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6 Savannah Attractions You Need to See 22 Sep 2014, 1:30 am
Savannah is packed full with numerous attractions, from fascinating museums to picturesque parks. With so many Savannah attractions from which to choose, you might feel overwhelmed by your options. Don’t fret! We at Presidents’ Quarters are here to help! When you come to stay with us, you will be centrally located to explore the best Savannah attractions offered! Here is a list of our 6 favorite Savannah attractions that you must see when you visit!
1. Savannah Historic District
One of the most beautiful areas of the city, the Savannah historic distract, is a place you do not want to miss! Take a day and stroll down the cobble stone streets of the stunning area and be transported back into a different time. With every step you take through Savannah’s charming historic district, the traditional southern atmosphere comes to life!
2. Lady’s & Sons
A favorite attraction for locals and visitors alike, Lady’s & Sons will be an experience you will not soon forget! Located on Congress Street just off of City Market and Ellis Square, this quaint restaurant is home of Paula Deen of the Food Network. People come from all over the world to enjoy the tastes of Paula Deen’s famous Southern comfort food recipes. Enjoy a glass of sweet tea while savoring a delicious entrée the restaurant has to offer!
The Isaiah Davenport House, located on Columbia Square, was built between 1815 and 1820 and is an excellent example of Federal architecture. Take a tour of this House Museum and learn about the history of this fascinating house, which features a fine collection of Davenport china and period decorative arts, adding to your experience!
4. The Savannah Theatre
First opening its doors on December 4, 1818 with a production of the comedy “A Soldier’s Daughter”, The Savannah Theatre is a fantastic Savannah attraction to experience. Now, after several centuries and a few renovations, the Savannah Theatre houses the performance ensemble “The Beat Goes On” and remains the oldest continuously operating theater site in America. Check out The Savannah Theatre schedule and find a show while you are in the beautiful southern city!
5. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
If you enjoy looking at different styles of architecture, make your way over to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The beautiful Cathedral offers an excellent example of French Gothic architecture. Located on Lafayette Square, the stunning structure was built between 1873 and 1876 and still stands to this day!
6. The City Market
Stretching over four blocks of the heart of the Historic District, the City Market offers an authentic atmosphere and illustrates the character of the city’s old open marketplace. The market features artists working in their lofts and exhibits of works for sale. That’s not all the City Market has to offer! With numerous restaurants, open-air cafés, theme shops, and stores offering crafts, accessories, and gifts, the Market has something that is sure to capture your attention. Don’t miss out on this classic Savannah attraction!
Now that you know about six of our favorite Savannah attractions, it is time for you to come and see if they are as great as we say they are! There is no better place to stay while in the beautiful southern city than at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn! Offering a selection of lovely rooms and suites, which are all elegantly decorated to match the southern charm of the city, you will not have trouble finding one that suits your needs. Your stay comes with a full delicious breakfast each morning, so your days will start off on a bright note. Complete your list of Savannah attractions with a stay at the Presidents Quarters’ Inn!
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September All Aboard! Head to the Georgia State Railroad Museum 16 Sep 2014, 1:30 am
For all you train enthusiasts out there, get ready for an experience of a lifetime. When you come to stay with us at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, you will have the opportunity to explore and discover the Georgia State Railroad Museum! Guest will enjoy close up views of the fully operational turntable as they learn about the many historic railcars and rolling stock on display, and so much more. Head on over to the Georgia State Railroad Museum and learn more about Savannah’s rich and vibrant history. Here are a few things to know about the Georgia State Railroad Museum.
Housed in the former Central of Georgia Railway Roundhouse and Repair Shops Complex at Savannah, the Georgia State Railroad Museum offers exhibits featuring a collection of historic, restored rolling stock that interprets the history of railroading in the state of Georgia. The Georgia State Railroad Museum is a stunning National Historic Landmark and is part of a National Historic Landmark District. The fantastic Museum offers guided tours, student programming, private tour, and more! Children and adults a like will love this fun filled and exciting museum. The Georgia State Railroad Museum is the perfect place to explore if the weather turns for the worst or if it’s just too hot to wander the streets. This Museum offers the best railroad experience in Savannah!
