One of my favorite ways to celebrate a special event–oh, say a birthday–is treating myself to a trip. I recently visited Savannah, one of my favorite cities because of its southern charm and rich history. Walking tours or ghost tours are a great way to discover the tales and myths surrounding Georgia’s oldest city.
Savannah Walks is one such company that specializes in educating tourists about Savannah. Here are a few high points about the city:
Savannah was established in 1733 as a strategic port during the American Revolution.
The original town plan was designed by James Oglethrope.
Savannah’s cobblestone streets, shaded by tall oaks draped with Spanish moss, showcase prime examples of Gothic revival, Regency, Greek revival, Queen Anne and even Sears Roebuck architecture.
The homes in Savannah are distinguished by features such as wrought iron detailing, “embracing arms” staircases (women entered separately from the men to avoid exposing a stocking ankle) and rounded porticoes.
Savannah is notorious for its active phantom activity. Haunts and ghosts include Civil War soldiers, Indians and pirates.
Have you visited Savannah? What’s your favorite part about this beautiful, historic city?