SAVANNAH SCENE MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2013 33rd Year, Issue #4
CONTENTS FEATURES 6 12 42 56 57 58 60
Welcome Scene Calendar Of Events Savannah Tides Directory of Advertisers Savannah Scene Puzzle Greater Savannah Map Historic Savannah Map
ABOUT COVER Wedding Cake House by Sue Gouse
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Savannah Scene Must Taste Savannah’s Historic Squares City Market Art Scene Just For Kids Factor’s Walk Shopping Savannah Souvenirs River Street Shopping Savannah’s Historic Cemeteries
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Dining & Lounges Arts Activities & Outings Puzzle Answer Shopping Lodging & Real Estate savannah.com
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TO SAVANNAH Enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest as Savannah warmly welcomes you with open arms this season! Fall is truly one of the best times of year to enjoy the beauty, charm and magic of coastal Georgia. Known as the Hostess City of the South, Savannah has a way of turning strangers into friends and making visitors feel right at home. Take the time to wander Savannah’s cobblestone streets, experiencing the appeal of this unique coastal city. Sheltered beneath a thick canopy of live oak trees, the city’s National Landmark Historic District showcases world-class antebellum, Victorian, Italianate, Federal and neo-Gothic architecture as well as a wide range of restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Treat your senses to all the beauty that Savannah has to offer this season! With clear sunny days and comfortable temperatures, September and October are ideal months to experience Savannah. As local residents already know, the city is a true coastal gem, full of history and mystery. With pristine tidal marshes, lush maritime forests and incomparable architecture, Georgia’s First City is a remarkably beautiful destination. We hope you find our Dining, Shopping, Activities and Lodging listings helpful in guiding you to some of the very best that Savannah has to offer. We think that you will find that Savannah is truly a unique city with a beauty and charm unlike anywhere else in the world. Remember that wherever you go and whatever you do, the activities continue all season long in Savannah. From highenergy festivals to exciting art exhibits, Savannah brims with activities to stimulate the mind, the body and the senses. As always, our Calendar of Events keeps you on top of Savannah’s most exciting activities. Remember that you can return to Savannah any time your heart desires with a quick click of the mouse. Our popular savannah.com web site provides plenty of handy information to help you plan an unforgettable trip to Savannah. Please feel free to e-mail us with any comments, questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to hear from you! Welcome to Savannah! We hope you will return, again and again, to experience the magic of this charming coastal haven! 6 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
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MUST TASTE British-owned and operated, Churchill’s Pub & Restaurant serves a unique blend of traditional British favorites and contemporary American Cuisine in an upscale environment. Tubby’s Seafood River Street, the place for fresh seafood and the catch-of-theday served grilled, fried or blackened with plenty of sides. Land lovers will also find lots to choose from, including filet mignon and chicken cordon bleu, to name a few. Also serving breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Enjoy Savannah’s most exotic dining experience at The Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill. Feast on delicious fare in the opulence of an authentic ceremonial tent decor while belly dancers entertain. Enjoy an artistically-arranged dish of sushi, prepared by skilled chefs, while relaxing with a drink from the saké bar at Wasabi’s Downtown. Famous for their French onion soup and delicious specials, “Savannah’s Original Authentic British Pub,” Six Pence Pub & Restaurant is in the Historic District. Goose Feathers, an Express Café & Bakery has the best variety of fresh breakfast items, salads and sandwiches, all at modest prices.
Savannah Taste Experience. For a special treat of real southern food, visit Sisters of the New South. Sisters of the New South Restaurant offers great southern cooking that you’d get at Grandma’s house on Sunday! Offering daily lunch specials, the menu offers an array of meats and vegetables that are available for dine in or take out! Named after the legendary Johnny Mercer, Mercer’s Steak & Seafood offers the best of the best of local seafood, salads, sandwiches and succulent, mouth watering steaks that will please any appetite. Don’t miss The Bier Haus, Historic Savannah’s newest restaurant offering a hand-crafted menu filled with quality German cuisine that’s prepared with Belgium-inspired preparations and a wide variety of drink pairings while dining in an atmosphere to delight everyone. New to the Historic District is Tondee’s Tavern that specializes in fresh, local seafood, baby back ribs and mouth-watering steaks. Try out the signature drinks that include the frozen Chatham Artillery Punch or one of the many draft beers served at 28 degrees!
Unwind after a busy day touring Savannah in the romantic and calming atmosphere of Circa 1875 French Bistro. Pair one of many flavorful entrees with a selection from the restaurant’s impressive wine list. Bon Appetite!
Be sure to visit VegHeads Vegetarian Restaurant, Savannah’s newest restaurant in the Historic District. The planet friendly food is prepared with love from fresh vegetables, legumes and grains and offers a healthy vegetarian alternative to fast food for busy folks on the go. Delivery available!
Enjoy a fun, one-of-a-kind culinary experience at six unique foodie spots while strolling through the historic cultural landmarks in the squares of Historic Savannah with the new food tour
Mark your calendars now for The Savannah Food & Wine Festival, held Mon., Nov. 11 through Sun., Nov 17, 2013 in which Savannah celebrates the best-of-the-best in food and wine.
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At Sisters of the New South, a beloved Savannah restaurant serving up classic Southern cooking, everybody’s a sister.
“Coming to Sisters of the New South is like going to Sunday dinner at Grandma’s house,” says owner Vicky Brown. “We feature great food, outstanding hospitality, huge portions and reasonable prices.” This popular restaurant has three locations to satisfy hungry diners, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Popular breakfast items include pancakes, salmon patties, smothered shrimp, corn beef hash and freshbaked biscuits. At lunchtime, guests enjoy Savannah’s best fried chicken, ox tails and smothered pork chops, paired with Southern favorites like macaroni and cheese, candied yams and collard greens. Keep an eye out for daily breakfast and lunch specials. Seafood is a specialty at this soul food mecca. Don’t miss the oyster, fried shrimp, tilapia and whiting dinners. Favorite beverages include classic sweet tea and homemade lemonade. Be sure to save room for the decadent Red Velvet Cake and the authentic Banana Pudding! “You didn’t come to the South to eat food from a national chain,” Vicky says. “Our food has flavor to win your taste buds as well as your soul.” Sisters is known for authentic Southern cooking, friendly service and old-fashioned Savannah hospitality, which is why it’s consistently one of the area’s top-ranking restaurants on TripAdvisor.com. This soul food haven has earned a reputation for its high-quality cuisine, made with fresh local ingredients and plenty of love. With Mrs. Vicky and Ms. Dot in the kitchen, Sisters of the New South serves up Southern favorites for locals and visitors alike. If you’re looking to experience top-notch Southern fare 10 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
in Savannah, be sure to stop by one of the restaurant’s three convenient locations. You’ll enjoy old-fashioned Southern cooking, bursting with flavor and freshness. Sisters earns rave reviews from visitors from around the world. One taste and you’ll understand why! Reservations can be made online at thesistersofthenewsouth.com. Catering is also available. Check out Sisters of the New South on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Yelp and TripAdvisor. Join the Sisterhood! Sisters of the New South is open Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
SISTERS OF THE NEW SOUTH (912) 335-2761 thesistersofthenewsouth.com 2605 Skidaway Road Savannah, Georgia 110 Mall Boulevard Savannah, Georgia 103 Canal Street Pooler, Georgia savannah.com
CALENDAR ONGOING: Daily Sightseeing Cruises, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch Cruises, Moonlight Entertainment Cruises and more with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Reservations required. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. ONGOING: Savannah Children’s Theatre, since 2004, has provided Savannah’s young actors and actresses with a place to call home. So whether you are returning to Savannah Children’s Theatre for the one millionth time, or just getting started in our zany world of theatrics, we encourage you to come on down and see what the buzz is all about. No report cards - just fun! 2160 E. Victory Dr. (912) 238-9015 or savannahchildrenstheatre.org.
Children‘s Museum! 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $7.50, ages 1 and older. 655 Louisville Rd. (912) 651-6840 or savannahchildrensmuseum.org. THIRD THURSDAY: Martinis At The Mansion on Forsyth Park benefiting Girls on the Run. Enjoy $5 martinis and special appetizer selections. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 700 Drayton St. mansiononforsythpark.com. For more information about Girls on the Run, girlsontherun-ga.org. THIRD THURSDAY: Toddler Third Thursdays at Jepson Center are designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their adult companions. This program allows toddlers to explore artwork from Telfair exhibitions and complete a fun-filled art project relating to their tour. Time to play in ArtZeum is included. $5 per child along with adult admission. 10-11:30 a.m. 207 West York St. (912) 790-8823 or telfair.org.
MONDAYS: 13th Colony Sound, Savannah, Georgia’s chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave., Thunderbolt. 7 p.m. (912) 344-9768 or savannahbarbershoppers.org.
FIRST FRIDAY: “First Friday for Folk Music,” a production of the Savannah Folk Music Society. 7:30-10 p.m. Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. $2 donation. savannahfolk.org.
TUESDAYS – SUNDAYS: Exploring coastal Georgia through play at the Savannah
FIRST FRIDAY: Broughton Street is the place to be for shopping, dining and other activities.
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SERVING BREAKFAST AND LUNCH DAILY UNTIL 3PM GooseFeathersCafe.com | 912.233.4683
39 Barnard Street | Historic Savannah CALENDAR Be sure to check out the Broughton Street Facebook page for more information. SECOND FRIDAY: “Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” hosted by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson. $6.00 for adults, free for children under 6 with a guardian. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. 1 Fort Jackson Rd. (912) 232-3945 or chsgeorgia.org. LAST SATURDAY: The award winning Spitfire Poetry Group presents an always-energetic, always-packed open mic show. Poets and spoken word artists, musicians and singers perform. There is limited space on the sign-up sheet to perform, so get there early. Sign-up is at 7 p.m., performances start at 8 p.m. Admission is $3 to perform, $5 to sit in the audience. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 savannah.com
Celebrating 27 years as Savannah’s Quintessential Corner Café
Louisville Rd., Suite D. musesavannah.org. SATURDAYS: The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants along with a variety of fresh produce. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. South end of Forsyth Park.(912) 484-0279 or forsythfarmersmarket.org. SECOND SUNDAY: The Bonaventure Historical Society conducts tours of the historic sections of Bonaventure Cemetery. Tours begin at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. and last about an hour. Free, but donations are appreciated. Signs direct visitors to the starting point. No reservations are required. Bonaventure Rd. bonaventurehistorical.org. LAST SUNDAY: Vinyl 912 will be setting up turntables and inviting the public to come on down to Muse to hang out, listen to the cool sounds, and play your own favorite vinyl records from 5–10 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. It’s a great time to check out and (continued on pg. 34) September-October 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 13
• FULL SERVICE MARKET • • ORGANIC PRODUCE • • DELI •
1102 Bull St. • Savannah, GA South End of Forsyth Park (912) 236-4703
DINING & LOUNGES GREATER SAVANNAH MERCER’S STEAK & SEAFOOD (912) 898-0268. 444 Johnny Mercer Blvd., P-13 on map. Named after the legendary songwriter and famous Savannahian, Johnny Mercer, this new restaurant offers the best of the best when it comes to local seafood and succulent, mouth watering steaks. Try the steamed oysters or oysters rockefeller from the raw bar or sample one of their many po-boys or sandwiches which are available grilled or fried. Other offerings include chicken marsala, prime rib, hamburgers, crab legs and more. Open daily. See ad page 15. mercerssteak.com. SAVANNAHMENU.COM (912) 961-0522. Staying in Savannah, Georgia? Don’t pay full price while dining out. Order the Visitor VIP Dining Club Card and take advantage of exclusive savings! See ad page inside back cover. savannahmenu.com. SISTERS OF THE NEW SOUTH (912) 335-2761. 2605 Skidaway Rd., R-10 on map. Since 2009, Sisters of the New South Restaurant offers great southern cooking that you’d get at Grandma’s house on Sunday! Offering daily lunch savannah.com
specials, the menu includes oxtails, fried/baked chicken and ribs in addition to collard greens, mac and cheese, candied yams and more. Sun., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. See ad page 11. thesistersofthenewsouth.com.
