Savannah is a city filled with southern charm. You could easily spend weeks seeing all the different attractions and sights. This is why I thought I would help you out a little because I know you simply do not have the time to take weeks off from your busy job. I have discovered a few gems that you simply must see when you are on vacation in Savannah with your family. The best part is you can easily fit all these places into the few days, or a week, that you have scheduled to make those precious family vacation memories.
Best Places to See in Savannah
There are twenty-two squares in Savannah, so I understand if you simply cannot see them all. But you must take the time to see Chippewa Square. This square has always been popular, but it gained fame after being included in the movie, Forrest Gump. This square was designed in 1815 and it is home to the historic Savannah Theatre, which is one of the oldest theaters in the country.
Tybee Island Lighthouse
The Tybee Island Lighthouse dates back to 1736. The tower of the lighthouse is 145 feet tall. There are three Light Keeper’s Cottages near the lighthouse, as well as a Summer Kitchen that was constructed back in 1812. You will find many archeological items within the Summer Kitchen. In addition to seeing the buildings mentioned above, you will also want to see the Tybee Museum in Battery Garland.
Fort Pulaski is a mason fortification that is located on Cockspur Island. While this fort was used during the Civil War, it was also used as a prisoner of war camp. You can take one of the guided tours during your visit or you can simply start wandering around on your own. There are eleven different stops in all, but the ones you should pay the most attention to include the Visitor Center, Cemetery, John Wesley Monument, Contraband Camp, North Pier, and the Cockspur Island Lighthouse.
The Bonaventure Cemetery is located on the Bonaventure Plantation. While this was originally a private cemetery in 1846, it became public in 1907. There are many notable people buried in this cemetery, but many tourists also visit for the architecture and sculptures, as well as the old trees that line the roads. This cemetery was also featured in the book, and eventually movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Christ Church was established back in 1733 and it is often referred to as the Mother Church of Georgia. Worships are held in this church on Sundays, as well as Wednesdays. However, as with every other church, you are always welcomed to enter at any time.
These are the best places to see in Savannah and they must be on your itinerary during your visit. I can help you add these to your list of things to do, in addition to all the other items that pique your interest. Call me today and let me know what your family enjoys, so I can create the perfect southern vacation for you!