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Savannah, Georgia

On November 17, 1732, James Edward Oglethorpe and 113 colonists left England for America. They came to establish the colony of Georgia. In January 1733, after the ship "Ann" made land in South Carolina, Oglethorpe sailed south to identify the present historic district of Savannah as the area for the new colony.
Savannah is a small, historic city. Thanks to civil engineer, William Bull, the city was laid out as 4 squares, with 8 blocks around each. By 1851, the city had expanded to 24 squares. This well laid out plan makes it easy to walk, see and experience Savannah. The buildings around each square have been preserved well, with extreme care taken to maintain the look and feel of the 18th and 19th century.
The Savannah Historic district is a National Historic Landmark and there is plenty to see. The Savannah river provides a natural border to South Carolina and adds beauty to Savannah, while enabling the city to be one of the biggest ports.
Savannah is a perfect place to spend two to three days. There is also the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (click here) nearby and is worth a visit.
Talmadge Bridge, Savannah River
Talmadge Bridge, Savannah River
Talmadge Bridge, Savannah river and port
Talmadge Bridge, Savannah river and port
Westin Savannah Hotel, Savannah River, Hutchison Island
Westin Savannah Hotel, Savannah River, Hutchison Island
Westin Savannah Hotel, Savannah River
Westin Savannah Hotel, Savannah River
Duck on the Savannah river
Duck on the Savannah river
Savannah River
Savannah River
Container ship, Savannah River
Container ship, Savannah River
Georgia Queen, Riverboat Company, Savannah River
Georgia Queen, Riverboat Company, Savannah River
Georgia Queen, Riverboat Company, Savannah River
Georgia Queen, Riverboat Company, Savannah River
Forsyth Park
Forsyth Park
Emmett Park, River Street
Emmett Park, River Street
Victorian District, Painted ladies row homes
Victorian District, Painted ladies row homes
Armstrong Mansion, 1919, Gaston Street
Armstrong Mansion, 1919, Gaston Street
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1819, Telfair Square
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1819, Telfair Square
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1819, Telfair Square
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1819, Telfair Square
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1819, Telfair Square
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1819, Telfair Square
Hamilton Turner House, 1873, Lafayette Square
Hamilton Turner House, 1873, Lafayette Square
Massie Heritage Center, Calhoun Square
Massie Heritage Center, Calhoun Square
Louisa Porter Home, Location of the first girl scout meeting
Louisa Porter Home, Location of the first girl scout meeting
Owens-Thomas House, 1819, Oglethorpe Square
Owens-Thomas House, 1819, Oglethorpe Square
Owens-Thomas House, 1819, Oglethorpe Square
Owens-Thomas House, 1819, Oglethorpe Square
US Courthouse, 1898, Wright Square
US Courthouse, 1898, Wright Square
SCAD Poetter Hall
SCAD Poetter Hall
United States Customs House
United States Customs House
Ellis Square
Ellis Square
Historic River Street
Historic River Street
Savannah Cotton Exchange, 1887
Savannah Cotton Exchange, 1887
Johnson Square Business Center, Originally Savannah Bank and Trust center
Johnson Square Business Center, Originally Savannah Bank and Trust center
Flannery O'Connor House, Lafayette Square
Flannery O'Connor House, Lafayette Square
Andaz Savannah, Ellis Square
Andaz Savannah, Ellis Square
Door, Savannah Cotton Exchange, 1887
Door, Savannah Cotton Exchange, 1887
Windows, Armstrong Mansion, 1919, Gaston Street
Windows, Armstrong Mansion, 1919, Gaston Street
Windows, Gryphon Tea Room, Scottish Rite Temple, 1912
Windows, Gryphon Tea Room, Scottish Rite Temple, 1912
Window, Old Sorrel-Weed House, 1840, Charles B. Cluskey architect
Window, Old Sorrel-Weed House, 1840, Charles B. Cluskey architect
Windows, Savannah
Windows, Savannah
Windows, Savannah
Windows, Savannah
Door, Savannah
Door, Savannah
Door, Independent Presbyterian Church, 1889, Chippewa Square
Door, Independent Presbyterian Church, 1889, Chippewa Square
Window and pineapple, Savannah
Window and pineapple, Savannah
Door, Savannah
Door, Savannah
Door, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1848
Door, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1848
