Savannah History Museum
Located in an old train station, the Savannah History Museum offers both permanent and rotating exhibits. It’s obviously the best place to learn more about Savannah’s unique history.
Experience one of the best scenic parks in the region as it showcases the best-preserve earthward fortification of the Confederacy. Fort McAllister is located just south of downtown Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River.
SCAD Museum of Art
Check out the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art. It is mostly a contemporary art and design museum, however, a range of styles and exhibits are showcased in its halls and galleries.
Georgia Historical Society
This is one of the best museums in Savannah! The Georgia Historical Society houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials that are related exclusively to Georgia history.
Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
Named to honor the late Dr. Ralph Mark Gilbert, the Civil Rights Museum is a great place to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and how it transpired in Savannah.
Skidaway Island State Park
Near the heart of historic Savannah, Skidaway Island State Park borders what is known as the Skidaway narrows, a portion of Georgia’s Intracoastal Waterway. Great for nature and wildlife observing, the park offers gorgeous walking trails that wind their way through maritime forests and salt marshes.
Roundhouse Railroad Museum
Learn about the railroads that shaped and defined our nation and the state of Georgia at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum. There is something available for every age group!
Forsyth Park is located in downtown Savannah. It occupies approximately 30 acres in the historic district, offering a wide range of walking trails and paths, a children’s play area, gardens, tennis and basketball courts and a large, picturesque fountain.
Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace
Learn about Juliette Gordon Low’s private and public life. She was the driving force and brainchild of the Girl Scouts of America. This is one of Savannah’s first National Historic Landmarks.
Battlefield Memorial Park
This park marks the place where approximately 800 troops died or were wounded. Across the street from the Savannah History Museum, Battlefield Memorial Park presents visitors with a memorial to those who fought in the second bloodiest battle of the American Revolution.
Visit the Owens-Thomas House if you are into architecture. Considered by many to be one of the best examples of English regency architecture in America, the house is an example of one of the nation’s first professionally trained architects.
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
View models of famous ships that traveled between England and the Americas during the 18th and 19th centuries. Founded in 1966, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum showcases ship models, paintings and maritime antiques.
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