Take a trip to Savannah, Georgia and save money by visiting these Top Free Attractions Revealing More Savannah. Spring is coming and the flowers are starting to bloom which is a perfect time to visit. Let us learn about Savannah, shop, see a church & cemetery plus visit the beach, all for free.
Top Free Attractions Revealing More Savannah
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Bonaventure Cemetery a sightseeing 100 acres of beauty. Started in 1762 with John Mullryne and his family purchasing the land and starting the Bonaventure Plantation. After the war the land changed hands 3 times before it came into possession of the city.
The Bonaventure Cemetery with its’ curved pathways, grassy areas and lush Spanish Moss Live Oak trees is a wonderful tranquil location. See the colorful colors come alive with the camellias and azaleas blooming in spring and summer along the pathways.
The Bonaventure Cemetery was featured in the novel and movie “Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil”. Stop by and see the grave sites of songwriter Johnny Mercer, Poet Conrad Aiken, and Screenplay writer Harry Hervey. A free no cost beautiful place not to miss.
Location: 330 Bonaventure Rd. Savannah, GA 31404
[Tours are also offered by another company for a fee from $15-$35 that includes 2.25 hours of southern storytelling of old Savannah. Bonaventurecemeterytours.com]
The City Market located in the Historic District a great place to Dine, Shop, take in some Art and Relax. The 4 city blocks are closed to vehicle traffic which makes walking safe. A free place to walk around, go to lunch or dinner, and sit on a bench then watch the people go by. This is also one of the stops from a couple of the hop on and hop off tours.
Location: Jefferson St. & West St. Julian Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist located in the Historic District of Savannah. Construction started in 1796 after the Revolutionary War, this was due to Catholics were prohibited from settling in Savannah. It is said the English trustees feared that Catholics would be more loyal to the Spanish rather than the English.
Fire almost destroyed the cathedral in 1898 and was rebuilt in 1899. The stunning church is free to see and if you decide a small donation can be given. Site inside, see the beautiful stained glass windows and beautiful art. Photo stop.
Location: 222 E Harris St, Savannah, GA 31401
Forsyth Park located in the Historic District of Savannah established in 1840. Sits on 10 acres of land donated by William Hodgson. The Park expended 20 acres in 1851 then renamed in honor of the Georgia Governor John Forsyth. The Forsyth Park is free and serves as a location for large public events and celebrations. Do not miss the Magnificent Fountain at the north end of the park. Photo Stop. The park is a stop on the Historic District hop on hop off tours.
Location: Between Drayton and Whitaker Streets and Gaston and Park Streets. Hours: Lighted areas until 11pm
River Street Waterfront District
Historic River Street runs along the length of the Savannah River with 200 year old cobblestones. The area once lined with warehouses filled with King Cotton. In 1818 the area become quarantined due to Yellow Fever. It has never fully recovered and abandoned for over a century but was rediscovered in 1970’s by local land owners and urban planners.
At the cost of $7 million the new waterfront was unveiled with Shops, Restaurants, Pubs, and Art Galleries. Make sure to stroll along the river front and see the Waving Girl of River Street, and the Olympic Cauldron monument. You may also see the man painting some amazing art work.
A place to stroll the for free and watch the ships go down the river and remember what it was like years ago. The bricks that make up the buildings have come off the ships and acted as ballasts. Such amazing history. Photo Stop
Tybee Island Beach
Located 30 minutes east of Savannah also known as Savannah Beach, a free fun place to put your toes in the sand. Easy accessible barrier island with 3 miles of fun for Adults and Children. Diverse cuisine along with accommodations, beach gear, shopping and tours available. Spend the day or the weekend and let your worries get carried away. I have not had the pleasure to visit the beach on this trip but if you have please leave me a comment below and tell me how you liked it.
Tours Available for a Fee
These tours are available for a fee that will help you see the Historic District. The advantage of two of these tours is that they are hop on hop off which gives you a chance to visit on your own then hop on to the next stop at your connivence. There are some free things to see at some of these stops.
- Free Savannah Tours
- Old Town Trolley Tours
- Old Savannah Tours
- Historic Carriage Tours
Other – Top Free Attractions Revealing More Savannah
Enjoy these Top Free Attractions Revealing More Savannah. Savannah has dog friendly hotels, are welcome along the Riverwalk and in the outside seating at some pubs and restaurants.
Look for more blogs to come soon on Savannah’s Historic District, Accommodations, Restaurants, and other Activities. Feeling adventurous visit me at 1AdventureTraveler.
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