Girl Scout Troop 40371 from Chattanooga, TN Juliette Magill Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA , was born in Savannah,Georgia, on October 31, 1860. She died January 17, 1927 in the Andrew Low House. Juliette Low was always called by her nickname “Daisy” by her friends and family.
The Cathedral is open to the community of Savannah as well as to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Cathedral remains in the top 10 historic sites to visit in the United States.Visitors continue to rate the Cathedral as, “a must see,” during their trips to Savannah.
Chippewa Square is one of the most known squares in all of Savannah, right in the center of everything. There’s a lot to see and do around the square, from plays to beautiful architecture. Be sure to stop by one of the most beloved cafes, which is on Bull Street, just off the south end of the square.
The Colonial Park Cemetery, one of Savannah’s most beautiful restorations, is the final resting place for many of Savannah's earliest citizens. Established about 1750, it was the original burial ground for the Christ Church Parish.
Savannah’s Ellis Square is one of the city’s most exciting spaces, with a water fountain for kids to run through, shaded tables, a life-size chess set, CAT bikes available for rent and the entrance to City Market on the west side of the park and Paula Deen’s The Lady and Sons restaurant, just one block east on West Congress Street.
Named after Irish orator and patriot Robert Emmet, it covers a fair amount of the side of the street and is home to the Chatham Artillery Monument, honoring the military unit formed in 1786; the Celtic Cross Monument, honoring all savannah citizens of Irish descent; the Vietnam War Monument; and the Salzburger Monument of Reconciliation, dedicated to the Georgia Salzburger Society in 1994, honoring the Lutheran Protestants who fought for their religious freedom in Georgia.
Factors Row and Factors Walk are located on a bluff just above the River Walk. Factors Row is a unique collection of red brick buildings, formerly a center of commerce for Savannah’s cotton factors, or brokers. Factors Row was also home to the original Cotton Exchange, where cotton factors, or brokers, set prices worldwide.
Fort James Jackson (usually called Old Fort Jackson or shortened to Fort Jackson) is a restored 19th-century fort located on the Savannah River, two miles east of the city of Savannah in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest standing brick fort in Georgia.
The house was constructed in the early 1850’s as the residence of Mr. Charles Green, an Englishman who came to Savannah in 1833. The architect for the house was Mr. John S. Norris of New York. Mr. Norris was in Savannah from 1846–1861 and during that time he designed not only the Green-Meldrim House but also the Custom House and numerous other fine residences.
Johnson Square has two fountains and a 50-foot marble monument to honor General Nathanael Greene, a hero during the American Revolution. Greene died near Savannah on June 19, 1786 and was originally buried at what is now known as the Colonial Cemetery.
Juliette Gordon Low Historic District consists of three buildings—the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace also known as "Wayne-Gordon House", First Girl Scout Headquarters which was the carriage house for the Andrew Low House, converted for use by the Girl Scouts in May–June 1912, and the Andrew Low House, is a site in Savannah, Georgia significant for its association with Juliette Gordon Low and the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
The square was laid out in 1873 and named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, a French general under George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. The centerpiece of the square is the Semiquincentenary Fountain that the Colonial Dames of America presented the city with to commemorate the 250 th anniversary of the Savannah’s founding.
There’s a wealth to do and see in and around Madison Square, all starting with the 15- and- a- half-foot bronze monument of Sergeant William Jasper in the middle of everything. There’s a plethora of history, and even some rumored hauntings, in and around the square, as well as nice restaurants and shops.
Massie Heritage Center Wins Coastal Museums Association Annual Awards for Excellence The Coastal Museums Association (CMA) held its fifth annual CMA Awards of Excellence on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, to recognize the exceptional educational and cultural programming delivered by local museums and cultural institutions during the 2017 calendar year.
The Mercer-Williams House Museum is an opulent Italianate Villa-style mansion located in Monterey Square. Originally constructed for General Hugh Mercer, great-grandfather of the famed lyricist Johnny Mercer, the home was purchased in 1969 by Jim Williams who painstakingly restored the elegant mansion.
