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 In fact, Georgia had been dry since 1908, and stayed that way until prohibition was repealed.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…)

Savannah City Market – Shopping, Dining, Art, & Entertainment

August 26th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah City MarketSavannah City Market is four blocks of open-air shopping, dining, art, entertainment, and history. In fact, with little exception, the property has been Savannah’s central marketplace since the 1700’s!

When it comes to shopping, dining, art, entertainment, and history, the city of Savannah has it all. Not every part of the city has as strong a concentration of all these things as the City Market, however. Just 2 blocks from River Street, by 1755 the spot was already a bustling hive of farmers, fishers, and tradespeople hawking their wares.

Yet Savannah City Market has long been more than just a simple center of commerce.

While 18th century Savannahians would not recognize today’s City Market, they would definitely be familiar with its position as an important city social hub. So important, in fact, that even a series of devastating changes and disasters could not keep the City Market down. (more…)

Savannah’s Pin Point Heritage Museum

June 24th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Pin Point Heritage MuseumSavannah’s Pin Point Heritage Museum is your doorway to the tiny African American community of Pin Point and the creole Geechee/Gullah culture of the Lowcountry.

Pin Point is a unincorporated community located just a few miles south of Savannah on the banks of the Moon River. If the name sounds familiar to you, it may be because it is the birthplace of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Pin Point was founded in the 1890’s by the first generation of freed slaves. Isolated for nearly a century, the people within developed their own, creole language and way of life: becoming the Gullah/Geechee. (more…)

Oatland Wildlife Center of Savannah – Get Wild!

June 8th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Oatland Wildlife CenterAre you a fan of the “wildlife?” If so, you’ll love Oatland Wildlife Center of Savannah. The center is home to more than 150 animals from over 50 different species, including cougars, falcons, bobcats, and alligators.

But this isn’t your typical zoo or refuge.

Oatland Wildlife Center is located on 175 acres of maritime forest, freshwater wetlands, and salt marsh habitat. The animals at the center live in large, natural habitats located on a 2 mile-long loop trail winding through these various habitats. (more…)

Savannah Trolley Tours – See the City In Style!

May 25th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Trolley ToursThere are lots of great ways to get out and Georgia’s oldest city – but one of the most popular has to be Savannah trolley tours!

There are a number of ways to see the sights in Savannah. You can drive, bike, or even walk around on self-guided tours of the city. You can also take advantage of any of the number of guided tour services offered, as well. There are Segway tours, river cruises, bike tours, and more.

Savannah trolley tours are popular with many because, unlike a Segway, boarding a trolley can often feel like stepping into the past.

Once upon a time, trolleys and streetcars were the main form of mass transit. With the introduction of larger, more efficient vehicles, however trolleys have mostly become a thing of the past. Consequently, touring a historic city in a an equally historic form of transportation only adds to the experience. (more…)

Visit the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

May 17th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Mighty Eighth Air Force MuseumDiscover the history of America’s “greatest air armada of all time,” United States Eighth Air Force, at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

The United States Eighth Air Force Division was activated in Savannah on January 2nd, 1942, 53 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. One of its first missions was to stop the German war machine, gain control of Europe’s skies, and pave the way for an Allied land invasion.

The Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” was the division’s main tool for this task. The runs were done during daylight hours and against heavy anti-aircraft fire and the deadly fighters of the German Luftwaffe. As you can imagine, the odds were terrible. The 8th suffered an estimated 26,000 combat fatalities in WWII – yet still they flew.

This is just the first chapter in the ongoing saga of the Untied States’ Eighth Air Force. Imagine what more you’ll discover with a visit to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. (more…)

Make the Most of Your Vacation With a Savannah Dolphin Tour

April 20th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Dolphin TourTake a cruise in the waters around Savannah’s historic waterfront and see wild dolphins in their natural habitat during a Savannah dolphin tour!

Do you enjoy wildlife and boat cruises? If so, booking a Savannah dolphin tour is an absolute must. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are extremely common along Georgia’s coast. These fascinating and playful creatures range in size from 6 to 12 feet long and can weigh as much as 800 pounds.

Though these beautiful aquatic mammals can often be spotted from the shore, there is no better way to see them than from the water. (more…)