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.
Things To Do In Savannah GA
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.
Telfair Museum of Art
Designed by British architectural prodigy William Jay in the neoclassical Regency style, the Telfair Academy is a former mansion built from 1818-1819 for Alexander Telfair, son of Revolutionary War patriot and Georgia governor Edward Telfair.
In 1875, Alexander’s sister Mary – heir to the family fortune and last to bear the Telfair name – bequeathed the house and its furnishings to the Georgia Historical Society to be opened as a museum. After significant renovation by German-born architect Detlef Lienau, whose adaptations included the addition of the Sculpture Gallery and the Rotunda, the building opened to the public in 1886 as the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Devoted to the art of today, the contemporary Jepson Center links Telfair’s future with its past, unifying the museum’s three distinct sites.
The building, designed by Moshe Safdie and opened to the public in 2006, features over 7,500 square feet of gallery space for major traveling exhibitions of contemporary art and installations of works from the permanent collection. Educational programming takes place in the 220-seat auditorium, community gallery, education studios, and ArtZeum-a unique, 3,500-square foot interactive gallery for children and families.
The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is an organization with a modern extensive museum facility located in the western suburbs of the historic riverfront city of Savannah. It educates visitors through the use of exhibits, artifacts, archival materials, and stories, most of which are dedicated to the history of the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Corps that served in the European Theatre during World War II. Among the many World War II exhibits are aircraft including a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that can be viewed while being restored, a Bf 109G Messerschmitt fighter, and a P-51 Mustang fighter.
Savannah Railroad Museum
This National Historic Landmark site, formerly named the Roundhouse Railroad Museum, is the oldest and largest existing nineteenth-century railroad operations complex in the nation. Construction began in 1850. Thirteen of the original structures remain today. The railroad handled freight, passengers, maintenance, and manufacturing at this single location.
Ships of the Sea Museum
Founded in 1966, exhibits ships models, painting and maritime antiques, principally from the great era of Atlantic Trade and Travel between England and America.
SCAD Museum of Art
The SCAD Museum of Art was founded in 2002 as part of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and originally was known as the Earle W. Newton Center for British American Studies.
The museum’s collection of more than 4,500 pieces includes works of haute couture, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints and more.