Everything Old is New Again in Savannah!
There are many benefits to living next door to a city that’s almost 300 years old. Let’s explore.
Treasures from long ago can be yours today.
There are numerous places in Savannah (more than 20 in the Historic District alone!) to find and buy antique furniture, vintage jewelry and clothing, books, maps, and other collectibles. Of course, half the fun is browsing with no particular goal in mind. That’s when the truly unique “must have” item always seems to present itself.
So, where should you start? Here are a couple of suggestions that break from the norm:
Of course, there’s nothing older or more ancient than dinosaurs and dragons, so be sure to visit The Universe Trading Company. That’s where you’ll find life-size statues of those aforementioned monsters, in addition to other eclectic options.
If you love the printed word, spend a few hours perusing the enormous selection of books at Books On Bay. Here you’ll discover the most interesting variety of books and printed pieces, including foreign manuscripts, first edition prints of classics, and many others, spanning centuries from the 1600’s up through the 1920s.
Or for something completely different, head over to Alex Raskin Antiques, where the building is the star of the show, a five-story Victorian home and the oldest unrestored mansion in Savannah. It’s so big, and so full of antiques, you may feel like you’ve taken a trip back in time—especially if you get lost in the building (it has happened before).
Old buildings brimming with architectural significance.
According to the Savannah Historic Foundation, more than 40 percent of the 2,500 buildings inventoried in Savannah had architectural or historical significance, with examples of Federal, Victorian Regency, Greek and Gothic Revival, and Italianate architecture (we didn’t know there were that many, either). Guided tours are available for many of the buildings, often at very reasonable prices. You can see a list here, or simply stroll around the Historic District on your own.
Then again, there’s nothing older than a ghost.
Savannah is arguably America’s most haunted city, so if you’re up for a little paranormal activity, this is the place to be! Obviously, there are a wide variety of ghost tour operations in the city and at the cemeteries, giving you a wonderfully scary mix of options. But if you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, Hearse Ghost Tours lets you get to your favorite haunts via—you guessed it—your own creepy black hearse. The Gribble House Paranormal Experience uses high technology to let you search for the ghosts of murder victims in a 15,000 square foot warehouse. And if you need a little liquid courage to confront your demons, the Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl is all about appreciating spirits, one way or the other.
Wow. So much to do, and all of these attractions (and more!) are just minutes from Savannah Quarters®.
If you’re planning on visiting Savannah, may we suggest you also come see us, and discover just how great it is to live here. Our Welcome Home Getaway package is just $295 for three days and two nights in the Savannah Historic District, and includes access to our outstanding amenities, a private community tour, a $50 gift voucher for lunch or dinner at The Club at Savannah Quarters®, and more.
Want to know more? Simply email Tracy Quarterman at firstname.lastname@example.org.