The coastal city of Savannah is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. It’s known for manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages, and antebellum architecture. As the oldest city in the state of Georgia, its historic district is filled with cobblestoned squares and parks such as Forsyth Park shaded by oak trees covered with Spanish moss. At the center of this picturesque district is the iconic, Gothic-Revival Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Download the Savannah Travel Guide and Offline Map to help you on your visit to Savannah.
1. Forsyth Park
In the historic district of Savannah, you'll find the Forsyth Park. The large city park of 30 acres contains walking paths, a café, a children's play area, a Fragrant Garden for the blind, a large fountain, tennis courts, basketball courts, areas for soccer and Frisbee, and home field for Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club. Standing in the middle of Forsyth Park with the pathway wrapping around it lies the Confederate Memorial Statue.
2. Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
The church was dedicated on its current site on April 30, 1876. A fire in 1898 destroyed much of the structure. It was rebuilt quickly and re-opened in 1900. The Cathedral represents historically noteworthy architecture as well as over a century of faith and civic traditions in Savannah. The Cathedral is open to the community of Savannah as well as to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Cathedral remains in the top 10 historic sites to visit in the United States.
3. Savannah Historic District
The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, The Historic District of Savannah is more than twenty city squares filled with picturesque cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, and oak-shaded parks drizzling with silvery Spanish Moss. It's abuzz with art, culture, festivals, concerts, live theater, outdoor cafes, gourmet restaurants, and true Southern hospitality. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and around its museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary & Civil War eras.
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