Savannah's Historic District

Savannah's historic district is the heart and soul of the city. Rich in history, architecture and Southern charm, we think you'll love Savannah's historic district as much as we do. Stroll down cobblestone streets, visit historic squares filled with old live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, discover her grand mansions and amazing ironwork. See why we say there is no other city quite like Savannah. A little quirky, but always captivating, a visit to Savannah is an experience you will always treasure.

Mercer-Williams House
Monterey Square
Civil War Monument
Monument Square
Juliette Gordon Low House
Iron Balcony

Officially designated a Historic Landmark District in 1966, the 2.2 square mile area runs from E. Broad Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., and from the Savannah River to Gaston Street. Lovingly and painstakingly preserved, Savannah’s historic district is one of the largest in the U.S. with more than 1100 historically and architecturally significant buildings, including examples of Federal, Victorian Regency, Greek and Gothic Revival, and Italianate architecture. More than 800 of these buildings were restored using the original paint colors; Savannah blues, greens, reds and pinks.

Tragically, in the 1950s, many of Savannah’s historic buildings were demolished. But when the Davenport House was threatened, seven angry and determined women stepped up and formed the historic Savannah Foundation to purchase and preserve this historic home, saving it just 24 hours before the scheduled demolition. The Historic Savannah Foundation continues to be a major force in Savannah’s redevelopment and revitalization.

Renovation and restoration continues. Over the centuries, Savannah has survived war, fires, and demolition, but the Hostess City of the South has never been more beautiful.

Learn more about Savannah’s architectural treasures.

Learn more about Savannah’s beautiful historic homes and house museums.

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