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Covering roughly 1,300 acres, the Savannah Historic District is one of the largest National Historical Landmark Districts. Its borders are essentially the borders of Savannah prior to the Civil War. Savannah was one of the earliest English settlements and one of the first to prosper. Stately homes, equally-stately row homes, and other buildings represent both the federal and mid-19th Century Revival styles. The adjacent Victorian area offers beautiful late Victorian gingerbread and Queen Anne style homes.
For a quick tour, you can drive to see the maximum amount of things in the least amount of time. The best way to see the area is on foot or in one of the horse and carriages. Either way it is nice to have a guide who is knowledgeable about the history and the architecture. Many people enjoy walking through the cemeteries including the Old Colonial Cemetery. At night, some visitors enjoy guided haunted walks where history is mixed with heaping doses of superstition.
The area's buildings are built around large squares, an orderly design chosen by founder General James Oglethorpe in 1733. There are so many worthy homes that you will have to pick just a few to tour. A favorite is the birthplace of the founder of the Girl Scouts, the Juliette Gordon Low House. The Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex is the last remaining antebellum railroad facility in the U.S. The First African Baptist Church, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and the unique, Gothic-style Temple Mickve Israel are among the oldest surviving houses of their faith in the U.S.
Each beautifully-planted square offers statues or memorials. These include the sundial in Johnson Square and the statue of Methodism founder John Wesley in Reynolds Square. Newer monuments include a statue dedicated to Haitians who fought in the Revolutionary war in Franklin Square. The famous Forrest Gump bench scene was filmed in Chippewa Square. Monterrey Square and the adjacent Mercer House figured prominently in the movie, Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil.
The Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the earliest American museums. Encompassing the original building, the Telfair family home and a new building, the museum now houses period rooms, decorative arts, Southern art, multiple galleries of African American art, a children's gallery, two sculpture terraces, and a collection of some 4,500 American and European sculptures, paintings and other works.