As you walk the streets of Savannah’s Landmark Historic District, the sense of history that permeates these storied streets in this designated district are all around you. Many of the historic markers recount an obscure tale or two or perhaps you prefer to hear the best tour guides on the Eastern Seaboard recount some fascinating drama over the past 276 years. But the really serious student may prefer to get straight to the source at our compelling Hodgson Hall Building located on the corner of Whitaker and Gaston Streets cattycorner to Forsyth Park. Within these hallowed halls (pardon the pun), resides the living archives of the Georgia Historical Society.
Pertinent information covering General Oglethorpe's faithful landing in 1733, many battles stretching out over several wars, the Cherokee Removal over the infamous Trail of Tears from Antebellum Georgia during 1836 from their ancestral land, and the correspondence of well known Savannahian, Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low during her formative years in coastal Savannah are just a few of the many documents and artifacts that are available to the public at large. We take our Georgia History seriously and invite other like minded history buffs to come and sit a spell in air conditioned comfort what it is that sets Georgia apart from the other 13 colonies. You might want to plan your upcoming Savannah Getaway around some of our upcoming events.