Savannah Antiques Stores and Vintage Markets

May 24th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Antiques StoresIf you enjoy browsing shops for unique, vintage items you should plan a day to explore Savannah antiques stores and vintage markets. Our guests are always bowled over by the selection and quality of antiques stores in town – many very close to the inn.

With a city as rich in history as Savannah is, you know we can’t be beat for amazing antique finds and treasure-hunting fun. Savannah has the largest historic district in America, with antiques stores and vintage shops throughout it and across the city.

Treasure hunters will find unique and fascinating furniture, art, and home accessories from the old south and across the globe. You’ll discover that Savannah antiques dealers are some of the most knowledgeable and experienced you’ll find anywhere. (more…)

Discover Savannah’s Colonial Park Cemetery

May 11th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Colonial Park CemeterySavannah’s Colonial Park Cemetery was established in 1750, when Savannah was still the capital of the British Province of Georgia. The historic grounds served as the city cemetery for more than 100 years, and contain over nine thousand, pre-Civil War graves.

Everyone knows about famous Bonaventure Cemetery, with its draping Spanish moss and historic and beautiful stone memorials. But Bonaventure is not Savannah’s only historic and fascinating cemetery.

While Boneventure was developing as a small family plot, the Colonial Park Cemetery was already in public use. In fact, it’s the oldest intact municipal cemetery in Savannah. (more…)

Drink In the American Prohibition Museum

April 24th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

American Prohibition MuseumVisit the world’s only American Prohibition Museum and travel back in time to the days of anti-alcohol rallies, the 18th Amendment, bootleggers, gangsters, and speakeasies. You can even enjoy a drink in the museum speakeasy!

National alcohol prohibition went into effect in the United States via the 18th Amendment on January 16, 1920. The law stayed in effect until the ratification of the 21st Amendment in 1933. At the time of the law’s passing, thirty-three of the then forty-eight states were already dry. In fact, Georgia had been dry since 1908, and stayed that way until prohibition was repealed.

As the first American city to sign an order criminalizing alcohol, Savannah is the perfect home for the world’s first museum on the subject. (more…)

Savannah Botanical Gardens – Soak Up The Beauty

April 13th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Camellia blossom at Savannah Botanical GardensNature lovers, gardeners, and those seeking peace and beauty will enjoy visiting the Savannah Botanical Gardens, located just minutes from McMillan Inn in Savannah’s downtown Historic District. Visitors will find both formal and naturalistic plantings of flowers, herbs, vegetables, ferns, and more.

The Savannah Area Council of Garden Clubs owns and operates the gardens. Their all-volunteer effort came together in the late 1980’s and has been delighting nature-loving visitors ever since. (more…)

Explore Wormsloe Plantation State Historic Site

March 28th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Wormsloe Plantation State Historic SiteDiscover a Savannah of the 1730’s with a visit to Wormsloe Plantation. The State Historic Site, Georgia’s oldest tidewater estate, includes historic tabby ruins, walking trails, costumed interpreters, and more!

Wormsloe State Historic Site welcomes you with one of Savannah’s most iconic views: a shadowy, mile-long tunnel of Spanish moss draped, live oaks. This evocative and much photographed avenue leads to the ruins of Wormsloe Plantation, Savannah’s oldest standing structure. (more…)

Tee Up for Savannah Golf Championship 2020

March 6th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Golf Championship 2020 Savannah Golf Championship 2020 is just weeks away, scheduled for the first weekend of April, and promises four days of fantastic pro golf right here in the hostess city. Whether you’re a rabid golf fan or just looking for some exciting fun in the sun, this event is not to be missed.

The four-day, Savannah Golf Championship always generates a lot of happy buzz. This year’s event, the third annual, is looking to be bigger than ever. This years Pro-Am event is already sold out and thousands of fans are expected. And why not?

The 2020 Championship promises lots of fun extras, even in the week leading up to the tournament. We’ll see champ Dan McCarthy return to defend his Savannah Golf Championship title and Savannah’s own Tim O’Neal will also be on hand. Other highlights of this year’s event include a Pro’s vs. Pro’s Shoot Out, a 5k run, and a Military Appreciation Day with real tanks on the course! (more…)

Here Comes Savannah Music Festival 2020!

February 18th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Music Festival 2020 Savannah will once again ring with the joyous sounds of Georgia’s largest annual music event, Savannah Music Festival 2020! The popular festival returns March 26th through April 11th, 2020 with artists like Pink Martini, Amythyst Kiah, Bridget Kibbey, Dover Quartet, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit.

Savannah Music Festival (SMF) has been bringing world-class musicians of all genres to Savannah from around the globe every spring since 1989. The 31st annual return continues that tradition with an international collection of artists spanning country, folk, jazz, chamber music, and more.

This year’s SMF schedeule includes more than 85 performances, over 17-days, in 14 different venues around Savannah’s historic district. The cross-genre lineup means something for everyone plus the opportunity to experience something new. (more…)

Savannah Stopover Music Festival 2020 is Coming!

February 7th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Stopover 2020Savannah Stopover 2020 is just weeks away with days of great live music from over 65 bands, including Shovels & Rope, CAAMP, and Durand Jones & The Indications. March 5th through the 7th, 2020 in downtown Savannah, GA.

The 10th anniversary of Savannah Stopover is already generating a lot of excitement – and why not? The affordable, walkable event brings a seemingly endless flow of both established hit makers and up-and-coming bands to venues all around Savannah’s downtown Historic District. (more…)

Celebrate a Savannh Mardi Gras on Tybee Island!

January 23rd, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Savannh Mardi Gras 2020As February approaches, thoughts turn to love and … Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras is celebrated all over the world, including right here on Tybee Island. Come experience a Savannah Mardi Gras on Tybee, February 22, 2020!

When thinking of Mardi Gras, most people first think of New Orleans, and no wonder.

The first American Mardi Gras was celebrated in 1703, in Mobile, AL while the city was still the capital of French colonial Louisiana. When New Orleans became the capital of Louisiana in 1723, the Mardi Gras tradition followed. The city continues to host one of the world’s largest Mardi Gras events to this day.

But it’s certainly not the only city hosting one.

Tybee Island hosts Savannah Mardi Gras. Tybee is a beautiful, barrier island located just 20 minutes or so from the heart of downtown Savannah. (more…)

Here Comes Savannah Book Festival 2020!

January 10th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Book Festival 2020Savannah Book Festival is coming right up – February 13th through the 16th. Seminars, sales, and over 40 authors on hand for book signings and readings.

Savannah Book Festival (SBF) celebrates 13 years of bringing both new and award-winning authors to Savannah in 2020. The annual event is the perfect place to discover and buy new books. You can hear your favorite authors speak, collect their signatures, learn about the craft, and so much more! (more…)