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Savannah's National Landmark Historic District features three centuries of architecture as well as an endless array of botanical delights. Enjoy all the warm Southern hospitality the city has to offer this season. You'll feel right at home! Cover photography by Savannah Scene.
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is a city with one S avannah foot firmly placed in the past and another foot reaching eagerly towards the future. We think you’ll agree that it’s the perfect place for a romantic weekend, girlfriend getaway or family vacation. Founded in 1733, Savannah boasts three centuries of history, a breathtaking natural beauty and old-fashioned Southern charm that delights visitors from around the world. The past truly comes to life in the city’s cobblestone streets and beneath Savannah’s majestic urban canopy. Thanks to its spirit of historic preservation, Savannah’s impressive architecture and innovative system of squares can be enjoyed for generations to come. Ellis Square, located adjacent to City Market, serves as a perfect symbol of Savannah’s past and its future. One of the city’s first squares, Ellis Square dates back to the 1700’s but was eventually replaced with a “modern” parking garage in the 1950’s. Thanks to an ambitious revitalization effort by the City of Savannah, Ellis Square was restored to its former glory, opening to the public in 2010. Today, this centrally-located square features an interactive fountain and serves as a gathering place for residents and visitors. Don’t miss the life-sized bronze statue of legendary songwriter and Savannah native Johnny Mercer, located on the west end of Ellis Square.
May and June are two of the most spectacular months of the year in coastal Georgia. At this time of year, the beach beckons on Tybee Island, where dolphins crest just off shore and the laid-back charm of this seaside haven is positively contagious. Dig your toes in the sand and explore miles of public beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Take the time to explore downtown Savannah at your own pace, discovering all the treasures nestled beneath the city’s live oak trees hung with Spanish moss. From worldclass cuisine to charming boutiques, you’ll find it all here in Savannah. River Street’s antique ballastone streets, which are lined with restaurants, art galleries, nightclubs and gift shops, are sure to delight any visitor. The renovated charm of City Market, with its bistros and boutiques, serves as a highlight of any visit to Georgia’s First City. We hope that you find our Dining, Shopping, Activities and Lodging listings helpful in guiding you to some of the very best that Savannah has to offer. We think that you will find that Savannah is truly a unique city with a beauty and charm unlike anywhere else in the world. Our Calendar of Events is posted online at savannah.com, so be sure to check out all the year’s hottest upcoming events. Remember that you can return to Savannah any time your heart desires with a quick click online. Our popular savannah.com web site provides plenty of handy information to help you plan an unforgettable trip to Savannah. Please feel free to e-mail us with any comments, questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to hear from you! Have a wonderful time in Savannah! We hope you enjoy every moment in our spectacular city!
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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 “A Savannah Tradition since 1949,” enjoy fine, family-oriented dining overlooking the Ogeechee River where the views are spectacular at Love’s Seafood. u Wright Square Cafe, a casual European cafe, serves only the finest and freshest epicurean delights and Savannah’s premier chocolatier offers fine European, domestic and housemade chocolates. u Tubby’s Seafood River Street, the place for fresh seafood and the catch-of-the-day served grilled, fried or blackened with plenty of sides. Land lovers will also find lots to choose from, including filet mignon and chicken cordon bleu, to name a few. 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 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 Traditional Cuban food featuring fried plantains, great appetizers, soups and icy
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batidos with tropical fruits can be found at Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant. 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 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 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 delicious American comfort food with a Southern contemporary approach at the Rocks on the River Modern Grill on River Street. u Serving an appetizing fusion of flavors with a continental flair, visit 700 Drayton Restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 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. u DOSHA Bar & Lounge offers the best Happy Hour in the Historic District. Relax and enjoy a beer, wine, cocktails along with a nice selection of appetizers from 5-7 p.m. u Looking for a beach bar without traveling to the beach? Well, Flip Flop Tiki Bar and Grill is “Making Waves on Whitaker.” Here you will find Jerk chicken, grilled shrimp, tropical wraps with pineapples and mangos and hand-crafted frozen beverages.
f you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch in downtown Savannah, look no further than Goose Feathers Cafe, a family friendly café serving Savannah since 1986.
Currently celebrating its 26th year, this charming Europeanstyle cafe, located near Ellis Square serves some of the freshest food in town seven days a week. The Savannah Morning News has called this cozy café, which is owned and operated by Michael and Beth Meeks, “Savannah’s answer to Greenwich Village and the Left Bank in Paris.” South Magazine named Goose Feathers the “Greatest Breakfast Restaurant” for 2011, while Atlanta Magazine recommended the café for “a quiet bite in the historic district.”
and visitors alike. The cafe’s menu also features a varied assortment of soups, specialty salads and desserts to complement any meal. “Our motto is ‘Deliciously Sweet & Savory’,” said Meeks. “We truly specialize in delicious and healthy food. Nothing in our restaurant is fried. Everything is baked or broiled.” Goose Feathers offers a number of menu items for vegetarians and vegans as well as special low-carb items. Everything on the menu is available for take-out for patrons who would prefer to enjoy a picnic al fresco at nearby Ellis Square. This popular eatery offers franchising opportunities throughout the Southeast region. Call Michael or Beth Meeks for more information about bringing Goose Feathers to your town.
“As a family-ownedand-operated café and bakery, we care about the quality of our food and our reputation among our patrons,” said owner Michael Meeks. “We take pride in offering baked-onthe-premises breads and pastries and freshly ground and brewed coffee and organic teas.”
Goose Feathers Café is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown delivery is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Use Web-to-Go Online Ordering or just stop by for a taste of Europe in the heart of Savannah’s National Landmark
Everything at Goose Feathers – from the decadent chocolate-stuffed croissants to the homemade chicken salad – is made fresh on site. Popular breakfast items include the sticky buns, Belgian waffles and Whoopie Pies, as well as old-fashioned oatmeal and Eggs Benedict.
GOOSE FEATHERS CAFE
Signature sandwiches served on fresh baked bread – like the Chicken Bacon Mushroom Melt and Salmon BLT – have become staples for locals
39 Barnard Street Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 233-4683 goosefeatherscafe.com
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Historic District. For a taste of freshness at its finest, stop by Goose Feathers, Savannah’s quintessential corner café!
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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. Tues.-Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat., noon-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. See ad page 16. savannahmenu.com.
HISTORIC DISTRICT 10 DOWNING at CHURCHILL’S RESTAURANT (912) 232-8501. 13 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. Located adjacent to the main restaurants’ roof top terrace, 10 Downing’s private banquet room is a luxurious secluded area and can be personalized to suite any event. The room is outfitted for all visual needs and parties have their own private entrance, bar and washrooms. See ad page 2. thebritishpub.com.
Come indulge in Southern hospitality with a sophisticated edge. Featuring our famous shrimp & grits.
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700 DRAYTON RESTAURANT (912) 721-5002. 700 Drayton St., I-5 on map. Serving guests an appetizing fusion of flavors with a continental flair. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast, 7-11 a.m.; Lunch (Mon.-Sat.), 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner, 5-10 p.m.; Sun. Brunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 17. 700drayton.com. 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 13. brighterdayfoods.com. BULL STREET EATERY (912) 232-3593. 1514 Bull St. (32nd & Bull), K-5 on map. 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” savannah.com
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1102 Bull St. • Savannah, GA South End of Forsyth Park (912) 236-4703
Did You Know The Savannah Chart House Restaurant, once a sugar and cotton warehouse, is the oldest masonry building in Georgia constructed of ballast rock sometime prior to 1790. The Restaurant is located across the street from the Savannah River in the historic downtown area.
