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10) Andrew Low House

Fun things to do in Savannah : Andrew Low House in Savannah, GA.

329 Abercorn Street
(912) 233-6854

The Andrew Low House  was designed and built in 1848-1849. It 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.

Time to spend: 1 - 2 hours

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

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11) Historic Savannah Theatre

Fun things to do in Savannah : Savannah Theatre in Savannah, GA.

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

The Savannah Theatre is one of the oldest continually-operating theatres in the country. 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".

The original structure suffered severe damage due to a hurricane that hit Savannah on August 31, 1898, tearing sections of the roof off the building and flooding the auditorium.

The theatre has had several changes due to damage from fires in 1906 abd 1948. After the fire in 1948 the theatre was remodeled to its current deco style. The theatre re-opened in the fall 1950 as a movie house.

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

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12) Lucas Theatre

Fun things to do in Savannah : Lucas Theatre in Savannah, GA.

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

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. It was the first building in Savannah to install air conditioning in 1923.

The Lucas Theatre closed in 1976 and was slated for demolition. In 1986 the owners obtained a demolition permit and made arrangements to turn the once-thriving Lucas Theatre into a parking garage. A group of concerned citizens pooled their resources and bought the building and created the Lucas Theatre for the Arts Inc. They began a 14-year campaign and completed a $14 million restoration and the Lucas Theatre's grand reopening was in December 2000.

Time to spend: 1 - 2 hours

Tours:
Guided tours of the Lucas Theatre are available most days.
Free self-guided tours are available Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00a – 4:00p.

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13) Telfair Museum of Art

Fun things to do in Savannah : Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA.

121 Barnard Street (Near Telfair Square)
(912) 790-8800

The Telfair Academy  was built as a mansion in 1818-1819 for Alexander Telfair. It is the first and oldest public art museum in the South. Founded through the bequest of Mary Telfair (1791–1875), a prominent local citizen, the museum opened in 1886 in the Telfair family’s renovated neoclassical Regency-style mansion, known as the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Telfair Academy contains two nineteenth-century period rooms and houses nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European art from the museum’s permanent collection including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative arts.

Today, the museum encompasses an extensive collection of over 4,500 American and European paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, housed in three buildings: the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Owens-Thomas House.

Time to spend: 1 - 2 hours

Hours: 
Sunday - Monday: 12:00p - 5:00p
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00a - 5:00p

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14) Savannah Squares

Fun things to do in Savannah : Orleans Square in Savannah, GA.

In 1733 four open squares were laid out in Savannah by General James Edward Oglethorpe creating America's first pre-planned city. Additional squares were added during the 18th and 19th centuries, and by 1851 there were 24 squares. In the 20th century, three of the squares were demolished or altered beyond recognition, leaving 21. In 2010, one of the three "lost" squares, Ellis, was reclaimed but Elbert Square and Liberty Square wer lost in the 1930's.

Each square measures approximately 200 feet from east to west, but the squares vary north to south from approximately 100 to 300 feet. Traffic flows one-way which is counterclockwise around the squares.

The five squares along Bull Street — Monterey, Madison Chippewa, Wright and Johnson — were intended to be grand monument spaces and have been called Savannah's "Crown Jewels". Many of the other squares were designed more simply as parks, although most serve as memorials as well.

Architect John Massengale has called Savannah's city plan "the most intelligent grid in America, perhaps the world", and Edmund Bacon wrote that "it remains as one of the finest diagrams for city organization and growth in existence."

Above is a photo of Orleans Square.

To see all the Squares:

Take a self guided tour for a Itinerary for 1-day, 2-day or 3-day trip or See All Squares In One Day.