HISTORIC DISTRICT 10 DOWNING at CHURCHILL’S RESTAURANT (912) 232-8501. 13 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. Located adjacent to the main restaurants’ roof top terrace, 10 Downing’s private banquet room is a luxurious secluded area and can be personalized to suite any event. The room is outfitted for all visual needs and parties have their own private entrance, bar and washrooms. See ad page 2. thebritishpub.com. THE BIER HAUS (912) 349-1163. 513 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Suite H, E-9 on map. This new German restaurant offers a hand-crafted menu that serves simple and traditional cuisines with Belgium-inspired preparations that include artisanal cheeses, cured meats in addition to sausages and schnitzel (including vegetarian!). Over 24 varieties of bier are on tap that include distinctive picks from the U.K.,Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and USA as well as 100 bottled biers. An impressive selection of red and September-October 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 15
DINING & LOUNGES white wines and fine liquors are also available. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday Brunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 16. thebierhaus.com.
Broughton and Congress Sts., C-4 on map. Fresh breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, coffee and espresso drinks at modest prices. Family owned and operated. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.3 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown delivery available Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 13. goosefeatherscafe.com.
BRIGHTER DAY NATURAL FOODS MARKET (912) 236-4703. 1102 Bull St., K-5 on map. Growing a healthy business since 1978, Brighter Day serves fresh, healthy take-out sandwiches, salads and juices. Whole grain bakery, organic produce and a complete selection of natural supplements available. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.7 p.m.; Sun., 12:30-5:30 p.m. See ad page 15. brighterdayfoods.com.
THE MIRAGE MEDITERRANEAN BAR & GRILL (912) 236-5464. 20 E. Broughton St., C-6 on map. Offering the finest authentic Mediterranean cuisine, professional service and a cocktail and late night Hookah bar. Sun.-Wed., 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. See ad page 17. casbahrestaurant.com.
CHURCHILL’S PUB & RESTAURANT (912) 232-8501. 13 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. One of Savannah’s favorite downtown dining destinations. British-owned and operated, serving a blend of traditional English favorites as well as contemporary American cuisine. The bar serves a wide range of international beers along with American craft beers on tap. Open daily 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Food is served until 1 a.m. nightly. See ad page 2. thebritishpub.com.
SAVANNAH TASTE EXPERIENCE (800) 979-3370. B-7 on map. Starting at Bernie’s Oyster House at 115 E. River Street, this new food tour is a 3-hour walking and tasting tour where you will enjoy a fun, one-of-a-kind culinary experience while strolling through the gardens and historic, cultural landmarks in the squares of Savannah. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Price includes samples from seven unique foodie spots in Historic Savannah. Tours daily. See ad page 22. savannahtasteexperience.com.
GOOSE FEATHERS, AN EXPRESS CAFE & BAKERY (912) 233-4683 or TOLL FREE (866) 221-1948. 39 Barnard St., between 16 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
SIX PENCE PUB & RESTAURANT (912) 233-3156. 245 Bull St. (across from the savannah.com
DINING & LOUNGES Desoto Hilton Hotel), F-5 on map. Sandwiches, soups, salads, and hearty fare served in an Old English Pub atmosphere. Famous for their tasty French onion soup and delicious specials. Pub hours, 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m.; Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m. Bar, until 2 a.m. See ad page 12. sixpencepub.com. VEGHEADS SAVANNAH (912) 232-4834. 35 Whitaker Street; C-4 on map. Located south of Congress St., VegHeads Vegetarian Restaurant is one of Savannah’s newest restaurants in the Historic District. The planet friendly food is prepared with love from fresh vegetables, legumes and grains and offers a healthy vegetarian alternative to fast food for busy folks on the go. Delivery is available in the downtown area. Open Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.10 p.m.; Sun., 12-6 p.m. See ad page 18. vegheadssavannah.com. WASABI’S DOWNTOWN (912) 233-8899. 113 MLK, Jr. Blvd., D-2 on map. A unique dining experience for both sushi lovers and Japanese food lovers alike. Enjoy sushi from the menu that include nigiri, sashimi, maki rolls, vegetarian rolls and tempura in addition to comsavannah.com
PARKING TIPS The City of Savannah and the City of Tybee Island both vigorously enforce parking regulations. That means that if you park at an expired meter, in a designated freight zone or next to a fire hydrant, you’re virtually guaranteed to get a ticket. Keep in mind that Savannah visitors can obtain a Visitor Parking Day Pass that allows you to park for free on certain meters, to park longer than posted time limits and to park for free in the City of Savannah’s parking garages. A parking pass costs $12 and is valid for a 48-hour period. You can purchase a parking pass at the Parking Services office, located at 100 E. Bryan Street. September-October 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 17
Georgia Peach Smoothies INGREDIENTS 1 Large peach, sliced and unseeded 1/2 cup of peach yogurt 1/2 cup of whole milk 6 ice cubes
PREPARATION Blend the peach slices with the ice cubes and milk first until slushy texture is formed. Then add the yogurt and blend for another minute on low setting.
Courtesy of gapeaches.org.
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11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. See ad page 15. tondees.com.
binations of grilled teriyaki dishes. Open daily. Visit their sister restaurants: Yutaka, Sushi Time Towa, 80’s Cafe & Wasabi Fusion in Pooler. See ad page 16. sushisavannah.com.
TUBBY’S SEAFOOD RIVER STREET (912) 233-0770. 115 E. River St., A-5 on map. What a view! Kick back and watch the tankers cruise by on the river. Try the Southern-style benedict or coastal shrimp and grits for breakfast! Sandwiches galore are available with fresh seafood and the catch of the day being served grilled, fried or blackened with plenty of sides. Live music daily. Serving Breakfast daily, 7:30-10:30 a.m.; Lunch and Dinner, Sun.Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.11 p.m. See ad outside back cover. tubbysriverstreet.com.
RIVER STREET SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT CRUISES (912) 232-6404 or TOLL FREE (800) 786-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. Entertainment, dinner and gracious Southern hospitality. Take a cruise along the historic Savannah River. Offering Dinner and Entertainment Cruises: Monday Gospel Dinner Cruise, Saturday Luncheon Cruise and a Sunday Brunch Cruise. Food specially prepared on board by the River Queen’s own chef. Seasonal schedule, call for availability. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com. TONDEE’S TAVERN (912) 341-7427. 7 East Bay Street, B-6 on map. This new restaurant is a casual, family friendly and locally owned restaurant that specializes in local seafood, ribs and mouth-watering steaks. During the Civil War, the building was confiscated by General Sherman’s union forces and rumor has it that a few spirits still linger in the building! Open Sun.-Thurs., 18 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
WINSTON’S WINE CELLAR (912) 232-8501. 13 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. Located in Churchill’s Restaurant, Winston's Wine Cellar is the ideal location for a wide variety of celebratory events, including wedding rehearsals/receptions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations and graduation parties. The extensive menu options include hors d’oeuvre packages and four dinner buffet packages with something for anyone, regardless of the nature of the event. Call or email: email@example.com. See ad page 2. thebritishpub.com. savannah.com
JOHNSON SQUARE Photography © 2012 Pablo and Britt
HISTORIC SQUARES Although several of the city’s original squares have been destroyed (to make room for a parking garage, a highway and the Civic Center), many of Savannah’s scenic jewels still remain, to the delight of the city’s visitors and residents alike. Some squares have monuments and others have fountains, but each of the squares helps to make Savannah a remarkably beautiful and unforgettable city. Enjoy Savannah’s historic squares, scattered throughout the Historic District like so many glistening emeralds.
CALHOUN SQUARE This southernmost square on Abercorn Street was added in 1851. The shady trees in Calhoun Square provide a perfect place to take a break from the heat and enjoy the leisurely pace of Savannah. Abercorn & Wayne St.
CHATHAM SQUARE Gordon Row, 15 identical townhouses admired for the ironwork and unique doorways, is located on this square. Named in honor of William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham, an early supporter of the colony. Barnard & Wayne St.
CHIPPEWA SQUARE Named in honor of the American victory in the Battle of Chippewa
during the War of 1812, Chippewa Square is the square where Forrest Gump’s bench was placed during the filming of the popular movie by the same name. Bull & McDonough St.
COLUMBIA SQUARE Named in honor of the United States, this square offers a tranquil spot away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Nestled within the northeast quadrant of the Historic District, this serene square is a favorite stop for Savannahians. Habersham & President St.
CRAWFORD SQUARE Crawford Square features a basketball court and is located on the eastern edge of the Historic
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District. Houston & McDonough St.
ELLIS SQUARE Designed in 1733 and named in honor of Henry Ellis, the second Royal Governor, Ellis Square has recently been restored by the City of Savannah. Here the “Old City Market” was located and merchants sold crops and wares. Barnard & St. Julian St.
FRANKLIN SQUARE Dedicated in 1790, this square is named for Benjamin Franklin, an agent for the colony of Georgia from 1768 to 1778. Just off of City Market, this westernmost square has traditionally attracted a number of day laborers seeking work. Montgomery & St. Julian St. savannah.com
GREENE SQUARE Named in honor of General Nathaniel Greene, an aide to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, Greene Square is one of the most beautiful squares in Savannah. Houston & President St.
JOHNSON SQUARE A center of activity, Johnson Square was the first square laid out by General James Oglethorpe in 1733. Savannah’s largest square is named for Robert Johnson, a close friend of Oglethorpe. Bull & St. Julian St.
named for Polish Count Casmir Pulaski, a hero of the Revolutionary War. This square features some of the most beautiful live oaks in the city, as well as thick ivy groundcover. Barnard & Macon St.
REYNOLDS SQUARE Originally called Lower New Square, Reynolds Square was once home to the Filature, the place where silkworms were housed in an effort to create silk in the Georgia colony. Abercorn & St. Julian St.
Named in honor of the Telfair family, this scenic square also has a Named in honor of the Marquisde Girl Scout tribute and a number of benches for an afternoon respite. Lafayette, this square features a Barnard & President St. number of benches and quaint cobblestone sidewalks. Abercorn & TROUP SQUARE Macon St. Troup Square features an armillary, an astronomical centerpiece MADISON SQUARE Named for U.S. President James made of iron, that is supported by small metal turtles. Named by Madison, this square features Georgia governor George Michael vintage cannons from the old Savannah Armory. The Savannah Troup, this is one of the most picturesque squares in the Historic College of Art and Design origDistrict. Habersham & Macon St. inally opened on this historic square. Bull & Macon St.
