November/December 2011 • 31st Year • Issue #5
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Originally built as a private residence in 1873, the Hamilton-Turner Inn is best known as the first house in Savannah to have electricity in 1883. This stately structure overlooking Lafayette Square also played a prominent role in John Berendt’s bestseller, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Cover photography by Savannah Scene.
elcome to Savannah! November and December are the perfect months to explore Georgia’s First City. At this time of year, you’ll discover plenty of holiday events to fill your calendar and warm your spirit. From holiday home tours to the Christmas Parade on River Street, Savannah doesn’t need snow to get into the spirit of the season. In fact, the city’s evergreen charm lends a special beauty to the holidays as the National Landmark Historic District’s squares are decked in red velvet ribbon and pine garlands. At this time of year, the city’s finest homes are decorated in their holiday splendor, creating a vibrant tapestry of light and color that delights locals and visitors alike. From charming boutiques to worldclass restaurants, Savannah offers all the amenities of a big city and all the irresistible charm of a small town. Known as the Hostess City of the South, Savannah has a way of turning strangers into friends and making visitors feel right at home. Take the time to wander Savannah’s cobblestone streets, experiencing the appeal of this unique coastal city. Sheltered beneath a thick canopy of
live oak trees, the city’s National Landmark Historic District features 2.2 square miles of antebellum, Victorian, Italianate, Federal and neo-Gothic architecture. With pristine tidal marshes, lush maritime forests and incomparable architecture, Georgia’s First City offers a remarkably beautiful destination at any time of year. Enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest as Savannah warmly welcomes you with open arms. We hope that you find our listings helpful in guiding you to some of the very best that Savannah has to offer. We think that you’ll agree that Savannah is truly a unique city with a beauty and charm unlike anywhere else in the world. In November and December, the activities continue all season long in Savannah. From high-energy festivals to exciting art exhibits, the city brims with activities to stimulate the mind, the body and the senses. As always, our Calendar of Events keeps you on top of Savannah’s most exciting activities. Even more information about Savannah is posted online at savannah.com. Our popular savannah.com web site provides plenty of handy information to help you plan an unforgettable visit to Savannah. Please feel free to e-mail us with any comments, questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy your stay in Savannah! We wish you all the magic of the season, shared with family and friends. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the entire staff at Savannah Scene! We wish you and your loved ones a year full of happiness in 2012!
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their own private entrance, bar and washrooms. See ad page 2. thebritishpub.com.
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 savannah.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 10. 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” 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 13. casbahrestaurant.com. (continued on pg. 10) November/December 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
u British-owned and operated, Churchill’s Pub & Restaurant serves a unique blend of traditional British favorites and contemporary American Cuisine in an upscale environment. u “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 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 Second Line – Authentic New Orleans Po Boys. Try their mouth-watering Muffaletta, the Blackened Chicken Pasta or the “Debris,” the mother of all po boys! u Enjoy Savannah’s most exotic dining experience at Casbah Moroccan Restaurant. Feast on delicious fare in the opulence of an authentic
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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 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 Have a private, intimate dinner in “Lover’s Lane” at The Melting Pot or bring in the family to enjoy a fun and relaxing dinner. Come dip into something different! u Family-owned and operated, you will find a wide array of fresh breakfast items, salads and sandwiches, all at modest prices at Goose Feathers, an Express Café & Bakery.
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1102 Bull St. • Savannah, GA South End of Forsyth Park (912) 236-4703 Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri., 5 p.m.11:30 p.m., Sat., 4 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Will open for lunch for parties of 6 or more with 7 day advanced notice. Reservations recommended. See ad page 15. meltingpot.com/savannah. THE MIRAGE MEDITERRANEAN BAR & GRILL (912) 236-5464. 20 E. Broughton St., C-6 on map. Offering the finest authentic Mediterranean cuisine, professional service and a cocktail and late night Hookah bar. 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.
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CHURCHILL’S PUB (912) 232-8501. 13 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. One of Savannah’s favorite downtown dining destinations. British-owned and operated, serving a blend of traditional English favorites as well as contemporary American cuisine. The bar serves a wide range of international beers along with American craft beers on tap. Open daily 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Food is served until 1 a.m. nightly. See ad page 2. thebritishpub.com. 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 delivery available Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 7. goosefeatherscafe.com. THE MELTING POT (912) 349-5676. 232 E. Broughton St., C-7 on map. Enjoy our fabulous four-course fondue dinner for two with creamy cheese fondues, gourmet salads, a variety of fresh entrees and decadent chocolate fondues. 10 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
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 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 17. ranchoalegrecuban.com. 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 10. savannah.com
WRIGHT SQUARE CAFE Downtown (912) 238-1150, 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 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 17. chart-house.com.
ing mouth-watering prime rib dinner and a Sunday Brunch cruise. Food specially prepared on board by the River Queen’s own chef. Seasonal schedule, call for availability. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com. SECOND LINE – AUTHENTIC NEW ORLEANS PO BOYS (912) 335-1754. 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk, A-3 on map. Just opened at Williamson St. & West Bay St. Specializing in New Orleans-style po boys and from-scratch house favorites! Try their mouth-watering Muffaletta, the Blackened Chicken Pasta or the “Debris,” the mother of all po boys! Open Mic every Mon. 8-11 p.m. with sign-up at 7 p.m. Mon., 5-11 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs.Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 a.m. Every Thurs. is Musician’s Coalition, 4 p.m.-until. See ad page 13.
SAVANNAH RIVER QUEEN/GEORGIA QUEEN (912) 232-6404 or TOLL FREE (800) 786-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. Entertainment, dinner and gracious Southern hospitality. Take a cruise along the historic Savannah River. Offer-
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.
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right Square Cafe brings casual European style to downtown Savannah and elegant French flavors to Sandfly, offering a wide selection of the finest and freshest meals, chocolates and gourmet items at two convenient locations.
Owner Gary Hall has an uncompromising commitment to quality, sharing his good taste with locals and visitors alike for the past 10 years. “I believe in giving people a quality product at a good price with exceptional service,” he said. “We have the best selection of beautiful chocolates from around the world.” From the moment visitors open the cafe doors on W. York Street in downtown Savannah, they are greeted with the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffees, baked goods and fine chocolates. Guests find themselves surrounded by a vast array of epicurean delights. Savannah’s premier chocolatier, Wright Square Cafe features the area’s largest selection of fine European, domestic and housemade chocolates. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a hand-made truffle or Belgian chocolate delight. You’ll find something tasty for everyone on your shopping list this holiday season at Wright Square Cafe! Daily menu highlights at the cafe’s downtown location include grilled paninis, wraps, salads, croissants, quiches and more. Vegetarian diners will be delighted with the wide selection of meat-free and vegan items on the menu daily. At Wright Square Cafe’s new Sandfly location, located just 15 minutes southeast of downtown Savannah in a historic neighborhood community, executive chef Kevin Jump creates 12 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
a wide range of Provence and Tuscan-inspired culinary delights for lunch and dinner. In Sandfly, Wright Square Cafe soars with an inspired menu, full bar and live music. For lunch, diners can enjoy a delicious French bistro-style menu featuring steak frites, mussels, calamari and other tasty items. Dinner is truly a gourmet treat at Wright Square Cafe with plenty of international influences. Start your meal with a classic lobster bisque topped with a lobster fritter or the flank steak salad served with grilled peaches, snow peas and goat cheese. Popular entrees include a fresh yellow fin tuna served over lemon risotto, a decadent Veal Osso Buco and an authentic Beef Bourguignon. “Sandfly is just a short 15 minute drive from Savannah,” said Hall. “It’s well worth the trip.”
PREPARE TO CELEBRATE! Don’t miss the Wright Square Holiday Open House, which takes place on Friday, December 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. on historic Wright Square. This popular annual event will also serve as a special 10-year anniversary party for Wright Square Cafe and will feature hors d’oeuvres, drinks and nightly specials. Bring your loved ones and help Wright Square Cafe celebrate 10 years!
WRIGHT SQUARE CAFE Downtown - 21 W. York Street Savannah, Georgia (912) 238-1150 Sandfly - 7360 Skidaway Rd. Suite E1 Savannah, Georgia (912) 349-2452 wrightsquarecafe.com savannah.com
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production of the Savannah Folk Music Society at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. savannahfolk.org.
