Things to Do in Savannah
The riverside city of Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia. It was settled in 1733 by the British colonists, under the leadership of General James Oglethorpe and Colonel William Bull. Today, Savannah is one of the few cities in the American South to retain its antebellum aesthetic and architecture, and also has one of the largest historic districts in the country.
Savannah shot to fame with the bestselling book and subsequent movie 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' by John Berendt. Savannah’s oak-lined boulevards, colonial mansions and relaxed, laidback vibe has earned it the distinction of being one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Read on to discover the best things to do in Savannah and find out how you can make the most of your next getaway to this beautiful city.
Wormsloe Plantation Historic Site
Located on the picture-perfect 'Isle of Hope', the site is one of the most photographed spots in Savannah. The site preserves a part of the former Wormsloe Plantation, which was once established by one of Georgia's colonial founders - Noble Jones. The site has a beautiful 1.5-mile oak avenue, the ruins of Mr. Jones's fortified house, a museum and demonstration area dedicated to scenes from the daily Colonial life.
Look out for the 'Wattle-and-Daub hut' and the small outbuildings that recreate the living conditions of Jones's marines and slaves. There is also a short interpretative trail near the museum, which guides visitors past prints of wildlife and birds by Mark Catesby - the renowned 18th Century naturalist.