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July/August 2011 • 31st Year • Issue #3
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The Haitian Monument in Franklin Square commemorates the key role soldiers from Haiti played during the American Revolution’s Seige of Savannah in 1779. Haitian soldiers who valiantly fought the British for American independence are commemorated in this Savannah landmark, which was officially unveiled in 2007. Cover photography by Savannah Scene.
here’s no better time of year to enjoy Tybee Island than T July and August, indulging your senses along miles of sandy public beaches. The warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean invite summer sunbathing, while restaurants featuring fresh seafood and icy cold beverages beckon. Go fishing on the pier, try your hand at kiteboarding or keep an eye out for dolphin swimming just offshore. There’s no better destination for summer fun! Enjoy Southern hospitality at its best as Savannah welcomes you with open arms this season! Known as the Hostess City of the South, this coastal gem has a long and illustrious history of greeting visitors from near and far. By any measure, Savannah is a city rich in history, charm and beauty. The streets of Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District – one of the largest in the United States – are filled with more than three centuries of history. Ever since British General James Edward Oglethorpe founded Savannah in 1733 as our nation’s thirteenth colony, the city has earned
a reputation as a special destination. Today, Savannah’s massive live oak trees strung with Spanish moss shelter quaint boutiques, charming cafes and award-winning restaurants. Take the time to explore the treasures hidden beneath this majestic urban canopy in our “Tree City USA.” We hope that you find our Dining, Shopping, Activities and Lodging listings helpful in guiding you to some of the very best that the Savannah area has to offer. We think that you will find that Savannah is truly one of America’s most beautiful and unforgettable cities. The activities continue all season long in Savannah. From music festivals to art exhibits, Savannah brims with activities. As always, our Calendar of Events keeps you on top of Savannah’s most exciting activities. Our Calendar of Events is also posted online at savannah.com, so be sure to check out all the hottest upcoming events. Remember that you can return to Savannah any time your heart desires with a quick click of the mouse. savannah.com provides plenty of handy information to help you plan a memorable trip to Savannah. Please feel free to e-mail us with any comments, questions or suggestions at email@example.com. We hope that you enjoy every moment in this magical city!
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GREATER SAVANNAH LOVE’S SEAFOOD (912) 925-3616. Located on Hwy. 17 S. at King’s Ferry, overlooking the Ogeechee River, Y-4 on map. Serving the area’s finest seafood since 1949. Located on the scenic Ogeechee River, just 15 minutes from downtown Savannah. Fri.-Sat., Lunch, noon3 p.m.; Dinner, Tues.-Sat., 5-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-9 p.m. See ad page 9. lovesseafood.com. SAVANNAHMENU.COM (877) 464-6368. Staying in Savannah, Georgia? Don’t pay full price when you dine out. Save some serious money while you are in Savannah and order the Visitor VIP Dining Club Card. With your VIP card, enjoy exclusive savings such as: Buy One Entree-Get One Free, Buy One Entree-Get One Half Price, Free Lunches and Dinners, Free Appetizers and Desserts and much more. See ad page 19. savannahmenu.com. UNFORGETTABLE BAKERY & DELI (912) 355-6160. 238 Eisenhower Dr. (east of Abercorn, across from Toys “R” Us), T-10 on map. Offering healthy and delicious meals made of the finest ingredients. Home to the daily $5 lunch special. savannah.com
Serving sandwiches, soups, salads and quiche every day. Known for their amazing wedding cake creations and baked goodies. Need catering for a special event? The staff consistently ensures complete satisfaction and a big, goofy smile for each of their needy customers! Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 14. unforgettablebakery.com.
HISTORIC DISTRICT BRIGHTER DAY NATURAL FOODS MARKET (912) 236-4703. 1102 Bull St., K-5 on map. Serving 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 14. brighterdayfoods.com. BULL STREET EATERY (912) 232-3593. 1514 Bull St. (32nd & Bull), K-5 on map. Just South of Forsyth Park, this new restaurant caters to tourists, locals and students in the Starland District of Historic Savannah. Serving breakfast (All Day!) and lunch, offering a blue plate special daily, as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and wraps. In a hurry, get a bag lunch, which includes any “ready to go” sandwich or a salad (with chips, a piece of fruit and a snack (continued on pg. 10) July/August 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
u British-owned and operated, Churchill’s Pub & Restaurant serves a unique blend of traditional British favorites and contemporary American Cuisine in an upscale environment.
u The Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill offers the finest in authentic Mediterranean cuisine and professional service, along with a unique cocktail and Late Night Hookah Bar.
u “A Savannah Tradition since 1949,” enjoy fine, family-oriented dining overlooking the Ogeechee River where the views are spectacular at Love’s Seafood.
u Famous for their French onion soup and delicious specials, “Savannah’s Original Authentic British Pub,” Six Pence Pub & Restaurant is in the Historic District.
u Indulge in the breathtaking views, impeccable service and unparalleled cuisine that makes Chart House Restaurant legendary. Enjoy three levels of dining, as well as outdoor seating.
u Enjoy Savannah’s most exotic dining experience at Casbah Moroccan Restaurant. Feast on delicious fare in the opulence of an authentic ceremonial tent decor while belly dancers entertain.
u Second Line – Authentic New Orleans Po Boys. Try their mouth-watering Muffaletta, the Blackened Chicken Pasta or the “Debris,” the mother of all po boys!
u One of Savannah’s new restaurants, Bull Street Eatery offers breakfast all day, a blue-plate lunch special and many other mouth-watering lunch selections.
u Enjoy an artistically-arranged dish of sushi, prepared by skilled chefs, while relaxing with a drink from the saké bar at Wasabi’s Fusion Downtown.
u Have a private, intimate dinner in “Lover’s Lane” at The Melting Pot or bring in the family to enjoy a fun and relaxing dinner. Come dip into something different!
u Looking for a healthy and delicious meal made of the finest ingredients? Be sure to try the $5 lunch special found daily at Unforgettable Bakery & Deli.
u Family-owned and operated, you will find a wide array of fresh breakfast items, salads and sandwiches, all at modest prices at Goose Feathers, an Express Café & Bakery.
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(continued from pg. 7) cake). Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m., daily. See ad page 16.
CASBAH MOROCCAN RESTAURANT (912) 234-6168 or TOLL FREE (866) 522-7224. 118 E. Broughton St., C-6 on map. Enjoy delicious Moroccan fare in an authentic atmosphere of comfort and leisure. Featuring grilled kabobs, lamb, beef, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Belly dancing shows nightly, with no cover charge. Open daily from 5:30-10:30 p.m. See ad page 13. casbahrestaurant.com. CHURCHILL'S PUB (912) 232-8501. 13 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. One of Savannahâ€™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. GOOSE FEATHERS, AN EXPRESS CAFE & BAKERY (912) 233-4683 or TOLL FREE (866) 221-1948. 39 Barnard St., between Broughton and Congress Sts., C-4 on map. 10 SAVANNAH SCENE July/August 2011
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 15. goosefeatherscafe.com. THE MELTING POT (912) 349-5676. 232 E. Broughton St., C-7 on map. Enjoy our fabulous four-course fondue dinner for two with creamy cheese fondues, gourmet salads, a variety of fresh entrees and decadent chocolate fondues. Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri., 5 p.m.11:30 p.m., Sat., 4 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Will open for lunch for parties of 6 or more with 7 day advanced notice. The closing time indicates the last reservation taken. Reservations recommended. See ad page 7. meltingpot.com/savannah. 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. Open Sun.-Wed., 5 p.m.midnight; Thurs.-Sat., 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Late Night Hookah Lounge, 10 p.m.-until. See ad page 10. themiragesavannah.com. SIX PENCE PUB & RESTAURANT (912) 233-3156. 245 Bull St. (across from the Desoto savannah.com
Hilton Hotel), F-5 on map. Sandwiches, soups, salads, and hearty fare served in an Old English Pub atmosphere and 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 open until 2 a.m. See ad page 11. sixpencepub.com.
JOE'S CHICAGO STYLE HOT DOGS (912) 228-0882. Located in the River Street Market Place, A-8 on map. Joe’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs are like no others! The menu also includes BBQ sandwiches, nachos, Johnsonville Brats, not to mention Italian Ice, sodas and bottled water. Open 7 days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
WASABI’S FUSION DOWNTOWN (912) 233-8899. 113 MLK, Jr. Blvd., D-2 on map. Located less than two blocks from the Visitor’s Center. A unique dining experience for both sushi lovers and Japanese food lovers alike. Enjoy sushi options from the menu that include nigiri, sashimi, maki rolls, vegetarian rolls and tempura in addition to the various combinations of grilled teriyaki dishes. Open daily. Visit their sister restaurants: Kanpai I, Kanpai II, Yutaka and Sushi Time Towa. See ad page 16.
SAVANNAH RIVER QUEEN/GEORGIA QUEEN (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 mouth-watering prime rib dinner 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.
SECOND LINE – AUTHENTIC NEW ORLEANS PO BOYS (912) 335-1754. 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk, A-3 on map. Just opened at Williamson St. & West Bay St. Specializing in New Orleans-style po boys and from-scratch house favorites! Try their mouthwatering Muffaletta, the Blackened Chicken Pasta or the “Debris,” the mother of all po boys! Mon.-Wed., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs.Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 a.m. Live Music Thurs., Fri. & Sat. nights. See ad page 16.
CHART HOUSE (912) 234-6686. 202 W. Bay St., B-3 on map. The Savannah Chart House, located on historic River Street, provides a spectacular atmosphere for our guests. The restaurant has three levels of dining, as well as outside dining overlooking the Savannah River. Mon.-Fri., 4:30-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. See ad page 17. chart-house.com. savannah.com
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ince 1949, Love’s Seafood & Steaks has been serving up the freshest seafood in the Savannah area. Located on the scenic banks of the Ogeechee River, Love’s features a varied menu with a focus on fresh seafood, premium U.S.D.A. steaks and authentic Southern side dishes.
shrimp, Love’s truly has something for everyone. A seafood platter offers a generous sampling of fish, shrimp, oysters, scallops, crab cakes, catfish, potatoes, cole slaw and corn for hungry visitors. A selection of key lime pie, chocolate pecan pie and chocolate lava cake is typically available for dessert.
“Love’s is a real familyowned restaurant,” said owners Donna and Fulton Love. “We use the same recipes that our family started with when they first opened in 1949.”
The restaurant’s glassenclosed deck provides breathtaking views of the Ogeechee River, while a covered outdoor deck offers spectacular sunset views. The wine list at Love’s boasts dozens of vintages to delight wine lovers. The restaurant, which is a local culinary institution, has even been featured in the Academy Awardwinning movie “Forrest Gump,” starring Tom Hanks.
