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Top 21 Must See Attractions and
Fun Things to do in Savannah, GA

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1) Trolley Tours

Fun things to do in Savannah : Old Savannah Trolley Tours in Savannah, GA.

Fun things to do in Savannah : Old Town Trolley Tours in Savannah, GA.
Take a trolley tour and learn the History of Savannah which dates back to 1733 when General James Oglethorpe docked his ship on the Savannah River. This is a great option if you’re in the city for a limited number of days and want to cram as much sightseeing as possible into just an afternoon.The trolleys cover the 22 squares and some of Savannah's famous landmarks. The tours cover 15 points of interest in Savannah's historic district.The trolley tours are narrated by expert conductors with extensive knowledge of Savannah's history and architecture.

During the trolley tour you can hop-on and hop-off the trolleys to go exploring. The trolleys come around about every 15 to 20 minutes -- so you are able to hop back on.

Time to spend: 1 to 2 hours

Old Savannah Tours
234 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
(912) 234-8128
Hours: Daily 9:00a - 4:30p

Old Towne Trolley
234 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
(855) 245-8992
Hours: Daily 9:00a - 5:00p

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2) Forsyth Park and Fountain

Fun things to do in Savannah : Forsyth Fountain in Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA.

Drayton Street &, West Gaston Street

Forsyth Park is the largest park in the historic district of Savannah Georgia. It was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres of land. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. Mr. Forsyth also donated 20 acres of his land to increase the park to occupy 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah. The park is bordered by Gaston Street on the North, Drayton Street on the East, Park Avenue on the South and Whitaker Street on the West. Forsyth Park is located at the southern edge of the Historic District.

Forsyth Park is a hub of social interaction. There are people playing recreation sports, sun bathing, enjoying picnics, reading or just relaxing. Today Forsyth Park features walking paths, open areas, beautiful tree cover, a fragrance garden and Savannah's magnificent Confederate Monument. The most popular feature of Forsyth Park is the large fountain that sits at the north end of Forsyth Park. The fountain was built and added to Forsyth Park in 1858. It resembles fountains in Paris and Peru.

Forsyth Park also has a Fragrance Garden for the blind. The garden is open Monday through Friday from 9:00a - 2:00p. There is also a playground for the chidlren and a cafe where you can purchase drinks and snacks.

Time to spend: 1 to 2 hours

Hours:
Daily 8:00a - 9:00p

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3) Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Fun things to do in Savannah : Cathedral of St John Baptist in Savannah, GA.

222 East Harris Street (Near Lafayette Square)

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is one of the most awe-inspiring buildings in all of historic Savannah Georgia. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Savannah. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is a beautiful French Gothic cathedral, certainly one of the most amazing cathedrals in the south.

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, a Victorian Gothic design, is home to the oldest and largest Roman Catholic Church in the southeast. Baldwin and Price designed the original building in the 1870s and the Cathedral was built in 1873. The building was almost destroyed by fire in 1898 and only the two spires survived the fire. The current structure was rebuilt in 1900 and still stands today. The beautiful and impressive stained glass windows were made in Austria and were installed around 1900.

Time to spend: 1 - 2 hours

Hours: Open to the public
Monday - Saturday  9:00a - 5:00p

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4) Temple Mickve Israel

Fun things to do in Savannah : Temple Mickve Israel in Savannah, GA.

20 East Gordon Street

The Temple Mickve Israel has the oldest congregation who now practice Reform Judaism in the United States. The present Synagogue was consecrated on April 11, 1878 and is the only Gothic synagogue in America.

Temple Mickve Israel, in Savannah, is America's third-oldest Jewish congregation, and the oldest Jewish congregation in the South. In 1820, the congregation built their first synagogue in Georgia at the corner of Liberty and Whitaker Streets. The small wooden structure was the first synagogue built in Georgia but in 1829 the temple was destroyed by fire. On the same site a new brick building was built and consecrated in 1841.

Time to spend: 1 hour

Tours:  Monday - Friday: 10:00a - 12:00p & 2:00p - 4:00p
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes
Closed Jewish & Federal Holidays

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