Savannah sits serenely on a bluff 40 feet above the banks of the Savannah River, where General James Oglethorpe and 120 passengers landed in 1733 to found Britain’s last American colony. General Oglethorpe laid out the city in a series of 24 squares, 22 of which remain as lovely parks surrounded by a mix of architectural styles, including Federal, Georgian, Victorian and Italianate. Walking and driving tours, carriage tours, audio tours and guided bus tours highlighting the historic homes built around Savannah’s squares are all available. The free Express Shuttle runs daily and connects the Visitors Center, ferry and 18 stops in the historic district.
Another "must see" is Bonaventure Cemetery, one of the most famous in the country and home to stunning monuments, sculptures, and mausoleums. You can book a guided tour of the cemetery that includes transportation there (4 miles from downtown).
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!