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A Contemporary
Southern City with History

Since its foundation in 1733, Savannah has successfully woven together an intricate tapestry of colonial history and Southern hospitality. It wasn’t until the 1950s that a group of women banded together as the Historic Savannah Foundation in an effort to preserve important structures. From there, Savannah began its transformation into a refined, elegant and modern southern city while maintaining its historic groundwork and esteemed reputation as the “True South.”

A Brief History of Savannah

On February 12, 1733, General Oglethorpe and fellow passengers of the good ship “Anne” landed at Yamacraw Bluff along the Savannah River. With permission from Tomochichi, head chief of the Yamacraw people who resided there, Oglethorpe founded America’s 13th and final colony, naming it “Georgia” after King George II of England, along with Savannah, the first city of this new land.

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A Few of Our Favorite Things

From taking a stroll down historic River Street to grabbing cocktails to-go on bustling Broughton Street, Savannah is brimming with endless activities and attractions to experience. Check out some of our favorite shops, restaurants, landmarks, and more, to help you plan your upcoming itinerary with ease.

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