Savannah Snapshots

Savannah's waterfront district offers guests and locals a taste of history, a little mystery, and a lot of fun.

Bridging Past and Present

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Bridging Past and Present

Old and new coexist on Savannah's waterfront, where paddlewheelers and large container ships cruise past the dramatic cable-stayed Talmadge Memorial Bridge.

History in the Making

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History in the Making

Like many historic structures in Savannah, the Independent Presbyterian has a movie connection. Producers filmed the facade during the production of Forrest Gump.

Ghoul Ride

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Ghoul Ride

Modified hearses transport up to 10 passengers on tours of the ghost haunts around Savannah. Walking tours are also a good bet for those who want to hear the numerous tales associated with one of America's most haunted cities.

Crafting a Legacy

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Crafting a Legacy

Eugie Graham is a fixture on River Street. Taught by his grandfather, he has been crafting flowers from palm leaves for 40 years.

Simply Shrimp

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Simply Shrimp

The perfect meal: Seafood bisque followed by a half-pound of peel-your-own shrimp at The Shrimp Factory (313 East River Street).

Beauty with a Bite

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Beauty with a Bite

Spanish moss drapes live oaks throughout the historic district. Henry Ford stuffed the seats of Model Ts with this natural material, only to find that its beauty and utility had a bite—chiggers.

Hot to Trot

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Hot to Trot

Carriage tours of the historic district highlight the hot spots of Savannah, including Paula Deen's The Lady and Sons restaurant on Congress Street. People line up around the block at times to feast on the buffet-style Southern cooking.

All Aboard

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All Aboard

Visitors can ride trolley buses free of charge throughout the historic district.

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