Sweet, sweet Savannah with its beautiful cobblestone streets, parks and historic buildings attract millions of tourists every year and not only does it offer a picturesque view, but Savannah, the oldest city in the State of Georgia is rich in history and arts. Take a walk along Savannah's downtown area and you will find the Savannah Historic District, 22 park-like squares and the Savannah Victorian Historic District that showcases late Victorian, Queen Anne, and other great architectural styles. This is one of the largest National Landmark Districts in the United States. But Savannah's beautiful and colorful history doesn't stop there. 

Come and visit Savannah's museums and art galleries that highlight’s the city’s culture, history, and arts. From historic museums, art galleries and century old home tours, enjoy the best of the past, present, and future in beautiful Savannah.

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Davenport House Museum

Where: 324 E. State Street

The Davenport House is located on Columbia Square at the corner of State and Habersham Streets in the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia. The Davenport House is one of the oldest brick structure in the city due to the common use of wood construction during the town’s earliest history. Visiting the Davenport House is essential in experiencing the history of Savannah and its historic preservation renaissance. For information about hours and options for your visit, click here.

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Jepson Center for the Arts

Where: 207 W. York St.

The Jepson Center, designed by Moshe Safdie and was first opened in public in 2006. It has over 7500 square feet of gallery space that showcase major traveling exhibitions of contemporary art installations of works from the permanent collection. The Jepson Center houses the Kirk Varnedoe Collection, a cornerstone of the museum's contemporary holdings.

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Juliette Gordon Low House

Where: 10 East Oglethorpe Ave

Savannah's first National Historic Landmark, the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low and the remarkable family story entwined with the history of the city, state, and nation. Find out the story of how Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low with severe hearing impairment founded the Girl Scouts in 1912 and how she became one of the most significant American women of her generation.

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Old Fort Jackson

Where: 1 Fort Jackson Rd

Georgia's oldest standing brick fort, named after James Jackson, Old Fort Jackson is a beautifully preserved fort along Savannah River and runs 2 miles east of Savannah. It is a National Historic Landmark and has become a tourist attraction as it provides a unique view of Savannah's river-front skyline and daily cannon firings for the uninitiated. 

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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Where: 222 E Harris St

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is a Roman Catholic Cathedral that is rich with history and filled with spirit. Shortly before the end of the 18th century, French Catholic émigrés laid the groundwork for Savannah’s first parish, called the Congrégation de Saint Jean-Baptiste. They came to Savannah in the aftermath of an uprising in Haiti. The congregation grew through the addition of immigrants, and on May 30, 1799, the Mayor and Aldermen of Savannah passed a resolution reserving half a trust lot on Liberty Square for the congregation’s use. One year later to the day the cornerstone was laid for the small frame church of Saint John the Baptist. 

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Telfair Museum of Art

Where: 121 Barnard St

The Telfair Museums found in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, was the first public art museum in the South. Mary Telfair (1891 - 1875), a prominent local citizen has bequest to build the museum and was operated by the Georgia Historical Society until 1920. The museum first opened its doors to the public in 1886 in the Telfair mansion and now known as the Telfair Academy. It houses an extensive collection of over 4,500 American and European paintings and sculptures housed in the Jepson Center for the Arts, the Owens-Thomas House and the Telfair Academy.

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Owens-Thomas House

Where: 124 Abercorn Street

The Owens-Thomas House is one of Savannah's historic home and is operated as a historic house museum by Telfair Museums. The Owens-Thomas House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976, as one of the nation's finest examples of English Regency architecture. The Owens-Thomas House collection contains pieces of furniture and decorative arts from the English Regency period, including English Georgian and American Federal period furniture, early Savannah textiles, silver, Chinese Export porcelain, and 18th- and 19th-century art.



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