Savannah sits serenely on a bluff 40 feet above the banks of the Savannah River, where General James Oglethorpe and 120 passengers landed in 1733 to found Britain’s last American colony. General Oglethorpe laid out the city in a series of 24 squares, 22 of which remain as lovely parks surrounded by a mix of architectural styles, including Federal, Georgian, Victorian and Italianate. Walking and driving tours, carriage tours, audio tours and guided bus tours highlighting the historic homes built around Savannah’s squares are all available. The easiest way to move around downtown is aboard the Express Shuttle, which operates daily, with 24 stops around the Historic District.
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!