The Love family’s treasured recipes and warm Southern hospitality have made this riverfront restaurant a favorite for decades. Love’s homemade crab stew delights visitors with its rich, creamy Lowcountry flavor. Catfish, a local favorite, can be enjoyed blackened, fried, grilled or as part of an all-you-can-eat special. A wide range of fresh fish, crab, shrimp and oysters round out the seafood menu. Even hard-to-find seafood items – like alligator tail – can be savored at this muchloved restaurant, in addition to high-quality steaks, all-you-can-eat shrimp and more. Don’t miss the scored flounder brushed with a homemade apricot glaze, which is a chef’s specialty, or the Surf-And-Turf, which pairs the freshest seafood with tender New York Strip or Rib Eye Steak. And, of course, the Stuffed Grouper features Fulton Love’s special crab meat stuffing and homemade Newburg sauce. “We emphasize fresh, fresh, fresh,” said Donna Love. “Everything is brought in fresh at least three times per week. Our grouper comes in right off the boats.��� From juicy steaks to crab-stuffed Bubba Gump 12 SAVANNAH SCENE July/August 2011
Love’s has been honored in Coastal Living as one of “America’s Top 25 Seafood Dives.” With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and a family-friendly atmosphere, this popular restaurant has been a local favorite for decades, attracting seafood and steak lovers from near and far. Best of all, the food at Love’s is always served with a smile. Don’t miss the Thursday Night Sunset Parties, which feature live music and rotating specials. This weekly event showcases the best sunsets in town. “Love’s is a special place,” said Donna and Fulton Love. “Please come and have a look around.”
LOVE’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS 6817 Basin Road Savannah, GA 31419 (912) 925-3616 lovesseafood.com savannah.com
JULY-AUGUST 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: “The Book” Bus & Walking Tours offered daily by “The Book” Gift Shop, Savannah’s Official Headquarters of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Reservations required. (912) 233-3867 or midnightinsavannah.com. ONGOING: Daily tours of the Rose Hill Mansion in Bluffton. A Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy refreshments and Southern hospitality while admiring the beautiful home and grounds. Reservations required. 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton, SC 29910 (843) 757-6046 or rosehillmansion.com ONGOING: “Scenes of Summer” by Georgia savannah.com
folk artist MoSo. A summer art show displaying scenes of Historic River Street, Savannah landmarks, whimsical and playful children and scenes from “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” River Street Market Place, Booth #72. email: email@example.com. WEDNESDAYS: “Martinis @ the Mansion” in Casmir’s Lounge at The Mansion on Forsyth Park, 6-8 p.m. A networking event with $5 drinks specials and live music. 700 Drayton St. (912) 721-5012 or mansiononforsythpark.com. FIRST THURSDAY: “Movie & Beer Night” at the JEA, 7:30 p.m. Screening of Israeli movies from around the world with beer, wine, soda and popcorn. Must be 21. 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org. THIRD THURSDAY: Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout on Tybee Island, an outdoor music series, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (912) 786-4573 ext. 123 or tybeevisit.com. FRIDAYS: Angela Beasley's Puppet People, Making Magical Memories That Last a Lifetime! Puppet Show, Interactive Studio Tour, Puppet Making for "mom & me.” $10 per child, parents free, 10 a.m. 3119 Furber July/August 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
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Ave. (912) 355-3366 or puppetpeople.com. FIRST FRIDAY: Fireworks on the River, 9:30 p.m. riverstreetsavannah.com. FIRST FRIDAY: “First Friday for Folk Music,” a production of the Savannah Folk Music Society at First Presbyterian Church at 520 Washington Ave. savannahfolk.org. FIRST FRIDAY: Oyster Roast and Fireworks, 7-10 p.m. Buckets of oysters, a bar and a band, Riverside at the Savannah Harbor Resort & Spa. westinsavannah.com. SECOND FRIDAY: “Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” hosted by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through highpowered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail email@example.com. FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Morning painting workshop for kids in July & August, 910:30 a.m. Supplies provided and kids 14 SAVANNAH SCENE July/August 2011
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Train Rides at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum. Call for times. 601 W. Harris St. (912) 651-6823 or chsgeorgia.org. FIRST SATURDAY: “First Saturday on the River” on Historic River St., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Arts & crafts, live entertainment and family fun. Free and open to the public. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com. SATURDAYS: The Forsyth Farmers Market at the south end of Forsyth Park, 9 a.m.1 p.m. For more information please visit forsythfarmersmarket.org. SUNDAYS: Sunday Jazz Brunch with Ben Tucker and Friends. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Aqua Star Restaurant. westinsavannah.com. 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 savannah.com
of the Savannah Theatre. Call for dates and show times. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. appreciated. Signs direct visitors to the starting point. No reservations are required. bonaventurehistorical.org.
JULY JULY 1 - 31: “Conquered Banners: Georgia’s Civil War Flags” are on display at the Georgia Historical Society. An exhibit of six rare flags made and carried during the first year of the Civil War along with other secession-related manuscripts and artifacts. Free and open to the public. 501 Whitaker St. (912) 651-2125 or georgiahistory.com. JULY 1-31: “Country Star Revue.” A twohour salute to the music of the great country stars of the past 50 years. Singing Cowboys, bluegrass, folk, gospel and honky tonk from the 1930s-1940s. Rockabilly, country soul and country rock were popular during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Country Pop, Truck Driving country and Neocountry were all popular throughout the ‘70s and ’80s. Mix all this together with today’s popular hits for a well-rounded Country Star Revue from the band and cast savannah.com
JULY 1-20: Pre-registration for “Savannah Night at the Museum II” at Savannah History Museum taking place July 23-24 for ages 4 and up. Advanced reservations required by July 20. Parents must spend the night in the museum with their children. 303 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 651-6823 or chsgeorgia.org. JULY 2-30: “The Beat Goes On.” The Savannah Theatre celebrates the sounds of three generations as the cast sings its way along the musical highway of American pop hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s with songs like California Girls, Stayin Alive, and the Heart of Rock and Roll. Call for dates and show times. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. JULY 2-4: “July 4th Weekend at Old Fort Jackson.” Step into the shoes of the soldiers that were stationed here during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and the Civil War. Experience what life was like for those soldiers, try on period uniforms, participate in an artillery crew and watch cannon and musket demonstrations. 9 a.m.July/August 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
and poolside games highlight some of the weekend-long offerings. Please call to reserve your riverside room early (rates vary) (912) 201-2000 or westinsavannah.com. 5 p.m. 1 Old Fort Jackson Rd. (912) 651-6823 or chsgeorgia.org. JULY 2- 3: “Great American Weekend.” Food, beverages, interactive artists, entertainment and fun for the entire family! Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, River Street, Sat., 9 a.m.-midnight and Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com. JULY 3: “Savannah Winds Annual Patriotic Concert“ in celebration of our independence honors America, her service men and women, and veterans of the United States Armed Forces with its highly popular Annual Patriotic Concert. 3 p.m. Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. (912) 344-2801 or armstrong.edu. JULY 3: “Fireworks on the Pier,” Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. Approximately 9:15 p.m. (912) 786-5444 or tybeevisit.com. JULY 4: “Independence Day Weekend Celebration at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.” Organized kids activities 16 SAVANNAH SCENE July/August 2011
JULY 4: “Fireworks Spectacular.” Food, beverages, interactive artists, entertainment and fun for the entire family! Come celebrate the 4th of July on Savannah’s Historic River Street! 5 p.m.-10 p.m. with firework show beginning at 9:20 p.m. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com. JULY 4: Celebrate July 4th at Tricentennial Park. See the exhibit on the 1779 Battle of Savannah in the Savannah History Museum, tour the battlefield with a Revolutionary War soldier, hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence and see a musket demonstration. Steam train rides and activities continue at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 303 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 651-6840 or chsgeorgia.org. JULY 4: “July Fourth Celebration at Fort McAllister,“ celebrate our Nation’s birthday with civil war troops as they fire special salutes for those who have died so we may be free. Join in games of the day and enjoy a cool slice of melon, 10 a.m.savannah.com
for adults, $2 for children (ages 5-15), (513) 861-0704 or 3blindmiceshow.com/index.php. 4 p.m. Pack a lunch and enjoy the day. Admission charged. (912) 727-2339 or gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister. JULY 4: Independence Day at Heavenly Spa by Westin. Any 50-minute or more treatment booked on Monday, July 4th will be extended a 30% discount. Cannot be combined with other offers and valid this one day only. Reservations required. Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa. (912) 201-2055 or westinsavannah.com. JULY 7-10: Armstrong Art, Music and Theatre Masquers Summer Theatre opens its “Summer of Simon” series of three Neil Simon comedies with Barefoot in the Park, his longest running hit. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Jenkins Hall Theatre, 11935 Abercorn St. (912) 344-2801 or armstrong.edu. JULY 8-9: Three Blind Mice Dollhouse Miniature Show & Sale. First 100 people each day get a free gift. Fri., 4-8 p.m. & Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Coastal Georgia Center, $5 savannah.com
JULY 8-10: Savannah Amateur Golf Tournament. The host courses are Savannah Harbor and Savannah Quarters. $200 per person for net or gross division, $225 to enter both net and gross. Field limited to the first 180 participants who sign up. (912) 201-2240 or westinsavannah.com. JULY 9: “Basic Dance Lesson: Bolero,” hosted by the Moon River Dancers at St. Francis Cabrini Church, 1-2 p.m. Beginners and singles welcome, cost is $5 per person. 11500 Middleground Rd. (912) 961-9960 or usadancesavannah.org. JULY 11-15: Burton 4-H Center will host a day long summer camp program for children of the greater Savannah area. All children from grades 1 thru 8 are invited for a full day of fun out on the island. Free transportation to and from Whitemarsh Island will be provided each day. Each day will include time at the beach, weather permitting, as well as fun educational programming based on the marine environment. (912) 786-5534 or burton4h.org. (continued on pg. 31) July/August 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
f you’re looking for upbeat family-friendly entertainment, don’t miss “Country Star Revue” or “The Beat Goes On,” two special live shows taking center stage all summer long at The Historic Savannah Theatre on Chippewa Square. In July and August, the theater will celebrate country music and hit songs from the ‘60s through the ‘80s.