MONTEREY SQUARE With a statue of Casmir Pulaski at the center, Monterey Square is widely considered Savannah’s most picturesque square. The Mercer House, the setting for the murder in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” is located on this lovely square. Bull & Wayne St.
Habersham & St. Julian St.
WASHINGTON SQUARE Built at the same time as Warren Square, Washington Square once bordered the original Trustees’ Garden, where colonists grew a variety of experimental crops. Today it is the northeasternmost square in the city. Houston & St. Julian St.
WHITEFIELD SQUARE A popular place for weddings, Whitefield Square has a lovely white gazebo that has hosted countless marriage ceremonies over the years. The square is named for George Whitefield, an English clergyman who founded the Bethesda Orphan Home and served as a minister to the city’s earliest colonists. Habersham & Wayne St.
WRIGHT SQUARE Originally called Percival Square, Wright Square is also the final resting place for Tomochichi, the Native American leader who helped General James Oglethorpe found the colony of Georgia. Bull & President St.
Located in one of the oldest areas of the city, Warren Square is named in honor of General Joseph Warren, a Revolutionary War hero and was added in 1790.
OGLETHORPE SQUARE Named in honor of General James Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah and the colony of Georgia, this square is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch or a shady break. Abercorn & President St.
MONTEREY SQUARE ORLEANS SQUARE
ORLEANS SQUARE Located near the Savannah Civic Center, Orleans Square commemorates General Andrew Jackson’s 1815 victory in the Battle of New Orleans, part of the War of 1812. This square features beautiful red tulips in the Spring and a bubbling fountain all year long. Barnard & McDonough St.
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ARTS ART GALLERIES A.T. HUN ART GALLERY (912) 233-2060. 302 W. St. Julian Street, City Market, B-3 on map. Featuring over 25 local and international contemporary artists in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, this Gallery is the coolest art gallery in Savannah. Artists are frequently in the gallery to talk about their work, so don’t miss this eclectic art gallery which includes paintings, prints, jewelry, sculptures, funny magnets, cards & more! Open Mon, Tues. & Thurs.: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Wed., Fri.-Sun.: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; See ad pages 24 & 25. athun.com. ALBERT J. SEIDL FINE ARTIST (912) 665-1485. 312 W. St. Julian Street, Upstairs, Franklin Ward North Bldg, B-3 on map. Both a realist and impressionist, Albert Seidl’s powerful and dynamic design is combined with gentle and delicate beauty that creates pieces that capture both the eye and the soul of his admirers. His musicians and marine images are the most popular and hang in homes and galleries worldwide. See ad pages 24 & 25. albertseidl.com. CITY MARKET & CITY MARKET ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION (912) 232-4903 or (912) 2327731. B-3 on map. Located on the original site of the market used by farmers and traders of all kinds to sell their goods and wares, City Market offers the best of what is old and what is new in Savannah. The market comprises a four-block area of restored warehouses and shop fronts adjacent to Ellis Square. Don’t miss the artists’ galleries throughout the marketplace – most of which are working studios and members of the City Market Artists Association. See ad page 23. savannahcitymarket.com. THE DOWNSTAIRS GALLERY (912) 233-0920. 19 1/2 W. Gordon St., H-5 on map. Conveniently located between the Mercer-Williams House and Historic Forsyth Park, The Downstairs Gallery specializes in original oil and water media paintings, photographs and jewelry by local artists. Whether you are adding to a collection, choosing a trip reminder, looking for an unusual gift or just browsing, The Downstairs Gallery offers an interesting array of choices for both the serious and casual collector. Open Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 23. thedownstairsgallery.com. GRACE ROHLAND – Printmaker & Painter (912) 598-8217. Gallery 11, Upstairs, City Market, B-3 on map. Visit Grace in the gallery where you will find paintings, mixed media works, original woodcuts and etchings. Also available are note cards with glimpses of Savannah and Tybee Island scenes. Grace’s work can be found in Washington, D.C., Florida, Salt Lake City and abroad. Portraits are available upon request. Grace also exhibits her works at Gallery 209 on River Street. See ad pages 24 & 25. gracerohland.com. HREEVES ART (912) 312-1403. Located in 22 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
Gallery 10 of City Market (2nd floor, next to Belford’s Restaurant), B-3 on map. Harold Reeves’ photography shares the beauty of the Georgia coast that includes landscapes, coastal scenes and the wildlife of Savannah and the Lowcountry from the serene views of Savannah’s waterways to the vibrant colors of the birds that live along the coast. His photographs are also available in The Village Craftsmen, located at 223 W. River St. See ad pages 24 & 25. villagecraftsmensavannah.com. LUBA LOWRY (651) 894-3053. Upper Level, Studio FSU-7 in Savannah’s historic City Market, 309 W. St. Julian St., B-3 on map. Luba’s studio is located in City Market and her paintings are featured décor in restaurants from Germany to Minneapolis and can be found on display in art galleries in Savannah. Commissions are accepted. Please visit her website to view her Gallery Collections. See ad pages 24 & 25. lubalowry.com. SAMANTHA CLAAR’S GULLAH LIVING (404) 966-3647. 309 W. St. Julian Street, Studio OneA, Upstairs front corner; B-3 on map. Award winning artist “painting the stories” that celebrate the unique persona of the Gullah. This series celebrates the Gullah-Geechee way of life and their influence on what we typically describe as “Southern Culture.” Visit with the artist to appreciate the simplicity and harmony of a resilient people who continue to shape their destiny against strong currents and staggering odds. This is a working studio, so come “sit a spell” with us. See ad pages 24 & 25. GullahLiving.com. THE SAVANNAH GALLERY (912) 441-6232. City Market Franklin Ward South Bldg; Upstairs, Studio 2; Enter 2 doors down from Belford’s Restaurant, B-3 on map. Seven local artists combined their talents to form this bright, loft-style gallery featuring paintings, archival prints, metal and driftwood sculptures, photography, encaustics, fiber arts, woodturning, pottery and sterling silver jewelry. Watch artists work everyday to create original pieces at affordable prices. Remember your visit to Savannah with a unique work of art. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Accessible by stairs or elevator. See ad pages 24 & 25. STUDIO ONE (912) 341-0122. 309 W. St. Julian Street; Located in Savannah’s Historic City Market upper level above Belfords’s Restaurant; B-3 on map. Dottie Farrell & Bess Ramsey share a studio/ gallery where they paint and sell their collections of paintings. Bess is featured in this issue and sells her originals and prints. She paints mostly water colors and oils and captures old world charm and Lowcountry flavor. Her dog subjects and their spirit are delightful. See ad pages 24 & 25. STUDIO 10 (912) 663-3188 or (912) 429-5326. City Market Upstairs, B-3 on map. Across from the elevator is where you can find local artists Andrea Stark and Pamella Dykema with their original paintings, reproductions or note cards. Andrea is the featured artist in the studio this issue. She paints in acrylic, oil and watercolor. Her favorite things to paint are the scenes of Savannah and the Lowcountry as well as florals. savannah.com
ARTS See ad pages 24 & 25. Her paintings are also on her website: Starkartworld.com. SUE GOUSE INSPIRATIONS (912) 667-4378. Gallery 9, 309 W. St. Julian Street, B-3 on map. Sue’s Studio/ Gallery is located upstairs in Savannah’s historic City Market. There you may meet Sue, a local artist, and purchase a large variety of original oil paintings, giclee reproductions, note cards and gifts. Her work is widely exhibited and sold in fine art shows, shops and galleries in Savannah and North Carolina. Commissions are accepted. See ad pages 24 & 25. Please visit her website: suegouseinspirations.com. THE VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN (912) 236-7280. 223 W. River St., A-4 on map. Savannah’s premier cooperative art and artisan gallery featuring handmade art by twenty-one local artists and craftsmen. The perfect shop for unique gifts! Stop in to meet a local artist any day of the week! See ad page 53. villagecraftsmensavannah.com.
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LIVE MUSIC/THEATRE SAVANNAH THEATRE (912) 233-7764. 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Sq., E-5 on map. The #1 downtown entertainment extravaganza brings you Broadway-style productions. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Visit website for show times. See ad page 19. savannahtheatre.com. savannah.com
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Savannah Taste Experience offers a delicious way to explore Savannah.
With two distinct culinary tours, Savannah Taste Experience brings the city’s signature cuisine to life. Savannah’s only tour company dedicated to tasty culinary adventures, Savannah Taste Experience offers a mouthwatering alternative to traditional tours. “Savannah is such a delicious town with a ton of history,” raves Stu Card, co-founder of Savannah Taste Experience. “In fact, a lot of the history of Savannah can be told through its food. Our philosophy is to bring that to life by taking guests in small groups to incredible food locations that help locals and tourists discover the culinary identity of the Hostess City.” The company offers two three-hour, 1.5 mile walking tasting tours, each of which shares the unique history, flavors and stories of Savannah. Tours include architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture, custom and culinary knowledge as part of a fun, exciting and distinctive three-hour experience. All food and nonalcoholic beverages are included in the ticket price (adult beverages can be purchased separately and taken with you as you walk the town) and provided by local eateries and specialty food shops. The First Square Food Tour lets guests taste their way from the city’s savory riverfront through bites on historic Savannah’s first squares, exploring seven unique culinary treasures. Highlights include stops at Bernie’s Oyster House, Tondee’s Tavern and Savannah Bee Company. Food tastings are included in the ticket price of this flagship tour, providing enough food for lunch. This tour route is offered most days of the week. Please check the web site or call for availability. The Famous and Secret Eastside Food Tour showcases restaurant delicacies available exclusively for this tour. Explore Savannah’s 26 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
east side and hear fascinating stories about the city’s remarkable rebirth. Highlights include stops at Wall’s BBQ, Zunzi’s and The Pirates’ House. Food tastings are included in the ticket price, which includes enough for lunch. This tour route is only offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday, check web site or call for availability. Special accommodations can be made in advance for vegetarians or guests with special dietary needs. Book early, as Savannah Taste Experience tours tend to sell out. Private tours are also available for larger groups. Savannah Taste Experience was born when two brothers, Stu and Donald Card, noticed that even many locals weren’t sure where to find Savannah’s best food. With culinary travel growing in popularity, the company became a great way to connect travelers with the city’s signature cuisine as part of fun, informative, entertaining city tours. From Lowcountry favorites like fried oysters and shrimp ‘n’ grits to world-famous cupcakes made from scratch, Savannah Taste Experience offers a wide range of culinary delights for travelers of all ages. “Knowing where and what to eat in Savannah is easy and fun with Savannah Taste Experience,” Stu explains. “Seeing Savannah through its unique food, history and folklore is the best way to have an experience you'll remember and cherish forever.” SAVANNAH TASTE EXPERIENCE (800) 979-3370 savannahtasteexperience.com savannah.com
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS CITY MARKET CITY MARKET (912) 232-4903. Jefferson at W. St. Julian St., 2 blocks from the Savannah River, C-3 on map. Not just a place you visit. It’s a place you discover and explore. A place where there’s always something new to encounter, something different to find, something hidden to uncover. A four-block courtyard with seven restaurants, 11 shops, six art galleries, 21 artists’ studios, historic tours and 250 years of history. See ad page 23. savannahcitymarket.com.