Chart House 202 West Bay Street (912) 234-6686 chart-house.com Information courtesy of chart-house.com savannah.com
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sandwich or a salad (with chips, a piece of fruit and a snack cake). Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m., daily. See ad page 13. 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 7. 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. DOSHA BAR & LOUNGE (912) 233-0053. 128 E. Broughton St., C-6 on map. Located on 14 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
Broughton St. at Abercorn, this new lounge is a must for the nightlife scene in Historic Savannah. DOSHA offers a daily happy hour that includes appetizers, beer, wine and cocktails from 5-7 p.m. DJâ€™s, live entertainment, dancing and karaoke are weekly. Check face book page for schedules and times; Open six days a week from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m., MondaySaturday. See ad page 13. FLIP FLOP TIKI BAR & GRILL (912) 233-5600. 117 Whitaker St., D-4 on map. Enjoy the new island style bar and grill that is making waves on Whitaker. This casual restaurant serves healthy island cuisine and specialty frozen drinks in Historic Downtown Savannah. A great place for groups, kids, take-out, or if you just want some friendly service. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-until; Sun., 12 p.m.-until. Happy Hour Specials Mon.-Sat., 4-7 p.m. See ad page 15. savannahflipflop.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. 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 savannah.com
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delivery available Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 11. goosefeatherscafe.com. THE MIRAGE MEDITERRANEAN BAR & GRILL (912) 236-5464. 20 E. Broughton St., C-6 on map. Offering the finest authentic Mediterranean cuisine, professional service and a cocktail and late night Hookah bar. Lunch, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.2:30 p.m.; 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 14. themiragesavannah.com. RANCHO ALEGRE CUBAN RESTAURANT (912) 292-1656. 402 MLK, Jr. Blvd. H-2 on map. Located two blocks south of the Visitor’s Center, Rancho Alegre is known for its savory steaming plates of “Paella Valenciana” – a traditional Cuban food, and offers 19 spectacular entrees in addition to fried plantains, great appetizers, side dishes, soups and traditional icy batidos with tropical fruits. Live music on Fri. and Sat. nights. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; See ad page 15. ranchoalegrecuban.com. 16 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
SIX PENCE PUB & RESTAURANT (912) 233-3156. 245 Bull St. (across from the Desoto Hilton Hotel), F-5 on map. Sandwiches, soups, salads, and hearty fare served in an Old English Pub atmosphere. Famous for their tasty French onion soup and delicious specials. Pub hours, 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m.; Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m. Bar, until 2 a.m. See ad page 11. sixpencepub.com. WASABI’S FUSION DOWNTOWN (912) 233-8899. 113 MLK, Jr. Blvd., D-2 on map. A unique dining experience for both sushi lovers and Japanese food lovers alike. Enjoy sushi from the menu that include nigiri, sashimi, maki rolls, vegetarian rolls and tempura in addition to combinations of grilled teriyaki dishes. Open daily. Visit their sister restaurants: Kanpai I, Kanpai II, Yutaka and Sushi Time Towa. See ad page 15. WRIGHT SQUARE CAFE Downtown (912) 2381150, 21 W. York St., D-5 on map. Historic Sandfly (912) 349-2452, 7360 Skidaway Rd., Ste. E1, T-11 on map. A casual European cafe serving the finest and freshest of epicurean delights as well as Savannah’s premier chocolatier offering fine European, domestic and house-made chocolates. Enjoy a sandwich or wrap and be sure to save room to indulge in savannah.com
the truly decadent desserts. (Downtown) Mon.Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Closed Sun. (Sandfly) Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. See ad page 13. wrightsquarecafe.com.
RIVER STREET 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 7. chart-house.com. ROCKS ON THE RIVER MODERN GRILL (912) 721-3900. 102 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. Delicious American comfort food with a Southern contemporary approach. Enjoy the authentic wood-grilled flavor produced by the restaurant’s large pizza oven. A large wine and beer menu to complement your meal. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open Mon.Sun., 7 a.m.–10 p.m. See ad page 12. bohemianhotelsavannah.com. SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT CRUISES (912) 232-6404 or TOLL FREE (800) 786-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. Entertainment, dinner and gracious Southern hospitality. Take a cruise along the historic Savannah River. Offering Dinner and Entertainment Cruises: Monday Gospel Dinner Cruise, Saturday Luncheon Cruise and a Sunday Brunch Cruise. Food specially prepared on board by the River Queen’s own chef. Seasonal schedule, call for availability. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com.
Indulge in the experience. TUBBY’S SEAFOOD RIVER STREET (912) 233-0770. 115 E. River St., A-5 on map. What a view! Kick back and watch the tankers cruise by on the river. Try the Southern-style benedict or coastal shrimp and grits for breakfast! Sandwiches galore are available with fresh seafood and the catch of the day being served grilled, fried or blackened with plenty of sides. Live music daily. Serving Breakfast daily, 7:30-10:30 a.m.; Lunch and Dinner, Sun.-Thurs.,11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. See ad outside back cover. tubbysriverstreet.com. 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
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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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olphin Magic enables visitors to observe Atlantic bottlenose dolphin in their natural habitat. These fun-loving, aquatic mammals feed and frolic in the rivers and waterways surrounding Savannah throughout the year.
Much to the delight of visitors, dolphins frequently come right up to the boat. Remember that there is no touching or feeding of dolphins at any time, in accordance with federal regulations. Originally founded by Captain Derek Brown in 1999, Dolphin Magic features Savannah’s largest dolphin-watching vessel, a 41-foot twin turbo diesel boat with a maximum capacity of 48 people. The tour boat is docked daily on River Street, immediately to the right of the Hyatt Regency Savannah. “Often times, the dolphin jump right next to the boat and in our wake, which is quite exciting for visitors,” said Captain Brown. “They swim and jump all around our boat, delighting everyone in attendance.” As temperatures heat up this season, sit back and enjoy Dolphin Magic’s narrated waterfront tour of the area’s historic sites. The exact route varies depending upon the season, water conditions and where the dolphin are located. Sometimes, visitors cruise past Old Fort Jackson, the oldest standing brick fortification in Georgia, and Fort Pulaski, which played a key role during the Civil War. Then, they witness the excitement of seeing dolphins frolicking near Tybee 22 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
Island and glimpse two historic lighthouses, the Tybee Island Light Station and the Cockspur Lighthouse. Other times, the boat goes out the intracoastal waterway and passes Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, with a narrated tour about the history of the Lowcountry. Dolphin can often be seen in the wild near Daufuskie Island, providing a thrill for visitors and residents alike. Each dolphin tour celebrates the diversity of the ecosystem along coastal Georgia, offering plenty of information about local beaches, tidal marshes and wildlife, from sea turtles to shore birds. Dolphin tours last approximately 90 minutes. Reservations are recommended. Dolphin Magic’s season runs from March to November. Be sure to bring sunscreen and a camera. The ship has restrooms conveniently located on board. Dolphin Magic offers rain checks in the event of inclement weather, so call today for tickets! Special rates are available for Girl Scouts and groups. Whether you’re interested in a dolphin tour, a sunset cruise or a fishing charter, Dolphin Magic will make sure you have everything you need for an unforgettable experience out on the water!
DOLPHIN MAGIC River Street, near the Hyatt Regency Savannah Savannah, Georgia 800-721-1240 / 912-897-4990 dolphin-magic.com savannah.com
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studios, historic tours and 250 years of history. See ad page 46. savannahcitymarket.com.
HISTORIC HOMES ART STUDIO/PAINTING PARTIES THE ART BUZZ STUDIO (912) 484-3438. 1526 Bull St. (32nd & Bull), K-5 on map. Join us for an unforgettable evening of fun, friends, music and art where we provide some Sangria, your canvas, brushes, paint, apron and inspiration. Come alone or bring your friends to one of our open painting parties and get ready to be inspired by our local artists who will guide you step-by-step through a featured painting. At the end of the evening... leave with your very own masterpiece! A few sips, a few strokes and a whole lot of fun! See ad page 25. artbuzzstudio.com.
