In the State of Georgia, City of Savannah is the oldest. It is also the county seat of Chatham County. Established back in the 1733 on the Savannah River, the city became the British Colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and after it the first state capital of Georgia. It was a strategic port city during the American Revolution and amidst the American Civil War. Today Savannah is an industrial center and a very important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia’s 3rd largest metropolitan area and fifth largest city in Georgia. Every year Savannah lures millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks and other notable historic buildings. Such as home of the Juliette Gordon Low – founder of the Girl Scots of the USA, the Georgia Historical Society – the oldest operating historical society in the South US. It is also the home of The Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences – one the first South’s museums. Also in Savannah there is the First African Baptist Church – one of the oldest African – American Baptist congregations in the US, as well you can find Temple Mickve Israel – the third oldest synagogue in America and the Central Georgia Railway Roundhouse complex – still the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in the US.
Downtown area of Savannah includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District and the twenty-two parklike squares is one the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States – built by the US government back in 1966. Downtown Savannah largely is persevering the original town plan made by James Oglethorpe – today known as the Oglethorpe Plan. During the Summer Olympic games in Atlanta, Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions.
Don’t miss an opportunity to visit Savannah, we have a rich and long history and we have a lot to offer you. During your stay in our Inn we can provide you with additional information about historical places and how to get to them.