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Savannah georgia

day 4 itinerary

If you are lucky enough to have a fourth day in Savannah, it will be all about art, history, and architecture.

Start off at the Owens-Thomas House, built as a beautiful Regency-style mansion in 1819 for Richard Richardson. The house is located on Oglethorpe Square and was the home to a succession of wealthy families and enslaved African Americans.

124 Abercorn Street

Oglethorpe Square is one of six original colonial squares. It was laid out in 1742 and was later renamed in honor of Georgia founder General James Oglethorpe.

A tour of the house, along with its adjacent gardens, carriage house, and slave quarters, gives you a look at the complicated relationships between the most and least powerful people in the city in the early 19th century.

To learn more about the little-known stories of the enslaved people who took care of this home, visit the Telefair Museums website or click here to watch a video on the history.

TIP! The Telfair Museum ticket includes three unique sites, including the Owens-Thomas House. It is valid for one week from the time of purchase.

slave quarters and work spaces
Parterre Garden and main house

Stroll through the Colonial Park Cemetery on your way to lunch at the Six Pence Pub.

Head south on Abercorn Street, and you'll pass the Colonial Park Cemetery.

Colonial park cemetery

The cemetery served as Savannah’s main public cemetery from 1750 to 1853. Look for historic markets besides several graves, describing important people and events contributing to Georgia’s history.

Turn left on Liberty Street, then right on Bull Street. Six Pence Pub is on the corner of Bull Street and Perry Lane.

245 bull street

There is no better place to eat a box of chocolates than at Chippewa Square.

Continue up Bull Street to Chippewa Square, which was laid out in 1815 and named in honor of American soldiers killed in the Battle of Chippewa during the War of 1812.

In the center of the square is a bronze statue of Georgia founder General James Oglethorpe.

General JAmes oglethorpe

From the Square, you can see the steeple of the Presbyterian Church of Savannah.

Presbyterian church

on your way to orleans square, you will pass harper fawlkes house.

The Harper Fawlkes House is an 1842 Greek Revival mansion. This is a lesser known home but open for tours.

Orleans Square was laid out in 1815, commemorating General Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans. In the center of the square is the German Memorial Fountain that honors early German immigrant to Savannah.

German Memorial Fountain

finish off your day by visiting telfair academy.

121 Barnard Street

Telfair Academy is a stately two-story mansion built in the Neoclassical Regency style in 1819.

The museum has three nineteenth-century period rooms along with nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European art.

Jepson center

207 W. York Street

Depending on your timing, you might might also want to visit the Jepson Center. Unlike Telfair Academy, this museum is housed in a modern-style building. It's filled with art, activities and education opportunities.

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