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. Itâ€™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, 12 shops, eight art galleries, 17 artistsâ€™ 24 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
ANDREW LOW HOUSE (912) 233-6854. 329 Abercorn St. on Lafayette Sq., F-6 on map. An 1849 mansion built for cotton merchant Andrew Low, this home features beautifully preserved interiors with period antiques. This is one home you will not want to miss on your tour of Historic Savannah. Tours daily. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.4 p.m.; Sun., noon- 4 p.m. See ad page 24. 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. and Sat. tours, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon or by appointment. Also available to rent for parties or special events. See ad page 31. harperfowlkeshouse.com.
LIVE MUSIC/THEATRE SAVANNAH THEATRE (912) 233-7764. 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Sq., E-5 on map. The #1 down savannah.com
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 21. tybeelighthouse.org. town entertainment extravaganza brings you Broadway-style productions. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Show times: Wed-Sat., at 8 p.m. with matinees Sat. & Sun. at 3 p.m. See ad page 30. 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 visitors. See ad page 35. shipsofthesea.org. TYBEE ISLAND LIGHT STATION AND TYBEE MUSEUM (912) 786-5801. 30 Meddin Ave., Tybee Island just off US Hwy. 80, L-18 on map. Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Complete light station featuring artifacts and exhibits of Tybee Island’s history. Visit the newly-restored Head Keeper’s Cottage. Tours are self-guided, savannah.com
PIRATE TOURS SAVANNAH RIVER STREET PIRATES (912) 238-2469 (AHOY). 2 West Bay St., B-4 on map. Aarrgghh! Calling all Savannah Pirates! Jump aboard the pirate ship “Renegade” on River Street. Our interactive voyages offer fun and adventure for families and swashbucklers of all ages. You will join our crew, take part in a live pirate show and enjoy festive music guaranteed to unleash your inner pirate. But be warned; we may need to enlist your expertise to man the water cannons and help defend our ship. Billy Black Bones is always trying to steal our treasure! Also offering sunset and evening cruises, custom charters & historical group programs. Call or check website for details and times. See ad page 23. piratesofriverstreet.com.
SIGHTSEEING TOURS CARRIAGE TOURS OF SAVANNAH (912) 236-6756. Departing from City Market at W. St. Julian and Jefferson Sts., C-3 on map. No visit to Savannah is complete without a May/June 2012 SAVANNAH SCENE
minutes in duration. Call for reservations. See ad page 27. savannahcarriage.com.
sightseeing tour by a horse-drawn carriage. Let the gentle “clip-clop” of horses and sway of the carriage transport you to Savannah’s colorful past with one of our entertaining and informative tours. History tours, ghost tours and private tours are offered daily. See ad page 31. carriagetoursofsavannah.com. HEARSE GHOST RIDES (912) 695-1578. Take a ride in a real hearse, if you dare! You will ride through the cemeteries and historic streets of Savannah and hear the grisly tales of some of the most beautiful haunted homes in Savannah. Call for departure times and pick-up locations. Reservations required. See ad page 35. hearseghosttours.com. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CARRIAGE TOURS (912) 443-9333 or TOLL FREE (888) 837-1011. Pick-up available at various locations throughout the Historic District. The Best Way to see Savannah. Find out why we’re Savannah’s hometown favorite horse drawn carriage tours of the Historic District. Private and group tours available. All tours are driver narrated, 45-50 26 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
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 2003-2011. Pick-ups at all downtown inns and hotels or at the Visitors Center. Free all-day on/off privileges with 15 convenient stops. Limousine service. See ad page 3. oldsavannahtours.com. OLD TOWN TROLLEY TOURS (912) 233-0083. 234 MLK, Jr. Blvd., F-1 on map. The original ON/OFF tours of Savannah. Voted Best of Savannah 2011, and endorsed by the Historic Savannah Foundation. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Hop on and off ALL DAY to see more than 100 attractions on your sightseeing tour of Savannah. Pick up and drop off approximately every 20 minutes at 15 convenient stops. Complimentary shuttle service from select area hotels. See ad page 33. trolleytours.com. SAVANNAH HERITAGE TOURS (912) 2248365. Throughout Historic Downtown Savannah, Savannah Heritage Tours will take you through Savannah’s rich history which includes the reallife events that occurred in Savannah in the savannah.com
SPECIAL EVENTS 4TH ANNUAL HILTON HEAD ISLAND ART 1980s. This tour is based on John Berendt’s book Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. We will highlight houses restored by Jim Williams. Also includes a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery. See ad page 32. savannahheritagetour.com. SAVANNAH MOVIE TOURS & MORE (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 25. savannahmovietours.com. 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 29. segwayofsavannah.com. savannah.com
FESTIVAL AT SHELTER COVE HARBOUR (843) 686-9098. Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island. An eclectic mix of the country’s top established artists, as well as new and emerging talent, returns to the Island on May 26 & 27. The artistic media represented includes paintings, life-size sculptures, photographs, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics. The artists will line Shelter Cove Harbour with their gallery-style display booths transforming this popular waterfront shopping and dining destination into a high-end outdoor art gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 39. artfestival.com.
WALKING TOURS ARCHITECTURAL TOURS OF SAVANNAH (912) 604-6354. Tours are throughout Historic Downtown Savannah. Architecture is your first encounter when you enter Historic Savannah. See how Savannah’s cultural and economic history shaped architecture from colonial to contemporary designs, including every era in between. Tours are offered daily and most depart from Washington Square. Customized tours are also (continued on pg. 30) May/June 2012 SAVANNAH SCENE
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; Hearse Ghost Rides, 912-695-1578; Old Savannah Tours, 912-234-8128; Old Town Trolley Tours 912-233-0083; Savannah Heritage Tours, 912-224-8365; Savannah Movie Tours & More, 912-234-3440; Savvy Savannah Tours, 912-663-4400; Segway of Savannah, 912-233-3554.
Take a leisurely horsedrawn carriage tour and clip, clop around the City enjoying the beauty that Savannah is famous for. Carriage Tours of Savannah, 912-236-6756; Historic Savannah Carriage Tours, 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., 912-748-8888; Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St., 912-651-6823.
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Located west of Savannah, Splash in the Boro is a favorite for the kids in all of us! With 2 large swimming pools, 3 waterslides, a play pool, a large spray pad, tot slides, an 800 ft. lazy river and a 5-lane mat racer slide, don’t miss out on all of the fun! 1388 Hwy. 24 E., Statesboro, GA, 912-489-3000.
Enjoy a day on the water! Take a narrated nature cruise, dolphin watch tour, kayak trip, sunset cruise, pirate 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; May River Excursions, 843-304-2878; Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E. River St., 912-232-6404; Savannah River Street Pirates, 912-238-2469.
Come and explore acres of natural beauty and get face to face with fascinating native wildlife at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, located 5 miles from Historic Downtown Savannah off President Street on Islands Expressway, 711 Sandtown Rd., 912-395-1212.
Did You Know With a recorded history dating back to colonial days, Savannah has many famous residents of a “spiritual nature” and is said by many to be one of America’s most haunted cities. There are countless ghost stories to be told and a number of interesting and unique ways to get you spooked! Walking tours, horse and carriage rides, theatrical tours along with haunted homes, restaurants and pub tours all offer the opportunity for you to explore this “spooky” side of Savannah. savannah.com
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available. Call for times and reservations. See ad page 39. architecturalsavannah.com. SAVVY SAVANNAH TOURS (912) 663-4400. Having been in the Savannah tourism industry for over 16 combined years, the owners of the new Savvy Savannah Tours thought it was time for a change. Part of that change is more interactive technology making their tours more personable. Tour participants watch scenes from Savannah or see photos from generations past, right in their hands on an IPad. Savvy Savannah has many different tours to choose from, all very affordable for tourists and residents alike. All of their tours will require the joy of walking. Call for details about the various tours. See ad page 37. savvysavannahtours.com.
