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The Olde Pink House

Dine at the Olde Pink House, formerly a bank and the governor’s mansion, on Reynolds Square for a taste of Savannah classics like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, crab cakes and much more.

Green-Meldrim House

General Sherman used this home as his headquarters on his March to the Sea during the Civil War in 1864. It was here he penned his famous letter to President Abraham Lincoln presenting him with Savannah as a Christmas gift.

Carriage Ride

Several horse and carriage companies offer guided tours along the cobblestone streets of Savannah. Classic Savannah is best seen by horse-drawn carriage!

Tea at the Davenport House

This seasonal activity can be enjoyed in May at the house that headquartered the preservation movement in Savannah.

Sunday Worship

Savannah is in the “Bible Belt,” so it’s not surprising there’s a place of worship on every square. From the ornate Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist to Christ Church where Methodism was born and the only Gothic-style synagogue in the country, you’ll enjoy these peaceful icons.

Tybee Island Day Trip

Take a quick drive down US Highway 80 and you’ll be able to spend the day exploring the island, walking along the beach and even kayaking, paddleboarding and dolphin-watching.

Bonaventure Cemetery

Situated on a bluff, this scenic spot is the final resting spot for many notable locals including Johnny Mercer and Conrad Aiken.

7 Ways to Experience Classic Savannah