Savannah Attractions

Top Things to Do in Savannah, GA

Things to Do in Savannah

For picturesque Southern charm, head to the historic district, where you can stroll through Forsyth Park by day, and do a ghost tour by night.

Book these experiences for a close-up look at Savannah.


Top Attractions in Savannah

These rankings are informed by traveller reviews—we consider the quality, quantity, recency, consistency of reviews, and the number of page views over time.
Speciality Museums
The Sorrel- Weed House operates Historic Savannah Tours and Haunted Ghost Tours in Savannah. Our purpose is to educate the public on the rich neoclassical Greek Revival architecture of the Sorrel- Weed House and the the famous architect Charles Cluskey who designed it, along with and the cultural history of antebellum Savannah Georgia. A focus is also maintained on Civil War Savannah, and the role of Brigadier General Moxley Sorrel CSA. Moxley served under General James Longstreet and wrote "Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer". We also operate Haunted Ghost Tours in Savannah, as The Sorrel- Weed House was featured on Ghost Hunters with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson in 2005, HGTV "If These Walls Could Talk" in 2006, the Travel Channel in 2010, (the Most Terrifying Places in America) and Ghost Adventures with Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin in 2014. In January 1940 - The Society for the Preservation of Savannah Landmarks opened the Sorrel- Weed House to the public. The name of their exhibit was "The Society for the Preservation of Savannah Landmarks Presents a Loan Exhibit of furniture and fine Arts 18th and 19th Centuries at the Sorrel-Weed House on Madison Square. Jan-April 1940" They were founded in 1939 and eventually became the Historic Savannah Foundation. 1954, The Sorrel-Weed House was designated a Georgia State Landmark. It was one of the first houses in Georgia to receive this honor. 2005- The Sorrel Weed House opened to the public for Historic House Tours and Haunted Savannah Ghost Tours. 2010. The Sorrel Weed House was designated a Museum in the State of Georgia.
See full details
Religious Sites
First African Baptist Church was organized in 1773 under the leadership of Reverend George Leile and established and constituted in December of 1777 as a body 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”. The sanctuary was completed in 1859 under the direction of the 4th Pastor Reverend William J. Campbell. The ceiling of the church is in the design of a “Nine Patch Quilt” which represented that the church was a safe house for slaves. Beneath the lower auditorium floor is another finished sub floor which is known as the “Underground Railroad”. There is 4ft of height between both floors. The holes in the floor are in the shape of an African prayer symbol known as a Congolese Cosmogram that served a purpose of ventilation. First African Baptist Church has been a place of leadership and service since its inception. Reverend Emmanuel King Love, 6th Pastor, led the movement to establish Savannah State University, formerly known as Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth. Rev. Love also played a big role in the establishment of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and Paine College in Augusta, GA. During the time of segregation the church served as the largest gathering place for blacks and whites to meet. Visitors from all walks of life have visited out sanctuary and left inspired. TOUR RATES: Adults = $7.00; Seniors = $6.00; Students = $6.00; Children Ages 5 & Under = FREE. TOUR HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesday - Saturday = 11:00 a.m. & 2:00p.m. Sunday = 1:00p.m.
See full details
1

Other Top Attractions around Savannah





*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.

What travellers are saying

  • Maria S
    Bradenton, FL4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful spots to spend well-deserved time off. It remains a step back in time with amazing historical structures that have withstood the test of time, weather, war and fire.
    Written 18 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • GLucas759
    White Pine, TN186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking for the history and meaning behind this church. As a catholic it means allot to have witnessed this site. The gentlemen at the front was very helpful and told us of a local shop to check out. Thank you for sharing!!!
    Written 31 March 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • socalukgirl
    Diamond Bar, CA217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We saw the park from the hop off, hop on bus and were able to jump off here and explore. The Park is pretty, especially the fountain. I think it is a definite place to see if you're in Savannah. We were there on Easter Sunday so it was a bit busy. We also walked to the end of the park where you can see The Mercer house from "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".
    Written 7 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • exploration822408
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    this was one of the highlights of our trip to savannah. we did not have a rental car for our visit, so we took a tour with gray line tours. (this is not walkable from downtown area). Having a tour guide was a huge advantage as we would not have known so much about this place without one. we enjoyed the look of this place with its moss covered trees and statues .
    this is well worth the time and money to see and explore.
    Written 16 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Darcy R
    Minneapolis, MN55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went and saw Savannah Live. It was so good. The songs were great and they got everyone in the audience up on their feet! And boy are they good singers and musicians!! Highly recommend.
    Written 20 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • sherre b
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hostess went out of his way to get us seating. Service was welcoming and professional. Spinach and mashed potatoes had no seasoning, collard greens were seasoned but a little heavy on vinegar side. Excellent fried chicken and pork chops. My glass of ginger ale was in a small juice glass. This may be bc we were seates at the bar.
    Written 21 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Camper662926
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tony’s tour of the synagogue was a highlight of my one day in Savannah. The story of how 41 Jews landed in the American South in 1733 and how the community grew in order to build this Gothic Temple is miraculous.
    Written 15 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Giusy
    North Haven, CT7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time despite the heat. The displays were very detailed and informative. Our presenter, pvt Egart was knowledgeable and happy to answer our multiple questions. I will definitely suggest this fort to anyone visiting Savannah.
    Written 19 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Coder
    Scottsdale, AZ1,261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice area to walk during the day or at night. Great assortment of shops and restaurants in old historic buildings a lot to see and do along the riverfront area. Kind of has a New Orleans kind of feel to it.
    Written 21 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Ohio traveler
    Dallas, TX36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was informative and interesting. The guide was knowledgeable and engaging. This home and the entire area have a rich history.
    Written 20 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Patricia A
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guides do a very good job of describing what life was like during the time the Owens Family lived here. They work hard to bring alive the lives of the slaves as well as the enslavers.
    Written 17 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Darcy R
    Minneapolis, MN55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful church with a wonderful history. The information given by the assistance minister was so thought provoking. Learned so much about this part of Savannah that is such an important part of the total history of Savannah.
    Written 19 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions about Savannah





All Savannah HotelsSavannah Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Savannah
All things to do in Savannah
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire