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It’s not a secret that the city of Savannah is full of rich, intriguing history. Over the years, Savannah has evolved into the beautiful city it is today. From fascinating museums to traditional cuisine, there is something in this southern city for everyone. One fantastic thing to see while in Savannah is The Harper Fowlkes House. We here at Presidents’ Quarters Inn love nothing more than the exciting history of our city, and we want you to experience the best of it when you come to visit. Here are a few things to know about The Harper Fowlkes House and The Society of the Cincinnati! The history of The Harper … Continue reading
In the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the Historic District of Savannah is full of cobblestone streets, magnificent gardens, and oak-shaded parks sprinkled with Spanish moss. Buzzing with art, culture, festivals, live theater, outdoor cafes, and gourmet restaurants, this true southern city will win your heart over! Savannah is a great place to live and visit throughout the year! For the visitors wishing to learn more about the roots of the city, Savannah Historic District is the best place to start your adventure! We at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn have written this guide so that you can experience the area to its fullest! … Continue reading
Do you like to vacation in colorful historic cities? Savannah will not disappoint! This beautiful city predates the Revolutionary War! It was founded in 1733 by James Oglethorpe, who arrived from England with 114 settlers. According to the Georgia Historical Society, their aim was to increase trade and navigation and also to act as a buffer between Florida, which was controlled by the Spanish, and the rest of the northern English colonies during the Spanish War. The name Savannah was actually said to be derived from either the Sawana people, who lived in this region, or the Shawnee word for the Savannah River. Oglethorpe designed this city in twenty four … Continue reading