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 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 THURSDAY: “Movie & Beer Night” at the JEA, 7:30 p.m. Screening of Israeli movies from around the world with beer, wine, soda and popcorn. Must be 21. 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org. FIRST FRIDAY: Fireworks on the River, 9:30 p.m., on Historic River Street. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com. FIRST FRIDAY: “First Friday for Folk Music,” a 14 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
SECOND FRIDAY: “Night Skies-Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” at sunset. Hosted by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association. 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. FIRST SATURDAY: “First Saturday on the River” on Historic River St., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Arts & crafts, live entertainment and family fun. Free and open to the public. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com. SECOND SUNDAY: The Bonaventure Historical Society conducts tours of the historic sections of Bonaventure Cemetery. Tours begin at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. and last about an hour. Free, but donations are appreciated. Signs direct visitors to the starting point. No reservations are required. Bonaventure Rd. bonaventurehistorical.org. savannah.com
Broadway, jazz and pop, all in one hot production. Call for dates and show times. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com.
NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 1-30: “Conquered Banners: Georgia’s Civil War Flags” on display at the Georgia Historical Society. An exhibit of six rare flags made and carried during the first year of the Civil War, along with other secessionrelated manuscripts and artifacts. Free and open to the public. 501 Whitaker St. (912) 651-2125 or georgiahistory.com. NOVEMBER 1-30: Artwork by Annie Clay, Margaret Clay, Rachel Cotton, Carolyne Graham and Betsy Haun on display at the JEA with a reception Nov. 6, 3-4:30 p.m. 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org. NOVEMBER 1-30: Ashmore Gallery will exhibit art from the estate of Charles Webster Hawthorne, a noted 19th-century American painter. Free and open to the public. Open Mon.-Fri.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 412 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 236-4999 or ashmoregallery.com.
NOVEMBER 3-19: “Return to the Fifties” at the Savannah Theatre. Return to America’s most beloved decade of music when every song on the radio was a hit. The band is rockin’ and the cast is boppin’, strollin’ and twistin’ the night away with over 60 of our favorite songs – from the rock and roll classics of Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and Elvis to the sensational harmonies of Doo Wop. A “Blast From the Past” complete with side-splitting comedy, from hula-hoops to the hand jive. Come join in the fun! Call for dates and show times. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. NOVEMBER 5: Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. Music and cheerleaders every mile, finish line festival and concert, health and fitness expo and more. The race starts at Bull and Bay St. runrocknroll.competitor.com/savannah.
NOVEMBER 2-20: “Southern Nights” at the Savannah Theatre. Two hours of high energy music, dance and comedy. A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, plus some
NOVEMBER 5: “Basic Dance Lesson: 5” hosted by the Moon River Dancers at St. Francis Cabrini Church, 1-2 p.m. Beginners and singles welcome; $5 per person. 11500 Middleground Rd. (912) 961-9960 or usadancesavannah.org.
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general admission. The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. (912) 525-5050 or savannahboxoffice.com. NOVEMBER 7 & 14: Davenport House Harvest Lecture Series, 7 p.m. Dr. Tim Drake from Clemson University presents “Death and Burial Customs in the 19th Century.” Dr. Veronica Gerald from Coastal Carolina University presents “All Shut-eye Ain’ Sleep: Burial Customs and Home-going Practices of the Low Country.” Free to the public, but reservations for seating are requested. Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton St. (912) 236-8097 or davenporthousemuseum.org. NOVEMBER 7: “Golf for Birdies,” 8:30 a.m., at the Savannah Golf Club. The tournament raises funds to provide turkeys for lowincome families with children in our area. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Ga., 2501 East President St. (912) 236-6750 ext.2027. NOVEMBER 10: 4th Annual Dancing With Savannah Stars at 8 p.m. Presented by Savannah/Chatham CASA. Replicated after the ABC television phenomenon, “Dancing With The Stars,” this unique fundraiser features 12 local celebrities dancing and raising funds to provide hope and make a difference in the lives of children. Pre-reception beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $111 for VIP or $42 for 16 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
NOVEMBER 11: 13th Colony Sound presents “The First Dance,” their annual music theatre production, 7 p.m. at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Fine Arts Auditorium. This year’s show will parody the importance of carefully selecting music for that first dance as husband and wife, which in most cases will foretell the ultimate success of any marital relationship. Hear some great love songs, a cappella style! Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 11935 Abercorn St. (912) 351-7388, or tickets.savannahbarbershoppers.org. NOVEMBER 11: On Veterans Day, come remember those who served our country at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. All military veterans and active duty military will be recognized. Military veterans, $5 and active duty military personnel, $6. 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler. (912) 748 -8888 ext.166 or mightyeighth.org. NOVEMBER 11: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum presents Museum in the Moonlight, 7-9 p.m., with music provided by Anne Acker on Harpsichord/Early Keyboards. Wander the museum and garden on a romantic moonlit night. Enjoy refreshments under the tent and (continued on pg. 29) 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 up-
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
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
stairs 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
GREEN-MELDRIM MANSION General
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
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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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The Tybee Lighthouse
The Tybee Lighthouse on Tybee Island is the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia. The bottom 60 feet date back to 1773. The upper 94 feet were built in 1867. The walls of the tower are over 12 feet thick at the base and taper to approximately 18 inches at the top. At the top of the tower is the original Fresnel lens. This lens, nearly eight feet tall, magnifies the 30,000 candle-power light so that it can be seen 18 miles out to sea. This lens is the Tybee Light and, to the small community of people in this tiny coastal town, it is a shining reflection of their lives – past, present and future. When James Oglethorpe established the first colony on Tybee, he realized that the survival of the colony was dependent on the safe passage of ships that carried settlers and supplies through the treacherous shoals along the Savannah River. As a result, the first Tybee light, a small beacon, was built on the island in 1736. Today the survival of Tybee’s local community is dependent upon historic preservation and tourism. Thanks to the foresight and initiative of Fort Pulaski’s Superintendent, Dan Brown, the Tybee Lighthouse was officially opened to the public on June 29, 1985. One hundred and seventy-eight steps lead to the Lighthouse’s breathtaking observation deck, located 154 feet above the ground. From the deck, one views the panorama of the lowcountry and captures a true sense of “the length and breadth of the marshes,” as described in Sidney Lanier’s poem, “The Marshes of Glynn.” Facing the Lighthouse, one is overwhelmed by the formidable Tybee Light, a thick awesome prism-like glass lens where two large bulbs stand supported in bronze. According to log books and the fond recollections of his son Henry, George B. Jackson was the last Tybee Lighthouse keeper from 1928 until his death in 1948. savannah.com
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hether you’re visiting Savannah from a big city or a small town, you’ve never seen anything like Angela Beasley’s Puppet People, a local puppet troupe presenting lively, zany performances and fun-loving behind-thescene tours for groups of all sizes.
After all, puppets can get away with things humans only dream of! An original show titled “Beyond the Moss Curtain” introduces visitors to some of Savannah’s most memorable figures in life-sized puppet form, from Revolutionary War hero General Nathaneal Greene to Southern cooking guru Paula Deen. “We give a puppet’s opinion about Savannah’s most colorful characters,” said Beasley. “We’ve collected some endearing characters that deserve our preserving their memories in all their quirky glory. Besides, we all know that in the South, it ain’t gossip if it’s true!” Highlights of “Beyond the Moss Curtain” include special appearances by Savannah founding father General James Edward Oglethorpe, Savannah’s Waving Girl, jazz musician Ben Tucker, Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, meter maids and many others. “Ain’t no other show like it,” enthuses founder and “Puppet Queen” Angela Beasley. “All the talent is Savannah’s own.” This hilarious show is perfect for any group, from Girl Scouts to seniors. “Our gossipy mossy fairy digs as much dirt as she can fit into a 45-minute show,” Beasley enthused. “You’ll learn things they would never tell you on the day tours!” Angela Beasley’s Puppet People also offers a special Girl Scouts-themed show in honor of the 100th anniversary of founding of the Girl Scouts called “J. Low and Friends.” Named after Savannah’s own Juliette Gordon Low, this high22 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
energy puppet show has been inspired by wackybut-true stories drawn from the life of the Girl Scouts founder. In addition to these two shows, visitors can enjoy a “Backstage Pass” tour of the design studio with founder and creative director Angela Beasley. All of the puppets on display have been made by hand, and most of them are on display for visitors to photograph and even try on. “Our Backstage Pass works the audience over with flirty sass and savvy and changes their perception of what they thought puppetry was all about,” said Beasley. “Plus, I share some of the most hilarious stories of our audiences throughout our 30 years of touring from Calgary to Buenos Aires and places in between.” This Savannah-based company has been featured on “The TODAY Show,” “The Early Show,” Comedy Central, “Samantha Brown’s Great Hotels,” “Georgia Traveler” and “Liars & Legends.” Ultimately, Beasley wants to change the way people think about puppets. “Puppets aren’t just an art form for children,” she said. “Adults can enjoy puppetry as well.” To schedule a memorable group performance, tour or party, contact Angela Beasley’s Puppet People at (912) 355-3366. For more information, please check out the company’s web site at www.puppetpeople.com.
