Savannah History Museums Package – $170
Founded as Georgia’s First City in 1733, Savannah is steeped in history of local, regional, and national importance. Today, it’s home to more than a dozen museums dedicated to one chapter or another of the city’s unique story. Immerse yourself in history with entrance into three Savannah history museums, including two historic homes and the American Prohibition Museum.
Activities and attractions included in this package:
The American Prohibition Museum
The American Prohibition Museum is located in City Market and is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. While here, guests will travel back in time to the early 1900s, as anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and the “booze problem” was pushed to the fore-front of American politics. The true story of America’s struggle with the liquor question, the passing of the 18th Amendment, its impact on the nation, and the far-reaching consequences of the thirteen years of Prohibition all come to life within the walls of the American Prohibition Museum. Museum goers will learn how Prohibition and Temperance shaped thinking and culture for more than two hundred years of American history through immersive displays and state-of-the-art dioramas,
Andrew Low Historic House Museum
Andrew Low, a wealthy cotton merchant from Scotland, built this house in 1848. The house is a classic example of Italianate Revival architecture. Facing Lafayette Square, its stucco and brick design meshes beautifully with the rich history of the area. Guests can tour the house to see many 19th century antiques, silver pieces and ornamental ironwork. Knowledgeable guides give visitors a wonderful overview of the people and events that had their place in history in the home.
Davenport Historic House Museum
Isaiah Davenport built this Federal-style home in the 1820s for his growing household. The house was to accommodate his wife, several children and slaves. It was his family home until his death in 1827 when his wife converted it into a boarding house. Later, the Baynard family bought the house and it remained in their hands for the next 109 years. Later, the once stately home became a rundown rooming house in a seedy part of town. It was threatened with demolition in 1955. Fortunately, a group of community-spirited citizens joined forces to purchase the Davenport House. This was the first act of the Historic Savannah Foundation, which went on to save hundreds of buildings throughout Savannah. HSF opened the house to the public as a museum on March 9, 1963 after the restoration of the first floor. They later restored and opened the second and third floors.
Old Town Trolley Tour
Discover over 100 points of interest as Old Town Trolley’s conductors relate the fascinating stories, sights and landmarks of Savannah! Join them as they turn back the pages of time and relive the history of our charming Southern town. Thanks to the variety of its route, Old Town Trolley provides a great introduction to Savannah. For instance, you will see most of Savannah’s famous squares and learn about their monuments. Meanwhile, your conductor will also point out Savannah’s award-winning restaurants so that you know just the place for dinner! The trolleys run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day so you can tour at your own pace! Get off at any of the 15 convenient stops situated close to popular Savannah attractions, shops and restaurants. When you’re ready, just re-board and it’s on with the tour!
*Package price does not include room rate.