|I kind of liked the little white fences. Trash right at the site.|
The drive was about 50 miles to the convention center on an island across the river from downtown. Parking is $5. We took the free water taxi from there to the waterfront and started our walking tour of the city. We had a map of the historic sites and just relied on signage at each site and google to tell us what we wanted to know.
|This is the ferry- cool little boat|
Right behind the tug was this huge container ship.
After the ship headed into the port, we made the crossing and then started our walk around town. It is an easy town to walk. You just have to climb the hill leading away from the river and then it is mostly flat. Savannah was the first town in Georgia founded by the English. Lots of old buildings and houses dating back to the 1700's.
I will not go into the history of each building. Each of them has a story to tell.
The city has a very cool layout that includes a square every few blocks. The green space really adds to the beauty of the city. There are very large oak trees in each of the squares. We loved this city, and we normally don't like cities.
|At the police headquarters they had some old cars on display|
|The most impressive building we saw all day was The Cathedral of John the Baptist|
|The inside is as impressive as out.|
|I loved the stained glass and murals|
|A Carriage Tour stopped in Front of Chippewa Square|
|Another Impressive Church|
|Not a Great shot of the House, but this one is for Shannon (who is a Girl Scout Leader)|
I found this story very interesting. A man and his son on opposite sides of the Civil War.
Savannah is the county seat, so they have a very impressive golden dome on the courthouse.
We finished our walk by walking along the waterfront. It is very old and nicely maintained.
That was our walking tour of Savannah. It was a very enjoyable day. We walked a bit over 5 miles over a 5 hour period, so not too fast. They have trolley tours and bus tours, but walking worked well for us.
We spent 7 days in the area, so we had a bunch more to do. Come back to see where we go next.