WATER FUN PARKS SPLASH IN THE BORO (912) 489-3000. 1388 Hwy. 24 E., Statesboro, GA. Located west of Savannah, Splash in the Boro is a summer favorite. We have 2 large swimming pools, 3 waterslides, a Play Pool, a Leisure Pool, a large Spray Pad, Tot Slides, 800 ft. Lazy River, 5 Lane Mat Racer Slide, and a Dual Flowrider. We also offer birthday parties and group rates. Open Mon. through Wed. & Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs. & Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 12-6 p.m. See website for details and ticket prices. See ad page 29. splashintheboro.com.
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 35. 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 30 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
reservations. See ad page 29. mayriverexcursions.com.
and inshore & deep-sea fishing from the serenity of Tybee Island, Georgia. Voted Tybee's Best Adventure Tour every year since 2003! Tours daily. Call for schedule and reservations. See ad page 21. 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 Savannahâ€™s river front, 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 23. dolphin-magic.com. MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS (843) 304-2878. Calhoun Street, Historic Bluffton, SC. Located 30 minutes from Historic Savannah, May River Excursions offers private dolphin tours, fishing, shrimping and crabbing excursions. Daily tours offered year round. Call for scheduling and savannah.com
SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT CRUISES (912) 232-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. Narrated nature cruises. No visit to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise. Cruise on the newly remodeled Georgia Queen or the newest addition to our fleet, the new Savannah River Queen. Enjoy a ride on our sternwheel river boat replicas. Choose from a wide variety of cruise options. Sightseeing, dinner entertainment, Sunday brunch and moonlight cruises. Charters available. Visit our website for cruise information or to purchase tickets online. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com.
WILDLIFE CENTER OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER (912) 395-1212. 711 Sandtown Rd., P-11 on map. Located 5 miles from Historic Downtown Savannah off President St. on Islands Expressway. Oatland Island Wildlife Center is one of the premier wildlife attractions in the Southeast and is home to over 150 animals from 50 different species. Come and explore acres of natural beauty and get face to face with fascinating native wildlife. Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 26. oatlandisland.org. May/June 2012 SAVANNAH SCENE
Ongoing: Daily Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson. Join us from now until August 31! 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. our historic interpreters will fire one of our cannons. Come learn the history of this amazing site. (912) 232-3945 or chsgeorgia.org. 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. First Friday: Fireworks on the River, 9:30 p.m., on Historic River Street. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.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 high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Train Rides at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum. Call for times. 601 W. Harris St. (912) 651-6823 or chsgeorgia.org. Saturday: The Forsyth Farmers’ Market, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the South End of Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah, a variety of vendors will offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. forsythfarmersmarket.org. First Saturday: “First Saturday on the River” on Historic River Street. 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. Second Sunday: The Bonaventure Historical Society conducts tours of the historic sections of Bonaventure Cemetery. Tours begin at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. and last about an hour. Free, but donations are appreciated. Signs direct visitors to the starting point. No reservations are required. Bonaventure Rd. bonaventurehistorical.org. (continued on pg. 35) 32 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
THE WAVING GIRL STATUE. This statue commemorates Florence Martus, the lighthouse keeper’s sister who waved to ships in Savannah’s port for more than 44 years. She stands as a symbol of Savannah’s gracious hospitality and charm. Morrell Park.
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TYBEE ISLAND LIGHT STATION. Ordered by General Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony in 1732, the Light Station has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. This Light Station is one of America’s most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. The current Light Station displays its 1916 day mark with 178 steps and a First Order Fresnel lens which is nine feet tall. Tybee Island.
GENERAL JAMES EDWARD OGLETHORPE. This bronze statue of General Oglethorpe faces south protecting Savannah from the Spanish in Florida to this day. Chippewa Square.
SERGEANT WILLIAM JASPER. The monument of Sergeant Jasper who fell during the Siege of Savannah in 1779. Madison Square.
TOMOCHICHI. This boulder marks the grave of Tomochichi, the Yamacraw Indian Chief who welcomed General Oglethorpe and the first colonists. Wright Square.
THE FORSYTH PARK FOUNTAIN. A cast iron fountain erected in 1858, designed to resemble the grand fountain in Paris. An exact replica of the fountain resides in Cuzco, Peru. Forsyth Park.
SAVANNAH’S OLYMPIC FLAME. Savannah was the site of the 1996 Olympic yachting events and the flame burned throughout the duration of the centennial games in Atlanta. Morrell Park.
WASHINGTON’S GUNS. These guns were taken at the battle of Yorktown and presented to 5 the Chatham Artillery by General George Washington when he visited Savannah in 1791. These two bronze cannons were affectionately named “George and Martha.” Bay and Drayton Street.
VIETNAM MEMORIAL. Dedicated in 1991, the design and layout of this memorial is in the shape of Vietnam and is a salute to fallen comrades featuring a rifle, helmet and combat boots. Names of military members from this area who died in the Vietnam War are engraved in marble as a reminder of Savannah’s lost. Emmett Park.
WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL. A rough cut granite stone with a rectangular bronze plaque listing the “Chatham County Honor Roll,” those who died in World War I. Northwest corner of Daffin Park at Victory Drive.
