Discover Savannah Ga
Guests of Hamilton-Turner Inn will feel Southern hospitality no matter what they do in and around the Savannah Historic District. Our Savannah GA, bed and breakfast sits on beautiful Lafayette Square, steeped in history and enveloped by romance and relaxation. We offer guests luxury accommodations, friendly service and convenience to the treasures and rich history of our city. From its unparalleled Southern dining and antique shopping to the historic museums and ornate cathedrals, the city promises a true Georgia experience.
Churches and Graveyards
Hamilton-Turner Inn, dating back to 1873, is a rich part of Savannah’s history. Our bed and breakfast sits in the heart of the Savannah Historic District in downtown. The area is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States and offers a number of attractions that reflect the makeup of the oldest city in Georgia.
St. John Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
The structure was rebuilt in 1890 after a fire destroyed the original cathedral constructed in 1854. The “mother church” of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston boasts unique stained glass windows, pews carved of Flemish oak and a bishop’s chair situated to the left of the altar.
Temple Mickve Israel
Congregation Mickve Israel in Savannah, Georgia, is one of the oldest in the United States, as it was organized in 1735 by mostly Sephardic Jewish immigrants of Spanish-Portuguese extraction from London who arrived in the new colony in 1733.
First African Baptist Church
The church was organized in 1773 under the leadership of Reverend George Leile. In December of 1777 the church was officially constituted as a body of organized believers. Under the leadership of the 3rd Pastor Reverend Andrew C. Marshall, the congregation obtained the property where the present sanctuary stands. Marshall also organized the first black Sunday school in North America and changed the name of the church from “First Colored Baptist” to “First African Baptist”.
Colonial Park Cemetery
Established in the eighteenth century, Colonial Park Cemetery is the final resting place for many of Savannah’s earliest citizens. The cemetery is a popular stop for local ghost tours as it is home to one of Savannah’s most famous ghosts – Rene Asche Rondolier.
The 1994 John Berendt novel and 1997 Clint Eastwood-directed movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” featured this public cemetery on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River. Immediately inside the gates is “Gaston’s Tomb.” East of Savannah and about 15 minutes from Hamilton-Turner Inn, the cemetery offers guided walking tours.