Things To Do
Oatland Island Education Center
711 Sandtown Road
Savannah GA 31410
Oatland Island Education Center 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
Tybee Mountain Water Park/Mini Golf
1508 Butler Avenue
Tybee Island GA 31328
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.
A unique candelight stroll through the dark mysterious streets of
Skidaway Marine Science Complex
Skidaway Island GA 31411
Skidaway Marine Science Complex is an oceanographic center 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.
Savannah Science Museum
4405 Paulsen Street
Savannah GA 31405
Bring the family for a day of exploration and discovery at the Savannah
Science Museum. The museum features special exhibits geared towards
Old Fort Jackson-Coastal
1 Fort Jackson Rd
Owens-Thomas House Museum
124 Abercorn St
Designed by the renowned English architect William Jay. The Owens-Thomas
House Mueum 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 molding,
half-moon arches, stained-glass panels, and Duncan Phyfe furniture.
Savannah History Museum
303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
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
Ships Of The Sea
41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Savannah's only maritime museum. ship models are on display, including
steamships, a nuclear-powered ship (the Savannah), China clippers with
their sails unfurled, and Columbus's ships. Open to the public 10 am to
Colonial Park Cemetery
Oglethorpe and Abercorn Sts.
The park is the final resting place for Savannahians from 1750 to 1853.
Shaded pathways lace through the cemetery, and you may want to stroll
through and read some of the old inscriptions. There are several
historical plaques to look at, one of which marks the grave of Button
Gwinnett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
14 W. Macon St.
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. The house was bought in 1892
by Judge Peter Meldrim, whose heirs sold it to St. John's Episcopal
Church, for it's parish house. 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.
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.
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.
Jefferson at W St Julian St
City Market is a four-block courtyard featuring 9 restaurants, 15 shops,
8 art galleries, 23 artists studios, historic tours and 250 years of
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
222 E. Harris St.
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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