ANGELA BEASLEY’S PUPPET PEOPLE 3119 Furber Street Savannah, Georgia (912) 355-3366 puppetpeople.com savannah.com
and 250 years of history. See ad page 47. 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 32. 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. It's a place you discover and explore. A place where there's always something new to encounter, something different to find, something hidden to uncover. A four-block courtyard with seven restaurants, 12 shops, eight art galleries, 17 artistsâ€™ studios, historic tours savannah.com
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. November/December 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
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. Tuesday–Sunday 10‒5 41 M.L. King Boulevard Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 232-1511 www.shipsofthesea.org
Established in 1818, the Savannah Theater has the distinction of being the oldest playhouse in continual use in the United States. The #1 downtown entertainment extravaganza brings you Broadway-style productions. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Show times in November and December: Wed.-Sun. at 8 p.m. with matinee Sat. & Sun. at 3 p.m. See ad page 35 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 24. 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. 24 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Complete light station featuring artifacts and exhibits of Tybee Island’s history. Visit the newly-restored Head Keeper’s Cottage. Tours are self-guided, but there are volunteers on hand to answer questions. Open 9 a.m.5:30 p.m. every day except Tues. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. See ad page 21. tybeelighthouse.org.
PUPPET PERFORMANCES ANGELA BEASLEY’S PUPPET PEOPLE (912) 355-3366. 3119 Furber Ave., R-10 on map. Life-sized puppets that have a lot of adult humor. These puppets are not all for kids. A true Savannah experience. National puppetry touring company. Great for family entertainment, corporate benefits, festivals and parties and educational shows. See ad page 23. puppetpeople.com.
SIGHTSEEING TOURS 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 savannah.com
of the Historic District. Private and group tours available. All tours are driver narrated, 45-50 minutes in duration. Call for reservations. See ad page 27. savannahcarriage.com. OLD SAVANNAH TOURS (912) 234-8128 or TOLL FREE (800) 517-9007. Historic District, F-1 on map. Serving Savannah since 1979. Voted Best Tour Company 2003-2011. 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.
Liberty St., Ste. 106, E-5 on map. Conveniently located at Drayton and Liberty St., explore Historic Savannah on Segway’s Personal Transporter, an electric self-balancing device that allows you to see the city on your own. Formal historic tours by a certified Savannah tour guide and a fun way to see the sights and sounds of Savannah. See ad page 31. segwayofsavannah.com.
SEGWAY OF SAVANNAH (912) 233-3554. 102 E.
37TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES (912) 308-6755. Throughout the Historic District. On December 10th, The Holiday Tour of Homes will feature two home tours, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on December 11th, an inn tour beginning at 11:30 a.m. The houses vary in size, architectural styles and periods representing the full range of Savannah’s historic downtown neighborhoods. They will be decorated according to the owner’s personal holiday tradition. Tickets may be purchased on-line and will be available for pick up on the morning of tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at tour headquarters in the lobby of The Savannah Visitor Center on MLK, Jr. Blvd. Upon ticket pick up, tour guests will receive their tour tickets and guidebook with map of the home and inn locations. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the tour at tour headquarters, 301 MLK,
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SAVANNAH MOVIE TOURS (912) 234-3440. Throughout Historic Downtown Savannah. See over 70 movie filming locations up close and view movie clips on LCD screens while passing these same locations. On the Foody Tour, you will eat at Paula Deen’s and 6 other locations. The Scary Ghost Tour is the scariest in Savannah and will have you calling for your momma. See ad page 25. savannahmovietours.com.
Jr. Blvd. See ad page 30. dnaholidaytour.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 available. Call for times and reservations. See ad page 37. architecturalsavannah.com. GHOSTS OF SAVANNAH (912) 508-1234. Explore INSIDE Savannah’s most haunted buildings with exclusive access to secret locations and TAPS sites. Explore African, Irish and Native American folk beliefs of the Dead. Your guide is a historian-intuitive, folklorist, master storyteller and native Georgian with over thirty years of historical and paranormal research. Frightening, comical, dark, stimulating and secretive. Attendance per tour is limited. Advance reservations required. See ad page 32. savannahghostwalks.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 26. savvysavannahtours.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 26 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
your camera. We have restrooms on board. See ad page 33. dolphin-magic.com. have a fun-filled and enjoyable day on the water! Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 34. bullrivermarina.com. CAPTAIN MIKE’S DOLPHIN ADVENTURE (912) 786-5848 or TOLL FREE (800) 242-0166. Lazaretto Creek, N-16 on map. Family owned and operated since 1992, Lazaretto Creek and Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventures have been offering the best in dolphin tours, sunset cruises and inshore & deep-sea fishing from the serenity of Tybee Island, Georgia. Voted Tybee's Best Adventure Tour every year since 2003! Tours daily. Call for schedule and reservations. See ad page 25. tybeedolphins.com.
SAVANNAH RIVER QUEEN/GEORGIA QUEEN (912) 232-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. Narrated nature cruises. No visit to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise. Cruise on the newly remodeled Georgia Queen or the newest addition to our fleet, the new Savannah River Queen. Enjoy a ride on our sternwheel river boat replicas. Choose from a wide variety of cruise options. Sightseeing, dinner entertainment, Sunday brunch and moonlight cruises. Charters available. Visit our website for cruise information or to purchase tickets online. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com.
DOLPHIN MAGIC (912) 897-4990 or TOLL FREE (800) 721-1240. 313 E. River St., next to the River Street Market Place. B-6 on map. Touring Savannah's Historic Waterways! We invite you to come aboard, sit back, relax and enjoy a full featured narrated tour of Savannah’s river front, the Waving Girl, Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski (trip route/duration varies according to dolphin location). Each cruise is 1-1/2 to 2 hours long. Bring sunscreen and
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 29. oatlandisland.org.
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Visit Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Tybee Island Light Station and Museum offers self-guided tours, however, there are volunteers on hand to answer questions. Good luck, as there are 178 steps to the top of the Light Station. Tybee Light Station and Museum, 912-786-5801.
Take a guided tour. Be it ghosts, historic homes, architecture, movies, food or all of the above that appeal to you, there are a variety of tours available to enlighten and entertain. Architectural Tours of Savannah, 912-604-6354; Ghosts of Savannah, 912-508-1234; Old Savannah Tours, 912-234-8128; Savannah Movie Tours, 912-234-3440; Savvy Savannah Tours, 912-663-4400; Segway of Savannah, 912-233-3554.
Take a leisurely horse-drawn carriage tour with Historic Savannah Carriage Tours and clip, clop around the City enjoying the beauty that Savannah is famous for. Various locations throughout the Historic District, 912-443-9333.
There are several museums devoted to different modes of transportation. Whether your interests lie in land, sea or air you won’t want to miss these: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 M.L.K. Blvd., 912-232-1511; Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., 912-748-8888; Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St., 912-651-6823.
Take a guided “Backstage Pass” tour with the puppet queen, Angela Beasley. Angela shares hilarious stories of working and touring the world with the puppets. So, be sure to bring
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your camera and your sense of humor. Call to book some fun today. 912-355-3366. Enjoy a day on the water! Take a narrated nature cruise, dolphin watch tour, kayak trip, sunset cruise or fish inshore or offshore. You are sure to find a water-related activity to suit all ages and interests. Bull River Marina, 8005 Old Tybee Rd., 912-897-7300; Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure, Lazaretto Creek, 912-786-5848; Dolphin Magic, 313 E. River St., 912-897-4990; Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E. River St., 912-232-6404.
Fondue is fun for the kids! Have fun dipping into something different at The Melting Pot while enjoying a relaxed dinner with the family. Sunday is Family Night! Order a Big Night Out and receive up to two complimentary children’s entrees. 232 E. Broughton St., 912-349-5676.
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.