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SHIPS OF THE SEA
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
offer. Donations accepted. (912) 355-3883 or savannahbotanical.org. (continued from pg. 32)
MAY May 1-31: JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St., presents Edward Jones for the month of May. Art Gallery reception May 9th from 5:30-7 p.m. Free. (912) 355-8111 or savannahjea.org. May 1-26: The Beat Goes On! Join our cast and crew for a two-hour musical explosion of your favorite ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s music. The Savannah Theatre celebrates the sounds of three generations as the cast sings its way along the musical highway of American pop hits with songs like “Carolina Girls,” “Staying Alive” and the “Heart of Rock and Roll.” $35 adults, $16 children. (912) 233-5542 or savannahtheatre.com. May 4-6: Savannah Rose Festival at the Botanical Garden! Come see the most beautiful display of spring roses in Savannah, 1388 Eisenhower Drive. Experience all of our gardens and 10 acres of plantings and nature trails. Tour our beautiful 1840 Reinhard Farmhouse and see what our venue has to savannah.com
May 4-6: Tybee Arts Association Show and Sale! Paintings, Prints, Glass Art, Photography, Sculpture, Jewelry, Fiber Art, Mosaics, Art Quilts and Note cards. Art Demonstrations, Music and Door Prizes. Friday Opening Reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Most shows will be held at Tybee Arts Association Building, 7 Cedarwood Dr. tybeearts.org. May 4-6: “ARTS on the COAST” invites you to its annual “SPRING SHOW & ARTISTS” RECEPTION! 2591 Hwy. 17, Suite 101, Speir Brogdon Bldg., Richmond Hill. The show is open to the public. Paintings, multi-media, pastels, sketches, engravings, wood carvings and sculptures by local coastal artists are featured. (912) 657-3927 or artsonthecoast.org. May 4: First Friday for Folk Music, Ken Skeen & Leigh Goldsmith at 7:30 p.m., 520 E. Washington Ave. For more information call (912) 355-7172 or (912) 898-1876 and visit savannahfolk.org. May 4: First Friday on Broughton, Music is in The Air. With more vendors participating and many musical acts performing, this event is sure to fill the air with festive spirits. Broughton May/June 2012 SAVANNAH SCENE
kite-gazers are welcome. Let’s get a MOVE ON and GO FLY A KITE! (912) 508-4164 or email@example.com. Street vendors will remain open after hours, from 6–9 p.m., and many will have live music by local musicians. In addition to entertainment, shoppers will enjoy great deals, discounts, specials, and raffles on everything Broughton Street has to offer. May 5: The 36th Annual Savannah Scottish Games, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Games to take place at Bethesda Home for Boys. Bring your family and friends out for a day of Scottish cultural heritage, food, entertainment, shopping, highland dancing, piping, heavy athletic competitions and children’s activities. (912) 233-6017 or savannahscottishgames.com. May 6: Tybee Island Kite Flying Festival! Come show us what you’ve got – at the best place for kite flying – Tybee’s North Beach. Sponsored by North Beach Bar & Grill, the Tybee Lighthouse Museum, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, and the Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group. Registration is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., on site, follow the signs. The registration fee of $5.00 includes one “beginner’s” kite with proceeds going to our community Movement Disorders support groups. All kite-flyers and 36 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
May 12: Folk Dance at Notre Dame Academy, Glow in the Dark String Band at 8 p.m.-11 p.m. 1709 Bull St. For more information call (912) 355 7172 or (912) 898 1876 and visit savannahfolk.org. May 12: “Lyra” a Russian Vocal Ensemble of St. Petersburg in concert at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Rd. 7 p.m. (912) 897-1133. May 13: River Street Riverboat Company, Mother’s Day Brunch – 12-1:30 p.m. $41.95 adults/$21.95 children 12 and under. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com. May 13: River Street Riverboat Company, Mother’s Day Dinner – 7-9 p.m. $49.95 adults/$27.95 children 12 and under. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com. May 17: Georgia Historical Society Annual Meeting & Garden Party at 5 p.m. (912) 651-2128 or georgiahistory.com. May 17: Third Thursdays on Tybee! “A savannah.com
Listeners Delight” Outdoor Music on the Island. 5:30-7 p.m. Brenda Morie at the Tybrisa Strand Round About. tybeevisit.com. May 18: River Street Riverboat Company, Civil War Experience Cruise – 7-10 p.m. $84.95 adults/$39.95 children 12 and under. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com. May 18: Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade! Unlike most parades the floats, often trailers or boats, are filled with water-throwing paraphernalia. Spectators, lined up along the parade route on Butler Avenue, are armed with buckets, squirt guns and hoses. (912) 7865444 or tybeevisit.com. May 19: Season Finale – Schubert & Bruckner! 7:30 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. The Savannah Philharmonic finishes the season with two highly charged, passionate symphonies. (912) 525-5050 or visit savannahphilharmonic.org. May 20: The Coastal Jazz Association Presents Jazz – Just Across the River at The Westin Harbor Resort! Doug Carn’s, “New Edition” 5 p.m. The concert is free for Coastal Jazz Association members and $10 for non-members. (912) 920-1317 or coastal-jazz.org. May 26-27: 4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour, 1 Harbourside Lane, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Artists will line Shelter Cove Harbour with their gallery-style display booths transforming this popular waterfront shopping and dining destination into a high-end outdoor art gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. (843) 686-9098 or artfestival.com.
JUNE June 1-29: Jukebox Journey at The Savannah Theatre! Join the Savannah Theatre cast and crew for two hours of your favorite jukebox hits, along with plenty of comedy and audience participation. $35 Adults, $16 Children. (912) 233-7764 or visit thesavannahtheatre.com. June 1: River Street Riverboat Company, Civil War Experience Cruise – 7-10 p.m. $84.95 adults/$39.95 children 12 and under. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com. June 2: Wetlands Day at Oatland Island Wildlife Center! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Georgia’s 100 mile (continued on pg. 51) savannah.com
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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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• Thurs.-Sun. - 12 noon-9 p.m. • Authentic 1930s Melbourne, 54-passenger streetcar updated with environmentally-friendly green technology • Six 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 11 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 40 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
• 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, daily • 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 No service available on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. savannah.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 Visitor’s Center or the Mobility & Parking Services Department. 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, 5AM-5PM, $1 per hour. Evening Rates: Monday-Thursday, 5PM-5AM, $2 flat rate; Friday, 5PM-5AM, $5 flat rate. Weekend Rates: Saturday, 5AM-Sunday, 5AM, $5 flat rate; Sunday, 5AM-Monday, 5 AM, $3 flat rate.
ROBINSON GARAGE (912) 651-6478 – York and Montgomery Streets. Hours of Operation: SundayThursday, closes at 1 AM; Friday and Saturday, 24 hours. Daily Rates: $1 per hour or portion thereof, maximum $10 per day. Evening Rates: Monday-Friday, 6PM to 7AM, flat rate of $2. Before 6PM and after 7AM, the daily rate applies. Weekend Rates: 7AM Saturday until 7AM Sunday, a flat rate of $3 per day. 7AM Sunday until 7AM Monday, a flat rate of $3 per day, after 7AM, the daily rate applies.
LIBERTY STREET GARAGE (912) 644-5934 – Liberty and Montgomery Streets. Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 5AM-1PM; closed Saturday and Sunday. Daily Rates: $1 per hour or portion thereof, maximum $10. Evening Rates: Monday-Friday, 6PM until closing, flat rate of $2. Before 6PM and after 7AM, the daily rate applies. Weekend: 5AM Saturday until 3AM Sunday, a flat rate of $1 per day. 5AM Sunday until 1AM Monday, a flat rate of $1 per day, after 1AM, the daily rate applies.
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 8PM, $80. Unlimited access during hours of operation, $95. Reserved space, unlimited access 24/7, $280.
STATE STREET GARAGE (912) 651-6473 – State and Abercorn Streets. Hours of Operation: Sunday-Friday, 5AM until 1AM. Saturday, 5AM to 5AM. Daily Rates: $1 per hour or portion thereof, maximum $10. Evening Rates: Monday-Friday, 6PM until closing, flat rate of $2. Before 6PM and after 7AM, the daily rate applies. Weekend Rates: 5AM Saturday until 5AM Sunday, a flat rate of $3 per day. 5AM Sunday until 1AM Monday, a flat rate of $3 per day, after 1AM the daily rate applies. savannah.com
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 May/June 2012 SAVANNAH SCENE
he sign outside Savannah Rose reads: “The Boutique with Attitude.” Upon entering, customers chuckle and smile nodding in agreement that Savannah Rose has plenty.
Conveniently nestled on upper Factor’s Walk, next to River Street Inn on Bay Street, Savannah Rose has a flair for the unique and unusual. Decorated with life-sized whimsical dolls, this shop is both imaginative and creative. Even the clocks have attitude! See the amazing “Magic Motion” from Seiko and Rhythm Clocks. Many visitors are left speechless when one plays. These clocks have rotating numbers, and each one moves differently while playing one of several tunes. It’s difficult to pick a favorite because no two have the same movement. One resembles a kaleidoscope, while another plays Beatles’ tunes and breaks apart into three pieces with a rotating interior. Savannah Rose also carries large wall clocks, including one that plays Westminster chimes or music. “I hunt for items that my customers won’t see anywhere else,” said Savannah Rose owner Lisa Bolak, who does all the buying for the store. “I hand pick everything. I don’t have a lot of space, so it has to be amazing to be in here.” At this eclectic boutique, shoppers discover an elegant Franz porcelain line, which is touted as the finest porcelain in the world at reasonable prices. Franz makes gorgeous teapots, cups, saucer and spoon sets, vases and more. Teapots with attitude? You’ll find a vegetable and fruit inspired teapot line which includes cabbage, grape, pear and pineapple. “I get a lot of collectors, so I always have some of the most unusual products I can find,” Lisa added. “I also stock cat teapots, monkeys, frogs and more.”
