Things to do in Savannah - Attractions & Tours

If you're visiting Savannah you're almost certainly looking for things to do. Luckily for you, Savannah has numerous opportunities for you to get out and explore. Whether you're looking for a tour, or just some sites to visit, Savannah is not lacking.

Attractions in Savannah

Andrew Low House

Andrew Low House

Calhoun Square is one of the more interesting Squares in Savannah. If you visit Calhoun Square you'll see many HIstoric Homes and Buildings that sit on the Square.

What is under your feet may creep you out most of all. Calhoun Square is the location for an old cemetery. Whether this was a slave cemetery, as rumored, or a Potters Field, it is interesting none-the-less.

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Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery

Chatham Square is one of the out of the way Squares that not a lot of people, aside from locals, get to. This makes it a perfect place to go and relax after exploring Historic Savannah.

You won't find any monuments or statues in Chatham Square but you will find relaxing shade and beautiful live oak trees.

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The Cathderal of St. John the Baptist

The Cathderal of St. John the Baptist

Chippewa Square is one of the most visited Squares in all of Savannah. Once you are there it will be easy to see why. Surrounding Chippewa Square are many Historic Buildings including the Savannah Theatre.

In the center of Chippewa Square you'll find the monument to General James Oglethorpe. And yes, Chippewa Square is the Square where Forrest Gump sat on the bench and waited for his bus.

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Colonial Park Cemetery

Colonial Park Cemetery

Columbia Square is a wonderfully quiet, yet very Historic Square here in Savannah Georgia. On Columbia Square you'll find two of the most historic homes in Savannah - The Kehoe House and the Davenport House.

In the center of Columbia Square you'll find the Wormsloe Fountain. While not nearly as large as its famous counterpart in Forsyth, it is certainly worth the visit.

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The Davenport House

The Davenport House

Crawford Square is probably the least visited..and least interesting Squares in Savannah. Hey, they cannot all be historic and exciting.

Locals spend a nice chunk of time in Crawford Square playing pickup basketball games. if you're on a quest to visit all of Savannah's Squares while visiting our city make sure you make a few minute stop to Crawford Square.

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The First African Baptist Church

The First African Baptist Church

Ellis Square is one of the centers of activity in Savannah's Historic District. On any given day you can find tourists milling about, their children playing in the fountain which is located in Ellis Square.

Ellis Square is also the closest Square to City Market..well, I guess Franklin Square is just as close. Ellis Square is a great place to relax and catch up on some people watching.

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Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park

Located on the opposite side of City market from Ellis Square, Franklin Square is a bustling Square with many people passing through. Vinnie-Van-Go-Go's...Savannah best pizza joint sits on Franklin Square.

The real building worth visiting on Franklin Square is the First African Baptist Church, one of the best historic buildings in Savannah to visit. It is amazing!

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The Greene-Meldrim House

The Greene-Meldrim House

Greene Square is one of the least visited Squares in Savannah. However, this doesn't mean it doesn't deserve a visit while you're here in Savannah. You won't find any monuments here but there are a few unique houses that sit on Green Square.

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Laurel Grove Cemetery

Laurel Grove Cemetery

The first Square to be laid out in Savannah, all the way back in 1733, Johnson Square is a must visit locations for anyone who is visiting Savannah Georgia.

Located in the center you'll find the Nathanael Greene Monument. The General is buried underneath the monument. You'll also find some interesting fountains and the First Christ Church on Johnson Square. Almost everyone who comes to Savannah passes through Johnson Square at some point.

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The Lucas Theatre

The Lucas Theatre

Lafayette Square is one of our tourists' favorite Squares in Savannah. And for good reason. Not only is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Lafayette Square but so is the Andrew Low House and the Hamilton Turner Inn.

In the middle of Lafayette Square sits a fountain which is a wonderful relaxing spot while exploring the Historic District of Savannah Georgia.

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The Mercer-Williams House

The Mercer-Williams House

Madison Square has an interesting, and sometimes bloody, history in Savannah Georgia. This Square was one of the locations of fighting during the Battle of Savannah, during the Revolutionary War.

Today you'll find historic homes like the Green-Meldrim House and the Sorrel Weed House on Madison Square. When walking around Savannah, you have to check out Madison Square. Don't skip it, you'll regret it!

