Welcome to Historic Savannah: Georgia's First City
The Province of Georgia, America's 13th and final colony, was founded in 1732 with Savannah as her colonial capital. Historic Savannah blends elegance and refinement with a touch of Southern panache, making this destination an old-world favorite with modern-day charms.
Discover the Beauty and Sophistication
Of the Fabulous Savannah Historic District
A trip to historic Savannah starts with a tour of downtown. Centered around 22 lovely city squares, the downtown district is both a living monument to the past as well as a trendy, progressive enclave moving steadily toward the future.
Stunning architectural details, grand old mansions, a lovely Low Country Coastal landscape, and the rich Savannah history make this charming city one of the nation's top travel destinations. Culture, shopping and recreational activities fill Savannah's days while dining, entertainment and romance extend into Savannah's nights.
Come and fall in love with the city's hospitality and let one of the inns of the Bed and Breakfasts of Savannah collection be your host during your stay in the "Hottest City of the South," historic Savannah.
A Look at Savannah History:
With the onslaught of the Civil War, the city of Savannah suffered from sea trade blockades so strict that Savannah's economy soon collapsed. However, Savannah, Georgia did not fall until Union General William Tecumseh Sherman entered the city walls. In 1864, Sherman began his March to the Sea, burning the city of Atlanta and everything else in his army's path on the way to the coast. Savannah history was made when Sherman entered the glorious city of Savannah and was so taken back by its beauty that on December 22, 1864, a legendary telegram was sent from Savannah, Georgia to President Abraham Lincoln. Sherman presented the city of Savannah to Lincoln as a Christmas present.
After the Civil War many freed slaves remained in the City of Savannah, establishing historic Savannah as Georgia's oldest black community. Savannah went on to become one of the most historically significant African-American communities in the nation, as well as one of the most architecturally significant and historically preserved cities…thanks to concerned citizens. The preservation of historic Savannah took shape in the 1950s, when a group of concerned citizens gave rise to the Historic Savannah Foundation, which has since saved multitudes of buildings and communities and help make historic Savannah one of the most treasured places to visit in the United States.