HISTORIC HOMES ANDREW LOW HOUSE (912) 233-6854. 329 Abercorn St. on Lafayette Sq., F-6 on map. An 1849 mansion built for cotton merchant Andrew Low, this home features beautifully preserved interiors with period antiques. This is one home you will not want to miss on your tour of Historic Savannah. Tours daily. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon4 p.m. See ad page 28. andrewlowhouse.com.
MUSEUMS GREAT SAVANNAH RACES MUSEUM (912) 398-4785. 411 Abercorn St., H-6 on map. savannah.com
Located at Abercorn and Taylor St., don’t miss this new micro museum in the Historic District. The museum and shop is dedicated to the Great Savannah Races: The First American Grand Prix, The Vanderbilt Cup, Tiedeman Trophy and Savannah Challenge of 1908-1911. Come visit and see our collection or indulge in shopping for unique automobile items and memorabilia. Open Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 40. greatsavannahraces.com. TYBEE ISLAND LIGHT STATION AND TYBEE MUSEUM (912) 786-5801. 30 Meddin Ave., Tybee Island just off US Hwy. 80, L-18 on map. Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Complete light station featuring artifacts and exhibits of Tybee Island’s history. Visit the newly-restored Head Keeper’s Cottage. Tours are self-guided, but there are volunteers on hand to answer questions. Open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. every day except Tues. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. See ad page 43. tybeelighthouse.org.
SIGHTSEEING TOURS CARRIAGE TOURS OF SAVANNAH (912) 236-6756. Departing from City Market at W. St. Julian and Jefferson Sts., C-3 on map. No visit to Savannah is complete without a sightseeing tour by a horse-drawn carriage. Let the gentle “clip-clop” of horses and sway of the carSeptember-October 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 27
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS riage transport you to Savannah’s colorful past with one of our entertaining and informative tours. History tours, ghost tours and private tours are offered daily. See ad page 39. carriagetoursofsavannah.com. GHOST PARTY (912) 226-7800. B-5 on map. Historic District. Don’t miss the only tour of its kind in the US! A TRUE paranormal investigator leads you on a hunt for ghosts in proven haunted infamous locations in Savannah. Choose from the Haunted History Tour, the Paranormal Investigation Tour or the new Dinner and a Ghost Tour! They provide all of the Ghost Hunting equipment as seen on tv! This tour also caters to children with autism and other learning disabilities; Tours Daily, 1-11 p.m. See ad page 34. ghost-party.com. GRIBBLE HOUSE PARANORMAL EXPERIENCE (912) 856-4316. 234 MLK, Jr. Blvd., F-1 on map. Explore the unknown with the crew of the Gribble House Paranormal Experience! Become a ghost hunter using the latest, state-of-the-art equipment while investigating what Savannah Morning News refers to as “the most diabolical crime ever committed in Savannah!” Adults 18 and over only. Investigations nightly. Call to reserve. See ad page 36. gribblehouse.com. 28 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
HEARSE GHOST RIDES (912) 695-1578. Take a ride in a real hearse, if you dare! You will ride through the cemeteries and historic streets of Savannah and hear the grisly tales of some of the most beautiful haunted homes in Savannah. Call for departure times and pick-up locations. Reservations required. See ad page 30. hearseghosttours.com. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CARRIAGE TOURS (912) 443-9333 or TOLL FREE (888) 837-1011. Pick-up available at various locations throughout the Historic District. The Best Way to see Savannah. Find out why we’re Savannah’s hometown favorite horse drawn carriage tours of the Historic District. Private and group tours available. All tours are driver narrated, 45-50 minutes in duration. Call for reservations. See ad page 31. savannahcarriage.com. OGLETHORPE TROLLEY TOURS (912) 233-8380. Historic District, F-1 on map. Take a journey through old Savannah, around the historic squares, along the waterfront, and throughout the 2.2 square miles of the Historic District aboard one of our beautiful BLUE Trolleys, steeped in oldfashioned charm. Equally as charming as our fine city are Oglethorpe Tour Guides, who embody true Southern Hospitality and warmly invite you to explore the beauty of Savannah as only they can share it. Enjoy unlimited On/Off privileges until 5:30 p.m., free parking, and our free hotel pick-up! Winner of savannah.com
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS Certificate of Excellence for 2012 by Tripadvisor. Come join us for the ride you will never forget! See ad page 7. oglethorpetours.com. OLD SAVANNAH TOURS (912) 234-8128 or TOLL FREE (800) 517-9007. Historic District, F-1 on map. Serving Savannah since 1979. Voted Best Tour Company 2003-2012. Pick-ups at all downtown inns and hotels or at the Visitors Center. Free all-day on/off privileges with 15 convenient stops. Limousine service. See ad page 3. oldsavannahtours.com. OLD TOWN TROLLEY TOURS (912) 233-0083. 234 MLK, Jr. Blvd., F-1 on map. The original ON/ OFF tours of Savannah. Voted Best of Savannah 2012, and endorsed by the Historic Savannah Foundation. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Hop on and off ALL DAY to see more than 100 attractions on your sightseeing tour of Savannah. Pick up and drop off approximately every 20 minutes at 15 convenient stops. Complimentary shuttle service from select area hotels. See ad page 33. trolleytours.com. SAVANNAH HERITAGE TOURS (912) 224-8365. Throughout Historic Downtown Savannah, Savannah Heritage Tours will take you through savannah.com
Savannah’s rich history which includes the reallife events that occurred in Savannah in the 1980s. This tour is based on John Berendt’s book Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. We will highlight houses restored by Jim Williams. Also includes a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery. See ad page 30. savannahheritagetour.com. SAVANNAH HOPPERS (912) 414-2943 (Rentals). 409 E. Bay Street; B-8 on map. The New Way To Get Around Downtown! Savannah’s newest transportation service that offers two, four and six passenger Eco-Friendly electric cars that are available for rental or call for a shuttle in the downtown area! Savannah Hoppers’ transportation service provides a fun, safe and eco-friendly way to travel in the Historic District. Give them a call today and they’ll pick you up and take you anywhere you want to go in the Historic District! See ad page 34. savannahhoppers.com. SEGWAY OF SAVANNAH (912) 233-3554. 234 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., F-1 on map. Explore Historic Savannah on Segway’s Personal Transporter, an electric self-balancing device that allows you to see the city on your own. Formal historic tours by a certified Savannah tour guide and a fun way to see the sights and sounds of Savannah. See ad page 27. segwayofsavannah.com. September-October 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 29
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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS SPECIAL EVENTS SAVANNAH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL (912) 232-1223. C-4 on map. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival, held Mon., Nov. 11-Sun., Nov 17, 2013 will be celebrating the best-of-the-best in food and wine. The overall concept of the Savannah Food & Wine Festival is to create one-of-a-kind, Savannah food and wine experiences to put Savannah on the map as a serious culinary destination-worth making a foodie trip here. From the Celebrity Chef Tour to cooking demonstrations, a Jazz & Bubbles Brunch as well as the main event on Sat., Nov. 16: Taste of Savannah in Ellis Square, there will be something for everyone who likes food, wine or both! For a full list of events and tickets, visit savannahfoodandwinefest.com. See ad page 9. SAVANNAH RIVERFRONT (912) 234-0295. 404 E. Bay St., B-7 on map. The Savannah Riverfront is a non-profit organization currently scheduled to perform 15+ events in 2013. These events range from our signature St. Patrick’s Day Festival to our First Friday & First Saturday weekend events. For a full list of events for 2013 and to learn more about the Savannah Riverfront visit riverstreetsavannah.com. See ad page 18. 30 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
WALKING TOURS ARCHITECTURAL TOURS OF SAVANNAH (912) 604-6354. Tours are throughout Historic Downtown Savannah. Architecture is your first encounter when you enter Historic Savannah. See how Savannah’s cultural and economic history shaped architecture from colonial to contemporary designs, including every era in between. Tours are offered daily and most depart from Chippewa Square. Customized tours are also available. Call for times and reservations. See ad page 29. architecturalsavannah.com. OLIVER BENTLEYS HISTORIC DOG WALK TOURS (912) 201-1688. 13 W. York St., located on Wright Sq., D-5 on map. You and your dog are invited to “Embark on a Tour of Tales” through Savannah’s Historic District with the company mascot, Ollie B. as your guide. A portion of each ticket funds the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. Adults $20 and children $10. Daily, 4:30 p.m. See ad page 35. oliverbentleys.com/tour. PIRATE GHOST WALKING TOURS (912) 571-2330. 508 E. River Street; B-7 on map; This new family fun walking tour in Historic Savannah is led by an authentic pirate and privateer that gives the accounts of Savannah’s own privateers and savannah.com
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS connections to piracy, underground tunnels and famous fictional books that were inspired by Savannah. Participation is encouraged and even piratical wear if the young guests would like! Kids are given a treasure map and a chance to win a treasure! Tours leave at different times to accommodate the needs of everyone. See ad page 39. piratesprivateersinsavannah.com. SAVANNAH TASTE EXPERIENCE (800) 979-3370. B-7 on map. Starting at Bernie’s Oyster House at 115 E. River Street, this new food tour is a 3-hour walking and tasting tour where you will enjoy a fun, one-of-a-kind culinary experience while strolling through the gardens and historic, cultural landmarks in the squares of Savannah. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Price includes samples from seven unique foodie spots in Historic Savannah. Tours daily. See ad page 27. savannahtasteexperience.com. SAVVY SAVANNAH TOURS (912) 663-4400. Having been in the Savannah tourism industry for over 16 combined years, the owners of the new Savvy Savannah Tours thought it was time for a change. Part of that change is more interactive technology making their tours more savannah.com
personable. Tour participants watch scenes from Savannah or see photos from generations past, right in their hands on an IPad. Savvy Savannah has many different tours to choose from, all very affordable for tourists and residents alike. All of their tours will require the joy of walking. Call for details about the various tours. See ad page 41. savvysavannahtours.com.
WATER TOURS CAPTAIN MIKE’S DOLPHIN ADVENTURE (912) 786-5848 or TOLL FREE (800) 242-0166. Lazaretto Creek, N-16 on map. Family owned and operated since 1992, Lazaretto Creek and Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventures have been offering the best in dolphin tours, sunset cruises and inshore & deep-sea fishing from the serenity of Tybee Island, Georgia. Voted Tybee’s Best Adventure Tour every year since 2003! Tours daily. Call for schedule and reservations. See ad page 43. tybeedolphins.com. DOLPHIN MAGIC (912) 897-4990 or TOLL FREE (800) 721-1240. 313 E. River St., next to the River Street Market Place. B-6 on map. Touring Savannah's Historic Waterways! We invite you to come aboard, sit back, relax and enjoy a full featured narrated tour of Savannah’s river front, the Waving Girl, Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski (trip route/duration varies according September-October 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 31
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offered year round. Call for scheduling and reservations. See ad page 43. mayriverexcursions.com.
to dolphin location). Each cruise is 1-1/2 to 2 hours long. Bring sunscreen and your camera. We have restrooms on board. See ad page 37. dolphin-magic.com.
SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT CRUISES (912) 232-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. Narrated nature cruises. No visit to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise. Cruise on the newly remodeled Georgia Queen or the newest addition to our fleet, the new Savannah River Queen. Enjoy a ride on our sternwheel river boat replicas. Choose from a wide variety of cruise options. Sightseeing, dinner entertainment, Sunday brunch and moonlight cruises. Charters available. Visit our website for cruise information or to purchase tickets online. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com.
GOOD TIMES CHARTERS (912) 335-2545. 502 E. River St. Savannahâ€™s newest boat tour is sure to be the highlight of your trip! Slow down and learn some of Savannahâ€™s maritime history from our knowledgeable & amusing crew on our brand new catamaran and maybe even see a dolphin or two! Our tours last two hours and we provide complimentary water. Please feel free to bring snacks and drinks with you to enjoy while cruising down the Savannah River. We are also available for private charters and sunset cruises. Great for weddings, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate groups and more! Call us for tour times & reservations or visit us on-line for more information! See ad page 35. savannahgoodtimes.com. MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS (843) 304-2878. Calhoun Street, Historic Bluffton, SC. Located 30 minutes from Historic Savannah, May River Excursions offers private dolphin tours, fishing, shrimping and crabbing excursions. Daily tours 32 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
WILDLIFE CENTER OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER (912) 395-1212. 711 Sandtown Rd., P-11 on map. Located 5 miles from Historic Downtown Savannah off President St. on Islands Expressway. Oatland Island Wildlife Center is one of the premier wildlife attractions in the Southeast and is home to over 150 animals from 50 different species. Come and explore acres of natural beauty and get face to face with fascinating native wildlife. Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 32. oatlandisland.org. savannah.com
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connect with other community friends and artists. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd., Suite D. musesavannah.org. AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 1: Celebrate Labor Day Weekend on Historic River Street. Enjoy regional art exhibitors, live entertainment on the Arbor Stage, and family fun to ensure you have a relaxing and work free weekend! Rousakis Plaza on Historic River Street. Fri., Noon-11 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com. SEPTEMBER 1 – NOVEMBER 2: Help celebrate the Historic Savannah Theatre’s 10th Anniversary in Savannah with their newest creation, Savannah Live! a dazzling new variety show with 2 hours of high-energy song, dance and comedy! $35 adults, $16 children. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. SEPTEMBER 1: Sit back, relax, and get on “Tybee Time!” Enjoy the ocean breezes, while 34 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
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Savannah Scene live music fills the air from the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion at The 6th Annual Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash featuring free live entertainment by the Swingin’ Medallions, one of the South’s leading party bands, and a spectacular fireworks show. 7-11 p.m. Fireworks are set off from the Tybee Pier at around 9:15 p.m. SEPTEMBER 1: Tybee Floatilla “Will Float for Kids”, 11 a.m. Begins at Alley III and Chatham Ave. and ends at the Crab Shack (with a short break on the “Criminal Island” Sandbar)! Tickets, $34.95. Only 250 participants will be allowed, so be sure to purchase your tickets today! Proceeds from The Tybee Floatilla “Will Float for Kids” benefiting the Burton 4H Center, Eastern Surfing Association, Fresh Air Home, and Surfers for Autism. TybeeFloatilla.com. SEPTEMBER 1: Tybee Arts Association Labor Day Art Show & Sale! Paintings, Prints, Glass Art, Photography, Sculpture, Jewelry, Fiber Art, Mosaics, Art Quilts and Note cards. Art Demonstrations, Music and Door Prizes. 10 a.m.5 p.m. Most shows will be held at Tybee Arts Association Building, 7 Cedarwood Dr. (912) 786-5920 or tybeearts.org. savannah.com
CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 2 – 30: JEA Art Gallery presents the works of Rachel Raab, a Jewish Canadian born in Montreal and is the daughter of a gifted writer and a world-renowned painter. She received her first camera at the age of 14 and taking photos has been a passion ever since. 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org. SEPTEMBER 6 – NOVEMBER 24: Jukebox Journey, the #1 downtown entertainment extravaganza, enlivens the city’s nightlife in the refurbished c.1818 Savannah Theatre. Flanked by a picturesque square, the theatre is within walking distance of a variety of delightful eateries. Popular music and professional choreography from the 1940s to present day are presented in a bright, colorful and fast-moving production filled with lavish costumes and comedic skits. “Jukebox Journey” is a must see while visiting Savannah! $35 adults, $17 children. 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Square. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. SEPTEMBER 6-7: First Friday and Saturday On The River at Historic River Street. Enjoy food, beverages, arts, crafts and live entertainment. Fri., 4-10 p.m. with fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Free and open to the public. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com. SEPTEMBER 6: Coastal Jazz Association Golf Tournament at the Landings Club Palmetto savannah.com
Course in Memory of Ben Tucker! Registration, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch & Jazz Concert, 12-1 p.m. and a Shotgun start 1:30 p.m. For more information and to register, cjagolftournament.com. SEPTEMBER 6: Sunset Tours at the Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Dr. Enjoy a guided after-hours tour of the Tybee Island Light Station and see a beautiful east coast sunset from the top of the lighthouse. (178 stairs to the top). (912) 786-5801 or tybeelighthouse.org. SEPTEMBER 7: 3rd Annual Coastal Empire Surfers For Autism event where surfers are provided a safe, fun and judgment-free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide children with special needs into waves. Surfers and their families are treated like rock stars and enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, fire engine tours and much more. A catered lunch is also provided, all at no cost to registered participants, their families and volunteers. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Beach area south side of Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion. surfersforautism.org. SEPTEMBER 7: 15th Annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races at A-J’s Dockside. Benefiting the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. TybeeKayakRaces@gmail.com. SEPTEMBER 20 – OCTOBER 6: The September-October 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 35
CALENDAR Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents “Equus” by Peter Shaffer. A psychiatrist struggles to get inside the mind of a young stable boy who blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. Season subscriptions are now available. Performances at 8 p.m.; Sunday Matinee at 3 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703-D Louisville Rd. (912) 232-0018 or collectiveface.org. SEPTEMBER 21: Opening Night of The Savannah Philharmonic brings “Bernstein, Buckley & Beethoven”. Featuring Bernstein’s feverishly exciting Overture followed by the American debut of Buckley’s Violin Concerto, and Beethoven’s most famous composition, his Symphony No. 5. 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. (912) 232-6002 or visit savannahphilharmonic.org. SEPTEMBER 22 – 28: The 2013 Savannah Jazz Festival presented by Coastal Jazz Association, Savannah. (404) 997-3281 or coastal-jazz.org. SEPTEMBER 22: Moonlight & Martinis to 36 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
benefit the JEA, 6-10 p.m. Savannah Jewish Federation, 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org. SEPTEMBER 26: Young Professionals of Savannah After Hours networking at World of Beer, 112 West Broughton St., 6-8 p.m. The event is free to attend, attire is business casual. Bring plenty of business cards! ypsav.net. SEPTEMBER 26: Gray’s Reef is pleased to collaborate with Ships of the Sea and the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography on “Coastal Connections,” a speaker series connecting culture, science, and history on the Georgia Coast. Dr. Maurice Melton, Albany State University will present, “Who Owns Moses Dallas?” 7:30 p.m., Ships of the Sea North Garden. Free to the public. (912) 598-2345 or graysreef.noaa.gov. SEPTEMBER 28: Help the Hoo-Hahs hosts the 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run benefiting women with gynecological cancers. The track is a flat course around Hutchinson Island and the race begins at the parking lot of the Savannah Trade and Convention Center at 8 a.m. Open to savannah.com
CALENDAR individuals of all ages and jogging strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers. All proceeds from this event provide immediate assistance to women in our area. For more information about this organization, sponsorship opportunities and participant registration visit helpthehoohahs.com. OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 24: Jukebox Journey, the #1 downtown entertainment extravaganza, enlivens the city’s nightlife in the refurbished c.1818 Savannah Theatre. Flanked by a picturesque square, the theatre is within walking distance of a variety of delightful eateries. Popular music and professional choreography from the 1940s to present day are presented in a bright, colorful and fastmoving production filled with lavish costumes and comedic skits. “Jukebox Journey” is a must see while visiting Savannah! $35 adults, $17 children. 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Square. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 2: Help celebrate the Historic Savannah Theatre’s 10th Anniversary savannah.com
in Savannah with their newest creation, Savannah Live! a dazzling new variety show with 2 hours of high-energy song, dance and comedy! $35 adults, $16 children. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. OCTOBER 1 – 6: The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents “Equus” by Peter Shaffer. A psychiatrist struggles to get inside the mind of a young stable boy who blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. Season subscriptions are now available. Performances at 8 p.m.; Sunday Matinee at 3 p.m. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703-D Louisville Rd. (912) 232-0018 or collectiveface.org. OCTOBER 4 – 6: It’s Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting and Chicken Dancing at the 29th Annual Oktoberfest on the River. Enjoy a bit of Germany… Savannah style with multiple beverage stations offering a variety of beer, wine and Coke products, food vendors and First Friday fireworks. Amble along Rousakis Riverfront Plaza enjoying the sights and sounds while browsing exhibitor booths of art and chatting with the artists themselves. Also make sure you check out the hot new stuff up and down River Street in over one hundred shops, restaurants and pubs! Fri., 9 a.m.-12 a.m. with September-October 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 37
JUST FOR KIDS Savannah is bursting with activities for kids. Whether it be climbing to the top of Georgia’s tallest lighthouse or taking a horse-drawn carriage ride, this historic city is sure to delight kids of all ages. Savannah, 912-236-6756; Historic Savannah Carriage Tours, 912-443-9333.
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Visit Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Tybee Island Light Station and Museum offers self-guided tours, however, there are volunteers on hand to answer questions. Good luck, as there are 178 steps to the top of the Light Station. Tybee Light Station and Museum, 912-786-5801. Take a guided tour. Be it ghosts, historic homes, architecture, movies, pirate walking tour, food or all of the above that appeal to you, there are a variety of tours available to enlighten and entertain. Architectural Tours of Savannah, 912-604-6354; Ghost Party, 912-226-7800; Gribble House Paranormal Experience, 912-856-4316; Hearse Ghost Rides, 912-695-1578; Oglethorpe Trolley Tours, 912-234-8687; Old Savannah Tours, 912-234-8128; Old Town Trolley Tours, 912-233-0083; Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tours, 912-201-1688; Pirate Ghost Walking Tours, 912-571-2330; Savannah Heritage Tours, 912-224-8365; Savannah Hoppers, 912-414-2943; Savannah Taste Experience, 800-979-3370; Savvy Savannah Tours, 912-663-4400; Segway of Savannah, 912-233-3554. Take a leisurely horse-drawn carriage tour and clip, clop around the City enjoying the beauty that Savannah is famous for. Carriage Tours of 38 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
There are several museums devoted to different modes of transportation. Whether your interests lie in land, sea or air you won’t want to miss these: Great Savannah Races Museum, 411 Abercorn St., 912-398-4785; Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., 912-748-8888; Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St., 912-651-6823; Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 M.L.K. Blvd., 912-232-1511. Enjoy a day on the water! Take a narrated nature cruise, dolphin watch tour, kayak trip, sunset cruise, maritime tour, fish inshore or offshore or jet ski. You are sure to find a water-related activity to suit all ages and interests. Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure, 912-786-5848; Dolphin Magic, 313 E. River St., 912-897-4990; Good Time Charters, River Street, 912-335-2545; Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E. River St., 912-232-6404. Explore acres of natural beauty and get face to face with fascinating native wildlife at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, located 5 miles from Historic Downtown Savannah off President Street on Islands Expressway, 711 Sandtown Rd., 912-395-1212.
