Articles

Back to Articles list

Founded back in 1733, Savannah used to be the first state capitol of Georgia, a treasure chest of history that dates far back into the American history you can explore with bus charter

The Oldest City in Georgia - Savannah

Apr 3, 2014

History is interesting, especially when you are able to see the actual places, and be in awe of all the wonderful places and things that are still standing even after so many decades. If you want to see more history in oldest place in all of Georgia, then you have to get your charter bus driver to take you to the city of Savannah.

As the first state capitol of Georgia, this strategic port city was established in 1733, and is currently the fifth largest and third largest metropolitan city in Georgia. The city features many beautiful historical architecture such as the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the Georgia Historical Society, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the First African Baptist Church, Temple Mickve Israel, and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex.

Telfair Museum of Art

If you are not sure where to head to in Savannah with so many great places to visit, the Telfair Museum of Art can be one of the first. This museum is the first public art museum in the Southern United States, founded by Mary Telfair in 1886. This beautiful Regency-style mansion houses more than 4,500 American and European paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.

Due to the extensive collection at the Telfair Museum, the exhibits ara housed in three different buildings; the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Owens-Thomas House, and the Jepson Center for the Arts.

Savannah History Museum

Housed inside an old passenger terminal, the Savannah History Museum features the history of the city ever since 1733. Exhibits cover artifacts from an interactive component about Native American cultures to a 1902 Crestmobile, to a car that pre-dates the Ford Model A. Not only are the exhibits unique and interesting for coach bus visitors to see, even the venue is exquisite. This building was used by the railway right until 1972, and is a National Historical Landmark.

The museum holds more than 10,000 artifacts, and some of the interesting ones include:

  • Forest Gump’s bench
  • One of Johnny Mercer’s Oscar Awards
  • A carriage owned by the family of Juliette Gordon Lowe, founder of the Girl Scouts

Other places of interest in Savannah are like:

  • Ellis Square: A spacious park to hang out and people-watch.
  • Historic Carriage Tours: Carriage tour through the squares of Savannah city.
  • Dolphin Cruise: A 2-hour narrated cruise that tours out to Tybee Island to see historic sights and dolphins.

Don’t miss out visiting this awesome city of Savannah in Georgia. Book a private bus to enjoy the most of this city. Call 1-800-304-1993 for a quote or to book your bus today.