including the signature “Savannah Rose Charm Scarf” and elegant Southern scarves with attitude (starting at just $12.95). Incredible hand-painted leather sandals are new to Savannah Rose. These unique, comfortable sandals are just one of the many shoe lines Savannah Rose has to offer, including folding shoes and sandals as well as machine-washable Charleston Shoe Company shoes. Don’t miss estate, one-of-a-kind antique button and coin jewelry, plus genuine gemstones set in silver and gold, all of which are sure to become family heirlooms. You’ll also find antique spoon bracelets, items made out of antique watches and coins, and locally made necklaces that were once dominos. This beloved Savannah boutique features a number of new items including a line of custom-made Mylinka handbags with pronged Swarovski crystals, known for their unique beauty. You can even order one to your exact specifications. Retired Mary Frances and Timmy Woods purses are also featured. Other handbags include purses made out of pop tops, license plates, seatbelts and more! Interested in expanding your wardrobe? Outfit yourself in style with an all-season jacket designed in Italy or a lace top, all priced within reason. “I think one of the best things about my shop is the value,” said Lisa. “People are pleased with my prices, and in this economy it’s important to carry products that are both appealing and economical. Most of my customers come back because of the value and quality of my merchandise.” Since this alluring shop first opened its doors at Factor’s Walk on Bay Street, it has attracted many repeat customers with its wide selection of merchandise and attentive, personalized service. If you have an appreciation for the unusual and the unique, coupled with outstanding value, you’ll find it all at Savannah Rose.
Savannah Rose has great gifts to take home for your relatives, friends – and even your pet sitter. You’ll find animal-themed sleep shirts, locally made jewelry, “Georgia Peach” and “Savannah Rose” natural soaps and sugar scrubs.
Savannah Rose is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit Savannah Rose, the Shop with Attitude!
Incredible accessories are plentiful, including a large assortment of dressy and casual hats (many priced at just $18). You’ll also find unusual scarves,
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ANTIQUES ANTIQUES EMPORIUM – 38TH @ ABERCORN (912) 236-8444. 122 E. 38th St., R-8 on map. Located in a cozy Victorian house in the Historic Thomas Square neighborhood, this one stop shop has antiques, fine furniture, art, lighting, stained glass, decorating accessories, rugs & more. For a unique Savannah shopping experience, don’t miss this shop! Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m. See ad page 46. COBB’S GALLERIES, INC. (912) 234-1582. 122 E. 37th St., R-8 on map. Celebrating their 31st anniversary, Cobb’s Galleries buys and sells everything under the sun and more! From jewelry, sterling silver, coin collections, currency, scrap gold and silver to antiques, china, crystal, vintage records, art, pottery and cookbooks, there is something for everyone who visits! Appraisals for estates and insurance are also available. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 48. COBBLESTONE LANE ANTIQUES MALL (912) 447-0504. 230 W. Bay St. (on the west 44 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
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 43. 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 51. stealmagnolias.com.
ART GALLERIES HREEVES ART (912) 312-1403. Located in Gallery 11 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 savannah.com
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 46. thevillagecraftsmen.com.
“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 47. midnightinsavannah.com.
DESIGNER’S CONSIGNMENT (912) 355-5600. 234 Eisenhower Drive (east of Abercorn, across from Toys “R” Us), T-9 on map. Featuring upscale women’s clothing such as Juicy Couture, BCBG, Trina Turk, Chico’s and Talbot’s. This consignment boutique also offers handbags, jewelry and shoes for the fashion-conscious shoppers. Open Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 51.
E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER (912) 234-7257. 326 Bull St. (behind the DeSoto Hilton), F-5 on map. In Savannah, one of America’s great bookstores! Located in the heart of the Historic District, E. Shaver’s 12 rooms are filled with books. Specializing in local books, history, architecture, decorating, and a revolving collection of prints. Free gift wrapping. See ad page 46.
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
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 49. thevillagecraftsmen.com.
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Open 7 days a week. See ad page 49. savannahhd.com.
delightful in store. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our mission to help others. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 45. 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 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 48. 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. 46 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449. 126 E. Bay St., (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. Ladies gifts, accessories, jewelry, hats, handbags, collectibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks. Offering exclusive items you won’t find anywhere else. Your shop with attitude, where the difference is different. Open Mon.-Sat.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 43. WASHED ASHORE (912) 234-6100. 23 E. River St., A-6 on map. Beachwear, casual shoes and sportswear for guys and gals including Tom Shoes, Sperry Top-Sider, Caribbean Soul, Fresh Produce sportswear and Reef sandals. See ad page 49.
FLEA/OPEN-AIR MARKETS KELLER'S FLEA MARKET (912) 927-4848. 5901 Ogeechee Rd., V-5 on map. The largest flea market in the Coastal Empire, open year-round, featuring a wide range of merchandise. Keller's Flea Market has over 400 retail stall spaces, six delicious food concessions, RV and bus parking, accesses savannah.com
lasting impression on the person who receives them. See ad page 45. saintsandshamrocks.com. for our handicapped friends, heating and air conditioning, ATM machines, a barber shop and a flea market full of unique merchandise at bargain prices! See ad page 23. 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 47. midnightinsavannah.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. Saints and Shamrock’s believes in providing the customer with just the right gift for any occasion or need. Our merchandise represents gifts that you will be proud to give and that make a savannah.com
SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449. 126 E. Bay St., (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. Ladies gifts, accessories, jewelry, hats, handbags, collectibles, unique teapots, pottery, timeless clocks and exclusive items you won’t find anywhere else. Your shop with attitude, where the difference is different. Open Mon.-Sat.,10 a.m.6 p.m.; Sun.,10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 43. 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 51. stealmagnolias.com.
GOURMET FOOD/GIFTS MATTER OF FACTORS (912) 231-2100. 120 E. Bay St. (Abercorn ramp to River St./next to River Street Inn), A-6 on map. May/June 2012 SAVANNAH SCENE
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Savannah Scene Harley-Davidson dealer has genuine HarleyDavidson motorclothes and collectibles. Open 7 days a week. See ad page 49. savannahhd.com. 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 43. matteroffactors.com. THE PEANUT SHOP (912) 232-8612. 407 E. River St., B-7 on map (next to Spanky’s). A specialty food shop featuring over 50 flavors of nuts along with jams, jellies, marinades, sauces, soups and candy. Stop by and try one or all of our 30 plus daily samples. Makes great gifts. Why go crazy when you can go nuts! Open daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. See ad page 47. thepeanutshop.com.
MOTORCYCLE RENTALS SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON (912) 231-8000 or (912) 925-0005. 503 E. River St., A-9 on map. Main store, I-95 and Hwy. 204, Y-3 on map. Savannah’s only authorized 48 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
SHOES BIRKENSTOCK BAREFOOTIN’ (912) 232-0170. 210 W. Broughton St., C-3 on map. Offering Dansko, Finn Comfort, Fitflop, Keen, MBT, Olukai, Skechers Shape-ups, Think and Vibram Fivefingers with over 300 different styles for children and adults. From classic comfort sandals, shoes, clogs, fashiontrend sandals or water-resistant sandals… All in great styles with the comfort and quality that Birkenstock is known for. See ad page 44. birkenstockbarefootin.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 switchflops by Lindsay Phillips, switchflop straps, Snapshoes and their attachments and more. Open Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 48. riverstreetelegantcreations.com.
