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Map of the Historic District

Map of Squares Walking Guide With Landmarks.

To do this adventure, you should:

  • Be in good physical condition.
  • Have some comfortable walking shoes — lightweight hiking boots are idea -- for you will be doing some hiking -- and not always on smooth terrain.
  • Start early and plan to finish at around Sundown.
  • There are 61 Points-of-Interest (POI’s) along the route presented in the map. Allowing an average of 5 minutes each, you will consume 5 hours – add 3 hours for walking, a hour for chit-chat, and thirty minutes for lunch and you have a 8.5 hour day planned. You will walk a total of about 7 to 9 miles. A small backpack with some snacks and water will be very handy. And, of course, take a camera.
  • Do not try this adventure in June, July or August. You will likely get very hot. Chose a cooler month like March, April, October, or November.
  • There is a small parking lot on the North End of Forsyth Park on Park Avenue right behind the tennis courts. There are a few parking garages, and a good bit of street parking on the South End. See the circled P's on the Map for the locations of the Parking Garages.

Some fast facts – the Historic District:

  • Covers 2 square miles and is 0.8 miles wide and 1.4 miles high.
  • Is approximately 12 blocks wide and 21 blocks high. The number of blocks will vary depending upon which street you are on.
  • Is bounded by :
        North side: Bay Street
        South side: Park Avenue
        East side: E. Broad Street
        West side: Martin Luther King (MLK) Blvd.
  • The West side has more commercial businesses and restaurants than the East side – including the City Market.
  • The area Is split vertical by Bull Street - the most interesting street in the area.
  • The Visitor’s Center is on MLK Blvd., 10 blocks North of Bay Street.
  • Forsyth Park is a 30-acre park with basketball & tennis courts, walking paths, a historic fountain and a Confederate memorial. It is a “must-see” for any new visitor to Savannah. The main entry is at Drayton St and W Gaston Street. However, there is no fence and it can be entered anywhere along the perimeter. Forsyth Park is open from 7:00a until 11:00p.
  • The other “must-sees” for any new visitor is River Front, Rousakis Plaza, and River Street on the North end of the Historic District. This area is best at night and features many restaurants, shops, pubs and bars – with plenty of entertainment
  • You will likely meet some friendly folks along the trail.
  • The route presented will allow you to see the best first. So, feel free to discontinue the journey at any point. You can always pick up where you left off later. Also feel free to reverse the direction.
  • Bull Street is the primary street in the area and has the most impressive squares. These Squares are known as the “Crown Jewels of Savannah”. Along the route you will also find the interesting Colonial Park Cemetery. There is a gate at a front corner and one at a rear corner.
  • Savannah has some delicious food that you ought to enjoy while in town. This all day adventure will certainly allow you to burn off some of those extra calories.

 

 

Points of Interest

Forsyth Park

 One. Confederate Monument

Two.

  Fragrant Garden

Monterey Square

Three.   Armstrong Mansion

Four.   Mercer Williams House

Five.   Brigadier General Kazimierz Pulaski

Six.   Temple Mickve Israel

Madison Square

Seven.   Eliza Thompson House

Eight.   Gryphon Tea Room

Nine.   Masonic Temple

Ten.   St. John Episcopal Church

Elven  Monument to Sgt William Jasper

Twelve.   Green Meldrin House

  Sorrel Weed House Thirteen.


Chippewa Square

Fourteen.   Statue of James Oglethorpe

  Fifteen Philbrick-Eastman House

  Savannah HistoricTheater Sixteen.

Seventeen.   First Baptist Church

Eigthteen.   Independent Presbyterian Church


 
Wright Square

Nineteen.   Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Twenty.   Ballastone Inn (Bed & Breakfast)

Twenty 0ne.   Gordon Monument

Twenty Two.   Tomochichi Monument

Twenty Three.   U.S. Courthouse

Twenty Four.   Old County Courthouse

Twenty Five Lutheran Church of Ascension


Johnson Square

Twenty Six.   Monument to Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene

Twenty Seven.  Christ Church


Reynolds Square

Twenty Eight.   Olde Pink House

Twenty Nine.   Oliver Strugis House

Thirty.   John Wesley Monument


Oglethorpe Square

Thirty One.   Owens-Thomas House


Lafayette Square

Thirty Two.   Andrew Low House

Thirty Three.

  Hamilton-Turner House

Thirty Four.

 Semiquincentenary Fountain

Thirty Five.   Andrew Low House

Thirty Six.   Cathedral of St. John Baptist


Calhoun Square

Thirty Seven.   Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church

Thirty Eight.   Massie Hertiage Center 


Whitefield Square

Thirty Nine.   First Congregational Church

Forty.

  Gazebo


Troup Square

Forty One.

  Armillary sphere

Forty Two.

  Unitarian Universalist Church


Crawford Square

Forty Three.

  Old County Jail and Police Department built in 1887

Forty Four.   White Gazebo


Greene Square

Forty Five.   Second African Baptist Church


Columbia Square

Forty Six.

  Wormsloe Fountain

Forty Seven.   Kehoe House

Forty Eight.   Davenport House


Warren Square

Forty Nine.

  George Basil Spencer House


Washington Square

Fifty.   Hampton Lillibridge House


Ellis Square

Fifty One.   Dancing Fountains

Fifty Two.   Johnny Mercer Sculpture 

Fifty Three.   City Market


Telfair Square

Fifty Four.   Trinity Methodist Church

Fifty Five.   Telfair Academy

Fifty Six.   Jepson Center


Pulaski Square

  • Interesting homes and restore gardens


Orleans Square

Fifty Seven.   German Societies Fountain

Fifty Eight.   Harper Fowlkes House


Chatham Square

Fifty Nine.   Gordon Row - Series of 15 four story homes in a row


Franklin Square

Sixty.   Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue Monument

Sixty One.   First African Baptist Church