Welcome to Georgia, State of Adventure.
Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia. Founded in 1733 by Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe
, Savannah is a city rich in history and historic locations including the National Civil War Monument Park, Fort Pulaski
For your local strolling pleasure, Savannah offers blocks of water-front shopping on River Street
, with a large City Market
shopping area nearby. Additionally, in the Historic District, there are about 24 beautiful public squares, each surrounded by fabulous antebellum homes. The South end of the Historic District is bordered by the spacious Forsyth Park
which contains Savannah's iconic fountain. Many of the local historic homes in Savannah have been converted to museums and Inns and are open to the public.
A few local facts: Savannah is a port city situated on the Savannah River about 15 miles west of Tybee Island
and the Atlantic Ocean. Recent Census data shows the local population in the Savannah-Chatham County area to be about 265,128. Located 10 miles east of I-95
, Savannah is a convenient stopover for coastal travelers. Savannah is home to multiple local schools of higher learning, including the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Technical Institute, Savannah State University, Armstrong State University, and South University. Savannah is the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low
, founder of the Girl Scouts.
Savannah is proud to be "Smoke-Free" thanks to the local Clean Air Ordinance
which prohibits smoking in any
public place, including offices, bars, and restaurants.
A Final Tip
: Always keep in mind when driving in Savannah that pedestrians in the cross-walk do, by law, have the right-of-way. Please, drive slowly and cautiously, especially around the squares in the Historic District.