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
Nature books, t-shirts, Savannah Bee Company honey, stuffed animals, locally roasted coffee and bath & body products available in the OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER GIFT SHOP, 711 Sandtown Rd., 912-395-1212
Exquisite home décor, antiques, glassware, jewelry and giftware at COBBLESTONE LANE ANTIQUES, 230 W. Bay St. 912-447-0504
The latest styles in beach and casual wear found at WASHED ASHORE, 23 E. River St., 912-234-6100
Imitated by many, the original classic Boston clog from Birkenstock is still going strong after 30 years. Find your perfect style and fit at BIRKENSTOCK BAREFOOTIN’, 210 W. Broughton St., 912-232-0170 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 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 50 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
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 Ahoy, Mateys! Don’t forget to pick up your very own pirate sword, eye patch, map or telescope at SAVANNAH RIVER STREET PIRATES, 2 West Bay St., 912-238-2469 (AHOY) For the fashion-conscious shopper, check out the fabulous finds at DESIGNER’S CONSIGNMENT, 234 Eisenhower Dr., 912-355-5600 For a unique shopping experience, visit ANTIQUES EMPORIUM ON 38TH for antiques, lighting, decorating accessories and more. 122 E. 38th St., 912-236-8444 Don’t miss COBB’S GALLERIES that has everything under the sun from jewelry, sterling silver, coin collections and antiques to china, vintage records and baseball cards. 122 E. 37 St., 912-234-1582 For great gifts, stop by THE PEANUT SHOP featuring over 50 flavors of nuts along with jams, marinades, sauces, soups and candy. Why go crazy when you can go nuts! 407 E. River St., 912-232-8612 savannah.com
Father’s Day Dinner – 7-9 p.m. $49.95 adults/ $27.95 children 12 and under. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com. (continued from pg. 37)
long coast line boasts to have 1/3 of the remaining tidal salt marshes along the entire Atlantic coast! Georgia’s salt marshes are some of the most biologically productive natural systems on Earth. Admission is FREE! (912) 395-1500 or oatlandisland.org. June 7-August 25: Savannah Live! Come and join us as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary in Savannah with our newest creation, a dazzling new variety show with 2 hours of high-energy song, dance and comedy! $35 adults, $16 children. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. June 9: 15th Annual Tybee Island Tour of Homes, featuring a variety of historic and contemporary architectural styles. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. tybeetourofhomes.com. June 17: River Street Riverboat Company, Father’s Day Brunch – 12-1:30 p.m. $41.95 adults/$21.95 children 12 and under. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com. June 17: River Street Riverboat Company, savannah.com
June 17: The Coastal Jazz Association Presents Fathers’ Day Jazz – Just Across the River at The Westin Harbor Resort! Von Barlow’s Jazz Journey, 5 p.m. The concert is free for Coastal Jazz Association members and $10 for nonmembers. (912) 920-1317 or coastal-jazz.org. June 23: 17th Annual Savannah Asian Festival! Savannah Civic Center MLK Arena, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Savannah Asian Festival brings an entire continent of unique cultures, cuisines, performances and fun to the Savannah Civic Center. The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Asian-American volunteers work together to present this one-day celebration of Asian countries and cultures. (912) 525-3100 x 2845 or firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE NOTE: WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE TO SEE THAT THE INFORMATION IN OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS ACCURATE. HOWEVER, EVENTS SOMETIMES CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION. TO INCLUDE YOUR EVENT IN THE CALENDAR, CALL (912) 238-1453, FAX (912) 234-7010 or EMAIL email@example.com. May/June 2012 SAVANNAH SCENE
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HISTORIC DISTRICT INN AT ELLIS SQUARE (912) 236-4440. 201 W. Bay St., B-3 on map. Known as the “Grand Lady on Bay Street,” the recently renovated Guckenheimer Building (Circa 1851) is steeped in the tradition of southern hospitality and elegance. Enjoy the comforts of your home-away-from-home and take a refreshing dip in our swimming pool or stay in shape at the fitness center. Begin your day by enjoying the deluxe continental breakfast and end it with a relaxing drink at Dominique’s Lounge. Located on Ellis Square, the Inn is just steps from the celebrated City Market, River Street and other local attractions. See ad page 52. innatellissquare.com. THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK (912) 238-5158 OR TOLL FREE (888) 213-3671. 700 Drayton St., I-5 on map. A magnificently restored Victorian mansion set in Savannah’s Historic District. Exquisitely furnished and every detail is polished to perfection. Chosen for the 2010 Conde Nast Gold List of the 100 52 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
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. RELAX INN (912) 927-7777. 11211 Abercorn St., V-9 on map. Conveniently located 10 minutes from Historic Savannah, Relax Inn offers exceptional service and clean, comfortable accommodations at a price that will allow you to enjoy all that Savannah has to offer. Oglethorpe and Savannah Malls are located two miles in either direction of the Inn as well as several fine dining options all within walking distance. Also, just three miles from the Inn is Armstrong Atlantic University, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Hunter Army Airfield. Amenities include king size rooms, free wi-fi, microfridge, full cable as well as ironing savannah.com
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Savannah’s Historic District The oldest and best-known section of Savannah is the Landmark Historic District. This is the locale of the city’s 22 beautiful squares and many of its accommodations, restaurants and shops. Included in this area is the 2.5 square miles bearing the highest historic district-level designation awarded by the National Park Service. The borders of the Landmark Historic District are the Savannah River, East Broad Street, Gwinnett Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Also located within the Historic District area are two neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places - the Victorian District, which is just south of the Historic District, and the Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District. savannah.com
boards and hair dryers. See ad page 52. relaxinnsavannah.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. savannahgetaways.net.
