Founded in 1883, as a gift to the Georgia Historical Society, the Telfair Museum is the oldest public art museum in the South. Mary Telfair, a prominent Savannah philanthropist, left her house and its furnishings specifically to be used as a museum. The Telfair Museum started out with just Mary Telfair’s house, but over the years has added two other locations: The historic Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters and the Jepson Center. Each location
Founded in 1966, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah is just a few blocks from the Savannah Visitor’s Center and City Market. At 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the museum is on the west edge of the historic city of Savannah. The Ships of Sea Maritime Museum Housed in the historic William Scarbough House, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum has nine galleries of maritime artifacts, paintings and ship models. The collections
If you are in downtown Savannah, or heading into Savannah from South Carolina, or from the west on I-16, the Talmadge Memorial Bridge looms up over everything. It’s an impressive sight and quite beautiful. Completed in November 1990, this ‘cable-stayed’ bridge cost over $70.9 million. The Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah replaced the old bridge which, built in 1953, just became too short for the taller and bigger ships needing access to the Port of Savannah.
If you are visiting Savannah, you have to head down to historic River Street. Facing north, onto the Savannah River, it is a great place to shop, eat and drink and just watch life go by. And the heart of River Street is Rousakis Riverfront Plaza in Savannah. A Quick History of River Street River Street is the river side of the buildings built on Bay Street as part of the warehouses and shipping enterprises along Bay