katie Pate

If your family was anything like mine, road trips meant stopping at nearly every one of those ‘historical markers’ along the way to read about a battle or a land migration. While it seemed tedious at times as an eight-year-old, it nurtured in me a love and appreciation of history.

So, if you are a history buff like me or simply a patriot, you may be interested in learning about the city of Savannah’s role in our nation’s Civil War. Savannah, the city that Union General William Sherman said was “too beautiful to burn” on his March to Sea. Here is some information on upcoming Civil War tours:

Civil War Savannah/Low Country Tour

This Civil War 150th commemorative tour explores the Low Country panorama of Civil War sites. Accompanied by guide Chase Anderson, whom is also quite a talented harmonica player, the tour retraces Robert E. Lee’s days in Savannah as civilian and military man. A wide array of other Civil War sites in and around Savannah are also included on this coach tour, with indoor/outdoor routes and walking tours at: Forts Pulaski, Jackson, and McAllister, the rooms of the 1849 Andrew Low House where General Lee stayed, the inner and outer Civil War defense works of Savannah and the Civil War battlefield preservation movement in Savannah and the Ogeechee Canal. Learn about the importance of the railroads leading in and out of Savannah in 1861. The tour also includes the courtyard of Sherman’s headquarters and the circa 1820 City Hotel, which served as a Confederate hospital in 1863. Live period Civil War music provided for special events. Lunch and dinner Civil War tour packages available, call for pricing: 912.508.1234.

Savannah Civil War Tours

From an antique print Our Soldier in the Civil War, Sherman’s Army entering Savannah, GA

Civil War Savannah Walking Tour

Experience the drama and desperation felt during the last days of the Civil War on the Savannah home front. Visit houses and museums dedicated to Robert E. Lee, the Low family of the Andrew Low House, the historic Old City Hotel, and numerous outdoor sites including Sherman’s headquarters and Factor’s Walk on the River. Tours begin at 10 a.m. daily, last about two hours and cost $35 per person (includes admission into the circa 1849 Andrew Low House). Contact Savannah Cultural Heritage Tours for tickets and more information: 912.508.1234.

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