Door, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Door, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Door, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Door, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Porches, Jones Street
Porches, Jones Street
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Stained Glass Window, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Stained Glass Window, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Stained Glass Window, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Stained Glass Window, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Stained Glass Window, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Stained Glass Window, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Stained Glass Window, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Stained Glass Window, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Stained Glass Window, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Stained Glass Window, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Stained Glass Window, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Stained Glass Window, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Priest, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Priest, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Angel, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Angel, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Nativity scene, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Nativity scene, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Candle holder, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Candle holder, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 1873-1896, Lafayette Square
Temple Mickve Israel, 1878, Monterey Square
Temple Mickve Israel, 1878, Monterey Square
Independent Presbyterian Church, 1889, Chippewa Square
Independent Presbyterian Church, 1889, Chippewa Square
First African Baptist Church, 1859, Franklin Square
First African Baptist Church, 1859, Franklin Square
City Hall, 1905
City Hall, 1905
City Hall, 1905
City Hall, 1905
City Hall, 1905
City Hall, 1905
Leopold's icecream
Leopold's icecream
Historic Savannah Horse carriage tours
Historic Savannah Horse carriage tours
Old Savannah Trolley Tours
Old Savannah Trolley Tours
Trolley tours
Trolley tours
Trolley Tours
Trolley Tours
The Waving Girl Statue, 1972, Florence Martus
The Waving Girl Statue, 1972, Florence Martus
Olympic Yatching Cauldron, 1996 Olympic Games
Olympic Yatching Cauldron, 1996 Olympic Games
Confederate Monument, 1874, Forsyth Park
Confederate Monument, 1874, Forsyth Park
The African American Monument, 2002
The African American Monument, 2002
Man reading a magazine, statue, Ellis Square
Man reading a magazine, statue, Ellis Square
The Royal Shaft, IRS building
The Royal Shaft, IRS building
World War II Memorial, A World Apart
World War II Memorial, "A World Apart"
Haitian Monument, Siege of Savannah, 1779
Haitian Monument, Siege of Savannah, 1779
Antique Savannah bench
Antique Savannah bench
Lowell Mason House
Lowell Mason House
Wrought Iron fence, Andrew Low House, 1848
Wrought Iron fence, Andrew Low House, 1848
City Hall Landing fountain
City Hall Landing fountain
Bridge, Factors Walk
Bridge, Factors Walk
Plants, Telfair Square
Plants, Telfair Square
Berries, Telfair Square
Berries, Telfair Square
Spanish Moss
Spanish Moss
Spanish Moss
Spanish Moss
Spanish Moss on an Oak tree
Spanish Moss on an Oak tree
Roses, new and old
Roses, new and old
Forsyth Park
Forsyth Park
Forsyth Dummy Fort Complex, 1915, Forsyth Park
Forsyth Dummy Fort Complex, 1915, Forsyth Park
Forsyth Fountain, 1858, Forsyth Park
Forsyth Fountain, 1858, Forsyth Park
Forsyth Fountain, Forsyth Park
Forsyth Fountain, Forsyth Park
Gargoyle, Savannah
Gargoyle, Savannah
Cannon guarding the beginning of Ogeechee road
Cannon guarding the beginning of Ogeechee road
Washington's Guns, George and Martha, 1791
Washington's Guns, George and Martha, 1791
Colonial Park Cemetery
Colonial Park Cemetery
Colonial Park Cemetery, Oak tree with Gray Spanish Moss
Colonial Park Cemetery, Oak tree with Gray Spanish Moss
Burial plot given to the Savannah Jewish Community by Oglethorpe
Burial plot given to the Savannah Jewish Community by Oglethorpe
Bells in every Square, used to ring to alert of fires
Bells in every Square, used to ring to alert of fires
City Exchange Fire Bell, 1802
City Exchange Fire Bell, 1802
Old telephone
Old telephone
Fried Green tomatoes
Fried Green tomatoes
Pistachio soup
Pistachio soup
Grits and collards
Grits and collards