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CALENDAR fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com. OCTOBER 6: The Savannah tradition, Picnic in the Park, will take place in Forsyth Park. As always, the event will feature an evening of live music, family and picnics large and small! savannahga.gov. OCTOBER 10 – 13: Swashbucklers of all ages will be converging on Tybee Island to participate in the 9th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest! Featuring a Buccaneer’s Ball, Pirate Victory Parade, live entertainment, costume contests, children’s activities and the Thieves Market filled with treasures, grog and grub! Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. tybeepiratefest.com. OCTOBER 11 – 13: The Savannah Folk Music Society presents the 24th Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival, a popular weekend festival devoted to the enjoyment, preservation and continuation of the living art of folk music. It features national and regional talent, in four savannah.com
locations around the City, beginning in Ellis Square on Friday from 7 to 11 p.m., Youth Songwriting Competition and Folk Songwriting workshop/Old Time Country Dance on Saturday and culminating in the Sunday Concert at Grayson Stadium from 2-7:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. (912) 786-6953 or visit savannahfolk.org. OCTOBER 12: Enjoy an evening of elegance and style celebrating the 5th Anniversary season of The Savannah Philharmonic. Food will be provided by The Olde Pink House. Armstrong House, 447 Bull St. (912) 232-6002 or visit savannahphilharmonic.org. OCTOBER 12: 2013 Fiesta Latina at Rousakis Plaza on River St., from noon- 9 p.m. Latin American Services Organization. OCTOBER 13: Join Teddy Roosevelt and Savannah Riverboat Cruises, in conjunction with Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, for an old fashioned paddleboat ride up the Savannah River to the Refuge lands. A delicious buffet style lunch will be served as you make the way up river. While on the boat, there will be narration of the various points of interest along the River and TR will discuss his love for the September-October 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 39
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sites. Cocktails at 6 p.m. with a gourmet dinner following. Seats are $150 per person. (912) 721-1790 or firstname.lastname@example.org. OCTOBER 18 – 19: The Halloween Hike, a very popular “Trick-or-Treat” event ideal for young children, takes place at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Visitors walk through a short portion of Oatland’s trail where they will meet some “Friendly Forest” critters and their friends! Costumed animal characters will interact with, and pass out treats and Mother Goose will be telling stories in Oatland’s Barnyard! Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and comfortable walking shoes. Treat bags will be provided. There will be food concessions, and other children’s activities, such as pony rides, hay rides, face painting and fossil hunting will be available. $8 per child, $6 per adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The remainder of Oatland’s trail will be closed. 5-8 p.m., the last hike leaves at 8 p.m. (912) 395-1212 or (912) 395-1500 or oatlandisland.org. OCTOBER 18: The Savannah Children’s Choir and Georgia Power present the Vienna Boys Choir in concert at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E. Harris St. Tickets savannah.com
CALENDAR available at savannahboxoffice.com or by calling (912) 525-5050. $100 VIP reserved (adult and student), $60 reserved (adult and student) or $35 general admission adult and $25 general admission student. Due to the nature and length of this performance, it is not recommended for children younger than 8 years old. (912) 228-4758 or email@example.com or savannahchoir.org. OCTOBER 19: The American Diabetes Association features their 5K Run this year on the beautiful trail system at Skidaway Island State Park. This family-friendly venue is a great place where participants will also enjoy a large Health & Fitness Festival after the run with over 20 vendors performing many product demonstrations and free screenings. Live music, a light breakfast and children’s activities will also round out the day! Register through Fleet Feet at fleetfeetsavannah.com/step. (912) 353-8110, ext. 3093 or diabetes.org/savannahstepout. OCTOBER 20: The Savannah Philharmonic presents “Faure’s Requiem”, 5 p.m., at Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. (912) 232-6002 or visit savannahphilharmonic.org. OCTOBER 24: Young Professionals of Savannah After Hours at Moon River Brewing Company, 21 West Bay St., 6-8 p.m. The event is free to attend, attire is business casual. Bring plenty of business cards! ypsav.net. OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 3: Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance at various locations. Savannah Speed Classic at Hutchinson Island, Oct. 25-27; Motoring Midway (Nov. 2-3), Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 2) and Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 3) at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. (843) 785-7469 or hhiconcours.com. OCTOBER 25 – 27: Savannah Speed Classic – a part of the Concours d’Elegance! 9 a.m.5 p.m. Bringing back Savannah’s racing heritage, the Speed Classic is a unique race track experience offering an intimate look at the inner workings of racing. With features such as hot lap rides and pit access, you’ll be strapped in, full throttle, and up close and personal. A beer garden and a variety of food will be available during the races. (843) 785-4769 or hhiconcours.com. (continued on pg. 55) savannah.com
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Did You Know? Savannah is all about celebrations, hosting more than 150 festivals each year. Music, art, culture and food are just a few excuses for city-wide parties.
SHOPPING ANTIQUES COBBLESTONE LANE ANTIQUES MALL (912) 447-0504. 230 W. Bay St. (on the west end of Factor’s Walk at Jefferson St.), B-6 on map. Convenient to the trolley stops, this antique/gift shop is something you don’t want to miss! With over 10,000 sq. ft. of exquisite home decor, antiques, glassware, jewelry, rare coins and giftware, this eclectic shop is the biggest in Historic Savannah. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 48.
BATH & BODY CARE PRODUCTS SUGAR WORKS BATH & BODY (912) 401-1395. 1 E. Broughton St., C-5 on map. Indulge in your fragrance and perfume fantasies while lavishing your skin and body with wonderful products. They offer a broad spectrum of bath and body care products, from the best selling sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, mineral soaks, bath treats that are fun to look at as they are to use, to soaps, nourishing body creams and amazing perfume blends. Open Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.7 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m. See ad page 49. sugarworksbathandbody.com.
BOOKS E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER (912) 234-7257. 326 Bull St. (behind the DeSoto Hilton), F-5 on map. In Savannah, one of America’s great bookstores! Located in the heart of the Historic District, E. Shaver’s 12 rooms are filled with books. Specializing in local books, history, architecture, decorating, and a revolving collection of prints. Free gift wrapping. See ad page 51. 46 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES GO FISH CLOTHING & JEWELRY (912) 231-0609. 106 W. Broughton St., C-3 on map. Unique and eclectic items from around the world. From six feet tall giraffes to hand-batiked dresses, fashionable footwear to clay roosters, hand-painted and carved wood herons to mosaic mirrors, there is always something special, distinctive and delightful in store. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our mission to help others. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 47. shopgofish.com. METALS AND PAINT (912) 234-7744. 107 W. Congress St., C-4 on map. Located across from The Lady and Sons Restaurant, Metals and Paint features original art and unique handcrafted jewelry by local artists and artisans. For a unique diversion from the ordinary, visit us today! Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 47. RIVER STREET’S ELEGANT CREATIONS (912) 232-5918. Located in the River Street Market Place near the famous “Waving Girl Statue.” A-8 on map. Elegant Creations offers purses and handbags, switchflops by Lindsay Phillips and exquisite jewelry at 50% off suggested retail. Embroidery available on most items. Open Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 53. SAVANNAH BELLE (912) 232-4833. 206 E. Bay Street, B-6 on map. From the owners of Savannah Rose, Lisa & Curt Bolak have opened Savannah Belle just doors down from “The Shop with Attitude!” This shop features several clothing lines, hand painted leather shoes, various styles of handbags, from hand-hammered aluminum savannah.com
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to color block leather bags, accessories and local art, including the works of Michele Snell. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 45. SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON (912) 231-8000 or (912) 925-0005. 503 E. River St., A-9 on map. Main store, I-95 and Hwy. 204, Y-3 on map. Savannahâ€™s only authorized HarleyDavidson dealer has genuine Harley-Davidson motorclothes and collectibles. Now offering the Riderâ€™s Edge Motorcycle Safety Course. Download our free mobile application, Savannah HarleyDavidson. Open 7 days a week. See ad page 52. savannahhd.com. SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449. 126 E. Bay St., (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. Locally owned boutique located on Upper Factorâ€™s Walk featuring clocks, teapots and other gift items in all price ranges. Visit for the unique clothing, shoes, scarves and hats. Youâ€™ll find one-of-a-kind estate and handmade jewelry out of forks, spoons, buttons, and watches. Great gift ideas include cross and guardian angel jewelry handmade in Israel. Open Mon.-Sat.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 45. SILVER SILK & BEADS (912) 236-2890. 310 W. St. Julian Street, B-3 on map. Willis and Gwendolyn built Silver Silk & Beads on a unique idea of handcrafted jewelry. These original designs are incorporated with beautiful and affordable sterling silver jewelry imported from savannah.com
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SHOPPING nine different countries. The store also offers stylish silk jackets and scarves. See ad page 51. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. THREADS & THINGS (912) 234-5994. 3123 Bull St., S-8 on map. Located at Bull & Washington Streets, this unique consignment boutique offers women’s clothing, handbags, jewelry and shoes for the fashion-conscious shopper. Open Tues.Sat., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. See ad page 46. TWINKLE (912) 234-1001. 307 W. Bryan St., B-3 on map. Located in the hustle and bustle of City Market, this store offers the best in trendy, fun fashion accessories! You will be able to find special gifts for your family and friends. After you visit this unique store, you will never forget it! Mon.-Wed., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. See ad page 46. facebook.com/twinkletimecitymarket. VERONICA’S CLOSET (912) 777-4190. 205 E. 37th St, S-8 on map. Located in the yellow carriage house at 37th and Abercorn Streets, visit this new boutique that has a unique selection of women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry as well as gifts at affordable pricing. 10% Discount available for students, teachers and military on regular priced items. Tues-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 47. facebook.com/pages/Veronicas-Closet. 48 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
SHOPPING WASHED ASHORE (912) 234-6100. 23 E. River St., A-6 on map. Beachwear, casual shoes and sportswear for guys and gals including Tom Shoes, Sperry Top-Sider, Caribbean Soul, Fresh Produce sportswear and Reef sandals. See ad page 52.
FLEA/OPEN-AIR MARKETS KELLER'S FLEA MARKET (912) 927-4848. 5901 Ogeechee Rd., V-5 on map. The largest flea market in the Coastal Empire, open year-round, featuring a wide range of merchandise. Keller's Flea Market has over 400 retail stall spaces, six delicious food concessions, RV and bus parking, accesses for our handicapped friends, heating and air conditioning, ATM machines, a barber shop and a flea market full of unique merchandise at bargain prices! See ad page 37. ilovefleas.com.
GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES EXOTIC CIGARS & GIFTS (912) 234-7737. 507 E. River St., A-7 on map. Located across from Joe’s Crab Shack on the east end of Historic River Street, Exotic Cigars & Gifts is Savannah’s premier source for tobacco products and accessories. With an extensive inventory of all popular brands, they are sure to have what you are looking for. Choose from cigars, cigarettes, tobacco products, pipes, smoking accessories, hats, shirts, jewelry and savannah.com
many other wonderful gift and collectible items. They will also gladly order any item not in the store. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 53. exoticcigars.com. SAINTS AND SHAMROCKS (912) 233-8858. 309 Bull St., F-5 on map. Cead Mile Failte, Y’all! Saints and Shamrock’s has been serving Savannah for 20 years! We are proud to be on the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route in beautiful downtown Savannah. Stop in for unique customized gifts, genuine Irish imports, and Fair Trade Merchandise. We also have a variety of religious gifts for every occasion. Come in for some excellent customer service or visit us online! See ad page 49. saintsandshamrocks.com. SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449. 126 E. Bay St., (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. Locally owned boutique located on Upper Factor’s Walk featuring clocks, teapots and other gift items in all price ranges. Visit for the unique clothing, shoes, scarves and hats. You’ll fine one-of-a-kind estate and handmade jewelry out of forks, spoons, buttons, and watches. Great gift ideas include cross and guardian angel jewelry handmade in Israel. Open Mon.-Sat.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun.,10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 45.
GOURMET FOOD/GIFTS MATTER OF FACTORS (912) 231-2100. 120 E. Bay St. (Abercorn ramp to River St./next September-October 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 49
SOUVENIRS Exquisite home décor, antiques, glassware, jewelry and giftware at COBBLESTONE LANE ANTIQUES, 230 W. Bay St., 912-447-0504 Find distinctive hand-carved and decorated home wares made by artisans around the world at GO FISH CLOTHING & JEWELRY CO., 106 W. Broughton St., 912-231-0609 A piece of hand-made art by local artists and craftsmen found at VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN, 223 W. River St., 912-236-7280 Take home a bottle of Georgia wine or gourmet snacks found at MATTER OF FACTORS, 120 E. Bay St., 912-231-2100 Dealer Custom T-shirts from SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES, 503 E. River St., 912-231-8000 A hardback or paperback found in the twelve rooms of books at E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER, 326 Bull St., 912-234-7257 Nature books, t-shirts, Savannah Bee Company honey, stuffed animals and locally roasted coffee available in the OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER, 711 Sandtown Rd., 912-395-1212 The latest styles in beach and casual wear found at WASHED ASHORE, 23 E. River St., 912-234-6100 An heirloom discovered in the antiques and collectibles on display at KELLER’S FLEA MARKET, 5901 Ogeechee Rd., 912-927-4848 Find jewelry, hats, handbags, collectibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks at SAVANNAH ROSE, A Boutique With Attitude. 126 East Bay St., 912-232-9449 For great gifts, stop by THE PEANUT SHOP featuring over 50 flavors of nuts along with jams, marinades, sauces, soups and candy. 407 E. River St., 912-232-8612 A stunning piece of Celtic jewelry from SAINTS & SHAMROCKS, 309 Bull St., 912-233-8858 You will be dazzled by the wide variety of affordable and locally made jewelry and other accessories at TWINKLE, 307 W. Bryan St., 912-234-1001 If you are traveling with your dog or just a dog lover, OLIVER BENTLEYS is the place for you! The store offers locally crafted 50 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
botanical bath bars and premium artisanal dog treats! 13 W. York St., 912-201-1688 Take home posters, t-shirts, mugs, die cast antique cars, tote bags or books at the GREAT SAVANNAH RACES MUSEUM. 411 Abercorn St. at Taylor, 912-398-4785 Bring local art home with a piece of sterling silver jewelry from SILVER SILK AND BEADS, 310 W. St. Julian St., 912-236-2890 Purses and handbags, Switchflops by Lindsay Phillips, exquisite jewelry, embroidered items and more at RIVER STREET’S ELEGANT CREATIONS in the River Street Market Place, 912-232-5918 Choose your very own original work of art from the wide variety of art by over 50 local artists. Found at the CITY MARKET ART CENTER STUDIOS, 309 W. Julian St., 912-232-7731 Visit SAVANNAH BELLE for hand painted leather shoes, clothing in all price ranges, hand-hammered aluminum and color block leather handbags and accessories. 206 East Bay St. 912-232-4833 Take home an original piece of art or some unique handcrafted jewelry made by local artists at METALS AND PAINT, 107 W. Congress St., 912-234-7744 For the fashion-conscious shopper, check out the fabulous finds at THREADS & THINGS, 3123 Bull St., 912-234-5994 Whether you are adding to a collection, choosing a trip reminder, looking for an unusual gift or just browsing, visit THE DOWNSTAIRS GALLERY for both the serious and casual collector. 19 1/2 W. Gordon St., 912-233-0920 Visit EXOTIC CIGARS & GIFTS for tobacco products, clothing, jewelry and wonderful gifts and collectibles, 507 E. River St., 912-234-7737 Indulge in your fragrance and perfume fantasies while lavishing your skin and body with wonderful products by SUGAR WORKS BATH & BODY, 1 E. Broughton St., 912-401-1395 For a unique selection of women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry as well as gifts at affordable pricing, visit VERONICA’S CLOSET located at 205 E. 37th St., 912-777-4190 savannah.com
SHOPPING to River Street Inn), A-6 on map. Specializing in local wines along with gourmet snacks, local artwork and unique gift items that include Riedel wine glasses and Vinturi aerators. A little something for everyone. Free wine tastings available. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 48. matteroffactors.com. THE PEANUT SHOP (912) 232-8612. 407 E. River St., B-7 on map (next to Spanky’s). A specialty food shop featuring over 50 flavors of nuts along with jams, jellies, marinades, sauces, soups and candy. Stop by and try one or all of our 30 plus daily samples. Makes great gifts. Why go crazy when you can go nuts! Open daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. See ad page 53. thepeanutshop.com.
MOTORCYCLE RENTALS SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON (912) 231-8000 or (912) 925-0005. 503 E. River St., A-9 on map. Main store, I-95 and Hwy. 204, Y-3 on map. Savannah’s only authorized Harley-Davidson dealer has genuine Harley-Davidson motorclothes and collectibles. Now offering the Rider’s Edge Motorcycle Safety Course. Download our free mobile application, Savannah Harley-Davidson. Open 7 days a week. See ad page 52. savannahhd.com.
PET BAKERY OLIVER BENTLEYS BARKING BAKERY (912) savannah.com
201-1688. 13 W. York St., D-5 on map. Oliver Bentleys makes all organic, human-grade ingredients, premium dog treats. The treats are 100% gluten free, no wheat, corn, or soy, no added salt or sugar, zero additives, preservatives and fillers. See ad page 35. oliverbentleys.com.
SHOES RIVER STREET’S ELEGANT CREATIONS (912) 232-5918. Located in the River Street Market Place near the famous “Waving Girl Statue.” A-8 on map. Elegant Creations offers switchflops by Lindsay Phillips, switchflop straps, Snapshoes and their attachments and more. Open Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 53. riverstreetelegantcreations .com.
TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXOTIC CIGARS & GIFTS (912) 234-7737. 507 E. River St., A-7 on map. Located across from Joe’s Crab Shack on the east end of Historic River Street, Exotic Cigars & Gifts is Savannah’s premier source for tobacco products and accessories. With an extensive inventory of all popular brands, they are sure to have what you are looking for. Choose from cigars, cigarettes, tobacco products, pipes, smoking accessories, hats, shirts, jewelry and many other wonderful gift and collectible items. They will also gladly order any item not in the store. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 53. exoticcigars.com. September-October 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 51
RIVER STREET SHOPPING River Street, perhaps the most popular tourist area of Savannah, has not always been the prosperous historic waterfront that it is now. In the mid-70s, determined to revive the history and the glory of River Street, local landowners, area business people, the City of Savannah and urban planners joined together to create the River Street Urban Renewal Project. Completed in 1977, with a cost of $7 million, the Project succeeded in breathing new life into Savannahâ€™s historic waterfront by transforming abandoned warehouse space into a colorful array of shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques creating a revitalized historic area to be enjoyed by one and all.
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 407 E RIVER STREET 912-232-8612 www.thepeanutshop.com
Handcooked Virginia Peanuts, Candies, Snacks, and Gourmet Gifts MONTHLY SPECIALS! OVER 30 FREE SAMPLES DAILY!
COUPON: Redeem for a FREE BAG OF PEANUTS
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ACCOMMODATING, AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE • 1/2 Block From City Market • • Adjacent To River Street •
FREE PARKING For Reservations Call 912.236.6321 or Toll Free 800.228.5150
• Coffeemakers, Hair Dryers • • Irons/Boards, Refrigerators • • High-speed Internet • • Free Breakfast Bar •
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Market, River Street and other local attractions. See ad page 55. innatellissquare.com.
QUALITY INN - HEART OF SAVANNAH (912) 236-6321 or TOLL FREE (800) 228-5150. 300 W. Bay St., B-3 on map. Conveniently located adjacent to River Street and 1/2 block from City Market. Welcome to the Quality Inn Hotel, your ideal choice for a hotel in Savannah’s Historic District. Deluxe complimentary breakfast bar. Free high-speed Internet, refrigerator, coffeemaker, hair dryer and irons/boards in every room. See ad page 54. qualityinnhistoricsavannah.com.
HISTORIC SAVANNAH VACATION RENTAL.COM (912) 713-7278. Offering a selection of fine historic vacation homes in Savannah’s Historic District, all homes have a perfect blend of modern comfort with classic touches. Each accommodation is ideally located within walking distance to all of Savannah’s attractions with an unmatched level of excellence and privacy in a romantic setting. Why stay in a hotel room when you can enjoy an entire historic home at comparable rates? See ad page 55. historicsavannahvacationrental.com. INN AT ELLIS SQUARE (912) 236-4440. 201 W. Bay St., B-3 on map. Known as the “Grand Lady on Bay Street,” the recently renovated Guckenheimer Building (Circa 1851) is steeped in the tradition of southern hospitality and elegance. Enjoy our lovely courtyard for your relaxation, people watching and libations. Begin your day by enjoying the deluxe continental breakfast and end it with a relaxing drink at Dominique’s Lounge. Located on Ellis Square, the Inn is just steps from the celebrated City 54 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
REAL ESTATE MADISON SQUARE REAL ESTATE (912) 660-2184. 22 W. Harris Street, F-4 on map. Located in Savannah’s National Register Historic Landmark District, Madison Square Real Estate offers you an approach to real estate throughout our historic neighborhoods, islands and waterfront, and the surrounding low country. Integrity and exceptional client services underscore our property transactions. Let us know what we can do for you! Whatever your real estate needs and goals may be, Kelly Bittinger with the Madison Square Real Estate Team is here to make it happen. See ad page 55. madisonsquarerealestate.com. savannah.com
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located on Historic River Street. 5-11 p.m., Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com.
OCTOBER 25: The Savannah Philharmonic presents “Chamber Concert No. 1 Die Winterreise”, 5 p.m., at Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. (912) 232-6002 or visit savannahphilharmonic.org.
