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Andrew Low House

Andrew Low House

Andrew Low House

329 Abercorn Street (Layfayette Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 233-6854

Tours:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00a - 4:00p
Sunday: 12:00p - 4:00p

Tours are on the hour and half-hour daily and the last tour is at 4:00p

The Andrew Low House combines Grecian details with elements of the Italian Villa style and has one of Savannah's most stunning ironwork balconies. A shuttered piazza overlooks a beautiful brick-walled garden in the rear of the home. The front garden has two hourglass-shaped flowerbeds and looks much as it did when first planted. The Andrew Low House features spacious rooms decorated with beautiful plaster cornices and carved woodwork.

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Armstrong Mansion

Armstrong Mansion

Armstrong Mansion

Armstrong Mansion

447 Bull Street (near Forsyth Park)
SavannahGA  31401
 

Not open to the public

The Armstrong Mansion is an expansive granite and glazed-brick mansion which exemplifies Italian renaissance architectural style. It was built between 1916 and 1919. It was owned by George Ferguson Armstrong who was a successful Savannah shipping businessman.

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300 Year Old Candler Oak Tree

Candler Oak 300 Year Old Tree

South of the corner of Drayton and East Gaston Streets

The Candler Oak stands just south of the corner of Drayton and East Gaston Streets, and is estimated to be about 300 years old. It is 54 feet tall, has a circumference of 16.85 feet and a 63 inch diameter. Its average crown spread is 110.25 feet.

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City Hall

City Hall

City Hall

City Hall

East Bay Street
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 851-6415

General James Oglethorpe landed on a bluff (now known as Yamacraw Bluff) overlooking the Savannah River in 1733. Along with him were the first group of colonists who would establish the City of Savannah and the last of the 13 colonies of England.

City Hall was designed and built by local architect Hyman Wallace Witcover in 1901 on Yamacraw Bluff which is the same bluff where General James Oglethorpe had landed in 1733. City Hall is a Renaissance Revival building with classic proportions and detailing.

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Davenport House

Davenport House

Davenport House

324 East State Street (Columbia Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 236-8097 

Tours:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00a - 4:00p
Sunday: 1:00p - 4:00p A guided tour takes 30 to 40 minutes

One of the best examples of Federal-Style architecture is the Isaiah Davenport House.  The house has a simple but elegant exterior and was constructed of English brick and brownstone.  The Davenport House has an ornamental iron railing and a beautiful double entry stairway. The interior of the home has been authentically restored.  It has beautiful woodwork, original plaster work and a hanging staircase. The Davenport House has been furnished with furniture of the period, thereby giving visitors a glimpse of what life was like in Savannah in the 1820s.

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Eliza Thompson House (circa 1846)

Eliza Thompson House (circa 1846)

Eliza Thompson House (circa 1846)

Eliza Thompson House (circa 1846)

5 West Jones Street (2 blocks from Madison Square)
SavannahGA  31401

Eliza Thompson House was home to Eliza and Joseph Thompson and their seven children. It was built in 1847 and was the first house constructed on Jones Street. The Eliza Thompson House was one of the finest homes in Savannah and was the place for grand parities and celebrations.

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Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

207 East Charlton Street (Lafayette Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 233-6014

Hours:
Friday - Wednesday: 1:00p - 4:00p
Closed Thursdays & major holidays 

Built in 1856, Savannah's Historic Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home was the birthplace and childhood home of Flannery O'Connor, one of the country's outstanding writers. Born Mary Flannery O'Connor in 1925, Flannery lived in the house, then a modest one-story home until 1938. Flannery's childhood was spent in the Lafayette Square house just one block over from St. John the Baptist Cathedral which provided the cornerstone of her Catholic faith. She once called Savannah "a colony of the Over-Irish" and her ancestry included two of Georgia's oldest Catholic families, the O'Connors of Savannah and the Clines of middle Georgia (her Mother's side). She died of lupus erythematosus when she was only 39, the same disease that had claimed her father in 1941.

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Green-Meldrim House

Green-Meldrim House

Green-Meldrim House

Green-Meldrim House

14 West Macon Street (Madison Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 233-3845

Tours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00a - 4:00p
Saturday: 10:00a - 1:00p
Last tour is 30 minutes before closing. Closed: December 15 thru January 15 & 2 weeks before Easter

The Green-Meldrim House was constructed as a residence for Mr. Charles Green, who came to Savannah from England in 1833. Mr. Green arrived in Georgia with little means, but made his fortunate as a cotton merchant and ship owner in Savannah and by the early 1850s he built his Gothic villa at a cost of $93,000. The house was considered one of the most elaborate homes in Savannah.

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Gryphon Tea Room

Gryphon Tea Room - $$

Gryphon Tea Room

Gryphon Tea Room - $$

337 Bull Street (Madison Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 525-5889

Hours:
Daily 11:00a - 6:00p

Gryphon Tea Room is located on the corner at Bull Street and across from Madison Square. The building is a 1926 Scottish Rite architectural profile. The intimate elegance of the interior, where white-clothed tables, carved-mahogany bookcases, and original stained-glass panels convey warmth and graciousness.