RIVER STREET THE BOHEMIAN HOTEL SAVANNAH RIVERFRONT (912) 721-3800 OR TOLL FREE (888) 213-4024. 102 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. A jewel sitting above the historic 18th century cobblestone street along the famous Savannah River, the hotel’s design is contemporary in style with a vintage allure. Come indulge in Southern hospitality with a sophisticated edge. See ad page 12. bohemianhotelsavannah.com. May/June 2012 SAVANNAH SCENE
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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Activities & Outings 4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour Pg. 39 Andrew Low House Pg. 24 Architectural Tours of Savannah Pg. 39 The Art Buzz Studio Pg. 25 Bull River Marina Pg. 35 Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure Pg. 21 Carriage Tours of Savannah Pg. 31 Dolphin Magic Pg. 23 The Harper Fowlkes House Pg. 31 Hearse Ghost Rides Pg. 35 Historic Savannah Carriage Tours Pg. 27 May River Excursions Pg. 29 Oatland Island Wildlife Center Pg. 26 Old Savannah Tours Pg. 3 Old Town Trolley Tours Pg. 33 Savannah Heritage Tours Pg. 32 Savannah Movie Tours & More Pg. 29 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 5 Savannah River Street Pirates Pg. 23 Savannah Theatre Pg. 30 Savvy Savannah Tours Pg. 37 Segway of Savannah Pg. 29 Ships of the Sea Pg. 35 Splash In The Boro Pg. 29 Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum Pg. 21
Dining & Lounges 10 Downing at Churchill’s Pg. 2 700 Drayton Restaurant Pg. 17 Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Pg. 13 Bull Street Eatery Pg. 13 Casbah Moroccan Restaurant Pg. 7 Chart House Pg. 7 Churchill’s Pub Pg. 2 DOSHA Bar & Lounge Pg. 13 Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill Pg. 15 Goose Feathers, an Express Cafe & Bakery Pg. 11 56 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
Love’s Seafood Pg. 9 The Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill Pg. 14 Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Pg. 15 Rocks On The River Modern Grill Pg. 12 SavannahMenu.com Pg. 16 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 5 Six Pence Pub & Restaurant Pg. 11 Tubby’s Seafood River Street Pg. 64 Wasabi’s Fusion Downtown Pg. 15 Wright Square Cafe Pg. 13
Lodging & Real Estate The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront Pg. 12 Inn at Ellis Square Pg. 52 The Mansion on Forsyth Park Pg. 17 Quality Inn–Historic District Pg. 53 Relax Inn Pg. 52
Shopping Antiques Emporium - 38th @ Abercorn Pg. 46 Birkenstock Pg. 44 “The Book” Gift Shop Pg. 47 City Market Pg. 46 Cobb’s Galleries, Inc. Pg. 48 Cobblestone Lane Antiques Mall Pg. 43 Designer’s Consignment Pg. 51 E. Shaver, Bookseller Pg. 46 Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co. Pg. 45 HReevesArt Pg. 46 Keller’s Flea Market Pg. 23 Matter of Factors Pg. 43 The Peanut Shop Pg. 47 River Street’s Elegant Creations Pg. 48 Saints and Shamrocks Pg. 45 Savannah Harley Davidson Pg. 49 Savannah Rose Pg. 43 Steal Magnolias Eclectics Pg. 51 Village Craftsmen Pg. 49 Washed Ashore Pg. 49 savannah.com
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ACROSS CLUES 1. A Savannah plantation crop. 5. To fit sails to mast & yards. 8. Tybee means this in the Euchee language. 12. ____ gin fizz. 13. E. Shaver, Bookseller - ____ of America’s great bookstores. 14. Savannah River Street Pirates Drift back ____ the golden age of piracy. 15. An old French coin. 16. Palestinian plain. 17. Quarterback’s quest. 18. Son of Noah. 20. Fish eggs. 22. Dosha ____ & Lounge with daily Happy Hour. 25. Chart House - Enjoy fresh fish specialties such ____ Macadamia Crusted Mahi. 26. Abbrevation for #7 Down. 27. Savannah Movie Tour’s The Scary Ghost Tour ____ the scariest in Savannah. 29. Love’s Seafood - Serving fresh local seafood for more than 50 ____! 31. Inn at Ellis Square - Begin your day with a deluxe continental breakfast & end ____ with a drink. 32. ‘____ Book’ Gift Shop. 33. Factual Information. 35. Washed ____ for beach & casual wear. 37. Dolphn Magic - We invite you to ____ back & relax. 38. Carriage Tours of Savannah ____ visit is complete without a tour by a horse drawn carriage. 40. Symbol for element gold. 41. Designer’s Consignment offers handbags, jewelry & ____. 43. Keller’s Flea Market - Like ____ on facebook. 45. Internet Relay Chat: Abbr. 47. Saints & Shamrocks for just the right gift for any occasion ____ need. 48. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market at the ____ end of Forsyth Park. 50. Range safety officer: Abbr. 51. Rancho Alegre - ‘Best Little Spot ____ Town.’ 53. Foreign Service: Abbr. 54. Savannah Heritage Tours’ Midnight in the Garden ____ Good & Evil Book Tour. 56. Suffix for belonging to. 58. Madame: Abbr. 59. Churchill’s Pub - Food served until 1 ____. 60. Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry savannah.com
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DOWN CLUES 1. Reynolds Square: Abbr. 2. French they. 3. Dove cry. 4. Enjoy these smoked in the Lowcountry. 5. Quality Inn - Heart of Savannah - Irons & boards in all ____. 6. Relax ____ with king size rooms & free wi-fi. 7. Matter of Factors with ____ peach wine. 8. Savannah Riverboat Cruises Visit our web ____ for cruise information. 9. Goose Feathers, An Express Cafe ____ Bakery. 10. Lieutenant: Abbr. 11. Architectural Tours of Savannah - See architecture from colonial ____ contemporary. 19. The Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill on ____ Broughton Street. 21. Found at the beach, sea ____. 22. The Andrew Low House Group tours ____ reservation. 1
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Digraph. Transmit message by ____. German you. Historic Savannah Carriage Tours - The best way to ____ Savannah. Tybee Island Light Station & Tybee Museum - Group ____ available. May River Excursions - Enjoy private dolphin ____. Steal Magnolias Eclectics - ____ indoor shopping emporium. Cuts & styles. Tubby’s Seafood River Street Try coastal ____ & grits for breakfast! Oatland Island Wildlife Center A great place to bring visitors from ____ of town. Savvy Savannah Tours with Savannah Cinema & ____ much more! Furniture. Casbah Moroccan Restaurant with belly dancing ____ nightly. Cobblestone Lane Antiques Mall with jewelry & rare ____. Branch of the military: Abbr. City Market - There’s always something ____ to encounter. Not many. The ____ Buzz Studio - A whole lot of fun! Pronoun.
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No visit to Savannah is complete without a visit to the city’s historic cemeteries, each of which serves as a final resting place for many of Savannah’s most fascinating residents. Each of these cemeteries is situated amid incredibly scenic surroundings. Even if cemeteries give you goosebumps, you’ll be glad you stopped by to experience some of Savannah’s unique history firsthand. Just don’t stay too long!
BONAVENTURE CEMETERY Immortalized by John Berendt in his bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil , Bonaventure is the final resting place for many of Savannah’s most prominent citizens including songwriter Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), poet Conrad Aiken (1889-1973) and plantation owner Noble Jones (1701-1775), one of Savannah’s original settlers who colonized the city with General James Oglethorpe in 1733. Located along the scenic banks of the Wilmington River, Bonaventure Cemetery also features group burials for the American Legion Field, the Confederate States of America, the Order of Railroad Conductors and the veterans of the Spanish-American War. Originally a 600-acre plantation, Bonaventure was sold for $5,000 in 1846 to Savannah businessman Peter Wiltberger, who turned the land into a public cemetery called Evergreen Cemetery. The City of Savannah purchased Evergreen Cemetery in 1907 and turned it into Bonaventure Cemetery. Savannah photographer Jack Leigh captured the image that graces the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil — a burial statue, nicknamed “The Bird Girl,” that once stood in the heart of Bonaventure Cemetery. The “Bird Girl” statue is currently on display at the Telfair Museum of Art. HOW TO GET THERE: Bonaventure is located just off Pennsylvania Avenue on Bonaventure Road. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COLONIAL PARK CEMETERY Colonial Park Cemetery is the city’s only nonactive cemetery, meaning that no more burials take place on this historic plot of land, located at the corner of Abercorn Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. Walk through the graceful arch erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution and you will discover a window into Savannah’s rich past. 62 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2012
Many of Savannah’s earliest settlers are buried in Colonial Park, whose gravestones date back to the 1700’s. Today, Colonial Park Cemetery serves as a park for many Savannah residents. Many Savannahians stroll through the cemetery in the early morning or walk their dogs within the cemetery’s wrought iron perimeter in the evening. HOW TO GET THERE: The main entrance is located at the corner of Abercorn Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
LAUREL GROVE CEMETERY Established in 1852, Laurel Grove Cemetery has thousands of graves that reflect Savannah’s rich history, situated amid groves of live oak, magnolia and dogwood trees. This contemplative site, which features ornate ironwork and magnificent statuary on many of the lots, was once called Springfield Plantation. Laurel Grove is divided into two distinct sections, by a highway connector. Laurel Grove North, perhaps the better-known part of the cemetery, is the burial place of hundreds of Confederate soldiers as well as prominent citizens like Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, and Florence Martus, Savannah's “The Waving Girl.” Laurel Grove South serves as the final resting place for many members of Savannah’s AfricanAmerican community. Many slaves, freedmen and even two African-American Confederate veterans are buried in Laurel Grove South. HOW TO GET THERE: Laurel Grove Cemetery is best accessed from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Turn right onto Anderson Street and the main gate will be straight ahead. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. savannah.com