|James Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah.|
• Sit on city founder General James Oglethorpe's bench - or Forrest Gump's.
|The Mercer House|
• See where the ghosts linger (pretty much the whole city).
|Madison Square and statue of Revolutionary War hero Sgt. William Jasper.|
• Visit significant wartime sites from the American Revolution on.
Tip: My advice for anyone and especially Levelers: Get thee a map and a window seat on a trolley tour. There are several from which to choose. I was hosted by Old Savannah Tours and found their guides to be extremely well informed, accurate and entertaining.
|Passing the Telfair Family Mansion.|
Tour Tip Two: Start your hop on-off tour early in the morning. Trolleys on the last circuit of the day fill up fast. Ask your driver when his last circuit runs and try to catch it early. That way he or she will deliver you to your hotel or inn.
Tour Tip Three: If you're up for a walking tour (Savannah's mostly flat, remember), Sellers & Higgins (Phillip and Tony) do a Lechery, Treachery, Debauchery tour that gets rave reviews. Hard-Hearted Hannah, the vamp of Savannah of song fame was real, by the way.
|Pirate House, originally the Herb House, circa 1734, is considered the oldest surviving home in Georgia.|
|Pirate House, the restaurant.|
Here are some things you might not think of that I found worthwhile.
|Juliette Gordon Low house from the garden.|
Tip: There are stairs but also an elevator.
|Flannery O'Connor home.|
Savannah Bee Company. No, it's not a museum or historical site but you will get an education on the remarkable honeybee. Owner and founder Ted Dennard is just as anxious to share his love for the amazing creatures as he is to sell you a product. From encaustics, paintings made with beeswax, to tastings of different kinds of honey, it's definitely out of the ordinary.
The Savannah Tour Guidebook ( $8.95) is a good, short resource for tours and tidbits of the city.