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The Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters

The Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters

Monterey Square is the furthest south Square in Savannah, on Bull Street. You'll almost certainly pass through it on your way to visit Forsyth Park. One of the most visited Houses in all of Savannah sits on Monterey Square.

The Mercer-Williams House, featured in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, operates house tours and is a popular stop for anyone who has read 'The Book'.

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River Street

River Street

Just south of Broughton Street, on Abercorn Street, you'll find Oglethorpe Square. One of the most wide open Squares in Savannah Oglethorpe Square isn't particularly interesting on its own.

On Oglethorpe Square you'll find the Owens-Thomas House. This House should be visited by anyone who wants to tour a HIstoric Home in Savannah. It is a top-notch experience all of the way.

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Savannah's Squares

Savannah's Squares

Orleans Square can be found on the west side of Savannah's Historic District. Majestic homes of Savannah's most well known families, during the antebellum period of Savannah's history, can be found on Orleans Square. You'll also find an interesting fountain in the center of Orleans Square.

While the historic homes that surround Orleans Square are reason enough to visit Orleans Square, we think you'll find more than a few interesting things around Orleans Square upon arriving.

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The Savannah Theatre

The Savannah Theatre

Orleans Square can be found on the west side of Savannah's Historic District. Majestic homes of Savannah's most well known families, during the antebellum period of Savannah's history, can be found on Orleans Square. You'll also find an interesting fountain in the center of Orleans Square.

While the historic homes that surround Orleans Square are reason enough to visit Orleans Square, we think you'll find more than a few interesting things around Orleans Square upon arriving.

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The Telfair Museum

The Telfair Museum

Pulaski Square, was named after Count Casimir Pulaski, who died during the Battle of Savannah during the Revolutionary War. It is a quiet Square located on the West side of the Historic District.

Many of the Homes and buildings on Pulaski Square are antebellum in origin. While it may not be the flashiest or most visited Square in Savannah Georgia it is certainly worth a visit.

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Tours in Savannah

With more than 40 different tour companies, Savannah has something for everyone!

While Ghost Tours may be the most popular kind of tour in Savannah, you can find Cemetery Tours, History Tours, Food Tours, Trolley Tours, and much more!

Bonaventure Cemetery, where our Savannah Cemetery Tours take place.

Bonaventure Cemetery Tours

Certainly the most popular Cemetery in Savannah, Bonaventure Cemetery offers many different options when it comes to touring.

The most popular tours of Bonaventure Cemetery are walking tours. Here at Gallivanter we offer our own unique take on Bonaventure Cemetery.

Our Bonaventure Cemetery Tour
Factors Walk, one of the historic areas of Savannah which are covered on this tour.

Savannah History Tours

There are few cities in the American South with more history than Savannah. The secrets which our Historic District hold will peek the interest of any visitor, not just history buffs.

The Stories of Old Savannah Tour will take you on a journey back into time, uncovering the historic events and people which made Savannah the city it is today.

Our Savannah History Tour
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, as featured on this Church Tour.

Historic Churches of Savannah Tour

As you're exploring the Historic District of Savannah one thing that will surely stand out are the number of historic churches in Savannah.

Gallivanter offers the only tour in Savannah which is exclusively about the Historic Churches. This popular tour will take you to some of the most significant churches in the South.

Our Savannah Historic Church Tour
One of the tombs in Colonial Park Cemetery, which you'll see on the Colonial Park Cemetery Tour.

Colonial Park Cemetery Tour

The oldest cemetery in Savannah, Colonial Park Cemetery is rich in history waiting to be discovered by you!

While many people visit Colonial Park Cemetery, you're not going to get the full understanding of the importance of this cemetery unless you're on a tour. We're proud to offer the best tours of Colonial Park Cemetery.

Our Colonial Park Cemetery Tour
432 Abercorn, one of the most popular stops for Ghost Tours in Savannah.

Savannah Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours are almost certainly the most popular kind of tour in Savannah. If you're a fan of the paranormal you'll have many options to choose from when selecting a Ghost Tour.

Here at Galliventer, we've partnered with Ghost City Tours to bring you the best ghost tours in Savannah. Choose from a family ghost tour, 2 adult only ghost tours, and a haunted pub crawl.

Savannah Ghost Tours

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