Orient Yourself to the Town
First, stop at the Tricentennial Park, housed in an antebellum train depot where Confederate troops would depart to the battlefields of North Virginia. The museum holds a collection of Civil War artifacts, so take some time to browse. Then, head next door to the Roundhouse Railroad Museum, a former train repair facility that houses a model train and displays about the railway's importance in shaping Savannah's position as a Confederate power player.
Go on a Historic Home Tour
The Andrew Low House hosted Robert E. Lee and Union generals, and the Green-Meldrim House served as General Sherman's headquarters during his winter in Savannah. Most historic homes played some role in the occupation, so take a careful look at the outside plaques as you walk around town.
Take a Tour
History buffs will enjoy learning about Savannah's involvement in the Civil War on Noble Jones Tours' Civil War Tour. Get an in-depth look at why Gen. Sherman spared Savannah from destruction and what the city was like before, during and after the war.
Hit up Fort Jackson
The Savannah Riverboat Civil War Dinner Cruise includes a Southern buffet and stops at Fort Jackson to watch a cannon firing. Or, head to Fort Jackson on your own and stick around for their Mess & Muster dinner—where your dining companions are actors dressed in period costume and the evening ends with a cannon firing.