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Hamilton-Turner Inn
(circa 1873)

Hamilton-Turner Inn
circa 1873)

Hamilton-Turner Inn (circa 1873)

330 Abercorn Street (near Lafayette Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(888) 448-8849

The Hamilton-Turner House is a Victorian mansion that was built in 1873 for Samuel Pugh Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton and his wife, Sarah, wanted a house that was suited for lavish entertainment. The Hamilton’s spared no expense in the construction of their new home. It was equipped with talking pipes for conversation through the four floors, a dumb waiter, skylights and a tin roof, which protected the mansion from destruction from the great Savannah fire of 1898. The Hamilton-Turner house was also the first house in Savannah to have electricity in 1883 and an indoor bath and privy was installed 3 years later.

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Hampton Lillibridge House

Hampton Lillibridge House

Hampton Lillibridge House

Hampton Lillibridge House

507 East Saint Julian Street (Washington Square)
SavannahGA  31401

The Hampton Lillibridge residence is considered to be the most haunted house in Savannah. It was built in 1796 for Hampton Lillibridge from Rhode Island. It is located at 507 East Saint Julian Street near Washington Square and The Pirates House.

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Harper Fowlkes House

Harper Fowlkes House

Harper Fowlkes House

230 Barnard Street (Orleans Square)
SavannahGA  31402
(912) 234-2180

Tours:
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00a - 3:00p
Saturday: 10:00a - 1:00p

The Harper Fowlkes House, a 1842 Greek Mansion is one of the most handsome homes in Savannah. Situated on Orleans Square, the home has a grand entrance dominated by towering square and Corinthian columns. Its construction is brick covered with plaster, and then scored the facade to evoke the appearance of large stone blocks with a portico featuring Temple of the Wind columns and a curved double staircase.

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Herb House (Landmark)

Herb House (Landmark)

Herb House (Landmark)

Herb House (Landmark)

20 East Broad Street
SavannahGA  31401
 

The Herb House was built in 1734 and is the oldest house in Georgia. The Herb House was originally used by the gardener of Trustees' Garden which was an early Colonial experimental garden which later failed.

The Herb House was later turned into an inn for seamen since it was only a block from the Savannah River. Seamen and pirates gathered there to drink, party and tell outlandish tales.

The Herb House is currently part of the Pirate's House Restaurant.

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Historic Savannah Theatre

Historic Savannah Theatre

Historic Savannah Theatre

222 Bull Street (Chippewa Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 233-7764

Hours:
Sunday - Tuesday: 10:00a - 4:00p
Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00a - 8:00p

The Savannah Theatre is the oldest threatre in the United States. It first opened its doors on December 4, 1818 with a production of the comedy "The Soldier's Daughter" and a farce "Raising the Wind".

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Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

10 East Oglethorpe Avenue (One Block South Wright Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 233-4501

Hours:
November thru February
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday: 10:00a - 4:00p
Sunday: 11:00a - 4:00p
Closed: Wednesday

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Kehoe House (circa 1892)

Kehoe House (circa 1892)

Kehoe House (circa 1892)

123 Habersham Street (Columbia Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(800) 820-1020

The Kehoe House is a 1892 Renaissance Revival Mansion which was built for William Kehoe. William Kehoe came from Ireland with his family when he was 10 years old, and grew up in poor. During the Civil War young William fought for the South. After the war William Kehoe became an apprentice as an iron molder. He worked his way up and became the owner of his own Iron Foundry. His fortune was made by his keen business sense, his skill and hard work, plus his pleasant personality and ability to work well with others.

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Lucas Theatre

Lucas Theatre

Lucas Theatre

32 Abercorn Street (Reynolds Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 525-5040

Tours: Tours of the Lucas Theatre are available most days.

Free self-guided tours are available Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00a – 4:00p.

Guided tours are $5 per person and available by walk-up if events allow.

The tours take approximately 20 minutes and include walking on the storied Lucas Theatre stage.

Please call Erin at (912) 525-5023 for more information regarding tours.

Call (912) 525-5040 for Infomation.
Call (912) 525-5050 for Tickets.

The Lucas Theatre opened in December 1921 and was built primarily as a movie palace with a seating capacity of 1200 seats. The theater also incorporated a stage for road shows. For the next 40 years the Lucas Theatre became a favorite venue for talkies, musicals, traveling troupes, revues and theatricals.

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Mercer-Williams House

Mercer-Williams House

Mercer-Williams House

430 Whitaker Street (Monterey Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 238-0208

Tours:
Monday - Saturday: 10:30a - 3:40p 
Sunday 12:30p - 4:00p

Since the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the Mercer Williams House has become one of the ‘must-see’ attractions for many people visiting Savannah.

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Old Chatham Courthouse

Old Chatham Courthouse

Old Chatham Courthouse

Old Chatham Courthouse

124 Bull Street (Wright Square)
SavannahGA  31401
 

Old Chatham County Courthouse was built in 1889 by William Gibbons in the American Arts and Crafts style. It is located in Wright Square.

The building now houses the Administrative Legislative Center. Beside the courthouse is the Lutheran Church of the Ascension.

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Old Sorrel-Weed House

Old Sorrel-Weed House

Old Sorrel-Weed House

6 West Harris Street (Madison Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 257-2223

Tours:
Daily 10:00a - 4:30p

The Old Sorrel Weed House represents one of the finest examples of Greek Revival and Regency architecture in Savannah and was one of the first two homes in the state of Georgia to be made a state landmark in 1954. At 16,000 square feet, it is also one of the largest houses in the city.

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