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live music in the museum. Free admission. 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (912) 232-1511 or email@example.com. NOVEMBER 12: The 2nd Annual Flying Fortress 5K, to benefit the restoration of the museum's B-17, the “City of Savannah.” The 3.1 mile course will start and finish at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne St. (912) 748-8888 ext.107 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NOVEMBER 12: Regular meeting of Bonaventure Society, Children of the American Revolution, 11 a.m. All prospective members are welcome. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Abercorn at 34th St. For information about membership, contact Elaine Lester at (912) 925-9544 or bonaventurecar.org NOVEMBER 14: The Bailee Tenenbaum Kronowitz Cultural Arts Fund presents “A Night in Italy” to benefit the Savannah Children’s Choir at the Morris Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by a reception catered by John Nichols. Tickets are on sale now. 10 E. Broad St. (912) 228-4758 or savannahchoir.org. savannah.com
NOVEMBER 14: Ronald McDonald House Charities will kick off the holiday season at the Savannah Ronald McDonald House with McHappy Day. Refreshments will be served, entertainment from area chorale groups, crafts, activities and the lighting of our 2-story Christmas tree. 4710 Waters Ave. (912) 350-7641 or Nikole@rmhccoastalempire.org. NOVEMBER 15: Savannah Country Day School’s Upper School Art and Photo Exhibit, 6:30 p.m. Upper School Jazz Concert, 7 p.m. Jelks Auditorium, 824 Stillwood Dr. (912) 925-8800 or savcds.org. NOVEMBER 16: Runner’s Recovery Brunch Cruise with River Street Riverboat Company. 12-1:30 p.m. Adults, $39.95 and children, $21.95. 9 East River St. (912) 629-2640 or savannahriverboat.com. NOVEMBER 17-18: Winter Dance Concert, 7 p.m., a collection of original dance works created by SAA dance faculty, students and local and national guest artists encompassing a variety of dance genres. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission, available at Savannah Arts Academy. 500 Washington Ave. (912) 395-5000 or savartsacademy.com. NOVEMBER 17: “World's Largest” documentary movie at the Lucas Theatre, 8 p.m. November/December 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
Part of the Southern Circuit of Independent Film. Desperate for tourism, hundreds of small towns across the U.S. claim the “world's largest” something from 15-foot fiberglass strawberries to 40-foot concrete pheasants. Odd, funny and sometimes beautiful, the statues stand as testaments to their uniqueness and importance. The documentary visits 58 such sites. Tickets are $8 each. 32 Abercorn St. (912) 525-5050 or savannahboxoffice.com. NOVEMBER 17: Young Professionals of Savannah is hosting its 6th Anniversary Party, 6-9 p.m. at Saya Lounge located on 109 W. Broughton St. Proceeds benefit the Savannah Children’s Choir Scholarship Fund. Discounted event tickets are being sold in advance online. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, a drink ticket, live performance by SOAP and more! ypsav.net. NOVEMBER 17: Savannah Country Day Upper School Chorus and Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. in Jelks Auditorium. 824 Stillwood Dr. (912) 925-8800 or savcds.org. NOVEMBER 19: The 2011 Savannah Children’s Book Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 30 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
Forsyth Park. Presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah. The festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country. Rain location is the Savannah Civic Center. (912) 652-3689 or liveoakpl.org/scbf. NOVEMBER 19: Regular meeting of the Bonaventure Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 10 a.m. at Savannah Commons. Georgia State DAR Registrar Susan Lemesis will present a program on “The Appling Sword.” Prospective members are welcome. 1 Peachtree Dr. (912) 925-9544 or ELL22146@aol.com. NOVEMBER 19: The Savannah Philharmonic presents Tchaikovsky & Beethoven, 7:30 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. The 20112012 season brochures are available on-line. 32 Abercorn St. (912) 525-5050 or savannahphilharmonic.org. NOVEMBER 24-30: “A Christmas Tradition.” Celebrate the season with this glittering 2-hour spectacular musical performance at the Historic Savannah Theatre. The theatre is transformed into a holiday perfect picture, sharing memories of the Christmas standards that you know and love. Sprinkle in a little comedy and audience participation for the savannah.com
Child: $24.95. 9 East River St. (912) 629-2640 or savannahriverboat.com. greatest event of the season. Call for dates and show times. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. NOVEMBER 24-30: Savannah Harbor Foundation’s 11th Annual Gingerbread Village at The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort. Not just one gingerbread house, but an entire village! Local chefs – from professionals to hobbyists – compete for bragging rights of the Best Gingerbread Creation! Stop by to view the creations and cast your vote. (912) 201-2000 or westinsavannah.com NOVEMBER 24: 3rd Annual United Way Turkey Trot, Daffin Park, Victory Dr. and Waters Ave. 5K Run, Kids K and Diaper Dash. Contact Lisa Clark at 912.651.7706 or uwce.org. NOVEMBER 24: Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise with River Street Riverboat Company, 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Adults: $53.95 and Child: $33.95. 9 East River St. (912) 629-2640 or savannahriverboat.com.
NOVEMBER 26: 11th Annual Boat Parade of Lights at The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort, 5 p.m. A Christmas Parade, Savannah style! Join the fun as General James Edward Oglethorpe addresses the crowd and officiates the tree lighting. A parade of festively decorated yachts on their cruise of the Savannah River follows! Be sure to stay around for the grand fireworks display! Sponsored by the Savannah Harbor Foundation. (912) 201-2000 or westinsavannah.com NOVEMBER 26-30: Savannah Harbor Foundation’s 11th Annual Trees for Life. Experience a winter wonderland at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Dr. Creatively decorated holiday trees are on display in the lobby. These festive holiday trees are decorated by area businesses, groups and individuals and are auctioned to benefit the Greenbriar Children’s Center. (912) 201-2000 or westinsavannah.com.
NOVEMBER 26: Boat Parade of Lights Cruise with River Street Riverboat Company. Boarding begins at 5 p.m. Adults: $42.95 &
NOVEMBER 28: Spaghetti Supper to benefit the Savannah Children’s Choir, 4-7 p.m. Dine in or eat out, your $7 meal includes pasta and sauce (meat or vegetarian), salad and bread, drinks and dessert available for additional purchase. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,
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34th & Abercorn. savannahchoir.org. NOVEMBER 29: Savannah Winds Fall Concert, 7:30 p.m. at the AASU Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. (912) 344-2801 or armstrong.edu. NOVEMBER 30: Savannah Arts Academy will present the 1940s Radio Show at 7 p.m. Under the direction of guest director, Sebastian Verdis, this authentic radio show features songs, vaudeville comedy routines like “Who’s On First,” “Niagara Falls” and commercials from the World War II era, as well as a salute to our armed services. 500 Washington Ave. (912) 395-5000 or savartsacademy.com.
DECEMBER DECEMBER 1-31: Ashmore Gallery will exhibit art from the estate of Charles Webster Hawthorne, a noted 19th-century American painter. Free and open to the public. Open Mon.-Fri.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 412 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 236-4999 or ashmoregallery.com. DECEMBER 1-31: Savannah Harbor Foundation’s 11th Annual Gingerbread Village 32 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
at The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort. Not just one gingerbread house, but an entire village! Local chefs – from professionals to hobbyists – compete for bragging rights of the Best Gingerbread Creation! Stop by to view the creations and cast your vote. (912) 201-2000 or westinsavannah.com DECEMBER 1-31: Savannah Harbor Foundation’s 11th Annual Trees for Life. Experience a winter wonderland at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Dr. Creatively decorated holiday trees are on display in the lobby. These festive holiday trees are decorated by area businesses, groups and individuals and are auctioned to benefit the Greenbriar Children’s Center. (912) 201-2000 or westinsavannah.com. DECEMBER 1-30: “Conquered Banners: Georgia’s Civil War Flags” are on display at the Georgia Historical Society. An exhibit of six rare flags made and carried during the first year of the Civil War, along with other secession-related manuscripts and artifacts. Free and open to the public. 501 Whitaker St. (912) 651-2125 or georgiahistory.com. DECEMBER 1-30: Artwork by Gwendolyne DiCroce on display at the JEA. There will be a reception on Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org. savannah.com
DECEMBER 1-26: “A Christmas Tradition.” Celebrate the season with this glittering 2-hour spectacular musical performance at the Historic Savannah Theatre. The theatre is transformed into a holiday perfect picture, sharing memories of the Christmas standards that you know and love. Sprinkle in a little comedy and audience participation for the greatest event of the season. Call for dates and show times. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. DECEMBER 2: The annual tree lighting celebration at Tybrisa, located alongside the Pier and Pavilion. Mayor Buelterman will do the honors of lighting the Tybee Tree followed by musical delights, entertainment, awards and locations for giving, 6:30-9 p.m. A special evening for the community and guests. Complimentary refreshments will be available at participating locations. (912) 786-4573 or email@example.com. DECEMBER 3: Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade (begins on River St.), 5:30 p.m. 404 East Bay St. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com.
at the Lucas Theatre. “An ideal, gentle accompaniment to a summertime swing in a hammock...” Ruth Moody is a Juno Awardwinning songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba and a founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jenny’s. Tickets are $50, $35, $30 and $20, with a limited number of $10 tickets available for those with SCAD IDs. 32 Abercorn St. (912) 525-5050 or savannahboxoffice.com. DECEMBER 3: Tybee Island Christmas Parade, 1-3 p.m. The parade starts at the 14th Street parking lot and travels up Tybrisa to Butler and ends at the Tybee Gym where children will have photo time with Santa and excitement provided by the Tybee Island YMCA! (912) 786-4573 ext.123 or tybeefortheholidays.com. DECEMBER 4: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony. The Savannah Council of the Navy League is hosting a Pearl Harbor Memorial Service, 2-3 p.m. This service is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler. (912) 748-8888 ext.166 or mightyeighth.org.
