The Savannah Historic District is one of the largest in America. In addition, Savannah also boasts 4 other historic districts, which together, exude a sense of southern hospitality and civil war era ambience. Whenever visiting Savannah you are immediately transported to the time of the “Old South.” Take a look at some of the most recommend Historical Attractions in Savannah.
Colonial Park Cemetery - 1750
Trolley Stop #4
It doesn’t get any older than the colonial burying ground at the corner of Abercorn and Oglethorpe Street. The cemetery was closed for burials before the Civil War even started! Many colonial politicians, governors, and dignitaries were buried here. Many people believe it is haunted and it is a great place for nightly ghost tours.
Fort Jackson - 1812
Trolley Stop #9 - Then 3.3 mile Taxi Ride
Although it’s located outside the city, this historic Fort is a very cool place to visit while you’re in Savannah. The fort was built to protect Savannah from British and French troops during the War of 1812. It is named after Colonel James Jackson who accepted the surrender of Great Britain at Savannah towards the close of the revolution.
Owens Thomas House - 1819
Trolley Stop #5
Savannah has a vast inventory of colonial homes that have been restored to their original luster. Some architectural design styles include Greek Revival, English Regency, and Victorian. The Owens-Thomas House is said to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America. Check out the beautiful garden, impeccably kept interior, and horse stables.
Sorrel-Weed House - 1840
Trolley Stop #3
Another very popular historic home in Savannah is the Sorrel-Weed House. Probably best known for its “haunted” tours, this is a great example of Greek Revival/Regency architecture. General Robert E. Lee and W.T. Sherman were guests of this very exclusive southern mansion.
Savannah History Museum - 1860
Trolley Stop #1
This museum displays more than 10,000 artifacts from Savannah history and sits inside the old Central of Georgia Railway passenger shed. Learn about all the Savannah Historic Sites and see some really cool collections of Savannah history. Check out Forest Gump’s Bench, Juliette Gordon Lowe’s carriage and several railway exhibits.
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - 1876
Trolley Stop #4
Experience immaculate religious architectural detail throughout the interior of the French Gothic Style Cathedral. Thousands of visitors each year take part in visiting one of the great Roman Catholic Churches of the South. The stained-glass windows and delicate sanctuary arches are some of the most compelling aspects of the design.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of the most sacred Historical Savannah Attractions.