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Savannah Travel Guide

While visiting Savannah be sure to take advantage of all that the city has to offer. The city proudly showcases many fine restaurants, quaint shops and quality museums. Savannah's historic district, beautiful beaches and majestic scenery combine to make any visit to the Hostess City of the South an unforgettable experience.

More attractions in and around Savannah.

Oatland Island Education Centre
Tel: 711 Sandtown Road
Savannah GA 31410
Oatland Island Education Centre is an environmental project operated by the public school system. Nature trails are offered over this 175-acre area. Visitors can observe the ten habitats housing animals indigenous to coastal Georgia. A marsh walkway, marine monitoring station, compass trails and observatories offer a diverse look at nature. Great for a day of exploration!

Tybee Mountain Water Park/Mini Golf
1508 Butler Avenue
Tybee Island GA 31328
Tel: 912-786-5552
Tybee Mountain Water Park/Mini Golf features a 50-foot tower. Families can enjoy the many features of the park including the Olympic size swimming pool, bath house, video arcade, beach shop, concessions and 19 holes of miniature golf.

Hauntings Tour
Chippewa Sq
Savannah, GA
Tel: 912-234-3571
A unique candlelight stroll through the dark mysterious streets of Savannah.

Skid away Marine Science Complex
Mcwhorter Drive
Skidaway Island GA 31411
Tel: 912-356-2496
Skidaway Marine Science Complex is an oceanographic centre located in historic Modena Plantation on Skidaway River. Exhibits include 12-panel, 12,000-gallon aquarium containing flora and fauna of the Atlantic Continental Shelf. The Complex consists of Marine Extension Service and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.

Owens-Thomas House Museum
124 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA
Tel: 912-233-9743
Designed by the renowned English architect William Jay. The Owens-Thomas House Museum is the first Regency mansion in Savannah. Originally built in 1816-1819, the house was built from to stand as an English home. The interior of the house is adorned with Greek-inspired ornamental moulding, half-moon arches, stained-glass panels, and Duncan Phyfe furniture.

Savannah History Museum
303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Savannah, GA
Tel: 912-238-1779
The museum is currently housed in a restored railway station. Exhibits range from old locomotives to a tribute to Savannah-born songwriter Johnny Mercer. The museum is situated on top of the site of the Siege of Savannah.

†Green-Meldrim House
14 W. Macon St.
Tel: 912-233-3845
Designed by New York architect John Norris and built in 1850 for cotton merchant Charles Green, this splendid Gothic Revival mansion cost $90,000 to build--a princely sum back then. Judge Peter Meldrim, whose heirs sold it to St. Johnís Episcopal Church, for its parish house, bought the house in 1892. General Sherman lived here after taking the city in 1864. Sitting on the mansion's Gothic features include a crenellated roof, oriels, and an external gallery with filigreed ironwork. Inside are mantels of Carrara marble, carved black-walnut woodwork, and doorknobs and hinges of either silver plate or porcelain. The house is furnished with donated 16th-, 17th-, and 18th-century antiques, although some original pieces have recently been reacquired.

Isaiah Davenport House
324 E. State St.
Tel: 912-236-8097
This residence was the historic Savannah structure that prompted citizens to focus on restoring the historic area within Savannah's downtown. Master builder Isaiah Davenport built began building his home in 1815 and completing it five years later in1820. The interior of the house contains an impressive array of semicircular stairs with wrought-iron trim, polished hardwood floors, fine woodwork and plasterwork, and a soaring elliptical staircase.

Telfair Mansion and Art Museum
121 Barnard St.
Tel: 912-232-1177
Featured as the oldest public art museum in the Southeast, this structure was designed by William Jay in 1819. The mansion was built for Alexander Telfair and sits across the street from Telfair Square. Contains a vast and impressive collection of artwork and furnishings.

City Market
Jefferson at W St Julian St
Tel: 912-232-4903
City Market is a four-block courtyard featuring 9 restaurants, 15 shops, 8 art galleries, 23 artists studios, historic tours and 250 years of history.

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
222 E. Harris St.
Tel: 912-233-4709
Soaring like a hymn over the city, stand the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The design mimics the French Gothic-style cathedrals, with the characteristic pointed arches and free-flowing traceries. The cathedral retains a very international influence, for it was constructed in 1799 by the French, and most of the cathedral's stained-glass windows were in Austria, and the high altar is made of Italian marble, and the stations of the cross were imported from Munich.

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