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Georgia

Savannah’s Rich Heritage, Remarkable History and Memorable Music

Discover the charm of Savannah as you visit historic monuments, enjoy a concert of Johnny Mercer’s music, try your hand at southern cooking and uncover this grand city’s roots.
Rating (5)
Program No. 11376RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,199

At a Glance

Like a graceful Southern belle, Savannah is where charming public squares and stately live oaks stand alongside meticulously restored, historic homes and enchanting cemeteries with ornate headstones. In some ways dignified and in others playful, the city is uniformly beautiful and goes out of its way to embody Southern hospitality. Hit the streets and squares of Savannah to discover what makes the city special, from Lowcountry cuisine to Civil War history and a mosaic of residents, past and present.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on city streets, some uneven; stairs at museums, historic houses; getting on/off buses.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Uncover colorful history from generals to ghosts during museum visits and expert-led walks through the historic district.
  • Relax to the rhythms of yesteryear as you pay tribute to Savannah native Johnny Mercer during a private recital of his music.
  • Taste distinctive Savannah flavors during an interactive cooking class with a noted chef.

General Notes

You also may enjoy 23496, Out and About in Savannah: Streets & Squares of a Southern City and 23497, The Streets & Squares of Savannah at a Slower Pace.
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Larry Smith
Larry is a native Savannahian and retired teacher with extensive experience teaching history, including several years as Heritage Education teacher for Savannah-Chatham County Schools. In this position, he planned and implemented educational programming for teachers and students on topics like Savannah's city plan, architecture and historic cemeteries. He has written for various publications and is the author of "Savannah's Historic Public Schools" (2004: Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC). Larry and his wife Lisa Beth have two sons and three grandchildren. They reside in Richmond Hill, GA.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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