The 7 Wonders of Savannah

Chantel Baul

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

As of now, there are only seven wonders of the world to date. Between historical monuments, natural wonders and beautiful buildings, Savannah has way too many wonders to count! But for the sake of brevity, we’ve put together a list of seven of our favorites.

1. The Squares 

Savannah’s 22 squares were first installed in the 1730s, and they remain today as a testament to history, civic beauty and design. Her neat and verdant squares are perfect for an afternoon stroll or a romantic picnic underneath moss-laden oaks. Don’t forget to stop by the iconic Chippewa Square for a Forest Gump photo.

2. River Street 

River Street is the cornerstone of Savannah’s famous Historic District. It has been the center of economic commerce for centuries, and now it is a hallmark attraction for guests all over the world. River Street’s storied past is told in the hand-laid cobblestones, Factor’s walk and the standing edifices that line the river.

3. City Market 

Affectionately known as ‘the Art and Soul of Savannah,’ City Market is certainly has a special place among the city’s wonders. A bustling center for shopping, entertainment, dining and, of course, art, City Market is a great locale to discover beloved tchotchkes, masterpieces and dishes that are emblematic of the Savannah scene.

4. Bonaventure Cemetery 

Popularized by the Berendt’s classic, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” Bonaventure Cemetery is one of Savannah’s most recognizable and hauntingly beautiful sites. The Southern Gothic design is a marvel against the backdrop of aged, mossy oaks and lush greenery.

5. Forsyth Park 

The stunning fountain at Forsyth Park is another one of Savannah’s most immediate images. Couple that with the thriving flora, the Fragrant Garden, the wide meandering walkways and the surrounding historic homes and unique shops and you have more than enough reasons to understand why Forsyth Park is included among Savannah’s seven wonders.

6. First African Baptist Church 

Constituted in 1777, First African Baptist Church is the oldest Black church in our country, and it calls Savannah home. The historic landmark was a place of refuge for slaves on the Underground Railroad. Parishioners can still see the holes in the floorboards used by those escaping to freedom today. The important history of this house of worship definitely earns it the title of one of Savannah’s wonders.

7. The Pirates’ House 

The seven wonders of Savannah list simply wouldn’t be complete without the world-famous Pirates’ House. Established in 1753, the aptly-named Pirates’ House was a beloved haven among seafaring travelers, both good and bad. The traveler’s adventures and house happenings inspired material in the classic “Treasure Island”. Today, the Pirates’ House is one of Savannah’s most celebrated restaurants, though former pirate guests are still known to frequent their favorite inn.

From Visit Savannah