River Street Shopping Self-Guided Tour (Self Guided), Savannah

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 all while shopping!
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River Street Shopping Self-Guided Tour Map

Guide Name: River Street Shopping Self-Guided Tour
Guide Location: USA » Savannah (See other walking tours in Savannah)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles
Author: hollyg
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • River Street Sweets
  • True Grits
  • Gallery 209
  • Savannah's Candy Kitchen
  • River Street Market Place
  • Savannah T's Outlet
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River Street Sweets

1) River Street Sweets

River Street Sweets is probably the best candy and sweets store in all of Georgia. There is so much candy to choose from that you can easily get lost in the rows. Sweets's baked goods and ice creams are also all extremely tasty, so save room to try some!

Hours: Daily: 9 am- 11 pm.
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True Grits

2) True Grits

True Grits is a beautiful and cozy store that will delight you with items pertaining to the history of the South. It has an amazing collection of Civil War artifacts for you to admire! There is also nautical art and other valuable artifacts available at the store.
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Gallery 209

3) Gallery 209

Gallery 209 opened in 1976 and holds a unique collection of sculptures, paintings, gold and silver jewelry, and pottery made by Savannah artists. The Cotton Warehouse, built in the 1820s, serves as the gallery's home. The gallery also holds limited-edition reproductions for true connoisseurs of art.

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
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Savannah's Candy Kitchen

4) Savannah's Candy Kitchen

Savannah's Candy Kitchen is the largest candy and sweets shop in all of the South! The Candy Kitchen will surprise you by making some of the candy in front of your very eyes. The store has a great selection, and you are guaranteed to not leave disappointed!
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River Street Market Place

5) River Street Market Place (must see)

Home of Savannah's riverfront district, this street, which meanders along the scenic Savannah River, is the heart of Savannah's vibrant nightlife, with an exciting assortment of bars, restaurants, & nightclubs. The beautifully preserved historic riverwalk boasts colonial architecture, stunning views of the river and historic landmarks and monuments. During the day, you can stroll along the riverfront, enjoying shops and eateries, wander through the open-air market or check out the indoor market, with lots of artisan stalls. Definitely, a nice area to spend time during the day or evening.

Why You Should Visit:
There is a food or snack selection for everybody and if you’re in the market for affordable souvenirs, this is the place.

Tip:
Check out the delicious candy shops and the honey store, as they are among the highlights.
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Savannah T's Outlet

6) Savannah T's Outlet

Savannah T's Outlet is a unique shop that offers not only a large assortment of T-shirts, but also high-quality souvenirs and handicrafts. Here you can also find wonderful handcrafted Sheila Houses that will please both kids and adults.

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