Join the cast of “Country Star Revue” for a two-hour salute to the music of the great country stars of the past 50 years. Highlights include favorite songs by artists including Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts. Country music lovers will be singing along and dancing in the aisles at this popular show. A live country band and seven talented vocalists delight audiences on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. “The Beat Goes On” offers plenty of big hair and big fun, delighting audiences of all ages with much-loved songs from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Enjoy the best of American pop music, with songs ranging from “California Girls” by The Beach Boys to “Stayin Alive” by the Bee Gees. From beach blanket parties to oldschool break dancing, this lively show celebrates three decades of unforgettable music with live singing and dancing. “The Beat Goes On” is presented Thursday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 3 p.m. “Country Star Revue” and “The Beat Goes On” are both presented by award-wining producer Michael Meece, the creative force behind “Lost in the ‘50s,” Savannah’s longest-running theatrical production, and “Jukebox Journey,” a
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celebration of seven decades of popular music. Recommended by USA Today and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Savannah Theatre has been rated #1 for Evening Entertainment by TripAdvisor.com. With a range of popular productions throughout the year, Savannah Theatre has become downtown Savannah’s premier entertainment extravaganza and is a must-see for Savannah visitors. The Savannah Theatre was reborn as the #1 downtown Savannah entertainment venue in 2002, when the current owners of the Savannah Theatre opened the theater with a live band and a cast of singers and dancers who took the audience on a two-hour trip through some of the greatest music in history. Over the past nine years, audiences have been entertained with live shows featuring Broadway show tunes, pop music, country hits and holiday favorites. There’s no better way to beat the heat this summer than with a live show at Savannah Theatre. Enjoy some of your favorite music by Savannah’s most talented performers. You’ll be tapping your toes and singing along in no time! Tickets for all Savannah Theatre shows can be purchased online by visiting savannahtheatre.com or by calling the box office at (912) 233-7764. Please see our ad in Savannah Scene for a coupon for $3 off the regular adult price. Don’t miss all the fun!
SAVANNAH THEATRE 222 Bull Street (912) 233-7764 savannahtheatre.com
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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 Streets. 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 Orleans Square
supporter of the colony. Barnard & Wayne Streets. 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 Streets. 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 Streets. CRAWFORD SQUARE Crawford Square features a basketball court and is located on the eastern edge of the Historic District. Houston & McDonough Streets.
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.
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Here the “Old City Market” was located and merchants sold crops and wares. Barnard & St. Julian Streets. 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 Streets. 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 Streets. 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 Streets. LAFAYETTE SQUARE Named in honor of the Marquis savannah.com
de Lafayette, this square features a number of benches and quaint cobblestone sidewalks. Abercorn & Macon Streets. MADISON SQUARE Named for U.S. President James Madison, this square features vintage cannons from the old Savannah Armory. The Savannah College of Art and Design originally opened on this historic square. Bull & Macon Streets. 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 Streets. 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 Streets. 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 Streets. PULASKI SQUARE One of the few squares without a monument, Pulaski Square is named for Polish Count Casmir Pulaski, a hero of the Revolutionary War. savannah.com
This square features some of the most beautiful live oaks in the city, as well as thick ivy groundcover. Barnard & Macon Streets. 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 Streets. TELFAIR SQUARE Named in honor of the Telfair family, this scenic square also has a Girl Scout tribute and a number of benches for an afternoon respite. Barnard & President Streets. TROUP SQUARE Troup Square features an armillary, an astronomical centerpiece made of iron, that is supported by small metal turtles. Named by Georgia governor George Michael Troup, this is one of the most picturesque squares in the Historic District. Habersham & Macon Streets. WARREN SQUARE 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. Habersham & St. Julian Streets. 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 Streets.
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 Streets. 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 Streets. Lafayette Square
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The Tybee Lighthouse
The Tybee Lighthouse on Tybee Island is the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia. The bottom 60 feet date back to 1773. The upper 94 feet were built in 1867. The walls of the tower are over 12 feet thick at the base and taper to approximately 18 inches at the top. At the top of the tower is the original Fresnel lens. This lens, nearly eight feet tall, magnifies the 30,000 candle-power light so that it can be seen 18 miles out to sea. This lens is the Tybee Light and, to the small community of people in this tiny coastal town, it is a shining reflection of their lives – past, present and future. When James Oglethorpe established the first colony on Tybee, he realized that the survival of the colony was dependent on the safe passage of ships that carried settlers and supplies through the treacherous shoals along the Savannah River. As a result, the first Tybee light, a small beacon, was built on the island in 1736. Today the survival of Tybee’s local community is dependent upon historic preservation and tourism. Thanks to the foresight and initiative of Fort Pulaski’s Superintendent, Dan Brown, the Tybee Lighthouse was officially opened to the public on June 29, 1985. One hundred and seventy-eight steps lead to the Lighthouse’s breathtaking observation deck, located 154 feet above the ground. From the deck, one views the panorama of the lowcountry and captures a true sense of “the length and breadth of the marshes,” as described in Sidney Lanier’s poem, “The Marshes of Glynn.” Facing the Lighthouse, one is overwhelmed by the formidable Tybee Light, a thick awesome prism-like glass lens where two large bulbs stand supported in bronze. According to log books and the fond recollections of his son Henry, George B. Jackson was the last Tybee Lighthouse keeper from 1928 until his death in 1948. savannah.com
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When it comes to sightseeing, Savannah has some of the finest historic homes, museums and historic sites in the Southeast. From Civil War forts to English Regency house museums, Savannah offers a broad range of sightseeing options for visitors and residents alike. With all of the area’s unique history, arts and architecture, be sure to take the time to enjoy all that Savannah has to offer.
collection as well as outstanding special exhibits throughout the year. Interactive children’s exhibits, cafe, gift shop and more. 207 W. York St., Telfair Square, (912) 790-8800
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN The largest art college in the U.S., the Savannah College of Art and Design features a number of exhibits year-round in galleries across Savannah. 342 Bull St., (912) 238-2487
TELFAIR MUSEUM OF ART Housed in a historic 19th-century building designed by architect William Jay, the Telfair Museum of Art features an outstanding permanent collection of paintings, sculpture and photography, as well as world-class visiting exhibitions. 121 Barnard St., (912) 790-8800
Historic Homes ANDREW LOW HOUSE Built in 1848 for cotton merchant Andrew Low, this historic home features beautifully preserved interiors with period antiques. 329 Abercorn St., (912) 233-6854
Arts BEACH INSTITUTE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER The permanent home of the Ulysses Davis folk art collection, the Beach Institute features changing exhibits of African-American art and cultural artifacts. 502 E. Harris St., (912) 234-8000
CITY MARKET ART CENTER The upstairs level of City Market is filled with original paintings, sculpture and photography by area artists. Jefferson at W. St. Julian St., (912) 234-2327
CITY OF SAVANNAH, DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, S.P.A.C.E. (Savannah’s Place for Art, Culture and Education). Info line: (912) 525-3100 ext. 2863
DAVENPORT HOUSE This historic Federal-style home, built between 1815 and 1820, was the house that launched Savannah’s historic preservation movement in the 1950’s. 324 E. State St., (912) 236-8097 FLANNERY O’CONNOR HOUSE The childhood home of one of America’s greatest writers, the Flannery O’Connor House features artifacts from O’Connor’s years in Savannah. 207 E. Charlton St., (912) 233-6014 Harper Fowlkes House
GREEN-MELDRIM MANSION General Sherman’s Civil War headquarters, the Green-Meldrim Mansion is a fine example of neo-Gothic architecture and features a magnificent interior. Bull St. at Madison Square, (912) 232-1251
THE HARPER FOWLKES HOUSE This elegantly restored 1842 Greek Revival mansion showcases exquisite period antiques throughout and focuses on the Mid-1800’s lifestyle of early preservationist Alida Harper Fowlkes. 230 Barnard St. on Orleans Square, (912) 234-2180 JULIETTE GORDON LOW HOUSE The birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, has been restored to its 1800’s appearance and features period antiques and artifacts from Low’s life. 142 Bull St., (912) 233-4501
JEPSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
KING-TISDELL COTTAGE Located in the historic Beach Neighborhood, this restored Victorian cottage, built in 1896, serves as an AfricanAmerican culture museum. 514 E. Huntingdon St., (912) 236-5161
Savannah’s newest art museum, featuring a stellar permanent
MERCER-WILLIAMS HOUSE One of
Jepson Center for the Arts
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Savannah’s most historic mansions. The former home of Jim Williams, the antiques dealer immortalized in “Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil,” is now open for tours. 429 Bull St. (enter through 430 Whitaker St.), (912) 236-6352
THE ROSE HILL PLANTATION HOUSE A significant example of Gothic Revival residential architecture. This 1858, four-story, cruciform Gothic Revival building stands majestic and tall with a steeply pitched copper gable roof along with period furnishings on 12 acres in the South Carolina Lowcountry. 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton, S.C. 29910, (843) 757-6046
SORREL-WEED HOUSE One of the first two houses in Georgia to be designated a historic landmark. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and SCAD Architectural Committee voted it one of the most important houses in Savannah. 6 West Harris St., (912) 236-8888
TELFAIR’S OWENS-THOMAS HOUSE One of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the U.S., the Owens-Thomas House features a formal English garden and a restored carriage house. 124 Abercorn St., (912) 233-9743
Historic Sites / Forts FORT MCALLISTER HISTORIC SITE Located in Richmond Hill, Fort McAllister features Civil War era earthworks. Spur 144 off Hwy. 144, 22 miles south of Savannah, (912) 727-2339
FORT PULASKI NATIONAL MONUMENT This masonry fort fell to Union troops during the Civil War and features a drawbridge, moats and cannons. On U.S. 80, 10 miles east of Savannah, (912) 786-5787
FORT SCREVEN Fort Screven on Tybee Island is one of the nation’s last coastal batteries. On Tybee Island, just off U.S. 80, (912) 786-4077
GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Built in 1874-75, Hodgson Hall houses the Georgia Historical Society and serves as a research center and exhibition hall for an extensive collection of artifacts and documents. 501 Whitaker St., (912) 651-2125
exhibits such as alligators, wolves and cougars. Self-guided and guided trail walks available as well as a variety of Environmental Education programs for grades Pre K-12. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., except holidays. 711 Sandtown Rd., off Islands Expressway, (912) 898-3980
RALPH MARK GILBERT CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM Savannah’s struggle for civil rights comes to life in interactive exhibits, artifacts and educational displays. 460 MLK, Jr. Blvd., (912) 231-8900
SAVANNAH HISTORY MUSEUM In the former Central of Georgia Railway station, the Museum features exhibits which tell the story of Savannah from 1733 to the present. See Forrest Gump’s bench and the “Bird Girl” statue on the cover of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” 303 MLK, Jr. Blvd., (912) 651-6825
SAVANNAH OGEECHEE TRAIL CANAL MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the State of Georgia Birding Trail. Finest native trees and plants. 681 Fort Argyle Rd., (912) 748-8068
SHIPS OF THE SEA MUSEUM This maritime museum, housed in the restored Scarbrough House, offers exhibits about maritime culture, ships and commerce. 41 MLK, Jr. Blvd., (912) 232-1511
TYBEE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE AND MUSEUM Featuring
WORMSLOE HISTORIC SITE A historic plantation dating back to
Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse and a museum devoted to the history of Tybee Island. Tours are self guided. At the Lighthouse and Head Tybee Island Keepers Cottage Lighthouse there are volunteers on hand to answer questions. U.S. 80, Tybee Island, (912) 786-5801
Savannah’s earliest settlers in the 18th century, Wormsloe features tabby plantation ruins and a majestic avenue of live oaks. 7601 Skidaway Rd., (912) 353-3023
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA MARINE SCIENCE EXTENSION Featuring an aquar-
HISTORIC RAILROAD SHOPS An outstanding antebellum railroad repair facility and National Historic Landmark site featuring a collection of steam and diesel locomotives, a blacksmith shop and a massive roundhouse. 601 W. Harris St., (912) 651-6823
OLD FORT JACKSON The oldest standing fort in Georgia, Old Fort Jackson has been in use since the 1740’s and served as the headquarters for the Confederate river defenses during the Civil War. 1 Old Fort Jackson Rd., Islands Expressway, (912) 232-3945
ium and ongoing educational programs. Skidaway Island, (912) 598-2496
MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE MUSEUM A museum devoted entirely to Air Force history, featuring interactive exhibits, guided tours, special programs throughout the year, library archives, a memorial garden and more. Exit 102 on I-95, Pooler, (912) 748-8888 OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Operated by the SavannahChatham County Public Schools, this coastal nature center features a nature trail that winds through habitats with live animal savannah.com
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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, 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; Old Savannah Tours, 912-234-8128; Savannah Grits & Gossip, 912-508-4404; Savannah Heritage Tours, 912-224-8365; Savannah Movie Tours, 912234-3440; Segway of Savannah, 912-233-3554.