DECEMBER 3: The Ruth Moody Band, 8 p.m.
DECEMBER 5, 12 & 19: Holiday Gospel Dinner Cruise with River Street Riverboat Company. Adults, $41.95 and child, $24.95.
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9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or savannahriverboat.com. DECEMBER 9 & 10: Fort Pulaski will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Confederate Nog party of 1861. The long-lived Savannah tradition will continue this year with night-time tours of the historic fort by candlelight and oil lamps. Hot cider, cookies, music, caroling and night-time weapons firings will allow visitors to re-live the festive occasion. Advance reservations are required for this year’s event, made in person or over the phone. $5 per adult, children under 15 are free, but must be issued a ticket. Fort Pulaski National Monument is located off U.S. Hwy. 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. (912) 786-5787. DECEMBER 10 & 11: The Holiday Tour of Homes, featuring two home tours on Sat. and an inn tour on Sun. The houses represent the full range of Savannah’s historic downtown neighborhoods. They will be decorated according to the owner’s personal holiday tradition. Tickets may be purchased on-line and will be available for pick up on the morning of tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at tour headquarters in 34 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
the lobby of The Savannah Visitor Center on MLK, Jr. Blvd. Upon ticket pick up, tour guests will receive their tour tickets and guidebook with map of the home and inn locations. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the tour at tour headquarters. 301 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 308-6755 or dnaholidaytour.com. DECEMBER 10: 40th Annual Victorian Tea, 3-5 p.m. The Downtown Garden Club will host its Victorian Tea in one of Savannah’s grand historic homes in the downtown Historic District. Dressed in traditional Victorian garb, docents will be available to give guests a tour of the home and will be serving a traditional high tea. Enjoy music, tea, sherry, Victorian treats and sandwiches. The tea will be held in conjunction with the Holiday Tour of Homes. $20 per person. 211 E. Charlton St. (912) 308-6755 or savannahvictoriantea.com. DECEMBER 11: Savannah Children’s Choir’s Annual Christmas Concert, 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. $30 VIP ticket includes reserved seating and cookies with a caroling party after the concert. Tickets (at the door), $10 adult, $8 senior/military, $5 children. 520 Washington Ave. savannahchoir.org. DECEMBER 12-JANUARY 20: Savannah Arts savannah.com
Academy’s Visual Arts Department’s 14th Annual Winter Student Art Exhibition with an awards ceremony and reception Dec.12, from 6-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will highlight artworks in seven different categories including drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, fine crafts, sculpture, graphics, and special awards for Level I and Teacher’s Choice Awards. 500 Washington Ave. (912) 395-5000 or savartsacademy.com. DECEMBER 16: Holiday Lunch Cruise with River Street Riverboat Company. Adults, $36.97 and child, $19.95. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or savannahriverboat.com. DECEMBER 16-JANUARY 3: “Christmas Castaways” program at the Ships of the Sea Museum. Free admission for up to two children when accompanied by one paying adult. 41 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 232-1511 or shipsofthesea.org. DECEMBER 17: 5th Annual Luminary Fun Night with Santa, 6-8 p.m., at Skidaway Island State Park. Bring your children and pets for pictures with Santa and then walk our enchanted luminary trail. Enjoy holiday arts and crafts and caroling on hayrides. There will be holiday treats and hot chocolate. $5 parking and $1 hayrides. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway. (912) 598-2300. DECEMBER 18: The Goliards present “A Medieval Christmas,” 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn. savannahgoliards.org. DECEMBER 24: Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise with River Street Riverboat Company. Adults, $49.95 and child, $27.95. 9 East River St. (912) 629-2640 or savannahriverboat.com. DECEMBER 25: “Country Star Revue,” a twohour salute to the music of the great country stars of the past 50 years. Singing cowboys, bluegrass, folk, gospel and honky tonk from the 1930s-1940s. Rockabilly, country soul and country rock were popular during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Country Pop, Truck Driving country and Neocountry were all popular throughout the ‘70s & ‘80s. Mix all this together with today’s popular hits for a well-rounded revue from the band and cast of the Savannah Theatre. Call for dates and show times. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. DECEMBER 26-30: Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Isaiah Davenport House. Glistening by candlelight, the Federal-style home welcomes visitors to an 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
$48.95 and child, $27.95. New Year’s Eve Party Cruise. Adult, $56.95. 9 East River St. (912) 629-2640 or savannahriverboat.com. experience emphasizing the end-of-year celebrations of early 19th-century Savannahians. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters are among the highlights of the presentation. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms. $8 adults, in advance, $10 at the door; $5 children, in advance, $7 at the door. Isaiah Davenport House is a property of the Historic Savannah Foundation. 324 East State St. (912) 236-8097 or davenporthousemuseum.org. DECEMBER 27-30: “The Beat Goes On.” From beach blanket parties to break-dancing, it’s big hair and big fun! The greatest hit songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. 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 “California Girls,” “Stayin’ Alive” and “The Heart of Rock and Roll.” Call for dates and show times, 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com.
DECEMBER 31: New Year’s Eve Fireworks on River Street. Midnight (11:59 p.m.) riverstreetsavannah.com. DECEMBER 31: “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve,” 9 p.m.-until. A 2-hour musical explosion of your favorite hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Join us for a fun-filled evening of “The Beat Goes On,” followed by the Savannah Theatre band and cast performing songs to dance by. Wear your dancing shoes, as the cast will be inviting you to join them on stage for an evening of music and dancing. To bring in the New Year at midnight, we will have a champagne toast, party favors and Fun! Fun! Fun! 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. PLEASE NOTE: WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE TO SEE THAT THE INFORMATION IN OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS ACCURATE. HOWEVER, EVENTS SOMETIMES CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION.
DECEMBER 31: New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise with River Street Riverboat Company. Adult,
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SAVANNAH SAVANNAH’S FARE-FREE DOWNTOWN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM 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
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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
• 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 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. • 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 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.
(912) 651-6478 – York and Montgomery Streets. Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/7 days a week 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: Sunday-Friday, 5AM until 1AM. Saturday, 5AM until 3AM. 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.
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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: $1 per hour or portion thereof, maximum $10. 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.
(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.
SPECIAL EVENT RATES FOR ALL GARAGES $5 to $20 depending on event 912-651-6470 savannahga.gov This information courtesy of City of Savannah Mobility and Parking Services
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hen cotton was king in
steps, cobblestones and bricks you will find
Savannah, Factor’s Walk was
that the quaint boutiques, gift shops, art
the heart and soul of
galleries and other retail shops found at
Savannah’s commercial cotton industry as
Factor’s Walk have now become the heart
the factors, using the iron bridges and steps,
and soul of Savannah. Many of these shops
made their way from the river to the cotton
are family owned and operated and offer
warehouses buying and selling the cotton.
the best quality, value and service to be
Today, in the network of iron bridges and
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found in Savannah.
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amily owned and operated since 2005, Factor’s Cottage features a wide selection of unique gift items, home furnishings, accessories, jewelry and much more.
This charming boutique, nestled on Factor’s Walk in the heart of downtown Savannah, proudly specializes in products made in the USA, from whimsical yard sculptures to Woodstock wind chimes. Factor’s Cottage carries a full line of Sid Dickens Memory Blocks, much to the delight of shoppers from near and far. Owned by the brotherand-sister team of Mark Cooper and Donna Martindale, Factor’s Cottage truly specializes in customer service, treating every customer like a treasured guest. “When someone walks into the store, I talk to them as a friend,” Donna explained. “That’s our personality. It’s who we are. People really remember how nice we are and keep coming back.”
collectible Christmas ornaments, pop-up children’s books and so much more. Don’t miss the gorgeous La Tee Da effusion fragrance lamps, colorful Galleria umbrellas and chic Rhinestone Roxy flip flops and charms. Factor’s Cottage is Savannah’s headquarters for creative, fun, affordable holiday gifts that are made in America. Mark and Donna share a commitment to supporting U.S. artisans, celebrating American creativity, ingenuity and quality throughout the year. “We take a lot of pride in the unique products we pick out,” said Mark. “We spend a lot of time buying quality items and make a conscious decision to support American companies. We don’t want our store to be the same as every other shop.” Shopping truly is a pleasure at Factor’s Cottage. That’s because this inviting boutique offers something for everyone, including oldfashioned customer service.
