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...

Wrought Iron in Historic Savannah Architecture and More

Historic Savannah is well known for its stunning architectural features, ranging from soaring buildings to intricate ornamentation – and the latter includes wrought iron. This ornamentation appears on public buildings and private homes alike, and perhaps the most well-known iron...

Historic Savannah: Unique in Urban Planning

The layout of historic Savannah was created in a remarkable way, using a “repeated pattern of connected neighborhoods, multiple squares, streets, and designed expansion into lands held by the city (the common). It is unique in the history of urban planning in a number of...

Visit our Cool Savannah Gift Shops on Small Business Saturday

“Within each small business is an individual with a dream. Each year amongst the craziness that is the holiday season comes a day that was created to support the ‘mom and pop’ stores across our nation – Small Business Saturday.” (Farm Bureau Financial Services) More than 95...
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Haunted Savannah Tours: Walk With the Spirits on Halloween

“There is certainly a world beyond our normal consciousness from which neither space nor time divides us, but only the barrier of our sense-perceptions…. this threshold is not immovable.” (William F. Barrett, On the Threshold of the Unseen, 1918) A Pew Research Center...

Paranormal Researcher Investigates Haunted Savannah Tour Company!

Yes . . . we mean Cool Savannah. On May 6, 2016, Ryan Dunn and Kris Kersten of Savannah Ghost Research Society conducted a paranormal investigation of our premises. You might already know about Ryan if you’ve read his books: Savannah’s Afterlife: True Tales of a Paranormal...

Wandering, Seeking Spirit in Haunted Savannah

“You know someone is up there, right? On your couch?” “Her neck. There’s something wrong with her neck . . .” “She’s not scary, no. More like very proper looking, in a Victorian-style dress. But her neck. There’s clearly something wrong with her neck.” Over the past two years, at...

Savannah Attractions: Add this Permanent Exhibit to Your Must-See List

Starting on June 25, when you visit the Telfair Museums, you can enjoy an incredible collection of American portraiture, titled Face to Face, with paintings from the American Revolution to World War II. The museum has acquired the painting titled James Wright (1716-1785), the...

Things to Do in Savannah: Honor and Celebrate Juneteenth

Many people consider April 9, 1865 to be the end of the Civil War, since that’s the day General Robert E. Lee surrendered his 28,000 troops to General Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse. In reality, though, the news didn’t reach all of the Confederate soldiers or their...

Historic Savannah: Glimpse into the Past

What’s now the state of Georgia was claimed for the country of England in 1732 by James Edward Oglethorpe – a fascinating historical figure. Born as the tenth and last child of Theophilus and Eleanor Oglethorpe in London on December 22, 1696, his parents were comfortably well...

Spring has Sprung! Things to Do in Savannah

“Residents and visitors seem to agree that springtime is the best time of year to visit Savannah. Savannah bursts into bloom in the spring, and flowering trees, colorful azaleas, and spring flowers are abundant in its beautiful squares, parks and private gardens. Temperatures are...
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