On Friday we went down to River Street which was right behind our hotel and walked to breakfast at Huey’s.
Originally, the plan for the day was to walk around the city following this tour of all the squares. When I was looking for things to do in Savannah I had come across a tour that got great reviews. And then our concierge in Charleston also recommended the same tour. So last minute, we booked Savannah Dan‘s tour of the city.
Houses with things like these stars on their walls likely suffered damage in an earthquake and it holds the walls up.
He explained the moss that hung from the trees and how it was once used to pad furniture.
This is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. We went inside and learned about the renovations and checked out the beautiful stained glass.
We visited many squares and learned about the people they were named for.
This is the Andrew Low house where the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low once lived. Her birthplace is nearby and the first headquarters of the Girl Scouts is behind this house.
This is James Ogelthorpe, the founder of Georgia.
He told us great stories from history and about life in Savannah at various times. We were with a small group and it was just a lot of fun. He made recommendations for other things to do in Savannah and he was a great ambassador for the city.
On his recommendation, we decided to take the our of the Owens-Thomas House.
The house was very elaborate and especially modern for it’s time including a complicated indoor plumbing system. It was filled with artwork and furniture from the various periods the house was in use.
After this tour, we decided to go to Leopold’s Ice Cream. I enjoyed a cone and Mike had a chocolate milkshake.
We spent the rest of the afternoon reading at the rooftop bar at our hotel which overlooked the river. And that night we had our last dinner at The Olde Pink House. The food was excellent but I forgot to take pictures.
The next day we flew home.
I loved this trip. There were so many interesting things to see and learn about and I’m glad we could take the time to go there.