Guest’s time at the museum will be even more enhanced with the knowledgeable and friendly historic interpreter throughout the Museum. On your tour, you will have the opportunity to handle the handcar with the help of your tour guide. That alone is worth the trip! Georgia State Railroad Museum offers an array of daily programming. From guided tours of the Museum’s office cars and rolling stock to nostalgic train rides, the Georgia State Railroad Museum always has something going on. Download the Train Ride Schedule to find out which train to hop aboard during your time in the beautiful southern city. Guests can choose between the No. 30 steam locomotive built in 1913 and the ‘modern’ No. 119 diesel locomotive built in 1947, to take a ride in. No matter which one you choose, you will not want to miss a ride into Savannah, and the country’s, past.
The Georgia State Railroad Museum is open daily from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Admission cost for children ages 2 to 12 is $6 and adults are $10. The Museum offers fantastic tours throughout the day! Don’t miss out on this true Savannah experience!
After enjoy the Georgia State Railroad Museum, relax for the rest of the night with a stay at a luxurious Savannah boutique hotel – the Presidents’ Quarters Inn. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn is located in the heart of the historic district, offering guests easy access to all of Savannah’s best attractions. The Inn offers you the finest accommodations and will feed you a signature gourmet breakfast every morning of your stay. You will be able to stay in any of the 16 rooms that the Inn has to offer. You can book your stay today to help ensure that you will have a fantastic trip that you will remember!
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Savannah Oktoberfest: Wiener Dog Racing and More! 11 Sep 2014, 1:30 am
With scrumptious food, live entertainment, wiener dog races and so much more, nothing beats this Savannah festival. Held on Historic River Street, the Savannah Oktoberfest is a great way to enjoy German culture, Savannah style! We here at Presidents’ Quarters Inn want you to know the ins and outs of one of the best festivals the city offers. With a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and of course, the famous Wiener Dog Races hosted by Savannah Morning News, the Savannah Oktoberfest offers you an unforgettable time.
One of the highlights of the Savannah Oktoberfest is the Wiener Dog Race! Start getting your Wiener dogs ready for an exciting race, just for them. Race day is October 4, 2014, and you may register online or on race day at Morrell Park on the east end of River Street. Walk-up registration is $25 per dog entered, cash or check only; they cannot take credit cards on site. The fee includes the race and one awesome race day T-shirt.
Dogs participating in the race will run in heats of 10 dogs each, until all registered competitors have raced. The winners of the 10 fastest heats will race in a final heat; trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers. During the your dogs heat, you must have an assistant at the starting gate and one at the finish line waiting on your pup. This is an exciting event you don’t want to miss out on! Don’t worry about finding a place that allows dogs. The Presidents’Quarters Inn is pet friendly and loves taking care of not only you but also your canine friend!
That is not all the Savannah Oktoberfest offers. Starting on October 3rd, this three day festival is filled will fantastic exhibits and art. Take time and wander through the regional arts & crafts exhibitors displays and learn a little about the area and German culture. Another excellent part of the festival is the live entertainment on the Arbor Stage. Throughout the event, you will be entertained by some of the best musicians in the area. Enjoy authentic German food and drink at the beer garden, which offers a variety of beers or from one of the many food booths while you listen to the sweet music.
The festival hours are Friday, from 4 P.M. to 10 P.M., Saturday, from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M., and Sunday, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Admission into the Savannah Oktoberfest is free, making it even more amazing! Come out and celebrate German culture Savannah style at the 31st Annual Oktoberfest!
Don’t worry about finding the perfect place to stay during your time at the Savannah Oktoberfest. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn –our historic Savannah boutique hotel –offers you the finest accommodations. Every morning of your stay, we will feed you a signature gourmet breakfast before you head out to all the exciting events at the Savannah Oktoberfest. Choose from any of our 16 luxurious rooms that the Inn has to offer. We are pet friendly, making it the ideal place to stay for the Wiener Dog Race! We can’t wait to see you this October!
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The 2014 Savannah Food & Wine Festival 9 Sep 2014, 10:30 am
Do you enjoy delicious cuisine paired with a divine wine selection? Then mark your calendar for the best event in the south. The 2014 Savannah Food & Wine features appearances from celebrity chefs from around the Southeast. This is an event any food and wine connoisseur won’t want to miss! We here at Presidents Quarters want you to experience the best of the Savannah Food & Wine festival. Here are a few things to know about the festival.
On Saturday November 15, the Savannah Food & Wine Festival offers a fantastic event featuring food from the best spots in town, hundreds of free wines, spirits, Belgium beers with free unlimited tastings in a souvenir GoVino glass and five free food tokens. The Taste of Savannah starts at 1:00 P.M. and ends at 5:00 P.M. The festival is located in the beautiful Ellis and Johnson Squares, adding to the exciting atmosphere of the event. Guests will also enjoy an array of cooking demonstrations, learning experiences, Celebrity Author’s Tent, Artisan Market, Waiter’s Race, Bartender’s Challenge and so much more! Also, the Savannah Art Association will have en Plein Air artists featured in locations, painting throughout the Taste of Savannah. The Taste of Savannah tickets cost $45. Hurry, this price is only available until October 31st! To purchase your tickets, click here.
