In today’s post, I’ll share with you what we did on our second day in Savannah. If you missed Part 1 you can read about it here.
Before I start to recount the second day of our trip, I just wanted to mention that the weather is gorgeous. Sunny and warm. It’s a bit humid, but we are used to humidity where we live in Northern Virginia. Now on to the rest of our adventure…
We began our day at Forsyth Park. It was developed in the 1840s and named after Georgia Governor, John Forsyth (1780-1841). The park was expanded in the 1850s to include ornamental plantings, walkways, iron fencing and of course, the idyllic fountain stands at the center.
The park is just gorgeous in person and there were lots of people walking around, riding bikes, walking their dogs, and enjoying the scenery.
Of course there are lots of places for photo ops…
Did you know I’m a real tree hugger?
After we left the Park, we decided to check out a couple of museums. First stop was the Savannah History Museum which showcases the city’s history from its founding in 1733 to the present day,
You can see everything from a 1902 Crestmobile, a car that pre-dates the Ford Model A to a replica of the bench Forrest Gump sat on when he delivered that famous line “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
Admission: $7 per adult; $4 per child (ages 2-12). They also have a combo ticket for $17 where you can visit 3 different sites, but pay attention because some of the sites have limited days of operation.
The museum is small and you can see pretty much everything in under an hour. We thought it was pretty interesting, us both being history buffs.
Hungry? Stop in to the Whistlestop Cafe.
If you are a fan of the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes”, it is a must see. The cafe is pretty authentic to how it looked in the movie. The food is incredible but a little pricey!
With our bellies full, we headed over to Georgia State Railroad Museum (formerly the Roundhouse Railroad Museum) which is just across the street from the Savannah History Museum. Admission: $10 – Adults; $6 – Children ages 1-6. Price of admission includes train rides and regularly scheduled activities.
Guests can walk along the grounds, learn about the functions each building served, and take part in scheduled activities that can include a train ride, rail car tours… Again a very small museum that you can see in about one hour.
Still having a bit of time (and energy), we headed to yet another museum. This one, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. My husband is a real boat enthusiast, so I knew he would be game for this one.
Thank you for indulging me and letting me share my Savannah vacation with all of you. I hope my photos have inspired you to visit this lovely city.
If you do go, stop back by and let me know how you liked it and what you did. I would love to hear.
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