We decided a great way to get an overview of Savannah would be to take the trolley tour.
The Independent Presbyterian Church has the tallest spire in Savannah. This faith was originally established in Savannah in 1755 after James Oglethorpe (you'll be hearing that name a lot) arrived. The church has had several locations, but this one was dedicated in 1819.
The house is more famous now because of the book and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil where it was the centre of a murder scene involving Jim Williams and his lover. Supposedly, Savannahians were more shocked by the fact that Jim Williams was gay, rather than by the murder he committed.
Jim Williams' sister now lives in the house which you can tour. She prefers to concentrate the tours on the early history of the home and her brother's talent as a collector of fine art and antiques.
Scenes from Robert Louis Stevenson's book Treasure Island were said to have taken place here.
tabby so it should last for many years! A tour of the house features stunning gardens, a brass inlaid staircase and an intact slave house.
River Street Sweets and it was sooo worth it!
This monument was at the beginning of our walk down River Street. Many slaves were brought to Georgia via the Savannah seaport, so a memorial to their struggle has been placed on the riverfront. It depicts a family in broken chains and has an inscription by Maya Angelou.
Phew! This ends of the first tour of the city...there is lots to see and do.