Another excellent event to take part in at the 2014 Savannah Food & Wine Festival is the Olde Wine and Dine Experience. Located in The Brice, a newly renovated Kimpton Hotel, guests will enjoy select wines and small plates by the exciting Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar at The Brice. Tickets for this evening event cost $59 per person. The dinner starts at 7:30 P.M. and ends promptly at 9:00 P.M.
If you like the best of the best, this is the venue for you. Presented by the Big Green Egg, The Grand Reserve Tasting showcases the finest wines in a thrilling event. The Silent Auction at The Grand Reserve features one-of-a-kind wine lots, luxury travel, merchandise and services. In addition, all guests will receive a collectible piece of fine stemware for the tasting as a souvenir. You don’t want to miss out on this ultimate wine tasting event at the festival! Tickets cost $85 per person; it is held on Thursday November 13 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Located in the beautiful Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, the event not only features divine wine but also offers a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. To find out more on this fantastic event, click here.
With a wide variety of events from which to choose, you are sure to find something that tempts your palate. As you are looking through the different events the 2014 Savannah Food & Wine Festival is offering, don’t forget to find a place to rest and rejuvenate after the festivities. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn – our historic Savannah boutique hotel – offers you the finest accommodations and provides you a signature gourmet breakfast. You will be able to stay in any of the 16 rooms that the Inn has to offer. Book your stay today, to help ensure that you will have a fantastic trip! We can’t wait to see you this November!
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Savannah Halloween 2014: What Will You Be Doing? 29 Aug 2014, 1:30 am
From spooky ghost tours to haunted graveyards, you are sure to be scared out of your mind during your time in Savannah for Halloween. America’s most haunted city, Savanna is the spot to spend your Halloween this year! Come stay with us at Presidents’Quarters Inn and discover all the mysteries of Savannah Halloween 2014. Don’t know what the haunted city has to offer for Halloween? Well, we are here to let you know about all the frightening and exciting activities that Savannah offers for this thrilling holiday! Read on to find out more on how Savannah Halloween 2014 is done.
Ghost and Gravestones Tours
Hop aboard a Ghost and Gravestones tour and take a haunted journey that you will never forget. Your Gravedigger Host will tell tales of Savannah’s past and its spooky side. One awesome part of the Ghost and Gravestones tour is the exclusive nighttime entry to River Street’s Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery. This tour is not for the weak at heart! If you dare, jump aboard the Trolley of the doomed for a Halloween “frightseeing”journey! Children under 4 are not allowed, and an adult must accompany anyone under 18. The tours are very popular during the creepy holiday, so make sure to make reservations!
The Haunted Sorrel-Weed House Ghost Tour
For a guaranteed spook factor, take a tour of what is known as the most haunted home in the city, the Sorrel-Weed House. For Halloween, the house will offer an authentic Ghost Hunting Experience! Join in on this exciting and thrilling event. The tour is offered throughout the holiday weekend, so be sure to make your reservations!
Ghosts and Ghouls Tour
For ghosts of all ages, try the Savannah Ghosts and Ghouls Tour by Ghost City Tours. Every child under the age of 12 will receive a treat basket on the tour, which is sure to delight the young ones. You and your family will be spooked and entertained on the Ghosts and Ghouls tour of the haunted places the Savannah has to offer! Tours are offered only October 26th through November 3rd!
This year, Savannah’s Riverfront hosts the Crawl-O-Ween, a bar crawl along the cobblestones at ten of Savannah’s favorite bars. From Kevin Barry’s to Rusty Rudders, adults young and old will enjoy this fun event! If you complete your “Crawl”by the end of the night, you have a chance at winning over $600 worth of prizes. The event begins at Dub’s Pub at 7 P.M. and ends at 11 P.M.
There are plenty of events for Savannah Halloween 2014 to fill your planner. As you’re planning your trip, don’t forget to secure your reservation at the Presidents’Quarters Inn. Any of our 16 luxurious rooms would make an excellent home away from home for a couple of nights. This exquisite Savannah boutique hotel will not only provide a good night’s rest, but the Presidents’Quarters Inn also energizes you for the next day by serving a complimentary Southern breakfast. Enjoy favorites such as muffins, pastries, French toast, or eggs Benedict. Come stay with us for a true Savannah Halloween 2014 experience!
