First African Baptist Church – Oldest Black Church in North America

June 12th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

First African Baptist Church of SavannahDid you know Savannah that is home to the oldest black church in North America? It’s true – the First African Baptist Church predates the formation of the United States by three years!

As one of the oldest cities in the country, Savannah is home to many historical firsts. The first American golf course, first cotton gin, first Southern art museum, and more. One of the most fascinating and important firsts, however, has to be the First African Baptist Church. (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 In fact, Georgia had been dry since 1908, and stayed that way until prohibition was repealed.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…)

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…)

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…)

Get Your Tickets for Savannah Hockey Classic 2020

December 16th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Hockey Classic 2020Get ready for Savannah Hockey Classic 2020, the hottest collegiate hockey tournament in the South. The Battle for the Thrasher Cup features the University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech, and Florida State. January 17th and 18th, 2020 at the Savannah Civic Center.

There’s no better way to break in the New Year than with an exciting college hockey series here in Savannah, GA. Seeing the FSU Seminoles, UGA Ice Dawgs, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and the UF Gators clash on the ice is always a good time. This year should prove no different. (more…)

Holidays in Savannah Boat Parade of Lights and More!

November 4th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Boat Parade of Lights 2019Hard as it may be to believe, the holidays are nearly upon us, with one of the first signs of the season coming up November 30th – the annual Savannah Boat Parade of Lights!

Savannah may not see much in the way of snow – but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to celebrate the holidays! As a matter of fact, the Hostess City never looks quite as beautiful as it does during the Christmas season. The twinkling lights and festive decorations accentuate the historic architecture, making everything merry and bright.

As with the rest of the year, there’s always something going on to help you celebrate during the holiday season. One of the first big Savannah holiday events is the annual Boat Parade of Lights – but that’s just the beginning! (more…)

Ahoy and Make Ready for Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2019!

September 16th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2019Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen, Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2019 is coming right up! The free, family-friendly festival includes a parade, live music and entertainment, food, grog, and so much more. October 10th through the 13th, 2019.

If you enjoy looting and pillaging, have always wanted to walk the plank, or are just looking for a fun time, Tybee Island Pirate Fest is for you! The 15th return of this beloved festival promises four full days of family-friendly fun. Or mostly family-friendly, at any rate. (more…)

Savannah Picnic in the Park – Music Under The Stars

September 9th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Picnic in the Park 2019Savannah Picnic in the Park is Savannah’s largest, outdoor musical event. Join the Savannah Philharmonic and others for an evening of music under the stars in Forsyth Park. Sunday October 6th, 2019.

Picnic in the Park has been a Savannah tradition for over 30 years ago, now. The event, which is free and open to the public, remains one of the city’s most popular concerts with more than 18,000 people expected at this year’s event. (more…)

Don’t Miss Savannah Jazz Fest 2019!

August 15th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Jazz Fest 2019Get set for Savannah Jazz Fest 2019, the annual music celebration held in venues around Savannah, GA. This year’s event promises 27 free performances from an enviable selection of regional, national, and international jazz artists. September 22nd through the 28th, 2019.

2019 marks the 38th anniversary of the Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah’s annual celebration of jazz music. The week-long event includes a variety of free jazz concerts held around town, such as the Lucas Theatre, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, and Forsyth Park. A few of the venues will be charging a $10 fee to cover costs but most will be free. (more…)