Inside the rich history and culture of Savannah

Old Fort JacksonWe love welcoming you in a city that is rich in culture and history. While staying at our marina, we hope you will find some time to visit some of these wonderful historical gems within our city, such as Old Fort Jackson (the oldest standing fort in Georgia) or Battlefield Memorial Park (a memorial to the soldiers who fought for the city in 1779). While walking through the city, you will encounter numerous museum homes where you can get introduced to the ways important figures throughout history lived: from Andrew Low (the once wealthiest man in Savannah) to Juliette Gordon Low (the founder of the Girl Scouts of America). The Harper Fowlkes House and the Owens-Thomas House will offer you some of the grandest Southern preservation homes, restored to their old glory. With the important role that transportation has played in Savannah, you can also learn all about its history at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and the Georgia State Railroad Museum. You can enjoy cultural diversity at its fullest in Savannah, through visiting the Jepson Center’s vast contemporary art selection and the Telfair Academy’s exhibition of 19th and 20th centuries of American and European Art.

On the outskirts of Savannah

pin pointThe City of Savannah offers a diverse selection of beautiful and interesting sights from one end to the other, which are all only minutes from Downtown. If you are interested in the Gullah/Geechee history that is so inherent to Savannah’s culture, you can visit the Pin Point Heritage Museum where you can learn all about its heritage or simply enjoy the spectacular water views. The UGA Marine Aquarium and Education Center provides a great overview of the local sea life and Oatland Island offers a close up view of local wildlife.  If you are interested in beautiful blooms, the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens will not disappoint you. At Bethesda Academy, you can learn about the oldest child caring institution in the country as well as visit their brand new Ford Museum; all while being surrounded with sweeping trees. If you want to venture out a little further, you can visit Savannah’s beach community, Tybee Island. About 10 miles outside Savannah, it is a great spot to visit and spend time with the locals in this quaint little town with gorgeous white beaches and high dunes overlooking the ocean.

Family Adventures in Savannah

tybee-islandSavannah loves welcoming families to its city and shows it by offering many family-friendly explorations. Families are guaranteed to have a great time at the Savannah Children’s Museum, located with the Georgia State Railroad Museum, where kids can have wonderful hands-on experiences in the Whimsical Wardrobe, the Sensory Garden, the Book Nook, the giant chess, checkers and other games, as well as the daily led specialty activities. Children can pretend to be a soldier at Old Fort Jackson where they learn how to operate old muskets and watch historical war infantry items at work. The Jepson Center offers a fun and interactive section called ArtZeum, where kids can express their creativity at the glass wall, make 3D art with special magnetic tiles, and create buildings with architectural blocks. Children and families will also have a great time at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, where they will see a wide variety of animals, close-up in the center’s four animal exhibits. Tybee Island with its white sandy beaches, the Cockspur and Tybee Lighthouses, is a guaranteed winner for families – you can even make a stop at Fort Pulaski, a fine example of historic military architecture, on the way there.

Feeling hungry? Savannah can fix that!

Savannah_river_streetSavannah is known for its fantastic food: whether you would like to enjoy some local Georgia shrimp or blue crabs, experience a low country boil or oysters, some local grass feed beef, or even some exquisite pralines or salt water toffee, you can enjoy all of it in Savannah. Savannah is a melting pot for food where you can experience some of the finest dishes of the South, both comfort food as well as fine cuisine are at their best in the Savannah. You can find a great listing for all Savannah restaurants at urbanspoon.