Take a leisurely horse-drawn carriage tour with Historic Savannah Carriage Tours and clip, clop around the City enjoying the beauty that Savannah is famous for. Various locations throughout the Historic District, 912-443-9333.
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: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 M.L.K. Blvd., 912-232-1511; Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., 912-7488888; Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St., 912-651-6823.
Take a guided “Backstage Pass” tour with the puppet queen, Angela Beasley. Angela
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shares hilarious stories of working and touring the world with the puppets. So, be sure to bring your camera and your sense of humor. Call to book some fun today. 912-355-3366. Enjoy a day on the water! Take a narrated nature cruise, dolphin watch tour, kayak trip, sunset cruise or fish inshore or offshore. You are sure to find a water-related activity to suit all ages and interests. Bull River Marina, 8005 Old Tybee Rd., 912-897-7300; Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure, Lazaretto Creek, 912-786-5848; Dolphin Magic, 313 E. River St., 912-897-4990; Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E. River St., 912-232-6404.
Fondue is fun for the kids! Have fun dipping into something different at The Melting Pot while enjoying a relaxed dinner with the family. Sunday is Family Night! Order a Big Night Out and receive up to two complimentary children’s entrees. 232 E. Broughton St., 912-349-5676.
Local artist, MoSo offers painting workshops for children every Friday and Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m. during July & August. River Street Market Place, Booth 72, 502 E. River St.
ASTROLOGY/PSYCHIC READINGS PSYCHIC READINGS BY SYLVIA (912) 233-1854. 206 E. Factor’s Walk, B-7 on map. Located off River Street above The Cinnamon Bear Gift Shop. Meet Sylvia, Savannah’s very own clairvoyant, specializing in tarot card, palm, physic, astrology, crystal, chakra and oral readings. See ad page 32.
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, eight art galleries, 20 artists’ studios, historic tours and 250 years of history. See ad page 48. savannahcitymarket.com.
HISTORIC HOMES ANDREW LOW HOUSE (912) 233-6854. 329 savannah.com
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., noon- 4 p.m. See ad page 34. andrewlowhouse.com. THE HARPER FOWLKES HOUSE (912) 234-2180. 230 Barnard St., E-3 on map. Located on Orleans Sq., this 1842 Greek Revival mansion is filled with period antiques, beautiful gardens and a fascinating story about early preservationist Alida Harper Fowlkes. Open Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.3 p.m. or by appointment. Also available to rent for parties or special events. See ad page 31. harperfowlkeshouse.com. ROSE HILL MANSION (843) 757-6046. 199 Rose Hill Way, off Hwy. 278, Bluffton, S.C., 30 miles from Historic Savannah. GPS location: 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton, S.C. 29910. Tour the South’s most beautiful plantation. The main house is a Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy refreshments and Southern hospitality while admiring the beautiful home and grounds. Ask about our exceptional wines under the Rose Hill Label. Tours daily. $25 per person. July/August 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
visitors. See ad page 30. shipsofthesea.org.
Call for reservations. See ad page 33. rosehillmansion.com.
LIVE MUSIC/THEATRE SAVANNAH THEATRE (912) 233-7764. 222 Bull St., at Chippewa Sq., E-5 on map. Established in 1818, the Savannah Theater has the distinction of being the oldest playhouse in continual use in the United States. The #1 downtown entertainment extravaganza brings you Broadway-style productions. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Show times in July & August: Wed.-Sun. at 8 p.m. with matinee Sat. & Sun. at 3 p.m. See ad page 19 savannahtheatre.com.
MUSEUMS SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM (912) 232-1511. 41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., C-2 on map. Visit Savannah’s only maritime museum, offering exhibits about maritime culture, ships and commerce. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.Sun. Admission charged. Featuring the largest private garden in the Historic District, available for wedding or reception rental. Free parking for 28 SAVANNAH SCENE July/August 2011
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 newlyrestored Head Keeper’s Cottage. Tours are selfguided, 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 23. tybeelighthouse.org.
PUPPET PERFORMANCES ANGELA BEASLEY’S PUPPET PEOPLE (912) 355-3366. 3119 Furber Ave., R-10 on map. Life-sized puppets that have a lot of adult humor. These puppets are not all for kids. A true Savannah experience. National puppetry touring company. Great for family entertainment, corporate benefits, festivals and parties and educational shows. See ad page 28. puppetpeople.com.
SIGHTSEEING TOURS HISTORIC SAVANNAH CARRIAGE TOURS (912) 443-9333 or TOLL FREE (888) 837-1011. Pick-up available at various locations throughout savannah.com
Bonaventure Cemetery. See ad page 35. savannahheritagetour.com.
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 27. savannahcarriage.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 2003-2010. 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. SAVANNAH HERITAGE TOURS (912) 224-8365. Throughout Historic Downtown Savannah. Savannah Heritage Tours will take you through Savannah’s rich history which includes the real-life 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 savannah.com
SAVANNAH MOVIE TOURS (912) 234-3440. Throughout Historic Downtown Savannah. See over 70 movie filming locations up close and view movie clips on LCD screens while passing these same locations. On the Foody Tour, you will eat at Paula Deen’s and 6 other locations. The Scary Ghost Tour is the scariest in Savannah and will have you calling for your momma. See ad page 29. savannahmovietours.net. SEGWAY OF SAVANNAH (912) 233-3554. 102 E. Liberty St., Ste. 106, E-5 on map. Conveniently located at Drayton and Liberty St., 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 31. segwayofsavannah.com.
WALKING TOURS ARCHITECTURAL TOURS OF SAVANNAH (912) 604-6354. Tours are throughout Historic Downtown Savannah. Architecture is your July/August 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
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 Washington Square. Customized tours are also available. Call for times and reservations. See ad page 37. architecturalsavannah.com. SAVANNAH GRITS & GOSSIP – A WALKING TOUR (912) 508-4404. 502 E. River St. A-8 on map. This unique new tour features a continuous narrative of downright entertaining gossip about Savannah characters. Beginning at the River Street Market Place and concluding at the Historic Forsyth Park Fountain, this tour is one you don’t want to miss! Booth #70. See ad page 51.
WATER TOURS BULL RIVER MARINA (912) 897-7300. 8005 Old Tybee Rd. (Hwy. 80 East), N-16 on map. Nestled in the beautiful salt marshes on Bull River, just minutes from Historic Savannah, Bull River Marina offers boat rentals, dolphin cruises, boat shuttles, sightseeing tours, inshore charters, kayak trips and more! Whether you are on a fishing trip or headed out for the dolphin tour, you’re guaranteed to have a fun-filled and enjoyable day on the water! Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 30. bullrivermarina.com. 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 30 SAVANNAH SCENE July/August 2011
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MARITIME MUSEUM at the William Scarbrough House Featuring the largest private garden in the Historic District, available for wedding or reception rental. Free parking for visitors.
41 M.L. King Boulevard Savannah, GA 31401
Tuesday-Sunday 10-5 (912) 232-1511 www.shipsofthesea.org
Tybee's Best Adventure Tour every year since 2003! Tours daily. Call for schedule and reservations. See ad page 29. 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 riverfront, the Waving Girl, Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski (trip route/duration varies according 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 33. dolphin-magic.com. SAVANNAH RIVER QUEEN/GEORGIA QUEEN (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. savannah.com
day. Cost $125. (912) 201-2240 or theclubatsavannahharbor.com. (continued from pg. 17)
JULY 14-17: Armstrong Art, Music and Theatre Masquers Summer Theatre continues its “Summer of Simon” comedy series with The Prisoner of Second Avenue, a hysterically poignant portrayal of the downward spiral set in motion by failed Manhattan executive Mel Edison’s overwhelming economic and personal tribulations. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Jenkins Hall Theatre, 11935 Abercorn St. (912) 344-2801 or armstrong.edu.
JULY 18-29: Summer Choral Camp for rising 2nd through 8th graders, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Campers have classes in sight singing, music history and theory and much more, while enjoying daily play time and afternoon enrichment. A private concert each day. To register, go to savannahchoir.org and download the registration brochure on the home page. Campus of Calvary Day School, 65th and Waters Ave. (912) 228-4758 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JULY 15-SEPTEMBER 2: “Summer Toddler Art,” an eight-week-long adventure for your young artist two years old or under. Reservations required. $100 for the 8-week session or $12.50 per class. Fri., 10 a.m. Class on July 29 will be held at 2 p.m. Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St. (912) 651-6823 or chsgeorgia.org
JULY 21-24: Armstrong Art, Music and Theatre Masquers Summer Theatre culminates its “Summer of Simon” comedy series with The Odd Couple: Female Version – the tongue-in-cheek, hearth-warm goingson of two utterly mismatched roommates, Florence Ungar and Olive Madison. Thurs.Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Jenkins Hall Theatre, 11935 Abercorn St. (912) 344-2801 or armstrong.edu.
