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15) City Market

Fun things to do in Savannah : City Market in Savannah, GA.

219 West Bryan Street

The City Market provides art galleries, dining, shopping and entertainment for the whole family. It is a pedestrian-only courtyard. Established in the early 1700's, the City Market is located on the original site of the market used by farmers and traders for commerce. City Market combines some of the old with some of the new.

Savannah’s City Market's 4 block area consist of restored warehouses and shop fronts adjacent to Ellis Square. The City Market offers entertainment, shopping, dining and a good place to just relax and rest those tired feet from all of the sightseeing.

City Market is located on St. Julian Street, 2 blocks West of Martin Luther King Blvd. and 2 blocks South of Bay Street. It is between Franklin Square that is on the West side and Ellis Square that is on the East side.

Time to spend: 1 - 2 hours

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 10:00a - 6:00p
Thursday 10:00a - 8:00p
Sunday 1:00p - 5:00p

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16) Pirates House

Fun things to do in Savannah : Pirates House Restaurant in Savannah, GA.

20 East Broad Street
(912) 233-5757

The Pirates House is a wonderfully preserved seaman's tavern built around 1794. Located only a block from the Savannah River, the tavern was a popular meeting place for both sailors and pirates. Stories are told that sea captains frequently shanghaied unwitting seaman from the tavern to complete their crews. Drunken seaman were drugged and carried away to strange ships, bound for unknown destinations.

Adjacent to the Pirates House is the Herb House. This building was deemed the Herb House and is said to be the oldest building in the state of Georgia.

Today The Pirates House is a restaurant which serves fine food in its 15 charming dining rooms.

Restaurant Hours:
Sunday - Thursday  11:00a - 9:30p
Friday - Saturday  11:00a - 10:00p

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17) Colonial Park Cemetery

Fun things to do in Savannah : Colonial Park Cemetery in Savannah, GA.

200 Abercorn Street

Colonial Park Cemetery is located in the heart of Savannah's Historic District and served as Savannah’s primary public cemetery from 1750 to 1853. It was established in 1750 and by 1789 had expanded by 300 percent to the current size of six acres. Colonial Park Cemetery contains over nine thousand graves. Among those buried here are Button Gwinnett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. This cemetery is a popular stop for local ghost tours, including one walking tour that goes right through the cemetery at night.

The park-like cemetery is the oldest intact municipal cemetery in Savannah. It has been closed to interments since 1853. The cemetery became a city park in 1896. Colonial Park Cemetery is the oldest intact municipal cemetery in Savannah.

Time to spend: 1 -2 hours

Hours:
November - March   8:00a - 5:00p
April - October          8:00a - 8:00p

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18) Fort Pulaski National Monument

Fun things to do in Savannah : Fort Pulaski in Savannaga, GA.

US Highway 80 East (14 miles, 25 mins.)

A massive five-sided edifice, Fort Pulaski was constructed in the 1830s and 1840s on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River to protect the city of Savannah from naval attack.

Wooden pilings were sunk up to 70 feet into the mud to support an estimated 25,000,000 bricks. Walls were eleven feet thick, thought to be impenetrable except by only the largest land artillery, which at the time were smooth bore cannons. These cannons had a range of about a half mile, and the nearest land (Tybee island) was much further away.

Fort Pulaski was finally completed in 1847 following eighteen years of construction and nearly $1 million in construction costs. It was assumed that the Fort would be invincible to enemy attack. But during the Civil War it had the unfortunate distinction of being the first Confederate masonry fort to succumb to the Union’s rifled cannon fire.

Time to spend:  1 - 2 hours

Hours:
Daily 9:00a - 5:00p

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19) Old Fort Jackson Historic Site

Fun things to do in Savannah : Fort Jackson in Savannah, GA.

1 Fort Jackson Road
(912) 651-6840

Built in 1808 to protect Savannah from foreign attack, Fort Jackson survived the War of 1812 and the Civil War and is now a popular historic site. It stands on the banks of the Savannah River. Originally built of earth, faced with brick and topped with a gun platform of wood, the battery in its day was one of the strongest fortifications in the United States. After the War of 1812, two periods of construction followed at the fort. A moat, drawbridge, brick barracks, privies, a rear wall, and another powder magazine were added. Old Fort Jackson is Georgia's oldest standing brick fortification and was named after James Jackson who was governor of Georgia.

Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark offering cannon firings and daily interactive programs.

Time to spend: 1 - 2 hours

Hours:
Sunday - Saturday 9:00a - 5:00p

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