At the end of May, we invite you to celebrate Memorial Day in Savannah! As a community of military members and families, we take great pride in remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country’s freedom, honoring them by spending time with friends and loved ones in gratitude.
While there are not many official Memorial Day weekend activities in Savannah, it is the perfect weekend to honor our history and learn more about the city itself. Here are five activities South Key Management recommends doing to learn more about historic Savannah.
Old Town Trolley offers several different tour options so that you can easily see the city. With a predetermined route, hitting over 100 local sites, you get the benefit of seeing the important sites without worrying about finding your own way or finding parking. Your tour features knowledgeable tour guides and riding on an open-air trolley.
Fort Jackson is the oldest brick fort that still stands in Georgia. Built in 1812 along the Savannah River, it is the home of James Jackson – once the governor of Georgia. It boasts not only a riverfront skyline, but also has actual cannon-firings. This is a great outing for families. For more info about group tours visit https://www.chsgeorgia.org/OFJ
Another historical location is the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Located within the William Scarbrough House and gardens, the museum has model ships, paintings, and antiques that date back to the 18th and 19th century. The house and gardens are historical as well, being built in 1819 for one of the principal owners of the Savannah – the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
While not exactly historical, the Riverwalk is the most famous attraction for anyone in Savannah – locals and visitors alike. Located in the heart of the city the Riverwalk boasts cobblestone streets full of local shops and restaurants. There is often local entertainment. After walking along the river, find a spot to grab a drink and some food with a view.
While taking in the city’s sights and sounds during the day, don’t forget all of the historical sites you can see at night on a ghost tour. Savannah is rich in history and historical sites, leading to several suspected haunted grounds. Some of our most haunted spots are Andrew Low House and Sons Ship Chandlery. Your tour guides will guide you along and help you answer if ghosts really do exist.
A ghost tour South Key Management always recommends is the Witching Hour Paranormal Ghost Tour because it is led by a clairvoyant and is interactive!
Savannah is a city full of history you can explore on Memorial Day weekend. If you are looking to getaway in Savannah this spring, check out South Key Management for direct booking accommodations. Save on booking fees and find a great place to stay. South Key Management – the Key to Your Southern Comfort!