Visit the Savannah History Museum

Savannah History MuseumThe beautiful southern city of Savannah is overflowing with rich, intriguing history. From the old cobblestone streets to gorgeous century old houses, Savannah is any history buff’s paradise. There is no better way to experience the city’s past than by visiting the Savannah History Museum. The Museum is the best place to start your history tour of Savannah. When you come to stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, you will have the opportunity to visit the fascinating museum and gain a better understanding of the area’s history and culture. Here are a few things to know before you visit the Savannah History Museum.

Located within the historic Central of Georgia Railway train shed, the Savannah History Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the city’s past, starting in 1733. With exhibits illustrating the American Revolution and Civil War, to the industrial Revolution and beyond, the Museum is packed full of fantastic information. The exhibits also highlight the City’s musical, cultural, and artistic contributions. The museum also displays items from the past generation. Visitors can view the bench used in the Forrest Gump movie as well as Johnny Mercer’s Oscar and Grammy Awards, and they can celebrate over 100 years of Girl Scouting.

The Savannah History Museum is situated on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday through Sunday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. The admission fee for an adult is $7 and $4 for a child ages 2 to 12.

Adjacent to the Savannah History Museum is the Battlefield Memorial Park. On October 9, 1779, more than 8,000 troops of three armies fought during the American Revolution Battle of Savannah. The Battlefield Memorial Park is a memorial for those who fought in the second bloodiest battle of the American Revolution, and it marks where 800 troops were wounded or died. Take time to wander through this beautiful park and honor the men who fought in the battle.

This small but historical place offers an in-depth tour of the past, which is given by friendly and informed guides. For the best experience, take time to stop and read the details on the exhibits. The newest addition to the Savannah History Museum is the “Women of Merit: Featuring Juliette Gordon Low and The Girls Scouts” exhibit. Celebrate Girl Scouts by visiting this excellent exhibit during your visit!

 

While planning your visit to the Savannah History Museum, make sure to find the perfect place to stay during your time in the city. Staying at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn allows guests to experience the history of the city and the Inn itself. This historic boutique hotel in Savannah provides all the personal touches and amenities associated with a bed and breakfast. Nestled in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, the Presidents’ Quarters Inn is ideally located for guests to learn more about the history of Savannah without having to go far. In addition to its superior location, the Presidents’ Quarters Inn offers guests 16 luxurious accommodations from which to choose. Every morning of your stay, we serve you a full southern breakfast before you hit the town. We hope to see you soon!

 

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