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Savannah, one of the most beautiful cities in the US, is known for its classic Southern lifestyles, rich history and magnificent architectures. Made immortal in the movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, the city is famous for its split personality that makes people compare it to a beautiful girl who has a dirty attitude. Savannah is known to revel in its sinful delights as well as its historical importance. As a result, cocktails, late night parties and cheesy grits all go hand in hand with historical landmarks such as the Williams Mercer Home and Bonaventure Cemetery, and no typical Savannah experience is ever complete without exploring the best of both worlds.
The city was founded in the year 1733 as a haven for debtors and as a place where there were no slaves. However, the influx of North Carolina settlers and the growth of plantation agriculture, which was based on slave labour, defeated the entire purpose behind its founding. That being said, the city flourished and soon became a major export centre for cotton and was also famous for its breathtaking beauty, beautiful garden squares and grand architectural styles. The slaves and cotton exports might have long gone, but the beauty and architectural brilliance of yesteryears can be seen even today.
Be it the second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations or the beauty surrounding the city or the curious ghost tales and supposedly haunted sites that attract you to Savannah, one thing is for sure – once you come down to the city for a holiday you’ll never want to leave.
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|1. Davenport House
324 East State Street
|What is it? This beautiful characteristic pink homestead
at the heart of Savannah's historic district was the first of the
city's architectural treasures to be saved for posterity. It was
the threatened demolition of this house that goaded the city's
residents to form a fund to preserve Savannah's historic heritage.
The house was built between 1815 and 1820 by Isaiah Davenport, a
master builder. It features a semi-circular staircase with
wrought-iron trim leading up to the recessed front door. Inside the
polished hardwood floors gleam and the mansion is furnished
befitting the period with Hepplewhite, Chippendale and Sheraton
Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 1pm to 4pm.
Guided tours run every 30 minutes
Phone:(912) 236 8097
|2. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
10 East Oglethorpe Avenue
|What is it? The majestic Regency town house that stands
in Savannah's historic district was the birthplace of Juliette
'Daisy' Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Visitors learn
about the Girl Scouts movement and experience a taste of Victorian
family life. The house, which was built in 1821, is a National
Historic Landmark and is furnished with many original pieces and
also features the artwork of Juliette Gordon
Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm.
Closed first two weeks in January, on Wednesdays from November to
February, and some holidays
Phone:(912) 233 4501
|3. Savannah History Museum
303 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
|What is it? The Savannah History Museum gives an
excellent introduction to the city, its exhibits reflecting the
city's history from her founding to the present day. The museum is
housed in a restored railway station that dates from before the
Civil War and is one of Georgia's 43 National Historic Landmarks.
Beneath the building are the graves of Polish Count Pulaski and his
fellow colonists, killed on this spot in 1779 while trying to drive
off the British soldiers.
Hours of Operation: Daily 8.30am to 5pm weekdays, 9am to 5pm
Phone:(912) 651 6825
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