Have you been wanting to go to Savannah, Georgia and experience a little bit of the history? There is so much history in Savannah, it’s unbelievable. Everything from National Park Sites to enslaved homes where you can take walking tours of the endless history that occurred there. You could spend all day looking at Savannah Historical Sites.
Savannah Historical Sites and National Park Sites
If this is your first-time visit Savannah (heck even if it’s not!) check out our First Timers Guide to Historic Savannah Georgia It’s full of tips, things, to see, places, to stay and eat and way to save money on your trip and more!
Many tours of historic homes and locations are included in the Savannah Tour Pass. 1 pass to over 30 attractions and you can save over 55% on ticket prices! The pass can be accessed right from your phone alone with maps and guides.
Savannah National Park Sites
These sites are part of the National Park Service so don’t forget to get a stamp for your NPS Passport and also to stop by the visitor center and lets you kids get their National Park Service Junior Ranger Badges.
Fort Pulaski National Park – This fort marks a turning point in history. This fort sits damaged and I love being able to see that very real part of history.
“For much of the 19th century, masonry fortifications were the United States’ main defense against overseas enemies. However, during the Civil War, new technology proved its superiority to these forts. The Union army used rifled cannon and compelled the Confederate garrison inside Fort Pulaski to surrender. The siege was a landmark experiment in the history of military science and invention.”
Fort Frederica National Monument – This one is a drive south of Savannah but pairs it with the National Seashore below and it makes a great day trip and 2 more passport stamps. This was one of the first British colonies in the area and dates back tot he 1700’s
Cumberland Island National Seashore – You do have to take a boat to the Island but there is so much to see from wild horses, to ruins of an old mansion, the museum and so much more.
Other Savannah Historical Sites
Colonial Park Cemetery – This park was Savannah’s main cemetery for almost a century. It may be hard to believe that this cemetery has over 9,000 graves and it’s located right in Savannah’s Historic District.
Owens- Thomas House – You could also go over to the Owens- Thomas House and check out the slave quarters. You will be introduced to the architecture and the Owens family who owned the house for 121 years. Take a tour of this property and you will definitely get taken back into history. Tickets are included in the Savannah Tour Pass
First African Baptist Church – is also something history seekers must check out while in Savannah, Georgia. It is the oldest continuous black church in North America.
Wormsloe Historic Site – Another great historic site Wormsloe is surrounded by live oaks and Spanish moss, Georgia doesn’t get much prettier than this. Here you will find a museum and a theater. This was also marked colonial estate of Noble Jones. You can also enjoy a picnic spot, gravesites, and nature trails.
Forsyth Park – Spend time walking up and down Forsyth Park with the family. This large park actually takes of 30 acres of historic Savannah, Georgia. It’s definitely a park worth checking out.
River Street – This historical street is located on the review (hence the name) it is still paved in bricks, so it’s better to walk it then drive it. THere are many shops and places to eat and of course the historic River Street Inn.
Savannah Historic District – You need to check out the historic district of Savannah, it’s amazing in every day. We took the trolley tour of downtown you can then get on and off the trolley all day but it’s a great way to hear the history and plan out your stops!
Telfair Museums – Get a first glance look at the history of Savannah with these museums.
Skidaway Island Park – Skidaway Island Park is a state park located near Savannah Georgia. It’s also a part of Georgia’s Intracoastal Waterway. All visitors can enjoy the amazing wildlife that comes to visit from deer to fiddler crabs. The 20-foot ground sloth replica is also sure to get your kids’ attention. Skidaway Island Park is a place you can camp with the family and enjoy Georgia’s natural beauty.
Tickets to the 3 houses below are all included in the Savannah Tour Pass
Andrew Low House – The founder of the girl scouts lived here. Learn the history of the Girl Scouts and how it all started here.
Davenport House – This federal style home was built and lived in my master builder Isiah Davenport. Back then your house was the example of your work so he put all the bells and whistles into it. Restored to its natural beauty it’s a site to be seen.
Harper Fowlkes House – This stunning Greek revival was home to Alida Harper who was way ahead of her time. Learn her story and see her amazing home and gardens.
What are your favorite Savannah Historical Sites? Let me know in the comments below.
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