The Savannah Historic District’s allure pulls you in the moment you arrive. The cobblestone streets, magnificent gardens, inspiring architecture, and oak-shaded parks draped in Spanish moss create a romantic, almost magical feel to this portion of the southern city. Whether you are looking to learn about Savannah’s unique history or find some memorabilia at a boutique, Savannah Historic District has it all. Spend a day learning, shopping, and touring in the largest National Historic Landmark District in the U.S.!
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What to Do in the Savannah Historic District
Take a Tour
The best way to start off a Savannah vacation is to take one of the many Historic Savannah Tours. Dive into Savannah’s rich history with a variety of narrated excursions. For visitors short on time or are just looking for a quick overview, the Express Trolley Tour or Savannah Stroll Walking Tour give you a glimpse into what Savannah’s history entails. If you have ample time, you can spend the entire day exploring the Savannah Historic District by traveling to the trolley’s 15 stops. The area includes more than 20 city squares filled with museums, mansions, churches, monuments, and famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras to explore!
Stroll Through Forsyth Park
A 30-acre park adds to the charm of the Savannah Historic District. Forsyth Park provides a wide range of walking trails and paths, contains a children’s play area, tennis courts, and basketball courts. It also contains a famous and unique cast iron fountain. Both locals and visitors frequent the park to sit on its benches and enjoy the fresh air. A farmer’s market takes place every Saturday as well as concerts periodically throughout the season. Bask in Savannah’s sunlight as you take a stroll through this historical landmark!
Savannah Historic District Shopping
The Savannah Historic District is filled with unique shops, boutiques, and galleries perfect to find some unique memorabilia for your visit. You could spend an entire day on the historic and famous River Street. The street was abandoned in the 1800s but has since been restored into the beauty that it is today. You can find just about anything in the quaint shops, galleries, and restaurants that line the cobblestone road.
The City Market is four blocks of open-air market. The market was originally founded in the 1700s as a place to sell seafood and horses. Today, its renovated warehouses are home to shops selling goods like fine art, accessories, hand-crafted jewelry, Savannah candy, and more. Take a step back in time as you stroll through the historic City Market.
Dine in Style
Some of the best restaurants in Savannah are located in the Savannah Historic District. Savannah itself has earned a reputation as having some of the best dining options in the South. Discover unique flavors with a blend of traditional and contemporary dishes. With the hundreds of eateries around, you are sure to find plenty of options!
Stay in the Savannah Historic District at President’s Quarters Inn
If you are looking to continue your exploration of the Savannah Historic District, look no further than our bed and breakfast. Nestled in the heart of the historic district, President’s Quarters Inn has an exclusive location that is only steps away from many great sights, activities, and attractions. Relax in one of our comfortable rooms, then wake up to a gourmet breakfast prepared to order. See you soon in the Savannah Historic District!