We get a lot of questions about Savannah History - and people seem extra interested in the stories behind the stories, the mysteries, the dramas, the little-known details and intricacies that make Savannah the city she is today.Read More
Pulaski answered the call to arms, and was a grand supporter of the American Dream. His specialty was in calvary forces, and he was instrumental in fighting for the importance of, and ultimately establishing, a strong calvary for the Revolutionaries.Read More
Oglethorpe was a humanitarian at heart - but he had also seen battle first hand, and knew the importance of protecting his fledgling city from attack at the hands of Spanish forces to the south in Florida.
And so, the city was laid out with meticulous intention.Read More
Oglethorpe was convinced he could build a city that stood on strong morals - one that could overcome the prejudices and short-comings of Britain.
But life in the early colony was hard work, and anything but comfortable.Read More
Savannah was the blessed resting place on Sherman’s March to the Sea. The General preserved her on a whim - some say because he was captivated by the city’s transfixing beauty - other say it was because of a lover who made her home here - others say he was tired of pillaging and looking for a comfortable place to rest and let his soldier recuperate in relative peace.Read More
They called themselves the Liberty Boys, a group of young men defying the wisdom of their fathers, but rather stepping out on their own with the hope and belief in a new country.Read More
Savannah is the site of one of the nation’s largest and most festive St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in the nation. But not many people know the story of how the Irish culture came to such a foothold in Savannah’s history - or how the impacts of her people shaped the Historic District from the ground up.Read More
Savannah has been home to strong women from the very beginning. And while the tides of culture twisted and turned, for better or worse, over the seasons of the nation’s history women have been at the forefront of our most harrowing moments.
Let’s talk about life in early Savannah for a moment, shall we?Read More