Four-Day Savannah Tour

Day 1 Savannah Maps, City Market, First African Baptist Church
Jump to Guitar Players
Day 2, Part 1 Squares near Bay Street (Reynolds, Johnson, Wright)
Christ Church, City Hall, Old Chatham County Courthouse Owens-Thomas House exterior
Day 2, Part 2 Colonial Park Cemetery, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Squares: Lafayette, Madison, Scottish Rite Temple
Day 2, Part 3 Pedicabs, Forsyth Park Fountain, Mickve Israel Synagogue, Volunteer Guards Armory, Forest Gump bench location, River Street and cobble stone story
Day 3 Pink House Restaurant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Cotton Exchange, Washington Gift Canons, Mercer-Williams House, Monterey Square, 
Chippewa Square, Presbyterian Church
Day 4 Savannah River features, Owens-Thomas House,
Kehoe House, Davenport House, Oaks in Warren Square

Day 1 in Savannah
City Market and First African Baptist Church
April 21, 2012

Posted June 15, 2012,  2012 Herbert E. Lindberg

Tour of Savannah
(for Windows PC's)
Ultra-high definition, even
in Full Screen, 9 min.

Tour of Savannah
(YouTube 720p)

Modest definition for Macintosh
Computers, iPads, iPods, etc. 9 min.

 

The morning after we arrived at Staybridge Suites, on Bay Street at Lincoln (nice place, great location), we took a grand tour of Old Savannah via bus.  At the end of the tour we got off at the City Market, split a sandwich at a nice little snack and ice cream shop, and joined in the constant activity in the market.  Then we visited Franklin Square at the west end of the market, and the First African Baptist Church on the other side of the square.

Savannah and nearby region.  Bridgeport Suites is not far from the "A" flag.


Zoomed into the Historic District.  We spent our entire 5 days, mainly on foot, in the confines of this map.  Staybridge Suites is near the upper right corner (on Bay St. at Lincoln St.) and the church is labeled in the upper left corner.  City Market is on the opposite side of the green (Franklin) square from the church.


I snapped this picture of the Mercer-Williams house from the tour bus. We toured the house two days later.
It is the centerpiece of the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which helped revive Savannah's modern era.


Mary and I split a sandwich, followed by cups of ice cream, at this little shop around the corner from City Market.


I took this facing into the west end of the market.


Constant activity, facing toward the east end of the market.


Two guys provided entertainment.


This pair calls themselves Hazzard County.  Contact them for your next party in Savannah at:
Jared Wade - wade.jared1@gmail.com, 912-663-5335;   Jason Courtenay - j.courtenay@yahoo.com, 912-658-3812


I'm facing west at the east end of the market.


A mother dances with her daughter in her arms.


Two couples dance as the rest of us listen.


Sign at the base of a statue in Franklin Square at the west end of City Market.


Another sign nearby.


The statue


First African Baptist Church, on the opposite side of Franklin Square from City Market.



Click here for a 3-minute video on the church's origin.

The above video also explains how the church was built -- very interesting.

 

Another view

 

We passed City Hall on Bay Street on our way back to Staybridge Suites.
The gold leaf on the dome was added recently, in 1987.

   

Four-Day Savannah Tour

Day 1 Savannah Maps, City Market, First African Baptist Church
Day 2, Part 1 Squares near Bay Street (Reynolds, Johnson, Wright)
Christ Church, City Hall, Old Chatham County Courthouse Owens-Thomas House exterior
Day 2, Part 2 Colonial Park Cemetery, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Squares: Lafayette, Madison, Scottish Rite Temple
Day 2, Part 3 Pedicabs, Forsyth Park Fountain, Mickve Israel Synagogue, Volunteer Guards Armory, Forest Gump bench location, River Street and cobble stone story
Day 3 Pink House Restaurant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Cotton Exchange, Washington Gift Canons, Mercer-Williams House, Monterey Square, 
Chippewa Square, Presbyterian Church
Day 4 Savannah River features, Owens-Thomas House,
Kehoe House, Davenport House, Oaks in Warren Square

Continue to Day 2, Part 1   |   Home Page