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The Harper Fowlkes House & The Society of the Cincinnati 25 Aug 2014, 1:30 am
It’s not a secret that the city of Savannah is full of rich, intriguing history. Over the years, Savannah has evolved into the beautiful city it is today. From fascinating museums to traditional cuisine, there is something in this southern city for everyone. One fantastic thing to see while in Savannah is The Harper Fowlkes House. We here at Presidents’ Quarters Inn love nothing more than the exciting history of our city, and we want you to experience the best of it when you come to visit. Here are a few things to know about The Harper Fowlkes House and The Society of the Cincinnati!
The history of The Harper Fowlkes House is a long and interesting journey that you will enjoy! In 1842, Stephen Gardner began construction on the beautiful house; Gardner, however, had financial problems. Gardner sold the home to his brother, John, who in turn sold the home to Aaron Champion in 1843. When Champion passed away in 1881, the house was left to James W. McAplin, Champions son-in-law. McAplin’sgrandchildren were the first to renovate the house in 1895. The extensive renovation increased the value of the property by $6,000. In the end, Alida Harper Fowlkes purchased the property for $9,000 through an auction held by Citizens and Southern National Bank in October of 1939. In 1985, Alida Harper Fowlkes died, leaving the property to The Society of the Cincinnati in the state of Georgia.
The Greek Revival mansion is located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district. Built in 1842, the gorgeous mansion is open for tours through out the year. Because the house is furnished with antiques, visitors are taken back in time to a different era. The house was constructed with Savannah grey brick, which was stuccoed and scored to resemble large blocks of stone. This was a very common practice in the city during the 19th century. The house is thought to have been designed by Charles B. Cluskey.
The collection of chandeliers throughout the beautiful mansion is the most striking interior feature of The Harper Fowlkes House. The collection was made around 1847 by Cornelius Company in Philadelphia. Located in the hallway is the magnificent clock. Of American origin, this federal style mahogany piece has been in the hall since the completion of the house. As you tour the house, take note of the stunning plaster crown molding in every room of the immaculate home. From the carving embellishments to the fabrics, the house is full of rich details. The Front Double Parlor holds the 1930 Persian rug, beautifully designed with shades of rust, red and blue. If you are looking for a mansion full of interesting history, The Harper Fowlkes House is just what you are looking for.
The Harper Fowlkes House is open for tours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. with the last tour at 4 P.M. General admission is $10, $5 for students, and children 12 and under enter for free! If you wish to take a private tour, simply call and make your reservations.
The best part about The Harper Fowlkes House is that it is less than 10 minutes away from the Presidents’Quarters Inn! This charming bed and breakfast is located right on Oglethorpe Square and neighbors the stunning mansion. This makes the Presidents’ Quarters Inn the perfect place to stay during your exciting trip. In addition to its superior location, the Presidents’Quarters Inn offers guests 16 luxurious accommodations from which to choose. We can’t wait to see you!
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Pristine Savannah Golf Courses You Can Play 19 Aug 2014, 1:00 am
Golfing season is here, and Savannah is the place to be. For all you die hard golfers out there, visiting the Presidents’ Quarters Inn allows you to experience all the fantastic Savannah golf courses! Located in the southeastern part of the state of Georgia, Savannah offers some of the best golf courses in the region. Grab your golf clubs, and get ready for an adventure you won’t want to miss! Here is all you need to know about the Savannah golf courses.
Bacon Park Golf Course
One of Savannah’s true gems, Bacon Park Golf Course was designed by Donald Ross in 1926. Owned by the charming southern city and managed by O.C. Welch Golf Properties Inc., the lush, green course is being returned to Donald Ross’s original design. Play a few rounds on the beautiful fairway, and have an unforgettable experience!
Henderson Golf Club
This 18-hole championship course has all the characteristics of an old southern golf course. The breathtaking views of centuries old live oaks, sprinkled with Spanish moss, pristine wetlands, grand pines, and gorgeous magnolia trees make the experience even more memorable. Golfers will find that the front 9 holes roll like a traditional links course, while the back 9 holes offer tree-lined fairways in a beautiful natural setting.
Located on Hunter Army Airfield, Hunter Golf Course is situated among sprawling Spanish Oaks and mature Georgia Pines. The 18-hole course is nestled in mid-town Savannah and offers visitors to the city a convenient place for a quick game of golf on beautiful greens. Access to Hunger Army Airfield is easy, so don’t be worried. Simply enter the installation through the Montgomery Street gate, and show the your driver’s license at the gate. The guard will direct you to the gold course from there! Get up early and hit the spacious fairways and teeing ground for an excellent round of golf!
Southbridge Golf Club
Legendary architect Rees Jones designed one of the most highly acclaimed Savannah golf courses, the Southbridge Golf Club. This picturesque course is located only minutes away from Savannah’s historic district. This course is a treat both for the eye and the game. The pristine course offers golfers of all skill levels an excellent experience. With fairways winding thru beautiful stands of grand live oaks trees and Georgia pines, visitors won’t want to leave this breathtaking course. Plus, the course is only minutes away from Presidents’ Quarters Inn, making this the ideal place to start your tour of all the Savannah golf courses.
As you start planning your trip to all the Savannah golf courses, we invite you to reserve your stay with us at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn in Savannah, Georgia. Our Inn is nestled in the heart of Savannah’s historic district on Oglethorpe Square, with an exclusive location that is just steps away from all the attractions Savannah has to offer. We offer 16 richly appointed suites with decorative fireplaces and several rooms with private balconies overlooking the courtyard garden. Click here to view our Savannah bed and breakfast accommodations! We can’t wait to see you soon!
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What to do in Savannah this Fall 13 Aug 2014, 1:30 am
There is no better time to visit the charming city of Savannah than during the changing of the seasons. The picture of colorful leaves falling onto the cobblestone streets is beautiful. Offering an array of activities to enjoy, Savannah is sure to offer something that catches your eye. We here at Presidents’ Quarters Inn want you to know what to do in Savannah on your next trip. From excellent festivals and events, the classic southern city is packed full of great things for the whole family. Keep reading if you are not sure what to do in Savannah this fall!
This October 3rd through 5th, enjoy a bit of Germany Savannah style at the 31st Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street. From a beer garden offering a variety of beers to food booths featuring German cuisine, the Oktoberfest is the best way to celebrate the season. The Fest will also feature regional arts and crafts exhibitors, live entertainment on the Arbor Stage and so much more.
Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival
Held in beautiful Forsyth Park, the Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival draws about 10,000 people annually from around the world. With delicious potato latkes, blintzes, deli sandwiches, fresh Challah, brisket, and much more, this mouthwatering event is a must. The Festival also features live music, puppet shows, and dance shows. Sample tasty Jewish cuisine while enjoying the magnificent scenery of Forsyth Park! Admission is free and food tickets are 1$ each. Cost of food varies from 1$-10$ per item.
Savannah Greek Festival
With 64 years of tradition, the Savannah Greek Festival is a one-of-a-kind event. From homemade Greek food to dancing, the three-day Festival is an amazing way to experience true Greek culture. This celebration of Greek food, music and heritage is a fantastic event to visit during your time in Savannah. The Festival is from October 9th through 11th.
Still not sure what to do in Savannah this fall? There is no better way to celebrate all things Georgia than at the Harvest Fest this November 7th and 8th. From the music to the delicious food, this event features only Georgia brands. Sample tasty brews and scrumptious cuisine at this weekend fest, which is all about the great state.
Tybee Island Pirate Fest
This fantastic event highlights the unique personality of Tybee Island. For a memorable Columbus Day Weekend, make your way over to Tybee Island for their Pirate Fest! From the pirate parade to thieves market, guests will have an unforgettable time at this event. The event kicks off with the Buccaneer at the Crab Shack on Thursday, October 9th. The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest opens at 5 P.M. on October 10th, October 11th at 10 A.M, and October 12th at 11 A.M. Make sure to dress up in your finest pirate attire!
As you are deciding what to do in Savannah this fall, don’t forget to find a place to stay. Right in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, Presidents’Quarters Inn is conveniently located near everything the city has to offer. Before you head to one of the exciting Festivals listed above, the Inn will feed you a signature gourmet breakfast, and after you return, you will be able to stay in any of the 16 rooms that the Savannah bed and breakfast has to offer. You can book your stay today to help ensure that you will have an unforgettable trip!
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Visit the Savannah History Museum 8 Aug 2014, 1:30 am
The beautiful southern city of Savannah is overflowing with rich, intriguing history. From the old cobblestone streets to gorgeous century old houses, Savannah is any history buff’s paradise. There is no better way to experience the city’s past than by visiting the Savannah History Museum. The Museum is the best place to start your history tour of Savannah. When you come to stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, you will have the opportunity to visit the fascinating museum and gain a better understanding of the area’s history and culture. Here are a few things to know before you visit the Savannah History Museum.