JULY 18-20: The Club at Savannah Harbor Summer Junior Golf Camp available for ages 4-12, includes 9 hours of instruction/ activities, drinks, snacks and lunch each
JULY 23-24: “Savannah Night at the Museum II.” Join in the event sequel. Watch the movie “Night at the Museum II: Battle of the Smithsonian” and experience Savannah
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THE WAVING GIRL STATUE Florence Martus, a Savannahian, whose understanding and application of the words “Southern Hospitality” brought her fame as the Waving Girl. Born August 7, 1868, Martus lived with her brother, lighthouse keeper George Martus, between 1887 and 1931 near the entrance of the Savannah Harbor. During this time, she would wave a welcome to each incoming ship and wave goodbye to every outgoing vessel. During her years at the lighthouse, she greeted more than 50,000 vessels. Located on Savannah’s Historic River Street, this is the first memorial to a Georgia woman in any city park. (Courtesy of Savannah Convention and Visitor's Bureau)
history as it comes to life in the Savannah History Museum! Ages 4 and up. Advanced reservations required by July 20. Parents must spend the night in the museum with their children. From 6 p.m. Saturday to 8:30 a.m. Sunday. 303 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 651-6823 or chsgeorgia.org. JULY 23: The Dolphin Project Training Workshop in Solms Hall at Armstrong Atlantic State University, 10 a.m.-noon. The all-volunteer, non-profit organization needs skippers with boats, photographers and team leaders to record data. No charge for orientation, members pay their own survey expenses. 11935 Abercorn St. (912) 727-3177 or thedolphinproject.org. JULY 23: West Broad Street School Exhibition. Opening after more than ten years of research, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is very pleased to announce the opening of its exhibition “A Thirst For Learning,” a history of the eighty-nine years that the Scarbrough House spent as the West Broad Street School, the first city-supported 32 SAVANNAH SCENE July/August 2011
school for black students in Savannah. The exhibition opens at 1 p.m. with a program of free activities, starting with a short concert of jazz standards featuring popular vocalist Claire Frazier and pianist Frank Bright, followed by refreshments and free museum admission until 5 p.m. 41 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 232-1511 or shipsofthesea.org. JULY 25-28: Sea Camp Coastal Kids Ocean Adventure – Mini Beach Explorers. Discover the ocean through fun investigations and activities, take an exciting journey along the seashore, learn about “fintastic” fish, awesome hermit crabs and many more sea creatures. Sift through Tybee’s soft sand and visit undersea homes. For ages 4-5. Each Sea Camp is four days long, Mon.-Thurs. and consists of a total of eight modules, two each day. Sign-up your camper for the whole week or choose a combination of modules to fit your summer schedule. Mornings: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Afternoons: 1:303:30 p.m. $160 for the complete camp or $20 per module. Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand Ave. (866) 557-9172 or tybeemarinescience.org. JULY 25-29: Flying Legends Full Day Summer Camp for rising 2nd-5th graders. Experience savannah.com
how to become a bombardier pilot and navigator, learn how an airplane flies, live like a POW and escape, train as a spy and earn wings and dog tags. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $150. Includes lunch and model building. 175 Bourne Ave. (912) 748-8888 or mightyeighth.org. JULY 29: Savannah Children’s Choir End of Camp Concert, 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Admission $5 at door. (912) 228-4758 or savannahchoir.org.
AUGUST AUGUST 1 - 31: “Conquered Banners: Georgia’s Civil War Flags” are on display at the Georgia Historical Society. An exhibit of six rare flags made and carried during the first year of the Civil War along with other secession-related manuscripts and artifacts. Free and open to the public. 501 Whitaker St. (912) 651-2125 or georgiahistory.com. AUGUST 1-5: Flying Legends Half Day savannah.com
Summer Camp. Experience how to become a bombardier pilot and navigator, learn how an airplane flies, live like a POW and escape, train as a spy and earn wings and dog tags. 9 a.m-noon. $60. Includes snack. 175 Bourne Ave. (912) 748-8888 or mightyeighth.org. AUGUST 1-4: Sea Camp Coastal Kids Ocean Adventure – Coastal Adventure. Explore the Tybee Island seashore for the ultimate coastal adventure, come face-to-face with a variety of sea animals, learn to identify seashells, turtles, dolphins and more in this interactive camp. For ages 6-8. Each Sea Camp is four days long, Mon.-Thurs. and consists of a total of eight modules, two each day. Sign-up your camper for the whole week or choose a combination of modules to fit your summer schedule. Mornings, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Afternoons, 1:30-4 p.m., $200 for complete camp or $25 per module. Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand Ave. (866) 557-9172 or tybeemarinescience.org. AUGUST 3-14: “Country Star Revue,” a two-hour salute to the music of the great country stars of the past 50 years. Singing Cowboys, bluegrass, folk, gospel and honky tonk from the 1930s-1940s. Rockabilly, country soul and country rock were popular July/August 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
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during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Country Pop, Truck Driving country and Neocountry were all popular throughout the ‘70s and ’80s. Mix all this together with today’s popular hits for a well-rounded Country Star Revue from the band and cast of the Savannah Theatre. Call for dates and show times. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. AUGUST 4-13: “The Beat Goes On.” The Savannah Theatre celebrates the sounds of three generations as the cast sings its way along the musical highway of American pop hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s with songs like California Girls, Stayin Alive, and the Heart of Rock and Roll. Call for dates and show times. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. AUGUST 6: “Basic Dance Lesson: Swing” hosted by the Moon River Dancers at St. Francis Cabrini Church, 1-2 p.m. Beginners and singles welcome. Cost is $5 per person. 11500 Middleground Rd. (912) 961-9960 or usadancesavannah.org. 34 SAVANNAH SCENE July/August 2011
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AUGUST 6: “Rockin’ Rockin’ Cigar Box Guitar Concert.” Hear local blues/slide guitarists Eric Culberson, Georgia Kyle and Roy Swindell play museum–model cigar box guitars in advance of our cigar box guitar making workshop on August 20. Video appearances by Richard Leo Johnson and Scott Ainslie. Refreshments available. Free admission. 7:30 p.m., in the Garden at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 232-1511 or shipsofthesea.org. AUGUST 11: Educational Field Trip to Ossabaw Island. See and experience the marshes of coastal Georgia along with wildlife and other points of interest in the 30 minute boat ride to Ossabaw Island. You will be led on a 2 hour field trip of the northern section of the island, where you’ll witness history right before your eyes! Included will be the old tabby slave quarters and the north end plantation site. Departure time 9 a.m. $85 per person. Coffee Bluff Marina, 14915 Coffee Bluff Rd. (912) 925-7474 or coffeebluffmarina.net AUGUST 13: 4th Annual Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Memorial Kayak for a Kure. Paddle the beautiful 3-mile Skidaway River from savannah.com
Blvd. (912) 232 1511 or shipsofthesea.org.
Butterbean Beach to the UGA Marine Extension Service Aquarium. Bring your own equipment: kayak, paddle, life jacket and other items you need to complete the paddle. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and the paddle starts at 10 a.m. Entry is $50 per person and includes a BBQ lunch, music and goodie bag. (912) 353-8110 ext. 3093 or email@example.com. AUGUST 17: Story Time at Round House Railroad Museum, join Miss Rebecca for stories themed to the season, hands-on art projects and singing fun songs. $4 per child with regular adult admission. 2- 3 p.m., Round House Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St., (912) 651-6823 or chsgeorgia.org. AUGUST 20: “Cigar Box Guitar Workshop,” build a resonant steel-string cigar box guitar from kits provided by the museum and learn a bit about history and playing styles as well. Open to age 13 and above. Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the garden . $35 fee. Pre-registration required, some tools supplied. 41 MLK, Jr. savannah.com
AUGUST 27: Kayak Fishing Seminar – Basic Level. This 2 hour seminar is free to anyone who wishes to attend and will be designed to teach the participants entry level information about kayaking and kayak fishing. Noon to 2 p.m. Coffee Bluff Marina, 14915 Coffee Bluff Rd. (912) 925-7474 or coffeebluffmarina.net AUGUST 27: Old Fort Jackson Auction. This annual fundraiser for Georgia's oldest brick fortification and National Historic Landmark includes a silent auction, music, a lowcountry boil and programs for kids and adults. Free admission. 6-9 p.m. 1 Old Fort Jackson Rd. (912) 232-3945 or chsgeorgia.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. CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION. TO INCLUDE YOUR EVENT IN THE CALENDAR, CALL (912) 238-1453, FAX (912) 234-7010 OR E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org. July/August 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
Savannah’s Architectural Styles In a study published by the Savannah Historic Foundation, one of the most admired preservation groups in the country, more than 40 percent of 2,500 buildings inventoried in Savannah had architectural or historical significance. Most restoration has been accomplished by individuals – one building at a time. With the addition of the Savannah College of Art and Design in the late 1970s, historic preservation and restoration flourished. From the simple Colonial style to the intricate Medieval-influenced cathedrals, to the gingerbread accents of the Victorian period; examples of most, if not all, of the nation’s18th and 19th century prevailing architectural styles can be found in Savannah. FEDERAL The Federal style is depicted by prominent square or rectangular exteriors with slender curved iron stair railings and Palladian or Venetian windows. Savannah example: The Davenport House. GEORGIAN The Georgian style is depicted by symmetrical square facades with hipped roofs. Chimneys are built on the ends and quoins often adorn the corners. Savannah example: The Olde Pink House Restaurant.
ITALIANATE The Italianate style was inspired by the farm houses of northern Italy and is depicted by low garbled roofs with wide overhanging eaves supported by decorative brackets, and entrance towers and roundhead windows with hood moldings. Most examples also feature cast-iron fronts and detailed entrances. Savannah example: Mercer House. REGENCY The Regency style is depicted by triangular pediments, semi-circular stairs, articulated window openings, ionic columns and classical alcove entrance ways. Savannah example: Telfair Museum of Art.
GOTHIC REVIVAL The Gothic Revival style is depicted by crafted details on pinnacles, chimneys and large welcoming entry hallways. Often used on churches of the period. Savannah example: Temple Mickve Israel
ROMANESQUE REVIVAL The Romanesque Revival style is depicted by arch and dome construction, Corinthian column capitols and roof balustrades. Savannah example: The Cotton Exchange.
