The rental homes in Savannah GA are ideally located near the beautiful historic district where you can immerse yourself in a relaxed coastal lifestyle. Stroll through the squares, enjoy peaceful bike rides or surround yourself in the tranquil scenery and more.
The Historic District has so much to offer and features noteworthy museums, the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, the King-Tisdell Cottage, the Ships of the Sea Museum, the Davenport House and others which are all within walking distance of the Savannah vacation homes. If you drive to the Historic District, there are plenty of parking garages available like the Whitaker Street Garage, Liberty Street Garage, Bryan Street Garage, State Street Garage and the Robinson Garage. Each of these parking facilities offers reasonable rates.
Below is a brief description of some of the sights you will encounter as you begin your historic journey.
If you travel to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, you can initiate your hike from the Visitors Center, a great place to begin your tour. While here, be sure to gather pamphlets and information of places to visit.
Roundhouse Railroad Museum
Directly next door to the Visitors Center is the Roundhouse Railroad Museum and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM and weekends from 9 AM to 5 PM. This National Historic Landmark is sensibly priced. History buffs will enjoy war displays from WWI, WWII and local battles within Savannah; also enjoy a 30 minute movie featuring Savannah's history.
The Ships of the Sea Museum
Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM through 5 PM, you can visit the Ships of the Sea Museum located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Here, you can take a stroll through the meticulous garden with perfectly trimmed lush shrubbery. The gardens' center features an oversized brick patio bordered by Camellias, Azaleas, Magnolias, and Boxwood, to name a few.
The Museum is housed within an elegant mansion that was originally built for William Scarborough in 1819. The Historic Savannah Foundation restored the Scarborough House during the 1970s. This mansion showcases equisetic architectural features that are sure to impress as you view the artworks, exhibits, and antiques of the 18th and 19th centuries. View exhibits of ship models like The Titanic, The Wanderer, The Anne, The Steamship Savannah and the City of Savanna Ship.
The King-Tisdell Cottage
The King-Tisdell Cottage is an African-American Heritage Museum and was named after the owners, Eugene & Sarah King and Sarah King & Robert Tisdell. This quaint 2-story brick cottage spotlights African-American History, owned and operated by the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation. Enjoy live entertainment with poets, storytellers, singers and more.
Juliette Gordon Low
From the Tourist Information Center, go by the Civic Center and travel towards River Street to find the birth place of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girls Scouts of America. Take a tour of Juliette's House, now the Girl Scout National Center. The stunning woodwork particulars of the staircase are something to see.
The cost is $8 or $25 for the entire family. Call ahead if you are interested in the Special Evening Gas Light Tour. This National Landmark is a must see while in Savannah.
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