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Things To Do In The Summer

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Cool Things To Do In Savannah During The Summer

Enjoy the warm southern hospitality that Savannah is famous for – but do it while beating the summer heat. There are so many cool things to do in Georgia’s first city, including exquisite architecture, historic points of interest, attractions and tons of natural beauty. You can see many of the city’s most popular places while staying cool this summer.

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Take a Trolley Tour

Old Town Trolley has been entertaining visitors to Savannah for over 30 years, and while you’re aboard their open-air trolley, the breezes keep you cool. Plus, you’re not driving around in your car, looking for parking and getting in and out of your car at dozens of different attractions. The tour is one of the most comprehensive sightseeing excursions available, showing you more than 100 of Savannah’s best points of interest including the Andrew Low House, the Cathedral of St. John, the Kehoe House, Forsyth Park, River Street and more.

The onboard guides are funny and knowledgeable so you learn a lot about the city’s history while being entertained. The tour also allows you to get off and on and linger at any of its 16 stops as long and as much as you want.

American Prohibition Museum & Speakeasy

picture showing wood and brick wall, a door with the word 'saloon' above it, two boards blocking door and a sign that reads 'closed for violation of national prohibition act by order of United States District Court'

Located in Savannah’s popular City Market, the American Prohibition Museum is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. Highlighting an era of gangsters, rum runners, and flappers, the museum brings the Roaring Twenties to life with over 20 intoxicating exhibits and an authentic speakeasy. Featuring 21st century technology and immersive displays, the museum takes guests on a journey through the past to the early 1900s when anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and America’s struggle with alcohol was brought to light.

  • Not Your Average “Dry” Museum – step back in time to a wild era of flappers, bootlegging, and gangsters.
  • Learn the history behind the iconic V8 and how it led to the birth of NASCAR.
  • Explore the stories of Al Capone, Scarface, and the other historical gangsters of Prohibition.
  • View confiscated items from mobsters and 200+ Prohibition-Era artifacts.
  • Discover why Savannah was referred to as the “Bootleg Spigot of the South.”
  • Slip into our Speakeasy to enjoy authentic craft cocktails.
  • Zagat rated Congress Street Up Speakeasy “One Of The Hottest Bars In Savannah.”

Trolley Stop #7 and #8: Telfair Museums

Located in the historic district, this Museum is actually three different ones and an excellent way to spend the day while in Savannah. The museums include the Telfair Museum of Art, the Owens-Thomas House, and the Jepson Center for the Arts. Art enthusiasts, history buffs and anyone who enjoys observing great works of art will enjoy all of these museums. The Telfair is home to more than 4,500 works of art from US and international artists, fine arts, period furniture, decorative arts and more. The Jepson is one of the most modern facilities of its kind – showcasing photography, unique exhibitions and various artistic displays.

Tour all the Telfair Museums to stay cool while viewing extraordinary displays.

Trolley Stop #3: Sorrel-Weed House

Considered one of the most haunted places in Savannah, the Sorrel-Weed House was built in 1840 and is a state landmark. It is a beautiful example of Greek Revival architecture and one of the many that can be seen throughout the city. You can take a tour of this historic building and learn about its intriguing past while you’re staying cool from the summer sun.

Georgia State Railroad Museum

This is a great place for both kids and adults to enjoy. It is the oldest and largest existing 19th century railroad operations complex in the nation, with construction dating back to the 1850’s. There are permanent exhibits and a roundhouse with an operating turntable. You’ll also see steam and diesel locomotives, rail cars, steam powered machinery, model railroads and much more.

Keep your cool in Savannah this summer!

Whether you choose to take a tour, hit the museums or visit some of the historic houses in the city, there is something for everyone in Savannah. Even when it’s hot outside, Savannah is still one of the coolest places to visit.

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