GREEK REVIVAL The Greek Revival style is depicted by gabled portico or temple facade of one or two stories with columns of the Greek Doric or Iconic orders. Construction is post and beam, and roofs are designed with slopes and may be disguised behind heavy cornices and parapets. Savannah example: First Baptist Church
SECOND FRENCH EMPIRE The Second French Empire style emphasizes picturesque vertical accents on building tops like chimneys and corner pinnacles. Also featured are turrets and domes reminiscent of French Renaissance architecture in the seventeenth century. Savannah example: Hamilton-Turner House.
Information courtesy of Savannah Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
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RIVER STREET STREETCAR
SAVANNAH SAVANNAH’S FARE-FREE DOWNTOWN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
• Thurs.-Sun. - 12 noon-9 p.m. • Authentic 1930s Melbourne, 54-passenger streetcar updated with environmentally-friendly green technology • Seven stops along Historic River Street between Montgomery Street and the Waving Girl Landing • Fully ADA-Accessible
SAVANNAH BELLES FERRY
The dot gets you where you want to go, when you need to get there, in and around Savannah’s beautiful Historic District. Swing through downtown aboard the Express Shuttle. Ride the rails on the Historic River Street Streetcar. Hop on the Ferry to Hutchinson Island and the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. It’s how to leave your car parked while keeping your “get-around” options open. So whenever you visit downtown, connect on the dot – it’s fun, fast and free!
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New 30-passenger shuttle vehicles 20 minutes or less wait between shuttles Serving 10 stops around the Historic District Connecting to municipal parking facilities, Visitor Centers, Streetcar and Ferry • Operating 7 days a week, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Fully ADA-Accessible
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• Modern passenger-only ferries, reminiscent of vessels seen in the harbor a century ago • Named for Savannah’s “Belles” — strong women who shaped the city’s history • Connecting downtown with Hutchinson Island and the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center • Operating 7 days a week, from 7 a.m. to midnight • From Trade & Convention Center Landing (on Hutchinson Island adjacent to the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort) to • City Hall Landing below City Hall adjacent to Hyatt Regency Hotel • Waving Girl Landing in Morrell Park adjacent to the Marriott Riverfront Hotel The dot is a service of Savannah Mobility Management System – an interlinked system designed to enhance the Savannah Experience while reducing traffic and parking congestion. 912.447.4026 connectonthedot.com
SAVANNAH METERED PARKING – There are 3,000 parking meters in the Historic District with time limits ranging from 30 minutes to 10 hours. The cost per hour varies with locations and ranges from $.30 to $1.00 per hour. Free parking at meters on Saturday and Sunday. VISITOR DAYPASS – Visitors may purchase a two-day parking pass for $12, or a single day parking pass for $7 from the Savannah Visitors Center, the Mobility & Parking Services Department and various hotels and inns. This pass authorizes free parking on meters of one hour or more, free parking in the City’s lots and parking garages upon availability, and allows exceeding the time limit in time-limit zones. Visitor Day Passes must be filled out with appropriate information to be valid and will not be honored during special events.
DISABILITY PARKING – The City provides disability parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying the appropriate permit. The spaces are located in all areas of the City and include free spaces as well as metered spaces. These spaces are located on-street throughout the City, in City owned garages, and in City operated lots such as the River Street parking lots. The disability permit spaces in the Historic District all require payment for parking.
PARKING GARAGES BRYAN STREET GARAGE (912) 651-6477 – Bryan and Abercorn Streets. Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/7 days a week Daily Rates: Monday-Friday 7AM to 6PM, $1 per hour. Evening Rates: Monday-Friday 6PM to 5AM, $2 flat rate charge. Weekend Rates: From 7AM Saturday until 7AM Monday a flat rate of $3. Monthly Rates: Monday-Friday, 6AM until 9PM, $80. Unlimited access during hours of operation, $95. Reserved space, unlimited access 24/7, $160.
STATE STREET GARAGE (912) 651-6473 – State and Abercorn Streets. Hours of Operation: Sunday-Friday, 5AM until 1AM. Saturday, 24 hours. Daily Rates: Monday-Friday 5AM to 6PM, $1 per hour. Evening Rates: Monday-Friday, 6PM until 1AM, $2 flat rate. Weekend Rates: 5AM Saturday until 5AM Monday, a flat rate of $3 per day. Monthly Rates: Monday-Friday, 6AM until 9PM, $80. Unlimited access during hours of operation, $95.
Reserved space, unlimited access 24/7, $160.
ROBINSON GARAGE (912) 651-6478 – York and Montgomery Streets. Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/7 days a week Daily Rates: Monday-Friday, 7AM6PM, $1 per hour, maximum daily rate of $10. Evening Rates: Monday-Friday, 6PM to 7AM, flat rate of $2 Weekend Rates: 7AM Saturday until 7AM Monday, a flat rate of $3. Monthly Rates: Monday-Friday, 6AM until 9PM, $80. Unlimited access during hours of operation, $95.
LIBERTY STREET GARAGE (912) 644-5934 – Liberty and Montgomery Streets. Hours of Operation: MondayFriday, 5AM until 1AM. Daily Rates: Monday-Friday, 5AM until 6PM, $1 per hour. Evening Rates: Monday-Friday, 6PM until 1AM, flat rate of $2, Weekend: Closed. Monthly Rates: Monday-Friday, 6AM until 9PM, $35. Unlimited access during hours of operation, $65.
WHITAKER STREET GARAGE (912) 525-2820 – Whitaker Street just past Bay Lane. Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/7 days a week Daily Rates: $2 per hour, maximum daily rate $16 per day. Monthly Rates: Monday-Friday, 5AM until 9PM, $95. Unlimited access during hours of operation, $140. Reserved space, unlimited access 24/7, $280. A monthly overnight rate is available at the Whitaker St., Bryan St. and Robinson Garages for $35 per month. This permits parking in these garages from 3PM-6AM daily.
SPECIAL EVENT RATES FOR ALL GARAGES $5 to $20 depending on event 912-651-6470 savannahga.gov This information courtesy of City of Savannah Mobility and Parking Services
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hen cotton was king in
steps, cobblestones and bricks you will find
Savannah, Factor’s Walk was
that the quaint boutiques, gift shops, art
the heart and soul of
galleries and other retail shops found at
Savannah’s commercial cotton industry as
Factor’s Walk have now become the heart
the factors, using the iron bridges and steps,
and soul of Savannah. Many of these shops
made their way from the river to the cotton
are family owned and operated and offer
warehouses buying and selling the cotton.
the best quality, value and service to be
Today, in the network of iron bridges and
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found in Savannah.
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o Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co. offers much more than a wide selection of ladies apparel and accessories. This fun and fashionable boutique, located on Broughton Street in the center of Savannah’s National Landmark District, also has a heartfelt mission that sets it apart from other retail clothing stores.
Inspired by a Christian calling “to do good to all people,” Go Fish purchases items from the indigenous people of developing nations, buying hand-crafted goods at the artisans’ asking price. Through the collective efforts of the Go Fish staff, store partners and customers, the lives of many of these artisans have changed for the better. Debbie and Lloyd Ryysylainen, the owners of the Savannah Go Fish shop, originally relocated to the city in 2009. Debbie took a job at Go Fish and immediately fell in love with the store, the merchandise and the heartfelt philosophy behind the company.
shopping experience a true pleasure. Discover a wide range of styles, fabrics and fashions – as well as a full line of Christian-inspired t-shirts – at this popular Savannah boutique. Creative designs come directly from talented international artisans from countries around the globe, from Indonesia to Peru. Discover something for everyone on your shopping list at Go Fish, which is popular with locals and visitors alike. The Savannah Go Fish store is proud to be one of 13 retail locations in eight different states. The Savannah franchise features a wide selection of ladies’ apparel as well as jewelry, home accessories, footwear and more. As the temperature heats up in July and August, remember that there’s no better way to stay cool this summer than with breezy fashions and chic accessories from Go Fish! The owners of this downtown shopping destination are truly devoted to helping to make the world a better place. “We love that our work – and your purchases – support artisans from developing nations, helping them to maintain their crafting traditions, raise and educate their families, and stay out of the poverty trap,” said Debbie. “We look forward to welcoming you to Savannah and to sharing the Go Fish mission with you.”
“When the opportunity to buy the store arose in early 2010, we couldn’t say no,” said Debbie. “We love the Go Fish product range, from the beautiful fabrics in the women's clothing to the high quality, handcrafted home products, which are fun, unique and of the highest craftsmanship.”
GO FISH CLOTHING & JEWELRY CO.
The staff at Go Fish is warm, friendly and helpful, making every
106 W. Broughton Street Savannah, Georgia (912) 231-0609 savannah.gofishretail.com
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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 40. STEAL MAGNOLIAS ECLECTICS (912) 236-5583. 800 Habersham St., J-7 on map. An eclectic collection of antiques and other collectibles. An indoor shopping emporium offering the finest selection of items that will enhance the beauty of any home decor. Art, china, glassware, jewelry and so much more. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 45. stealmagnolias.com.
ART GALLERIES HORIZON GALLERY (912) 234-3232. 206 E. Bay St., B-6 on map. Depicting local art, sculpture, handmade jewelry, ceramics, paintings, ship models and photography, Horizon Gallery is home to local artist Michele Snell. Where most would see a blank canvas or a blank wall, Michele envisions beaches, landscapes, fountains, old brick or great mossy oaks. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. See ad page 41. michelesnellgalleries.com. HREEVES ART (912) 312-1403. Located in Gallery 5 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, Harold’s work is a must-see for everyone. His photographs are also available in The Village Craftsmen, located at 223 W. River St. See ad page 48. thevillagecraftsmen.com. MOSO ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND DESIGN (404) 825-8295. 502 E. River St. Located at Booth #72 in the River Street Market Place. A-8 on map. The heart-warming and whimsical artwork of local Georgia folk artist MoSo is something you don’t want to miss. Locals and tourists alike call her “A Charming Breeze by the River!” Open daily. See ad page 51. savannah.com
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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 local artists and craftsmen. See ad page 47. thevillagecraftsmen.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. Free gift wrapping. See ad page 44. "THE BOOK" GIFT SHOP (912) 233-3867. 127 E. Gordon St., I-6 on map. “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” has its own shop, featuring books, a large selection of exclusive collectibles and much more. The only shop of its kind. See ad page 46. midnightinsavannah.com.
CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES DESIGNER CONSIGNER BOUTIQUE (912) 355-5600. 234 Eisenhower Dr. (east of 44 SAVANNAH SCENE July/August 2011
Abercorn, across from Toys ”R” Us), T-10 on map. Featuring upscale women’s clothing such as Talbot’s, Chico’s, Coach, Banana Republic, Tibi, Nanette Lepore, Gucci, Chanel, Eileen Fisher and Louis Vuitton. This consignment boutique also offers handbags, jewelry and shoes for the fashion-conscious shoppers. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.5 p.m. Closed Sunday. See ad page 48. designerconsignersav.com. 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 handbatiked 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., 11a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 43. savannah.gofishretail.com. 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, exquisite jewelry at 50% off suggested retail savannah.com
and Reef sandals. See ad page 47.
ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC and an attractive line of serving trays and cutting boards. Open Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 51. riverstreetelegantcreations.com. 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 HarleyDavidson motorclothes and collectibles. Open 7 days a week. See ad page 47. savannahhd.com. SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449. 126 E. Bay St., (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. Lady’s gifts, accessories, jewelry, hats, handbags, collectibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks. A Boutique With Attitude. Open Mon.-Sat.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun.,10 a.m.2 p.m. See ad page 41. 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 savannah.com
LARRY BARKER BLUE HERON MUSIC An accomplished Savannah-based musician and songwriter, Larry Barker has performed with and/or opened for noted artists such as Ricky Skaggs, The Bellamy Brothers, The Swinging Medallions and The Okaysions. His new song “Savannah Memories” captures the spirit and romance of our beautiful city. Buy this song and more at songofsavannah.com. See ad page 44.
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. See ad page 35. ilovefleas.com.
GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES “THE BOOK” GIFT SHOP (912) 233-3867. 127 E. Gordon St., I-6 on map. “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” has its own shop, featuring books, a large selection of exclusive collectibles and much more. The only shop of its kind. See ad page 46. midnightinsavannah.com. July/August 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
enhance the beauty of any home decor. Art, china, glassware, jewelry and so much more. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.5 p.m. See ad page 45. stealmagnolias.com. FACTOR’S COTTAGE (912) 443-9337. 204 East Bay St. (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. A family-owned and operated gift store featuring unique lamps, whimsical clocks, picture frames, chimes, footwear, candles, home decor accents and more. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 40. factorscottage.com. SAINTS AND SHAMROCKS (912) 233-8858. 309 Bull St., F-5 on map. “Cead Mile Failte” – “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes.” Feel welcome in our friendly and warm atmosphere. See ad page 45. saintsandshamrocks.com.
GOURMET FOOD & WINE MATTER OF FACTORS (912) 231-2100. 120 E. Bay St. (Abercorn ramp to River St./next 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 41. matteroffactors.com.
SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449. 126 E. Bay St., (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. Lady’s gifts, accessories, jewelry, hats, handbags, collectibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks. A Boutique With Attitude. Open Mon.-Sat.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun.,10 a.m.2 p.m. See ad page 41.
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 HarleyDavidson dealer has genuine Harley-Davidson motorclothes and collectibles. Open 7 days a week. See ad page 47. savannahhd.com.
STEAL MAGNOLIAS ECLECTICS (912) 236-5583. 800 Habersham St., J-7 on map. An eclectic collection of antiques and other collectibles. An indoor shopping emporium offering the finest selection of items that will
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TANGER OUTLETS (843) 837-5410. Shop Tanger Outlets located 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Bluffton, S.C. savannah.com
Savannah is as rich in its arts and crafts community as its history. You will find an abundance of antiques and fine art, original paintings by local artists, stained and fused glass, hand-crafted jewelry artisans and beautiful iron work. All of which is as unique as the City itself.
GPS location: Tanger 1, 1270 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, S.C. 29910; Tanger 2, 1414 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, S.C. 29910. Tanger 2 is open with over 45 brand-name stores and Tanger 1 is now open with new stores and great buys. When shoppers hear the name Tanger, they know that it stands for great quality, huge selection and outstanding value. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad outside back cover. tangeroutlet.com.
PORTRAITS THE TIME MACHINE PORTRAIT COMPANY (912) 233-7704. 205 W. River St., A-3 on map. Step into The Time Machine Portrait Company where 15 minutes of fun brings you a lifetime of memories. Our professional historical shoots will take you back in time with genuine costumes and sets. Whether youâ€™re a Southern Belle, an officer, a gunslinger or a Flapper, there is always fun and fantasy at The Time Machine Portrait Company. Open 7 days a week, 12-10 p.m. See ad page 49. thetimemachineportraitco.com. 48 SAVANNAH SCENE July/August 2011
“UNIQUE NIQUE OPEN PEN AIR IR SHOPPING HOPPING ONN RIVER IVER STREET TREET’SS EAST AST END ND” Located on the east end of Historic River Street, step back in time to experience Savannah’s Southern charm, old-fashioned hospitality and shop in an open-air market on the river known as River Street Market Place. Enjoy a unique international shopping experience while browsing through more than 50 shopping stalls representing countries from all over the world including Ireland, Costa Rica, Australia, Nepal, Peru, Japan, Vietnam, China and of course, goods made right here in the South. The international feel is enhanced at River Street Market Place by its relaxing atmosphere and scenic view of the river as ships sail by bringing in goods from ports throughout the world. Take a break from shopping and visit the Market Square and Market Courtyard where you will find a place to relax, enjoy snacks and beverages as well as restroom facilities. Here you will also have the opportunity to embark on a Historic Savannah Tour, Ghost Tour, Walking Tour, Dolphin Watch Cruise or Dinner Cruise on the Savannah River or perhaps you just may want to relax and take in the beauty of the surroundings with friends and family. Opens daily at 10 a.m.
912-220-9101 • riverstreetmarketplace.com "NO VISIT TO SAVANNAH IS COMPLETE WITHOUT SPENDING A DAY AT THE RIVER STREET MARKET PLACE"
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Have your photograph taken in a vintage inspired costume – from Old West to Vintage Savannah – and have it uploaded to your Facebook page at THE TIME MACHINE PORTRAIT CO., 205 W. River St., 912-233-7704 Purses and handbags, Switchflops by Lindsay Phillips, exquisite jewelry, serving trays, cutting boards and more at RIVER STREET’S ELEGANT CREATIONS in the River Street Market Place, (912) 232-5918 Exquisite home décor, antiques, glassware, jewelry and giftware at COBBLESTONE LANE ANTIQUES, 230 W. Bay St. (912) 447-0504 Something that will add beauty, charm and a touch of elegance to your home décor can be found at STEAL MAGNOLIAS ECLECTICS, 800 Habersham St., 912-236-5583 Sid Dickens memory blocks, accessories, jewelry, pop-up-books and Whimsical or Kit Kat clocks found at FACTOR’S COTTAGE, 204 E. Bay St., 912-443-9337 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 The “Parrot Patrol” T-shirt from SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES, 503 E. River St., 912-231-8000 An exclusive “Midnight” souvenir from “THE BOOK” GIFT SHOP, 127 E. Gordon St., 912-233-3867 A hardback or paperback found in the twelve rooms of books at E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER, 326 Bull St., 912-234-7257 Local art, sculpture, handmade jewelry, ceramics, paintings, ship models and photography at HORIZON GALLERY, 206 E. Bay St., (912) 234-3232 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 A stunning piece of Celtic jewelry from SAINTS & SHAMROCKS, 309 Bull St., 912-233-8858 For the fashion-conscious shopper, check out the fabulous finds at DESIGNER CONSIGNER BOUTIQUE, 234 Eisenhower Dr., 912-355-5600 52 SAVANNAH SCENE July/August 2011
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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HISTORIC DISTRICT 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 53. qualityinnhistoricsavannah.com. SAVANNAH GETAWAYS (866) 690-2074. 517 E. Broad St., H-9 on map. Choose from 100+ vacation rental properties – most are located in the Landmark Historic District. Savannah’s oldest and best management company, Savannah Getaways provides upscale homes, condos, townhouses and urban lofts from 1 to 5 bedrooms (some pet friendly). Perfect for girlfriends’ getaway, destination weddings, girl scouts and romantic weekend getaways. See ad page 53. savannahgetaways.net. savannah.com
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SAVANNAH General Oglethorpe, the founder of Savannah
Savannah emerged as Georgia’s first city in 1733, so named by a British royal decree.
The Pulaski Monument in Savannah, GA
Often referred to as “Georgia’s First City,” Savannah is rich in architectural splendor, natural beauty and old-fashioned Southern charm. Ever since British General James Oglethorpe first landed on the historic bluff above the Savannah River in 1733, this coastal haven has established itself as one of the nation’s most unique cities. A number of Native American tribes – including the Creek, the Euchee and the Yamacraw – called the coastal Georgia area home for thousands of years, living off the rich bounty of the sea by fishing and oystering along the coast. Savannah emerged as Georgia’s first city in 1733, so named by a British royal decree. Originally conceived as a buffer against Spanish-controlled Florida, Georgia served as a bustling colonial British outpost in its earliest days. With the help of the Native American leader Tomochichi, the leader of about 50 exiled former members of the Creek Confederacy who called themselves the Yamacraw tribe, General Oglethorpe founded America’s thirteenth colony and created a modern city in the heart of the Georgia wilderness. Encouraged by General Oglethorpe’s demonstrated willingness to treat Native Americans with fairness and respect – unlike English traders in South Carolina to the north – Tomochichi quickly forged an alliance with Oglethorpe. The English colonists built the city on the site of Yamacraw
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Bluff, overlooking the Savannah River. In May 1733, Tomochichi facilitated treaties of friendship and equitable commerce between Oglethorpe and the Lower Creek tribe, giving British settlers powerful Native American allies against the Spanish, French and hostile tribes. Tomochichi continued to be a key advisor to General Oglethorpe in his dealings with the native populations of the region. In 1734, Tomochichi and his family accompanied General Oglethorpe to England, where he met the Trustees of the Colony of Georgia and King George II. General Oglethorpe’s imprint upon the city is still felt throughout the National Landmark Historic District. This British leader devised Savannah’s distinctive city plan – an ingenious system of squares, which are really miniature public parks – that served as an organizing system for the downtown area. In this gridlike model of urban planning, houses, churches and businesses surround each square, creating a network of interconnected neighborhoods. The squares also served a military function as well, serving as centralized places where citizens of the new colony could gather to defend the city. Twenty-two of the city’s original squares remain, each of which has its own charm, style and personality. Shortly after settling on Yamacraw Bluff, General Oglethorpe established an experimental project called Trustees’ Garden, setting the city’s earliest economy into motion. savannah.com
The city’s port has always been a significant part of the local economy “The huge black ships swallowed bale after bale.”