PLEASE NOTE: WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE TO SEE THAT THE INFORMATION IN OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS ACCURATE. HOWEVER, EVENTS SOMETIMES CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION.
OCTOBER 31: It’s a nightmare on River Street! Come enjoy Halloween festivities, costume contests, prizes and more on Halloween all
TO INCLUDE YOUR EVENT IN THE CALENDAR, CALL (843) 757-9889, FAX (843) 757-9189 or E-MAIL email@example.com.
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OF ADVERTISERS HReeves Art Pgs. 24 & 25 Luba Lowry Pgs. 24 & 25 Samantha Claar Gullah Living Pgs. 24 & 25 The Savannah Gallery Pgs. 24 & 25 Savannah Theatre Pg. 19 Studio One Pgs. 24 & 25 Studio 10 Pgs. 24 & 25 Sue Gouse Inspirations Pgs. 24 & 25 Village Craftsmen Pg. 53
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Andrew Low House Pg. 28 Architectural Tours of Savannah Pg. 29 Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure Pg. 43 Carriage Tours of Savannah Pg. 39 Dolphin Magic Pg. 37 Ghost Party Pg. 34 Good Times Charters Pg. 35 Great Savannah Races Museum Pg. 40 Gribble House Paranormal Experience Pg. 36 Hearse Ghost Rides Pg. 30 Historic Savannah Carriage Tours Pg. 31 May River Excursions Pg. 43 Oatland Island Wildlife Center Pg. 32 Oglethorpe Trolley Tours Pg. 7 Old Savannah Tours Pg. 3 Old Town Trolley Tours Pg. 33 Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tours Pg. 35 Pirate Ghost Walking Tours Pg. 39 Savannah Food & Wine Festival Pg. 9 Savannah Heritage Tours Pg. 30 Savannah Hoppers Pg. 34 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 5 Savannah Riverfront Pg. 18 Savannah Taste Experience Pg. 27 Savvy Savannah Tours Pg. 41 Segway of Savannah Pg. 27 Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum Pg. 43
A. T. Hun Art Gallery Pgs. 24 & 25 Albert J. Seidl Fine Artist Pgs. 24 & 25 City Market & City Market Artists’ Association Pg. 23 The Downstairs Gallery Pg. 23 Grace Rohland - Printmaker & Painter Pgs. 24 & 25 56 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2013
10 Downing at Churchill’s Restaurant Pg. 2 The Bier Haus Pg. 16 Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Pg. 15 Churchill’s Pub Pg. 2 Goose Feathers, an Express Cafe & Bakery Pg. 13 Mercer’s Steak & Seafood Pg. 15 The Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill Pg. 17 SavannahMenu.com Pg. 63 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 5 Savannah Taste Experience Pg. 22 Sisters of the New South Pg. 11 Six Pence Pub & Restaurant Pg. 12 Tondee’s Tavern Pg. 15 Tubby’s Seafood River Street Pg. 64 Wasabi’s Fusion Downtown Pg. 16 Winston’s Wine Cellar Pg. 2
LODGING & REAL ESTATE Historic Savannah Vacation Rental.Com Pg. 55 Inn at Ellis Square Pg. 55 Madison Square Real Estate Pg. 55 Quality Inn–Historic District Pg. 54
Cobblestone Lane Antiques Mall Pg. 48 E. Shaver, Bookseller Pg. 51 Exotic Cigars & Gifts Pg. 53 Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co. Pg. 47 Keller’s Flea Market Pg. 37 Matter of Factors Pg. 48 Metals & Paint Pg. 47 Oliver Bentleys Barking Bakery Pg. 35 The Peanut Shop Pg. 53 River Street Elegant Creations Pg. 53 Saints and Shamrocks Pg. 49 Savannah Belle Pg. 45 Savannah Harley Davidson Pg. 52 Savannah Rose Pg. 45 Silver Silk & Beads Pg. 51 Sugar Works Bath & Body Pg. 49 Threads & Things Pg. 46 Twinkle Pg. 46 Veronica’s Closet Pg. 47 Washed Ashore Pg. 52 savannah.com
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ACROSS CLUES 1. Lowcountry vegatable favorite, fried ____. 5. Savannah Hoppers – Bicycle or drive an electric ____ around downtown! 8. Tybee means this in the Euchee language. 12. Hearse Ghost Rides – Ride in a ____ hearse. 13. Not two or more. 14. Pub beverages. 15. Young Women’s Organization: Abbr. 16. Whiskey. 17. German verb. 18. Six Pence Pub is ____-smoking. 20. Dance alone. 22. Albert J. Seidl Fine Artist for a musician or marine ____. 25. Unites States: Abbr. 26. Savvy Savannah Tours – All tours require the joy ____ walking. 28. City Market offers the best of what is old and what is ____ in Savannah. 29. Tubby’s Seafood ____ Street. 33. Tybee Island Light Station & Tybee Museum – Tours are self guided ____ there are volunteers to answer questions. 34. Auxiliary air force: Abbr. 36. Savannah Rose for an elegant Franz porcelain ____ pot. 37. Heavy equipment transporter: Abbr. 38. The Andrew Low House is a neo-classic ____ home. 40. The Savannah Gallery – Original pieces ____ affordable prices. 41. American Samoa: Abbr. 42. Samantha Claar’s Gullah Living – This ____ a working studio. 43. British peer. 45. Churchill’s Pub & Restaurant – Food is served ____ 1 a.m. 48. Wasabi’s Downtown for ____ & vegetarian rolls. 49. Brighter Day in the South ____ of Forsythe Park. 50. Carriage Tours Of Savannah – ____ visit to Savannah is complete without a horse drawn carriage tour. 51. Tubby’s Seafood River Street – Sandwiches galore ____ available. 53. The Hawkeye state: Abbr. 54. Symbol for element aluminum. 55. Metals And Paint for earrings and ____. 58. Savannah Riverboat Cruises – ____ about our super saver combo deals! 60. Born. 62. Cobblestone Lane Antique Mall – You Don’t Want ____ Miss This Store! 63. Sugar Works Bath & Body – savannah.com
Show ____ for money saving offer. 64. Route: Abbr. 65. Lone Star State: Abbr. DOWN CLUES 1. Studio 10 for original paintings, reproductions ____ note cards. 2. Opens a lock. 3. Mercer’s Steak & Seafood – Try steamed oysters from the ____ bar. 4. Oglethorpe Trolley Tours – Go ____ the waterfront and throughout the Historic District. 5. Vegetable in the Lowcountry Seafood Boil. 6. Exotic Cigars & Gifts will gladly order ____ item not found in the store. 7. British actor Roger ____. 8. Common sight on the water. 9. Good Times Charters – We are ____ available for private charters. 10. To allow. 11. Poet Eliot. 19. Over: Poetic. 21. Great Savannah Races Museum – See ____ collection or indulge in shopping. 22. Sue Gouse Inspirations is located upstairs ____ City Market. 23. The Bier Haus – Serving artisanal cheeses and cured ____. 24. Savannah.com – The perfect vacation is just a click ____. 26. Historic Savannah Carriage Tours – Find ____ why we’re Savannah’s hometown favorite. 1
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27. Foot: Abbr. 30. Twinkle – After you visit this unique store you will never forget ____. 31. Meat of a calf. 32. Consume. 33. Historic Savannah Carriage Tours – The ____ way to see Savannah. 35. Keller’s ____ Market – Free parking and admission. 37. Thread’s & Things offers women’s clothing & ____ bags. 38. Cancun affirmative. 39. Eastern Asian kingdom: Abbr. 44. Rhode Island: Abbr. 45. International organization: Initials. 46. Bay leading inland from ocean. 47. ____ & behold. 48. Males. 49. Oatland Island Wildlife Center is one of the premier wildlife attractions in the South____. 51. Matter Of Factors for local photo ____. 52. ____ de Janairo. 53. Tondee’s Tavern was confiscated by General Sherman during the Civil ____. 54. Goose Feathers, ____ Express Cafe & Bakery. 56. HReeves Art – Harold Reeves’ photography shares the beauty of the ____ coast: Abbr. 57. 40th state. 59. Kenya: Abbr. 61. Former spouse.
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discover a window into Savannah’s rich past. Many of Savannah’s earliest settlers are buried in Colonial Park, whose gravestones date back to the 1700’s. Today, Colonial Park Cemetery serves as a park for many Savannah residents. Many Savannahians stroll through the cemetery in the early morning or walk their dogs within the cemetery’s wrought iron perimeter in the evening. HOW TO GET THERE: The main entrance is located at the corner of Abercorn Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
No visit to Savannah is complete without a visit to the city’s historic cemeteries, each of which serves as a final resting place for many of Savannah’s most fascinating residents. Each of these cemeteries is situated amid incredibly scenic surroundings. Even if cemeteries give you goosebumps, you’ll be glad you stopped by to experience some of Savannah’s unique history firsthand. Just don’t stay too long!
BONAVENTURE CEMETERY Immortalized by John Berendt in his bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Bonaventure is the final resting place for many of Savannah’s most prominent citizens including songwriter Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), poet Conrad Aiken (1889-1973) and plantation owner Noble Jones (1701-1775), one of Savannah’s original settlers who colonized the city with General James Oglethorpe in 1733. Located along the scenic banks of the Wilmington River, Bonaventure Cemetery also features group burials for the American Legion Field, the Confederate States of America, the Order of Railroad Conductors and the veterans of the SpanishAmerican War.
Originally a 600-acre plantation, Bonaventure was sold for $5,000 in 1846 to Savannah businessman Peter Wiltberger, who turned the land into a public cemetery called Evergreen Cemetery. The City of Savannah purchased Evergreen Cemetery in 1907 and turned it into Bonaventure Cemetery. Savannah photographer Jack Leigh captured the image that graces the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil — a burial statue, nicknamed “The Bird Girl,” that once stood in the heart of Bonaventure Cemetery. The “Bird Girl” statue is currently on display at the Telfair Museum of Art. HOW TO GET THERE: Bonaventure is located just off Pennsylvania Avenue on Bonaventure Road. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COLONIAL PARK CEMETERY Colonial Park Cemetery is the city’s only non-active cemetery, meaning that no more burials take place on this historic plot of land, located at the corner of Abercorn Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. Walk through the graceful arch erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution and you will
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LAUREL GROVE CEMETERY Established in 1852, Laurel Grove Cemetery has thousands of graves that reflect Savannah’s rich history, situated amid groves of live oak, magnolia and dogwood trees. This contemplative site, which features ornate ironwork and magnificent statuary on many of the lots, was once called Springfield Plantation. Laurel Grove is divided into two distinct sections, by a highway connector. Laurel Grove North, perhaps the better-known part of the cemetery, is the burial place of hundreds of Confederate soldiers as well as prominent citizens like Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, and Florence Martus, Savannah’s “The Waving Girl.” Laurel Grove South serves as the final resting place for many members of Savannah’s AfricanAmerican community. Many slaves, freedmen and even two African-American Confederate veterans are buried in Laurel Grove South. HOW TO GET THERE: Laurel Grove Cemetery is best accessed from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Turn right onto Anderson Street and the main gate will be straight ahead. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. savannah.com