Historic District, Savannah

Historic District, Savannah

The Savannah Historic District is a large urban U.S. historic district that roughly corresponds to the city limits of Savannah, Georgia, prior to the American Civil War. The area was declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1966, and is one of the largest districts of its kind in the United States.

Each year, the Savannah Historic District attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century architecture and green spaces. The district includes the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, see Juliette Gordon Low Historic District), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South's first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (the oldest African American Baptist congregation in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third-oldest synagogue in America), the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America), the old Colonial Cemetery, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and Old Harbor Light.[4][5]

Other buildings in the district include the Isaiah Davenport House, the Green-Meldrim House, the Owens-Thomas House, the William Scarbrough House, and the United States Customhouse. Notable green spaces in the district include Savannah's 22 shaded squares, the 30-acre Forsyth Park (at the southern limit of the district), and Emmet Park (near the city's riverfront).
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Historic District on Map

Sight Name: Historic District
Sight Location: Savannah, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Savannah, Georgia

Create Your Own Walk in Savannah

Create Your Own Walk in Savannah

Creating your own self-guided walk in Savannah is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historic Houses Walking Tour

Historic Houses Walking Tour

Many of the most famous historic houses in Georgia are here in Savannah. They provide great examples of breathtaking architecture that spans two centuries. Take this tour and view all the secrets and beauty of the Neo-Gothic, English Regency, and Victorian mansions that help make Savannah such an interesting and vibrant city today!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Museums and Art Galleries Self-guided Tour

Museums and Art Galleries Self-guided Tour

Savannah is filled with southern charm and has a delightful combination of natural and man-made beauty. Explore some of these treasures by visiting some of Savannah's impressive museums. Check out the following self-guided tour for some of the most interesting museums and art galleries Savannah has to offer!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Specialty Shops Self-Guided Tour

Specialty Shops Self-Guided Tour

Shopping is a pleasure for people who rate highly spending their money on high-quality products. That's why the specialty shops of Savannah provide such an attractive offer. Take this walking tour and delight in purchasing Savannah's most unique merchandise. Shop 'til you drop!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
River Street Shopping Self-Guided Tour

River Street Shopping Self-Guided Tour

The story of Savannah's River Street begins in 1733 with General James Edward Oglethorpe, who landed on the bank of the Savannah River and founded the American colony of Georgia. Today cobble-stoned River Street serves as a wonderful place that caters to a variety of interests. Marketplaces, stores, galleries... This walking tour will let you enjoy watching the ships and boats in the harbor...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles
African-American Heritage Self-Guided Tour

African-American Heritage Self-Guided Tour

The majority of the population in Savannah is African-American. They make up approximately 60 percent of the residents of the city. And, of course, their importance in Savannah's history is enormous. They have left a great heritage in culture, politics and art. Don't miss the chance to visit such significant places as the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum and St. Phillips Monumental...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles
Family Entertainment Self-Guided Tour

Family Entertainment Self-Guided Tour

If you are looking for a nice walking tour for your entire family, there are many interesting places for a family to visit in Savannah. Together you can visit the perfect mixture of beautiful parks, historic monuments, galleries and other interesting and informative places. And, of course, the tour includes a couple of nice surprises for your children!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles