Emmet Park

This lush green way bordering East Bay Street is home to beautiful, tree-shaded Emmett Park named for Irish patriot and orator Robert Emmet. Underneath the Spanish moss draped live oaks are several points of interest in this park including a Vietnam Veterans Memorial and fountain as well as a historic Harbor Light (1858), a gas-powered light erected as a navigational aid to vessels in the Savannah River. The light stands 77 feet above the river and helped ships avoid the hulls of ships scuttled by British forces during the siege of 1779 in an effort to prevent French warships from using the harbor. Additionally there are other historic artifacts including cannons, sailing vessel anchors, and assorted monuments designating other historic events in Coastal Georgia's colonial past.