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Ralph Mark Gilbert, a monument to leadership in Savannah; credit Savannah CVB

 

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WELCOME TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
People-scale landscape design, genteel mansions and slower pace are the first Savannah traits that come to mind for visitors, but a sassy, unique character named Lady Chablis also shakes things up ... More

BLACK GENESIS
Remarkably, Savannah was founded in 1733 as a city where slavery was forbidden. That however, only lasted until Georgia law changed in 1750 as the sinful attractiveness of slavery became irresistable to ... More

CULTURAL SITES
Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum covers Savannah's African-American heritage from the earliest years until today. Dr. Gilbert was an orator, pastor of First African Baptist Church, playwright of religious dramas ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
Savannah is a Soul Food and Barbeque town where most of the good dining is had by personal invite to people's homes. But it also has a few Low Country and Creole restaurants ... More

SHOPS and GALLERIES
A number of African arts and crafts dot the local landscape such as Safari International to name but one ... More

AMERICA'S FIRST BLACK BAPTIST CHURCH
In 1773, Rev. George Liele, was permitted to hold a religious services on a church plantation. It became First African Baptist congregation, though it did not have a proper edifice. Enslaved and Free persons of color attended ... More


PLACES OF WORSHIP
First African Baptist Church, Second African Baptist Church, First Bryan Baptist Church, St. Phillips Monumental AME Church, Nicholsonboro Baptist Church ... More

INNKEEPER
Foley House Inn is an elegant European-style inn fits nicely with the character and scale of homes on Forest Gump Square with many high ceiling rooms that you imagine in a southern townhouse ... More

SAVANNAH, A UNIQUE LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR HUMANS
Unlike England, where so many of its city designs evolved from cow paths, Savannah was meticulously laid out as 60 feet by 90 feet square blocks in a repeating sequence extending from the Savannah River inland ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
In the nation's largest Registered Urban Historic Landmark District, River Street next to the waterfront is the oldest; today it is home to restaurants, bars, gift shops, galleries and boutiques ... More

ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS
Savannah History Museum housed in the Central of Georgia Railway terminal, built in the 1850s and in use until 1972, today serves as Savannah Visitors Center ... More

RESEARCH CREDITS:
Thomas Dorsey
Sheila Umolu

 

 
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