The square was laid out in 1847 to honor the 1846 Battle of Monterey during the Mexican American War “which a Savannah unit of the Irish Jasper Greens” but the monument in the middle of the square honors General Pulaski, who was shot during the Siege of Savannah and died shortly after.
Ossabaw Island is the third largest of Georgia's barrier islands. It is 26,000 acres of maritime forest, tidal wetlands and wide beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. An unspoiled place set aside by the State of Georgia as a heritage preserve for natural, scientific, and cultural study, research, and education.
Now a National Historic Landmark, the property boasts a carefully curated mansion with a formal parterre garden and an original carriage house, which includes the only intact urban slave quarters open to the public in Savannah. The Owens-Thomas House slave quarters is complete with the nation’s largest expanse of slave-applied haint blue paint, made from indigo and thought to ward off evil spirits.
The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum chronicles the civil rights struggle of Georgia's oldest African-American community from slavery to the present. Three floors of historic photographic and interactive exhibits provide a glimpse of what life was like during the civil rights struggle in Savannah and in Georgia.
Reynolds Square Reynolds Square has some of the best company in town – with The Ole Pink House right off the square, The Lucas Theater on the intersecting Abercorn Street and Leopold’s Ice Cream and Savannah College of Art and Design’s Trustees’ Theater just one block away.
Experience Savannah Located in Tricentennial Park, Savannah Children's Museum is the perfect place for families to explore and play! The museum is currently entirely outdoors and located in the old Central of Georgia Railway Carpentry Shop basement and upper courtyard.
Find landmarks on every corner in the Historic District, the hub of downtown Savannah. Stroll through 22 park squares, and explore museums, monuments, restored 18th-century homes, boutiques and more than 100 restaurants. Join a ghost tour, take a ferry ride on the Savannah River, and soak up the beauty of Savannah’s stunning homes and cobblestone streets.
The museum is now home to more than 10,000 artifacts – one of the largest collections of artifacts in the entire coastal community. General Information. Savannah History Museum • located inside Visitor’s Center 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 651-6825 Daily • 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The SCAD Museum of Art is a premier contemporary art museum that features emerging and established international artists through commissioned works and rotating exhibitions; engages local communities with special initiatives of an international scope; and serves as a resource for SCAD students and alumni during their academic careers and beyond.
Located near historic Savannah, this park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia’s Intracoastal Waterway. Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. Visitors can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and other wildlife.
The Sorrel-Weed Mansion has been called the Most Haunted Place in Savannah, and now is your chance to get inside. Join us on one of our Savannah Ghost Tours that gets access inside the Sorrel Weed Mansion! Explore the dark rooms and come face to face with real paranormal activity.
Surf Lagoon is a Water Park in the Savannah Metro Area. The 2018 Season is now open! Centrally located near 1-95 and Pooler Parkway, Surf Lagoon provides guests of all ages the opportunity for quality family fun in a clean and safe environment. Our Operating season runs from April to August. We look forward to having you visit our park.
Savannah, GA 31401 912.790.8800. Designed by British architectural prodigy William Jay in the neoclassical Regency style, the Telfair Academy is a former mansion built from 1818-1819 for Alexander Telfair, son of Revolutionary War patriot and Georgia governor Edward Telfair.
Telfair Square Telfair Square was not always the name for this piece of park at the intersection of Barnard and West President streets, between West State and West York streets. It was laid out in 1733 as St. James Square but renamed a century later, in 1883, after Edward Telfair and his family, who emigrated from Scotland and contributed to Savannah’s cultural and economic growth.
Wormsloe's tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah. Surviving hunger, plague and warfare in the rugged environment of Georgia, Jones went on to serve the colony as a doctor, constable, Indian agent, Royal Councilor and surveyor, laying out the towns of Augusta and New Ebenezer.
The second of Savannah's squares, Wright Square was laid out in 1733 by James Oglethorpe and originally named Percival Square. Historic Wright Square Wright Square is the second square, moving south into the city from the river, and it contains many interesting historical relics.