Together, Mark and Donna bring more than 25 years of combined experience in the retail field, allowing them to carry a wide range of unique gift items and to deliver service with a smile. “We like to find fun and useful items,” said Donna. “We like to carry things that are whimsical but practical.”
Looking for special holiday gifts? Factor’s Cottage truly has something for everyone on your shopping list. Discover a wide selection of
204 E. Bay Street Savannah, Georgia (912) 443-9337 factorscottage.com
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Factor’s Cottage is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Stop in today to find a special treasure to take home or the perfect gifts for your loved ones.
ANTIQUES COBBLESTONE LANE ANTIQUES MALL (912) 447-0504. 230 W. Bay St. (on the west end of Factor’s Walk at Jefferson St.), B-6 on map. Convenient to the trolley stops, this antique/gift shop is something you don’t want to miss! With over 10,000 sq. ft. of exquisite home decor, antiques, glassware, jewelry, rare coins and giftware, this eclectic shop is the biggest in Historic Savannah. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 40. STEAL MAGNOLIAS ECLECTICS (912) 236-5583. 800 Habersham St., J-7 on map. An eclectic collection of antiques and other collectibles. An indoor shopping emporium offering the finest selection of items that will enhance the beauty of any home decor. Art, china, glassware, jewelry and so much more. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.5 p.m. See ad page 45. stealmagnolias.com.
ART GALLERIES 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 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 47. thevillagecraftsmen.com. MOSO ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND DESIGN (404) 825-8295. 502 E. River St. Located at Booth #72 in the River Street Market Place. A-8 on map. The heart-warming and whimsical artwork of local Georgia folk artist MoSo is something you don’t want to miss. Locals and tourists alike call her “A Charming Breeze by the River!” Open daily. See ad page 51. 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.
BOOKS E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER (912) 234-7257. 326 Bull St. (behind the DeSoto Hilton), F-5 savannah.com
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Savannah Scene Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.5 p.m. Closed Sunday. See ad page 47. designerconsignersav.com. 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 44. "THE BOOK" GIFT SHOP (912) 233-3867. 127 E. Gordon St., I-6 on map. “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” has its own shop, featuring books, a large selection of exclusive collectibles and much more. The only shop of its kind. See ad page 45. midnightinsavannah.com.
CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES DESIGNER CONSIGNER BOUTIQUE (912) 355-5600. 234 Eisenhower Dr. (east of Abercorn, across from Toys ”R” Us), T-10 on map. Featuring upscale women’s clothing such as Talbot’s, Chico’s, Coach, Banana Republic, Tibi, Nanette Lepore, Gucci, Chanel, Eileen Fisher and Louis Vuitton. This consignment boutique also offers handbags, jewelry and shoes for the fashion-conscious shoppers. 44 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
GO FISH CLOTHING & JEWELRY (912) 231-0609. 106 W. Broughton St., C-3 on map. Unique and eclectic items from around the world. From six feet tall giraffes to handbatiked dresses, fashionable footwear to clay roosters, hand-painted and carved wood herons to mosaic mirrors, there is always something special, distinctive and delightful in store. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our mission to help others. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.7 p.m.; Sun., 11a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 43. savannah.gofishretail.com. RIVER STREET’S ELEGANT CREATIONS (912) 232-5918. Located in the River Street Market Place near the famous “Waving Girl Statue,” A-8 on map. Elegant Creations offers purses and handbags, switchflops by Lindsay Phillips, exquisite jewelry at 50% off suggested retail and an attractive line of serving trays and cutting boards. Open Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 51. riverstreetelegantcreations.com. SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON (912) 231-8000 or (912) 925-0005. 503 E. River savannah.com
St., A-9 on map. Main store, I-95 and Hwy. 204, Y-3 on map. Savannah’s only authorized Harley-Davidson dealer has genuine HarleyDavidson motorclothes and collectibles. Open 7 days a week. See ad page 49. savannahhd.com.
Ogeechee Rd., V-5 on map. The largest flea market in the Coastal Empire, open yearround, featuring a wide range of merchandise. Keller's Flea Market has over 400 retail stall spaces, six delicious food concessions, RV and bus parking, accesses for our handicapped friends, heating and air conditioning, ATM machines, a barber shop and a flea market full of unique merchandise at bargain prices! See ad page 33. ilovefleas.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 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 41.
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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.
KELLER'S FLEA MARKET (912) 927-4848. 5901
FACTOR’S COTTAGE (912) 443-9337. 204 E. Bay St. (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. A family-owned and operated gift store featuring unique lamps, whimsical clocks, picture frames, chimes, footwear, candles, home decor accents and more. Join us for Customer Appreciation Open House, Nov. 19th and Dec. 10th, 5-7 p.m. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 40. factorscottage.com.
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“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 45. midnightinsavannah.com.
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china, glassware, jewelry and so much more. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.5 p.m. See ad page 45. stealmagnolias.com. 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 lasting impression on the person who receives them. See ad page 44. saintsandshamrocks.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 41. 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, 46 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
GOURMET FOOD & WINE MATTER OF FACTORS (912) 231-2100. 120 E. Bay St. (Abercorn ramp to River St./next to River Street Inn), A-6 on map. Specializing in local wines along with gourmet snacks, local artwork and unique gift items that include Riedel wine glasses and Vinturi aerators. A little something for everyone. Free wine tastings available. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 41. matteroffactors.com.
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 HarleyDavidson dealer has genuine Harley-Davidson motorclothes and collectibles. Open 7 days a week. See ad page 49. savannahhd.com.
OUTLETS TANGER OUTLETS (843) 837-5410. Shop Tanger Outlets located 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Bluffton, S.C. GPS location: Tanger 1, 1270 Fording Island Rd. savannah.com
Bluffton, S.C. 29910; Tanger 2, 1414 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, S.C. 29910. Tanger 2 offers over 45 brand-name stores and Tanger 1 is open with new stores and great buys. When shoppers hear the name Tanger, they know that it stands for great quality, huge selection and outstanding value. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.6 p.m. See ad page 52. tangeroutlet.com.
SHOES BIRKENSTOCK (912) 236-9794. 229 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, fashion-trend sandals or water-resistant sandals… All in great styles with the comfort and quality that Birkenstock is known for. See ad page 46. birkenstockbarefootin.com.
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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 51. riverstreetelegantcreations.com.
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Purses and handbags, Switchflops by Lindsay Phillips, exquisite jewelry, serving trays, cutting boards and more at RIVER STREET’S ELEGANT CREATIONS in the River Street Market Place, (912) 232-5918 Exquisite home décor, antiques, glassware, jewelry and giftware at COBBLESTONE LANE ANTIQUES, 230 W. Bay St. (912) 447-0504 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, 229 W. Broughton St., (912) 236-9794 Something that will add beauty, charm and a touch of elegance to your home décor can be found at STEAL MAGNOLIAS ECLECTICS, 800 Habersham St., 912-236-5583 Sid Dickens memory blocks, accessories, jewelry, pop-up-books and Whimsical or Kit Kat clocks found at FACTOR’S COTTAGE, 204 E. Bay St., 912-443-9337 Find distinctive hand-carved and decorated home wares made by artisans around the world at GO FISH CLOTHING & JEWELRY CO., 106 W. Broughton St., 912-231-0609 A piece of hand-made art by local artists and craftsmen found at VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN, 223 W. River St., 912-236-7280 Take home a bottle of Georgia wine or gourmet snacks found at MATTER OF FACTORS, 120 E. Bay St., 912-231-2100 The “Parrot Patrol” T-shirt from SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES, 503 E. River St., 912-231-8000 An exclusive “Midnight” souvenir from “THE BOOK” GIFT SHOP, 127 E. Gordon St., 912-233-3867 A hardback or paperback found in the twelve rooms of books at E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER, 326 Bull St., 912-234-7257 Nature books, t-shirts, Savannah Bee Company honey, stuffed animals, locally roasted coffee and bath & body products available in the OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE REFUGE GIFT SHOP, 711 Sandtown Rd., 912-395-1212 The latest styles in beach and casual wear found at WASHED ASHORE, 23 E. River St., 912-234-6100 An heirloom discovered in the antiques and collectibles on display at KELLER’S FLEA MARKET, 5901 Ogeechee Rd., 912-927-4848 Find jewelry, hats, handbags, collectibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks at SAVANNAH ROSE, A Boutique With Attitude. 126 East Bay St., 912-232-9449 A stunning piece of Celtic jewelry from SAINTS & SHAMROCKS, 309 Bull St., 912-233-8858 For the fashion-conscious shopper, check out the fabulous finds at DESIGNER CONSIGNER BOUTIQUE, 234 Eisenhower Dr., 912-355-5600 48 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
“UNIQUE NIQUE OPEN PEN AIR IR SHOPPING HOPPING ONN RIVER IVER STREET TREET’SS EAST AST END ND” Located on the east end of Historic River Street, step back in time to experience Savannah’s Southern charm, old-fashioned hospitality and shop in an open-air market on the river known as River Street Market Place. Enjoy a unique international shopping experience while browsing through more than 50 shopping stalls representing countries from all over the world including Ireland, Costa Rica, Australia, Nepal, Peru, Japan, Vietnam, China and of course, goods made right here in the South. The international feel is enhanced at River Street Market Place by its relaxing atmosphere and scenic view of the river as ships sail by bringing in goods from ports throughout the world. Take a break from shopping and visit the Market Square and Market Courtyard where you will find a place to relax, enjoy snacks and beverages as well as restroom facilities. Here you will also have the opportunity to embark on a Historic Savannah Tour, Ghost Tour, Walking Tour, Dolphin Watch Cruise or Dinner Cruise on the Savannah River or perhaps you just may want to relax and take in the beauty of the surroundings with friends and family. Opens daily at 10 a.m.
