What to do in Savannah
If you're wondering what to do in Savannah, don't worry. We're conveniently located near all the best local area attractions, restaurants, and shopping. Charm and hospitality, plus the convenience of being close to everything, help make your getaway relaxing. History, art, shopping, dining, and more are just a pleasant stroll away. Moss draped live oak trees, garden squares, historic buildings, and the Savannah River fill the city with charm and create a beautiful setting for your well-deserved retreat.
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 0.0 km/0.0 miles
Four Points by Sheraton Historic Savannah is the ideal Ships of the Sea Museum hotel. Ships of the Sea proudly exhibits ship models, paintings, and maritime antiques from the era of Atlantic trade and travel between England and America during the 18th and 19th centuries. This unique museum is located in the beautiful home built for William Scarbrough, who was one of the principal owners of the Steamship Savannah and was also the president of the Savannah Steamship Company.
Historic Savannah Theatre 1.0 km/0.75 miles
Visit the Historic Savannah Theatre, one of Savannah's oldest attractions. The Theatre dates back to 1818 and was constructed in the traditional Broadway style, but was recently restored in 2002. Open year around, enjoy lively productions that include bands, singers, dancers, and performers. Stop by the nation's oldest continually-operating theatre and catch a show today.
Roundhouse Railroad Museum 0.4 km/0.3 miles
The Roundhouse Railroad Museum tells the story of industry and how it shaped Savannah and Georgia. The complex was begun in the 1830's as the Central of Georgia Railway headquarters and repair shop. Its design was revoluntionary, combining all the railroad's cutting edge facilities into one. More than 40,000 visitors each year stroll through exhibits inside seven historic railroad structures and see the growing collection of locomotives and rolling stock.
Savannah History Museum 0.4 km/0.3 miles
The Savannah History Museum is housed in the old Central of Georgia Railway passenger shed, a National Historic Landmark built before 1870. The Savannah History Museum showcases the city's history from its founding in 1733 to present day. This museum is home to Forrest Gump's bench, one of Johnny Mercer's Oscar Awards, and a carriage owned by the family of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts. Other exhibits include weapons and military uniforms as well as items from Savannah's railway history. Enjoy the plush theatre and film presentation of "Savannah the Survivor."
Savannah's Visitor Center - 0.4 km/0.3 miles
Housed inside a historic Central of Georgia Railway Passenger Station, The Savannah Visitor's Center is the place to go to learn all about Georgia's first city. You'll receive a friendly greeting and have access to info, tour maps, brochures and refreshments. The staff is always delighted to assist guests with finding the most interesting and entertaining sites in the city.
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 9am - 5pm
Telfair Academy of Arts and Science - 0.5 km/0.3 miles
The Telfair Museum of Art, located in the historic district of Savannah, is the South's first public art museum. Established in 1875, the Telfair Academy includes the original Telfair Mansion designed by English architect William Jay. The interior spaces are highlighted by the Octagon and Dining Room, representing period rooms of the early 19th century. These period rooms provide a splendid setting for the Museum's decorative arts collection, including American European objects from 1790-1840. The core of this collection is the Telfair family legacy, including a rare Philadelphia suite of maple furniture and an unusual dining table with two sets of semi-circular leaves commissioned by Thomas Cook of Philadelphia.
Civil Rights Museum - 1.6 km/1.0 miles
Savannah's Civil Rights Museum chronicles the struggle of the oldest African American community in Georgia. The museum gives an overall picture of the Civil Rights Movement and offers guided tours through the 3 floors. The museum is interactive and includes photographs, memorabilia and videos. The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum ties the struggle and events in Savannah Georgia to national reactions and events.
The Pirate House - 1.6 km/1.0 miles
The Pirate's House welcomes visitors to Savannah with a bounty of delicious food and drink and rousing good times. The entire family will enjoy Savannah's most intriguing restaurant. At the Pirate's House, our most precious treasure is our food, acclaimed for over three decades. Our extensive menu includes dishes for all tastes and our varied selection of scandalous desserts is sure to delight. Like a tale of the high seas, The Pirate's House rambles in all directions. We operate 15 separate dining rooms each with a distinct charm all its own.
The Oatland Island Education Center - 9.7 km/6.0 miles
Oatland Island Education Center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, and the premier environmental education center in the southeast, serving thousands of students from school systems throughout the region. Located just east of Savannah on a marsh island, visitors can observe native animals such as Florida panthers, Eastern timber wolves, alligators, and many more in their natural habitat. The Center is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for self-guided trail walks Monday-Friday 9-4 and most Saturdays from 10-4. Daily admission is $3 per person, ages 4 and up.
Fort Pulaski National Monument - 24.1 km/15.0 miles
Fort Pulaski National Monument is located between Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. It preserves Fort Pulaski, notable as the place where during the American Civil War in 1862 the Union Army successfully tested a rifled cannon. Fort Pulaski National Monument offers daily interpretive programs including guided tours and musket firings. Expanded living history programs, including hourly cannon demonstrations, are held each Saturday.
Mighty 8th Air Force Museum - 24.1 km/15.0 miles
The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is a non-profit organization located in Pooler, Georgia, near Savannah. It educates visitors through the use of exhibits, artifacts, archival materials, and stories, most of which are dedicated to the history of this numbered air force during World War Two. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, Pooler, GA, preserves for all Americans the stories of courage, character, and patriotism embodied by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to the present.
Tybee Lighthouse and Museum - 25.8 km/16.0 miles
Tybee Island is an island and a present-day city in Chatham County, Georgia near the city of Savannah. Tybee Island may be best known outside of Georgia as the home of the Tybee Bomb, a nuclear weapon that was lost offshore on February 5, 1958. The small island, which has long been a quiet getaway for the residents of Savannah, has become a popular vacation spot with tourists from outside the Savannah metropolitan area.
- Water Taxi Nearby 0.0 km/0.0 miles
- River Street 0.2 km/0.1 miles
- The City Market 0.2 km/0.1 miles
- Broughton Street 0.2 km/0.1 miles
- Savannah River Boat Cruises 0.8 km/0.49 miles
- Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace 1.6 km/1.0 miles
- Trade and Convention Center 3.2 km/2.0 miles
- Memorial Health University Medical Center 9.7 km/6.0 miles
- St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital 16.1 km/10.0 miles
- Tybee Island Marine Science Center 27.4 km/17.0 miles