Fun Facts About Savannah

If you’re thinking about taking a trip to Savannah, Georgia, then you should definitely keep some of these awesome facts in mind while you’re in the planning process!

Savannah is the home of the oldest Black church in North America. Called the First African Baptist Church, the church was organized in 1773 and constituted in 1777. The church is a registered historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Landmarks and Places. The church’s original steeple, which was over 100 feet high, was toppled during a hurricane in 1892.

The city is the home of celebrity chef Paula Deen, and her restaurant The Lady and Sons represents the best of both southern and coastal cuisine, serving comfort foods like fried chicken and seafood favorites. Opened in 1996, the 330-seat restaurant is internationally recognized for its food and its success.

Savannah was also home to Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. Born in 1860, Gordon Low established the Girl Scouts organization on March 12, 1912, and her childhood home was purchased and restored by the Girl Scouts in the 1950s. It is now on the National Register of Historic Landmarks and Places.

Visit The Pirate’s House, a wonderful historical experience. Built on land that once held the United States’ first experimental gardens, one of the small buildings that comprises The Pirate’s House is the oldest standing building in the state of Georgia. Founded in 1753, it began as an inn that welcomed guests from all over the world. Although most guests were average sailors, some were pirates. The complex has 15 different dining rooms and is one of the most visited destinations in Savannah. The inn appears in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

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