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No visit to Savannah is complete without spending a day at the River Street Market Place savannah.com
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ACCOMMODATING, AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE • 1/2 Block From City Market • • Adjacent To River Street •
FREE PARKING For Reservations Call 912.236.6321 or Toll Free 800.228.5150
• Coffeemakers, Hair Dryers • • Irons/Boards, Refrigerators • • High-speed Internet • • Free Breakfast Bar •
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HISTORIC DISTRICT QUALITY INN - HEART OF SAVANNAH (912) 236-6321 or TOLL FREE (800) 228-5150. 300 W. Bay St., B-3 on map. Conveniently located adjacent to River Street and 1/2 block from City Market. Welcome to the Quality Inn Hotel, your ideal choice for a hotel in Savannah’s Historic District. Deluxe complimentary breakfast bar. Free high-speed Internet, refrigerator, coffeemaker, hair dryer and irons/boards in every room. See ad page 53. qualityinnhistoricsavannah.com. SAVANNAH GETAWAYS (866) 690-2074. 517 E. Broad St., H-9 on map. Choose from 100+ vacation rental properties – most are located in the Landmark Historic District. Savannah’s oldest and best management company, Savannah Getaways provides upscale homes, condos, townhouses and urban lofts from 1 to 5 bedrooms (some pet friendly). Perfect for girlfriends’ getaway, destination weddings, girl scouts and romantic weekend getaways. savannahgetaways.net. savannah.com
DID YOU KNOW? While admiring Savannah’s splendid architecture, you might start to notice a reoccurring color painted on the doorframes, porches and windowsills of many of Savannah’s grand homes. This bluish green color, or “Haint Blue,” is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it has an important purpose, to ward off evil spirits. “Haint Blue” paint was first used by African Slaves to secure entry points into their houses from spirits. The Geechee/ Gullah culture of the Lowcountry say the bluish green color of “Haint Blue” represents water, of which it is believed, spirits can not pass over. Courtesy of Savannah Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
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Although several of the city’s original squares have been destroyed (to make room for a parking garage, a highway and the Civic Center), many of Savannah’s scenic jewels still remain, to the delight of the city’s visitors and residents alike. Some squares have monuments and others have fountains, but each of the squares helps to make Savannah a remarkably beautiful and unforgettable city. Enjoy Savannah’s historic squares, scattered throughout the Historic District like so many glistening emeralds. CALHOUN SQUARE This southernmost square on Abercorn Street was added in 1851. The shady trees in Calhoun Square provide a perfect place to take a break from the heat and enjoy the leisurely pace of Savannah. Abercorn & Wayne Streets. CHATHAM SQUARE Gordon Row, 15 identical townhouses admired for the ironwork and unique doorways, is located on this square. Named in honor of William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham, an early Orleans Square
supporter of the colony. Barnard & Wayne Streets. CHIPPEWA SQUARE Named in honor of the American victory in the Battle of Chippewa during the War of 1812, Chippewa Square is the square where Forrest Gump’s bench was placed during the filming of the popular movie by the same name. Bull & McDonough Streets. COLUMBIA SQUARE Named in honor of the United States, this square offers a tranquil spot away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Nestled within the northeast quadrant of the Historic District, this serene square is a favorite stop for Savannahians. Habersham & President Streets. CRAWFORD SQUARE Crawford Square features a basketball court and is located on the eastern edge of the Historic District. Houston & McDonough Streets.
ELLIS SQUARE Designed in 1733 and named in honor of Henry Ellis, the second Royal Governor, Ellis Square has recently been restored by the City of Savannah.
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Here the “Old City Market” was located and merchants sold crops and wares. Barnard & St. Julian Streets. FRANKLIN SQUARE Dedicated in 1790, this square is named for Benjamin Franklin, an agent for the colony of Georgia from 1768 to 1778. Just off of City Market, this westernmost square has traditionally attracted a number of day laborers seeking work. Montgomery & St. Julian Streets. GREENE SQUARE Named in honor of General Nathaniel Greene, an aide to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, Greene Square is one of the most beautiful squares in Savannah. Houston & President Streets. JOHNSON SQUARE A center of activity, Johnson Square was the first square laid out by General James Oglethorpe in 1733. Savannah’s largest square is named for Robert Johnson, a close friend of Oglethorpe. Bull & St. Julian Streets. LAFAYETTE SQUARE Named in honor of the Marquis savannah.com
de Lafayette, this square features a number of benches and quaint cobblestone sidewalks. Abercorn & Macon Streets. MADISON SQUARE Named for U.S. President James Madison, this square features vintage cannons from the old Savannah Armory. The Savannah College of Art and Design originally opened on this historic square. Bull & Macon Streets. MONTEREY SQUARE With a statue of Casmir Pulaski at the center, Monterey Square is widely considered Savannah’s most picturesque square. The Mercer House, the setting for the murder in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” is located on this lovely square. Bull & Wayne Streets. OGLETHORPE SQUARE Named in honor of General James Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah and the colony of Georgia, this square is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch or a shady break. Abercorn & President Streets. ORLEANS SQUARE Located near the Savannah Civic Center, Orleans Square commemorates General Andrew Jackson’s 1815 victory in the Battle of New Orleans, part of the War of 1812. This square features beautiful red tulips in the Spring and a bubbling fountain all year long. Barnard & McDonough Streets. PULASKI SQUARE One of the few squares without a monument, Pulaski Square is named for Polish Count Casmir Pulaski, a hero of the Revolutionary War. savannah.com
This square features some of the most beautiful live oaks in the city, as well as thick ivy groundcover. Barnard & Macon Streets. REYNOLDS SQUARE Originally called Lower New Square, Reynolds Square was once home to the Filature, the place where silkworms were housed in an effort to create silk in the Georgia colony. Abercorn & St. Julian Streets. TELFAIR SQUARE Named in honor of the Telfair family, this scenic square also has a Girl Scout tribute and a number of benches for an afternoon respite. Barnard & President Streets. TROUP SQUARE Troup Square features an armillary, an astronomical centerpiece made of iron, that is supported by small metal turtles. Named by Georgia governor George Michael Troup, this is one of the most picturesque squares in the Historic District. Habersham & Macon Streets. WARREN SQUARE Located in one of the oldest areas of the city, Warren Square is named in honor of General Joseph Warren, a Revolutionary War hero and was added in 1790. Habersham & St. Julian Streets. WASHINGTON SQUARE Built at the same time as Warren Square, Washington Square once bordered the original Trustees’ Garden, where colonists grew a variety of experimental crops. Today it is the northeasternmost square in the city. Houston & St. Julian Streets.
WHITEFIELD SQUARE A popular place for weddings, Whitefield Square has a lovely white gazebo that has hosted countless marriage ceremonies over the years. The square is named for George Whitefield, an English clergyman who founded the Bethesda Orphan Home and served as a minister to the city’s earliest colonists. Habersham & Wayne Streets. WRIGHT SQUARE Originally called Percival Square, Wright Square is also the final resting place for Tomochichi, the Native American leader who helped General James Oglethorpe found the colony of Georgia. Bull & President Streets. Lafayette Square
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Activities & Outings 37th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes Pg. 30 Andrew Low House Pg. 24 Angela Beasley’s Puppet People Pg. 23 Architectural Tours of Savannah Pg. 37 The Art Buzz Studio Pg. 32 Bull River Marina Pg. 34 Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure Pg. 25 Dolphin Magic Pg. 33 Ghosts of Savannah Pg. 32 The Harper Fowlkes House Pg. 31 Historic Savannah Carriage Tours Pg. 27 Oatland Island Wildlife Center Pg. 29 Old Savannah Tours Pg. 3 Savannah Movie Tours Pg. 25 Savannah Riverboat Company Pg. 5 Savannah Theatre Pg. 35 Savvy Savannah Tours Pg. 26 Segway of Savannah Pg. 31 Ships of the Sea Pg. 24 Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum Pg. 21
Dining & Lounges 10 Downing at Churchill’s Pg. 2 Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Pg. 10 Bull Street Eatery Pg. 13 Casbah Moroccan Restaurant Pg. 13 Chart House Pg. 17 Churchill’s Pub Pg. 2 Goose Feathers, an Express Cafe & Bakery Pg. 7 Love’s Seafood Pg. 9 56 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
The Melting Pot Pg. 15 The Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill Pg. 14 Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant Pg. 17 SavannahMenu.com Pg. 16 Savannah River Queen Riverboat Pg. 5 Second Line – Authentic New Orleans Po Boys Pg. 13 Six Pence Pub & Restaurant Pg. 11 Tubby’s Seafood River Street Pg. 64 Wasabi’s Fusion Downtown Pg. 10 Wright Square Cafe Pg. 13
Lodging & Real Estate Quality Inn–Historic District Pg. 53
Shopping Birkenstock Pg. 46 “The Book” Gift Shop Pg. 45 City Market Pg. 47 Cobblestone Lane Antiques Mall Pg. 40 Designer Consigner Boutique Pg. 47 E. Shaver, Bookseller Pg. 44 Factor’s Cottage Pg. 40 Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co. Pg. 43 HReevesArt Pg. 47 Keller’s Flea Market Pg. 33 Matter of Factors Pg. 41 MoSo Original Artwork & Design Pg. 51 River Street’s Elegant Creations Pg. 51 Saints and Shamrocks Pg. 44 Savannah Harley Davidson Pg. 49 Savannah Rose Pg. 41 Steal Magnolias Eclectics Pg. 45 Tanger Outlet Centers Pg. 52 Village Craftsmen Pg. 49 Washed Ashore Pg. 49 savannah.com
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ACROSS CLUES 1. Cake or deviled. 5. Summer Lowcountry fruit made into preserves. 8. Steering gear of a ship. 12. Tubby’s Seafood River Street with fresh seafood and plenty of ____ orders. 13. Andrew Low House – This is ____ home you will not want to miss. 14. Brought to a desired ripeness. 15. Footlike part. 16. Yoko. 17. The Melting Pot – It’s ____ Just Fondue. It’s An Experience. 18. Small boy. 20. Angler’s quarry, ____ drum. 22. Segway Of Savannah – Tours ____ conducted by a Savannah Certified Tour Specialist. 25. Birkenstock – All shoes with the comfort and quality Birkenstock ____ known for. 26. ____ Fish Clothing & Jewelry. 27. Factor’s Cottage featuring ____ Tee Da Effusion Lamps and Viva Beads. 29. Savannah Riverboat Cruises – Ask us about our ____ saver combo deals. 31. This goes well with tonic. 32. Bull River Marina for a ____ filled day on the water! 33. Bull Street Eatery – In a hurry, ____ a bag lunch. 34. Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure with tours and deep ____ fishing. 35. 10 Downing at Churchill’s Restaurant’s private banquet room ____ be personalized to suit any event. 36. Compass reading. 37. Many won’t leave Tybee Island without this. 38. Pronoun. 39. Commanding Officer: Abbr. 41. The Savannah Theatre – A must ____ while visiting Savannah. 43. Enjoy these smoked in the Lowcountry. 45. Symbol for element hafnium. 46. Second Line – Open daily at 11:30 __ __. 48. Archaic pronoun. 49. Symbol for element radium. 50. “The Book” Gift Shop – ____ ship anywhere in the U.S. 52. You can find one on Tybee Beach. 54. Village Craftsmen featuring handmade art by local ____ and craftsmen. 58. Mo ____ Original Artwork & Design. 59. Washed Ashore – Beach & savannah.com
Casual Wear for a guy or ____. 61. savannahmenu.com – Save some serious money while you are ____ Savannah. 62. Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum ____ the William Scarbrough House. 63. Kilowatt: Abbr. 64. Used to transport children to school. 65. Saints & Shamrocks for gifts you will ____ proud to give. 66. Budget year: Abbr. DOWN CLUES 1. Calhoun Square: Abbr. 2. ____ tide. 3. A sweetened beverage. 4. Historic Savannah Carriage Tours – The ____ way to see Savannah. 5. Brighter Day Natural ____ Market. 6. Quality ____ – Heart Of Savannah. 7. Tybee Island Light Station & Tybee Museum – Oldest and Tallest Lighthouse in ____. 8. Have a nice day: Abbr. 9. Self. 10. Allow. 11. Physician. 19. An aura. 21. An eternity. 22. Designer Consigner Boutique featuring upscale women’s clothing such ____ Gucci and 1
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Chanel. 23. Floor coverings. 24. Fencing swords. 27. Breakfast, brunch and ____ daily at Goosefeathers, An Express Cafe and Bakery. 28. Six Pence Pub – hearty fare served in ____ Old English Pub atmosphere. 30. Latin and. 31. Robert E. Lee and Joseph E. Johnston. 32. Tone in the scale. 34. Seaman apprentice: Abbr. 35. Calendar year: Abbr. 37. Used in a drive. 38. Milliliter: Abbr. 40. Savvy Savannah Tours offers Scenes ____ Savannah’s Past. 42. Try some country ham with red____ gravy. 44. Hearing organ. 46. Savannah Movie Tours – See ____ for money saving offers. 47. ____ deer. 50. Matter Of Factors for local ____ & other interests. 51. Symbol for element einsteinium. 53. Savannah Harley-Davidson – ____ Offering The Rider’s Edge. 55. Terminal Input Buffer: Abbr. 56. Bill. 57. Pig’s home. 59. Great Britain: Abbr. 60. Symbol for element gold.
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Savannah has been home to a number of famous Americans, from awardwinning authors to critically-acclaimed Southern rockers. Here’s a quick guide of some of the city’s most notable sons and daughters:
CONRAD AIKEN (1889-1973)
JOHNNY MERCER (1909-1976)
Author and poet Conrad Aiken became the first Savannahian to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1930 for his Selected Poems, just one year after winning the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural Shelley Memorial Award. Known for his deeply psychological writing, Aiken’s poetry and prose often explored themes relating to identity. Over the years, this accomplished writer earned a number of prestigious national writing awards including a National Book Award, the Bollingen Prize in Poetry, the National Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal and the National Medal for Literature.
Acclaimed lyricist and songwriter, Johnny Mercer has deep family roots in Savannah and is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time, including classics like “Moon River,” “Jeepers Creepers” and “Days of Wine and Roses.” He wrote the lyrics to more than 1,500 songs, including compositions for popular movies and Broadway shows. A co-founder of Capitol Records, Mercer won four Academy Awards and influenced generations of popular music.
GREGG ALLMAN (1947- ) Singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter Gregg Allman is perhaps best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band and as the gravelly voice behind hits like “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa” and “Whipping Post.” A pioneer of Southern rock, Allman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Rolling Stone recently honored this Harley-riding, Savannah-area resident as one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”
PAULA DEEN (1947- ) Hey y’all! Food Network superstar Paula Deen loves living and cooking in Savannah. The author of five bestselling Southern-themed cookbooks, Deen is an Emmy Award-winning television personality who owns and operates The Lady & Sons Restaurant in Savannah with her sons, Jamie and Bobby. Her shows “Paula’s Home Cooking,” “Paula’s Party” and “Paula’s Best Dishes” have brought Southern cuisine into homes across America and led to an explosion of interest in Savannah-style recipes. 62 SAVANNAH SCENE November/December 2011
FLANNERY O’CONNOR (1925-1964) Flannery O’Connor, the author of the acclaimed novels Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away as well as 32 short stories and numerous essays, was born in Savannah in 1925 and lived on Lafayette Square until 1938. A pioneering Southern gothic author who often wrote about morally flawed characters, O’Connor remains an important voice in American literature. O’Connor drew inspiration from her childhood experiences in Savannah and received the National Book Award for Fiction posthumously in 1972 for The Collected Stories of Flannery O'Connor. savannah.com
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