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General Francis Bartow: Born, Raised and Buried in Historic Savannah

“They have killed me, boys, but never give up the field.” (New Georgia Encyclopedia) This quote may be Francis Stebbins Bartow’s most famous statement, one he allegedly made after being fatally wounded in the Civil War. But, who really was Bartow? Well, he was born in Savannah on...

Button Gwinnett and His Crucial Role in Historic Savannah

In 2012, a document containing the signature of Button Gwinnett was estimated to be worth $700,000-$800,000 – and so this is a reasonable question to ask: Who is Button Gwinnett and why is his signature so valuable? Well, the short answer is that he was one of only three men from...

Historic Savannah Cemeteries: Rich in History and Natural Splendor

Historic Savannah is often called one of the country’s most beautiful cities, rich in history and natural splendor. So, it isn’t surprising that the city’s cemeteries are also full of natural beauty and intriguing history. And, although it would take the length of a book to give...

Things to Do in Savannah: Top 15 Part 3 of 3

This post concludes our three-part series of historic Savannah attractions – although we’re tempted to revisit this idea, very soon, since there is still so much more to share about our beautiful city! Yesteryear of Cotton: the Savannah Cotton Exchange If you’re in town on the...

Things to do in Savannah: Top 15 Part 2 of 3

Things to do in Savannah GA Top 15 Part 2/3 Welcome back to our series of must-see places to visit in historic Savannah! If you haven’t yet read our first post on the top 15 things to do in Savannah, you can read that here. And, here is part two, sharing five more engaging ways...

Things to do in Savannah: Top 15 Part 1 of 3

Things to do in Savannah Top 15 Part 1 of 3 At Cool Savannah Tours and Gifts, we’d originally thought of creating a top five list . . . that turned into a top ten list . . . that turned into the top 15 things to do in Savannah GA. Here are the first five! #1 Visit Historic...

More about Our Trolley Tours of Savannah

At Cool Savannah, our guests are our focus – and one of the ways that we provide a top-shelf experience for them is by partnering with the best. For trolley tours of Savannah, we collaborate with Old Town Trolley Tours, the only trolley company endorsed by the Savannah Historic...

Power of the Combo: Savannah Sightseeing Tours

Are you a fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? If so, then you might remember this classic commercial where two people discover how the sweet taste of chocolate pairs perfectly with the earthy, salty taste of peanut butter: There’s just something magical about combos, isn’t there?...

A Closer Look at Factor’s Walk in Historic Savannah

If you’re planning a visit to Historic Savannah, be sure to include time to stroll along Factor’s Walk, a series of walkways made of concrete and iron that connect 19th-century red brick buildings (known as Factor’s Row) to the nearby 40-foot bluff. This area is located in the...

Enjoying Spring in Historic Savannah!

Historic Savannah is beautiful, with azaleas blooming in brilliant pinks, reds and purples, and dogwood trees blossoming and so much more. So it’s worth visiting in springtime for its natural beauty alone. But, there’s more! Forsyth Park If you enjoy walking paths, gorgeous trees...

Erin Go Bragh (Ireland Forever!) in Historic Savannah

When you think about St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, think Savannah! Eight percent of our historic city is estimated to be Irish and we honor them (and everyone else who is Irish-for-a-day!) by hosting one of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parades. The city’s more liberal...

Savannah, GA Photography Shop Shares Historic Valentines

At Cool Savannah Tours and Gifts, two of the things we love the most are history and photography. So we thought we’d combine both interests and share some historic Valentine’s Day cards from the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library. We hope you enjoy them all! Find...