Savannah and Coastal Georgia is more friendly than formal and will welcome your history group with true southern hospitality. Savannah is one of the top tour and leisure destinations in the U.S. With its elegant Historic District, festive delights like River Street and City Market, its rich history and amazing architecture, Savannah is where history resonates into the present day.
Our Savannah/Coastal Georgia Historic Tour has many options from which to choose including the following:
Battlefield Park, located in Savannah, is a memorial to the hundreds who fought and died for freedom. On October 9, 1779, more than 8,000 troops fought during the Revolutionary War Battle of Savanna. This was the second bloodiest battle where approximately 800 troops died. Today, 800 Granite Stones represent those who died in the battle.
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
This 19th Century Gothic-Revival cathedral was designed and built in 1873. The cathedral has a storied history of hurricane damage, fire damage plus more. Yet this cathedral has stood the test of time. This French-Gothic cathedral is newly restored, keeping with the architectural integrity of the original building. Photo Courtesy of Visit Savannah.
Fort King George Historic Site
This is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia’s coast. Fort King George was a southern outpost for the British Empire. The fort contains structures including the officer’s quarters, a blockhouse, the barracks, a guardhouse and a museum. Photo Courtesy of Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources.
Fort Pulaski Interpretive Program
An estimated 25 million bricks were used to construct this Civil War fort. The Union Army, in a two-day battle, used rifle cannons to compel a surrender by Confederates inside Fort Pulaski. This interpretive program includes guided fort tours, musket and soldier demonstrations and cannon-firing demonstrations.
Georgia State Railroad Museum
Savannah’s Central of Georgia Railway National Landmark District is the oldest and most complete antebellum railroad manufacturing and repair facility still in existence in the United States. The Georgia State Railroad Museum now has permanent exhibits in seven of the 13 structures on the site. Exhibits focus on steam engines, belt-driven machinery, locomotives, railroad rolling stock, and model railroad layouts. This is one of the most extensive collections of rolling stock and machinery in Georgia.
Old Fort Jackson
Built on the site of a battery used in the American Revolution, this fort protected Savannah during the War of 1812. It also served as the headquarters for the Savannah River defenses during the Civil War. Confederate troops protected Savannah for most of the war, but in 1864 General Sherman of the Union Army, defeated the Confederate Army. Your group will experience military exhibits and daily cannon firing demonstrations.
Savannah’s Historic District
When your group visits Savannah’s Historic District, they will take a journey back more than 275 years. Your group will experience Savannah’s oldest mansion, Forsyth Fountain, historic landmarks, museums, forts and churches. Photo Courtesy of Visit Savannah.
Savannah History Museum
The Savannah History Museum showcases the city’s history from its founding in 1733 to the present day. Groups will learn about Savannah’s role in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and more.
Tybee Island Lighthouse
Ordered by General James Oglethorpe in 1732, the Tybee Island Lighthouse has been guiding mariners safely into the Savannah River for over 270 years. Having all of its historic support buildings, the lighthouse has over 178 stairs to climb and a museum documenting the history of the lighthouse.
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The team at Kaleidoscope Adventures can customize a complete historical Savannah & Coastal Georgia travel package catered to your needs and curriculum. We will assist you with hotel accommodations, transportation, attraction tickets, meals, sightseeing, shopping, and special events plus more.