Savannah History Museum - Offering More Than Meets The Eye.

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One of the first meetings between natives and new Savannah settlers.
One of the first meetings between natives and new Savannah settlers.
Everday life during the 1700's in Savannah, Ga.
Everday life during the 1700's in Savannah, Ga.
The most common homes built from 1750-1785.
The most common homes built from 1750-1785.
The "Victoria" carriage, one of the modes of transportation used in the early 1900's.
The "Victoria" carriage, one of the modes of transportation used in the early 1900's.
Uniforms worn during the American Revolution.
Uniforms worn during the American Revolution.
Uniforms worn during the Civil War.
Uniforms worn during the Civil War.
Which hat fits on whose head?
Which hat fits on whose head?
The Goddess of Liberty or Lady Liberty, who quickly became popular during the mid 1800's. She quickly became strongly associated with America.
The Goddess of Liberty or Lady Liberty, who quickly became popular during the mid 1800's. She quickly became strongly associated with America.
Part of the Pulaski Monument, which honors Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779) a war hero of Poland and America.
Part of the Pulaski Monument, which honors Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779) a war hero of Poland and America.
A short lesson on historical monumental preservation and what the natural elements can do to important pieces as such.
A short lesson on historical monumental preservation and what the natural elements can do to important pieces as such.
All aboard!
All aboard!

I've lived in Savannah, Georgia for the majority of my thirty one years (give or take four or five), and I'm always pleasantly surprised at the little gems my hometown has to offer.

I stumbled across such a gem today, as I toured the Savannah History Museum with my husband and two toddlers. This fairly sized museum offers more historical facts about Savannah than meets the eye.

A great place for the family, this kitschy museum offers something for everyone. From war buffs, to train enthusiasts, local Savannahians and tourist alike will be amazed at all the history Savannah, Georgia has to offer.

The Savannah History Museum provides one and all with enough little-known history facts to keep them coming back for more. History facts such as:

1.) the first African American officer of the Woman's Army Corp (Charity E. Adams),whose unit was the only organization of black women to serve oversees during World War II

2.) 1779 census statistics of Savannah which included:

450 houses, 6 squares, 2 churches, 1 orphanage, 1 council house, 1 courthouse, 20-25 plantations*

750 whites (free and servants)* of English, Scot, German, Swiss, French, Italian, Portuguese, and American descent

950 blacks (slaves and free)* of African, West Indian, and American descent [*Approximate numbers displayed]

3.) the contributions Savannahians made in the Civil War and the American Revolution

This museum is not for adults only, there are several hands on activities to keep your smaller children entertained. Such as:

1.) an interactive display dedicated to the history of hats

2.) a visual replica that allows your child to compare his/her height and arm length with the wing span and height of several birds

3.) an sketching area that provides supplies for your youngster to tap into their inner artist

Providing a unique dining experience (you can actually dine on a old train car!) it's definitely a historical site for the whole family to enjoy.

(to get admittance fee, hours, address, directions and more, go to http://www.savannah.com/the-savannah-history-museum/)

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

You know, as many times as I've been to Savannah, I'm ashamed to admit that I've never been here. Thanks for sharing this info! I'll have to visit next time we make a trip.


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia Author

You'll have to stop by and see it habee. It's a cute little museum packed full of history. It's definetly offers more than meets the eye.

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