We created this page to help guests plan a great celebration while visiting historic Savannah. We’ll offer you some local tips on the best places to watch the fireworks and celebrate America’s Birthday!
“We offer local tips on the best places to watch the fireworks and celebrate America’s Birthday”
Old Town Trolley of Savannah will be open on the 4th of July operating a regular schedule of tours. We hope you take advantage of our top-rated sightseeing tour to see the best attractions and enjoy all the Independence Day decorations in Savannah. Our trolley can take you to almost every 4th of July Celebration around the city allowing you to hop on and off to enjoy the best of the best.
*Bring out of town guests for a great trolley tour and get your ticket for free. Savannah Residents Receive Free Admission for Old Town Trolley Savannah with a full paying adult guest. Sign up for our Hometown Pass program today.
One of the most popular destinations in Savannah is River Street. On July 4th, celebrate Independence Day with live entertainment, games, contests and food. The fireworks show will commence at 9pm and it promises to be one of the best in Savannah. This is Trolley Stop #10.
For a patriotic 4th of July celebration, grab the kids and head to Fort McAllister State Historic Park. This place is listed on the United States Register of Historic Places and is not only a scenic park and campgrounds, but also an authentic Civil War site. There’s a museum that features Civil War artifacts, the fort itself, cannons, bombproof barracks, the last earthwork fortification of the confederacy and more. On the 4th, pack food and drinks and plan to spend the day. The kids (and the grownups) will get a real kick out of cannon and musket firing demonstrations, sack races, egg tosses, tug-of-wars, watermelon cutting and seed spitting contests, wheelbarrow races and even Civil War style baseball.
Enjoy the unique opportunity to view the fireworks from the water for the Savannah 4th of July Celebration. Limited tickets are available for about $30. The 90 minute cruise features a DJ, cash bar and a great outdoor deck to view the fireworks show on the river.
Several of the islands, including Hilton Head and Tybee, have their own 4th of July celebrations. However, many of them can be difficult to access because of traffic. If you are staying in the Savannah Metro area, it is best to celebrate downtown and skip the holiday traffic to the islands.