Located within the historic Central of Georgia Railway train shed, the Savannah History Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the city’s past, starting in 1733. With exhibits illustrating the American Revolution and Civil War, to the industrial Revolution and beyond, the Museum is packed full of fantastic information. The exhibits also highlight the City’s musical, cultural, and artistic contributions. The museum also displays items from the past generation. Visitors can view the bench used in the Forrest Gump movie as well as Johnny Mercer’s Oscar and Grammy Awards, and they can celebrate over 100 years of Girl Scouting.
The Savannah History Museum is situated on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday through Sunday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. The admission fee for an adult is $7 and $4 for a child ages 2 to 12.
Adjacent to the Savannah History Museum is the Battlefield Memorial Park. On October 9, 1779, more than 8,000 troops of three armies fought during the American Revolution Battle of Savannah. The Battlefield Memorial Park is a memorial for those who fought in the second bloodiest battle of the American Revolution, and it marks where 800 troops were wounded or died. Take time to wander through this beautiful park and honor the men who fought in the battle.
This small but historical place offers an in-depth tour of the past, which is given by friendly and informed guides. For the best experience, take time to stop and read the details on the exhibits. The newest addition to the Savannah History Museum is the “Women of Merit: Featuring Juliette Gordon Low and The Girls Scouts” exhibit. Celebrate Girl Scouts by visiting this excellent exhibit during your visit!
While planning your visit to the Savannah History Museum, make sure to find the perfect place to stay during your time in the city. Staying at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn allows guests to experience the history of the city and the Inn itself. This historic boutique hotel in Savannah provides all the personal touches and amenities associated with a bed and breakfast. Nestled in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, the Presidents’ Quarters Inn is ideally located for guests to learn more about the history of Savannah without having to go far. In addition to its superior location, the Presidents’ Quarters Inn offers guests 16 luxurious accommodations from which to choose. Every morning of your stay, we serve you a full southern breakfast before you hit the town. We hope to see you soon!
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Head to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum 31 Jul 2014, 1:00 am
For all you history buffs and airplane fanatics out there, you don’t want to miss out on this interesting activity. When you come to stay with us at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn this summer, you will have the opportunity to take a step back in time. One of the most moving museums in Savannah is Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. After visiting all the fantastic exhibits, you will be changed forever. Here is an overview of what the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is all about.
Preserving the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to present, the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is a fantastic place to gain deeper insight into the lives of generations past. Take an incredible adventure through this fantastic Museum and be moved by the stories of past men and women.
This excellent Museum on the air war during World War II is heart wrenching and informative. The Museum presents an overview of the 8th Air Force that was based out of Savannah as well many other units. Visitors will be moved by the documentaries of the aircrews that served this great country! Your visit to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum will be the most talked-about experiences after your trip to Savannah.
Located in Pooler, Georgia, in the western suburbs of the historic riverfront city of Savannah, the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum educates visitors through the use of exhibits, artifacts, archival materials, and stories. Throughout the many World War II exhibits are aircraft including a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that can be viewed, a Bf 109G Messerschmitt fighter, and a P-51 Mustang fighter.
Directly outside the Museum are the memorial gardens. The gardens features a B-47 Stratojet, a key aircraft used by the United States during the Cold War years; it could fly at high altitudes to avoid detection. Make sure to take time and wander around this amazing aircraft.
After strolling through the Museum and Gardens, make sure to stop by the Chapel of the Fallen Eagles. Visitors have the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by veterans as they visit the Chapel of the Fallen Eagles. This stunning stone chapel, which is constructed to resemble an English chapel, gives visitors a place to quietly reflect. Weddings and Memorials are held in the chapel. Nearby is the Garden of Folded Wings Columbarium, which provides an honored and reverent, yet unique final resting place for those who recognize and support the importance of the role of the US Armed Forces.
If you wish to take a group tour, you must have a minimum of 15 people. The Museum is open 7 days a week from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Don’t miss out on this once in a life time experience!
As you are planning your visit to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, don’t forget to find a place to stay! The Presidents’ Quarters Inn is a charming bed and breakfast located in the heart of Savannah. The Inn is less than 30 minutes away from the Museum, making it the ideal place to which to return after wandering through the fantastic Museum. In addition to its superior location, the Presidents’ Quarters Inn offers guests 16 luxurious accommodations from which to choose! We can’t wait to see you soon!
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