Savannah

Discover Southern hospitality and the enchanting soul of Savannah

The city of Savannah, Georgia, the largest city and the county seat of Chatham County, Georgia, was established in 1733 and was the first colonial and state capital of Georgia. It is known as Georgia's first planned city and attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city's architecture and historic structures such as the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South's first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest black Baptist congregations in the United States), Congregation Mickve Israel (the third-oldest synagogue in America), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America). Today, Savannah's downtown area is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States (designated in 1966).

Plan a day trip to Savannah, just an hour from Hilton Head Island.  Visit beautiful Forsyth Park and Bonaventure Cemetery, featured in the 1994  novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, later made into a movie directed by Clint Eastwood.  Take a ghost tour, dine to your heart's delight, visit the riverfront.  There's so much to enjoy in Savannah!