Modeled after the Chelsea Botanical Garden in London, the 10-acre experiment was bounded by the Savannah River to the north and Broughton Street to the south. Botanists were sent from England to grow mulberry trees for silk, grapes for wine and a variety of other crops. Most of the plants could not adjust to the harsh Georgia climate, and the experiment was deemed a failure. However, from this garden came the original peach trees and cotton plants which eventually became major crops for the state of Georgia. During the American Revolution, the British took control of the colony from 1778 to 1782. A land and sea force of French and American troops tried to retake the city in 1779, first by siege and then by direct assault, but the coalition’s efforts ultimately failed. The colony experienced an economic boom when farmers discovered that the rich soil and warm climate were ideal for the cultivation of cotton and rice. Large plantations appeared along the Savannah River, many of which used slaves imported from west Africa to harvest crops and build the infrastructure that made Savannah a prosperous city. The trans-Atlantic slave trade would
bring millions of Africans to the United States, many of whom were sold near the site where City Market now stands. Slaves passing through the local port created the area’s Gullah culture, a group of people who descended directly from West African slaves and have preserved many of their linguistic, culinary and cultural traditions. The Gullah culture continues to thrive in sea island communities in Georgia and South Carolina.
“Looking down from the bluff” – Savannah.
Cotton truly was king in Savannah in the early nineteenth century, contributing to the city’s opulence and wealth. Magnificent homes and lavish plantations were constructed throughout the region as Georgia’s most genteel city enjoyed the finest luxuries from around the world. River Street bustled with ships loading up cotton for export to England and beyond. Centuries ago, ships packed with ballast unloaded their stones, paving River Street with its distinctive cobblestones and allowing ships to load up with natural resources harvested from coastal Georgia. The city’s port has always been a significant part of the local economy, transporting New World goods bound for Europe.
An old Stairway on the Levée at Savannah.
King, Edward. Illustrations by J. Wells Champney. The Great South; A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Co., 1875. North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. <http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/king/king.html>. savannah.com
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Activities & Outings Andrew Low House Pg. 34 Angela Beasley’s Puppet People Pg. 28 Architectural Tours of Savannah Pg. 37 Bull River Marina Pg. 30 Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure Pg. 29 Dolphin Magic Pg. 33 The Harper Fowlkes House Pg. 31 Historic Savannah Carriage Tours Pg. 27 Old Savannah Tours Pg. 3 Readings By Sylvia Pg. 32 Rose Hill Mansion Pg. 33 Savannah Grits & Gossip Pg. 51 Savannah Heritage Tours Pg. 35 Savannah Movie Tours Pg. 29 Savannah Riverboat Company Pg. 5 Savannah Theatre Pg. 19 Segway of Savannah Pg. 31 Ships of the Sea Pg. 30 Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum Pg. 23
Dining & Lounges Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Pg. 14 Bull Street Eatery Pg. 16 Casbah Moroccan Restaurant Pg. 13 Chart House Pg. 17 Churchill’s Pub Pg. 2 Goose Feathers, an Express Cafe & Bakery Pg. 15 Love’s Seafood Pg. 9 The Melting Pot Pg. 7 The Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill Pg. 10
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SavannahMenu.com Pg. 19 Savannah River Queen Riverboat Pg. 5 Second Line – Authentic New Orleans Po Boys Pg. 16 Six Pence Pub & Restaurant Pg. 11 Unforgettable Bakery & Deli Pg. 14 Wasabi’s Fusion Downtown Pg. 16
Lodging & Real Estate Quality Inn–Historic District Pg. 53 Savannah Getaways Pg. 53
Shopping “The Book” Gift Shop Pg. 46 City Market Pg. 48 Cobblestone Lane Antiques Mall Pg. 40 Designer Consigner Boutique Pg. 48 E. Shaver, Bookseller Pg. 44 Factor’s Cottage Pg. 40 Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co. Pg. 43 Horizon Gallery Pg. 41 HReevesArt Pg. 48 Keller’s Flea Market Pg. 35 Larry Barker Blue Heron Music Pg. 44 Matter of Factors Pg. 41 MoSo Original Artwork & Design Pg. 51 River Street’s Elegant Creations Pg. 51 Saints and Shamrocks Pg. 45 Savannah Harley Davidson Pg. 47 Savannah Rose Pg. 41 Steal Magnolias Eclectics Pg. 45 Tanger Outlet Centers Pg. 64 The Time Machine Portrait Co. Pg. 49 Village Craftsmen Pg. 47 Washed Ashore Pg. 47
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ACROSS CLUES 1. Telfair Square has a ____ Scout tribute. 5. Lowcountry fruit enjoyed in preserves. 8. In the Lowcountry we like this fried, boiled, stewed and pickled. 12. Margarine. 13. Steal Magnolias Eclectics – Unique arts, antiques & jewelry... all under ____ roof! 14. Savannah Heritage Tours – Midnight Tour is based on ____ life events from the 1980s. 15. Where Washington is. 16. Palestine plain. 17. Decigram: Abbr. 18. Roman two. 20. The Mirage Mediterranean Bar ____ Grill. 22. Fish eggs. 24. Architectural Tours ____ Savannah. 26. Prevailing fashion in Dress. 28. Gelatinous substance used as a culture medium. 29. Second Line – Authentic New Orleans ____ Boys. 30. Thus. 31. In motion. 33. Symbol for element tantalum. 34. HReeves ____ in City Market. 35. Designer Consigner Boutique featuring upscale women’s clothing such ____ Gucci. 36. The Time Machine Portrait Co. for ____ Time Photos. 38. City Market – There’s always something different to ____. 41. Segway Of Savannah – See the city ____ your own. 43. Bull River Marina – ____ minutes from Historic Savannah. 44. Savannah Theatre – The oldest playhouse in continual ____ in the U.S. 45. Historic Savannah Carriage Tours – All tours ____ driver narrated. 46. The Melting Pot – Will open for lunch for parties of 6 ____ more. 47. National League: Abbr. 48. Southern favorite, Brunswick ____. 49. One name for mother. 50. Goose Feathers – ____ sure to try our world famous bread pudding! 52. Permitted to. 54. Six Pence Pub & Restaurant is famous for tasty French ____ soup. 56. Ships Of The Sea – Savannah’s ____ Maritime Museum. 57. Churchill’s Pub with authentic ____ & meat pies. 60. Animation on display: Abbr. savannah.com
61. Symbol for element palladium. 62. Old Savannah Tours – Voted ____ Tour 2003-2010. 63. Noble Knight: Abbr. DOWN CLUES 1. savannah.com – Know before you ____. 2. Prefix meaning not. 3. Angler’s quarry, ____ drum. 4. Love’s Seafood – Serving fresh ____ seafood for more than 50 years! 5. Wasabi’s Fusion Downtown for both sushi lovers and Japanese ____ lovers. 6. Quality ____ – Heart Of Savannah. 7. Savannah River Queen & ____ Queen. 8. savannahmenu.com – ____ the Visitor VIP Dining Club Card. 9. Beer often comes in this. 10. Sun god. 11. #47 Across counterpart. 18. Andrew Low House – This ____ one home you will not want to miss. 19. Chart House has built ____ reputation on delighting guests. 21. Not far. 23. Needed for rowing. 24. Gemstones. 25. Flight officer: Abbr. 27. Casual greeting. 28. The Melting Pot – Live one delicious, wonderful bite ____ 1
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a time. 32. Savannah Harley-Davidson’s Main ____ is on the corner of I95 and 204. 33. Rose Hill Mansion – ____ the South’s most beautiful plantation. 34. Savannah Movie Tours – See ____ for money saving offer. 37. Department of Transportation: Abbr. 38. Angela Beasley’s Puppet People – Just for the ____ of it! 39. Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours on Tybee ____. 40. Compass reading. 42. Bull Street Eatery – This ____ restaurant caters to tourists, locals and students. 43. Woman’s name. 45. Consumed. 48. Artfully cunning. 49. Casbah Moroccan Restaurant – Savannah’s ____ Exotic Dining Experience! 50. “The ____” Gift Shop – Mini Midnight Museum. 51. River Street Market Place at River Street’s East ____. 53. Bill of lading: Abbr. 55. Man’s name. 56. You’ll find more than one great photo ____ in Savannah. 57. Antiballistic: Abbr. 58. French article. 59. Symbol for element einsteinium.
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Savannah has been home to a number of famous Americans, from awardwinning authors to critically-acclaimed Southern rockers. Here’s a quick guide of some of the city’s most notable sons and daughters:
CONRAD AIKEN (1889-1973)
JOHNNY MERCER (1909-1976)
Author and poet Conrad Aiken became the first Savannahian to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1930 for his Selected Poems, just one year after winning the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural Shelley Memorial Award. Known for his deeply psychological writing, Aiken’s poetry and prose often explored themes relating to identity. Over the years, this accomplished writer earned a number of prestigious national writing awards including a National Book Award, the Bollingen Prize in Poetry, the National Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal and the National Medal for Literature.
Acclaimed lyricist and songwriter, Johnny Mercer has deep family roots in Savannah and is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time, including classics like “Moon River,” “Jeepers Creepers” and “Days of Wine and Roses.” He wrote the lyrics to more than 1,500 songs, including compositions for popular movies and Broadway shows. A co-founder of Capitol Records, Mercer won four Academy Awards and influenced generations of popular music.
GREGG ALLMAN (1947- ) Singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter Gregg Allman is perhaps best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band and as the gravelly voice behind hits like “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa” and “Whipping Post.” A pioneer of Southern rock, Allman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Rolling Stone recently honored this Harley-riding, Savannah-area resident as one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”
PAULA DEEN (1947- ) Hey y’all! Food Network superstar Paula Deen loves living and cooking in Savannah. The author of five bestselling Southern-themed cookbooks, Deen is an Emmy Award-winning television personality who owns and operates The Lady & Sons Restaurant in Savannah with her sons, Jamie and Bobby. Her shows “Paula’s Home Cooking,” “Paula’s Party” and “Paula’s Best Dishes” have brought Southern cuisine into homes across America and led to an explosion of interest in Savannah-style recipes. 62 SAVANNAH SCENE July/August 2011
FLANNERY O’CONNOR (1925-1964) Flannery O’Connor, the author of the acclaimed novels Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away as well as 32 short stories and numerous essays, was born in Savannah in 1925 and lived on Lafayette Square until 1938. A pioneering Southern gothic author who often wrote about morally flawed characters, O’Connor remains an important voice in American literature. O’Connor drew inspiration from her childhood experiences in Savannah and received the National Book Award for Fiction posthumously in 1972 for The Collected Stories of Flannery O'Connor. savannah.com