As with coastal cities throughout the United States in the 19th century, Savannah was the location of tragic yellow fever outbreaks. In 1820 the citys outbreak was widespread. This October see a historical recreation of Savannahs dreadful Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 with particular emphasis on daily life and medical techniques of the period. A highlight is moving though the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments by costumed performers. In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half to the citys population, both free and enslaved Africans, are revealed.
$16 in advance; $19 at the door.