Sights of Savannah

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Whether you are visiting Savannah or moving to Savannah, being transferred to Savannah or simply attending a conference here, you will find that our city has an abundance of historic treasures found in few American cities. On these pages, you’ll find Savannah designated historic districts, including the Landmark Historic District, Victorian District, Thomas Square District, and the Gordonston Historic District.

A sampling of Savannah’s beautiful Historic Homes is here, a detailed review of Savannah’s original 24 squares designated by General James Oglethorpe, and our magnificent Forsyth Park.

Beyond the Moss Curtain offers glimpses of offbeat Savannah, with fascinating places and activities far from the radar of most tour guides and tour books.


NEW! A portfolio of Scenes of Historic Savannah

 

 

 

 

 

 

On May 2nd in the Oval Office of The White House, representatives from Historic Savannah Foundation and the Isaiah Davenport House received the 2005 Preserve America Presidential Award for Private Preservation from President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. The award recognizes the 2000-2003 re-restoration of the historic house, located at 324 East State Street, as well as acknowledging the site's role as the founding action of the Historic Savannah Foundation in the preservation and tourism renaissance in Savannah over the past 50 years. Only four sites are recognized annually with Preserve America Presidential Awards, two for Heritage Tourism and two for Private restoration.
For background on some of SAVANNAH's HISTORIC HOMES click here Few American cities have such an abundance of historic treasures as Savannah. On these pages, you will find Savannah's designated historic districts, it's most famous historic homes, and a comprehensive review of Savannah's original 24 squares, designed by General James Oglethorpe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Forsyth Park photo by r.wisener
Historic Savannah’s largest, most popular park is Forsyth, bordered by Whitaker St. on the West, Drayton St. on the East, Gaston St. on the North, and Park Avenue on the South. The park covers 20 acres, and Savannah’s dedicated preservationists have fought and won the battle to keep it as close as possible to its original design.
Designed in the 1850’s, the park was named for former Georgia Governor John Forsyth (1780-1841), and was created in the style of the French Empire. It’s magnificent fountain is said to be a copy of the fountain in the Place de la Concorde and was renovated in 1961 by CarstenTiedeman. A plaque was installed to commemorate his father, Judge G. W. Tiedeman.
In one section of the park is the Fragrant Garden for the Blind; in others are monuments and memorials to various historical figures.
The fountain and the park have been seen in a number of movies, including Forest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movies Made in Savannah


Over the past two decades, Savannah's benign climate and lush natural settings have escalated this little city into a major location for filmmaking and fashion photography.
Following is a partial list of the movies made in the last 20 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Last Song (2010) - Touchtone Pictures
  • The Gift (2000) - Paramount Productions
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (1999) - DreamWorks
  • Forces of Nature (1998) - Dream Works
  • The General's Daughter (1998) - Paramount Productions
  • The Gingerbread Man (1997) - Polygram
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) - Warner Brothers
  • Kiss of Fire (1997) - Jazz Pictures
  • Wild America (1996) - Warner Brothers
  • Something to Talk About (1995) - Warner Brothers
  • Now and Then (1994) - New Line Cinemas
  • Forrest Gump (1993) - Paramount Pictures
  • Camilla (1993) - Shaftesbury/Miramax
  • Goldenboy (1990) - Deangels Productions
  • Love Crimes (1990) - Sovereign Films/Miramax
  • The Rose and the Jackal (1989) - Steve White Productions/TNT
  • Flight of the Intruder (1989) - Paramount Pictures
  • Glory (1989) - Tri-Star Pictures
  • The Return of Swamp Thing (1988) - Lightyear Productions
  • The Judas Project (1988) - Judas Project Ltd. Partnership
  • My Father, My Son (1987) - Weintraub & Weintraub Films
  • 1969 (1987) - Atlantic Releasing Corporation
  • War Stories (1987) - Nexus Productions
  • Pals (1986) - Robert Halmi Productions
  • Solomon Northup Odyssey (1983) - PBS/Past America Productions
  • All My Children (1981)
  • Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981) - 23 Giugno Srl.
  • The Slayer (1980) - The International Picture Show
  • White Death (1980) - UTI Films
  • Scared to Death (1980) - Brouwersgracht Film Company
  • When the Circus Came to Town (1980) - Robert Halmi Productions
  • Fear (1980) - National Cinematografica
  • East of Eden (1980) - BNB Productions
  • Mother Seton (1980) - ABC
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