What To Do and Where To Go
SIGHTS TO BEHOLD
Savannah, Georgia is a beautiful city full of sightseeing opportunities. Just a few blocks away from the Azalea Inn, Forsyth Park is a perfect starting point. For historically-inclined visitors, the park is riddled with various war memorials from the Civil War, as well as the Spanish-american War.
Another option is the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Though the colonial charter of Savannah prohibited Roman Catholics from settling in the city, residents quickly ignored this law after the American Revolution. Surviving multiple different fires, the reconstruction this cathedral has undergone has kept it as ornate and breathtaking as 250 years ago.
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS Savannah is also infamous for the large number of historical landmarks it has in the shape of houses.
The Owen-thomas House, originally built in 1816, is now a national historic landmark as one the United States’ best examples of English Regency architecture. Guests interested in preservation and design can see this beautiful home on the corner of Oglethorpe Square.
Another historical home is the Wayne-gordon House, also known as the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace. This house was also the first Girl Scout headquarters, where Low established the now-iconic girls group. This is the perfect destination for life-long scouts.
A more morbid historical home, the Mercer House is the real-life inspiration for John Berendt’s classic Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and can be seen in Monterey Square. For literary guests, this house was the site of numerous tragedies, inspiring Berendt’s book.