Savannah offers so many unique Attractions to see! From the majestic oak trees towering over Squares featuring monuments to Revolutionary War Heroes to the rising Spires of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist -- there's something for everyone to see in beautiful Savannah.
The Squares of Savannah are rightly named the “crown jewels” of the city. Their contribution of historic value and beauty is recognized locally, regionally and nationally.
Every Savannah squares list should begin with this one -- the first and original square established by Georgia's founding father, James Edward Oglethorpe. Today, it is perhaps the most active square with its location in the heart of the downtown business district.
One of the oldest churches in Savannah and two of the city's finest museums surround Telfair Square. Come discover Trinity Methodist Church, The Jepson Center, Telfair Academy & the lush green space of this square,
General Nathaniel Greene was a Revolutionary War hero in command of all forces in the southern colonies. As one of George Washington's key players, he was instrumental in the the United States achieving independence from Britian.
This Savannah square was established the same year Benjamin Franklin died (1790). This square is the most northwestern of all and it adjacent to City Market. A monument honoring Hatian immigrants was dedicated in 2007.
Count Casimir Pulaski is honored with this square. He sacrificed his life in 1779 during the Siege of Savannah. The monumnet to Pulaski is actually located in Montery Square. Fort Pulaski, the site of a major Civil War Battle, near Tybee Island is also named for Count Pulaski.
Savannah's Calhoun Square was laid out in 1851. It is named for John C. Calhoun. Massie School and Wesley Monumental Methodist Church are on this square.
Georgia Governor George Troup is honored with this square, originally created in 1851. At the center is a large Armillary Sphere. It is primarily enjoyd by locals alhtough many tourists enjoy the nearby Firefly Cafe.
One of the last of Savannah's squares, Whitefield Square is named for the Rev. George Whitefield, founder of Savannah's Bethesda Orphanage. Whitefield was a friend of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism in America.
President Washington visited Savannah during his first term. In 1791, Washington came to our city and presented two cannons captured from the British. The "Washington Guns" are on display on Bay Street, about one half mile from Washington Square.
Named for Georgia's founder, Oglethorpe Square is one of the few squares without a monument at the center. It's an open square with lots of grass for tourists to enjoy a picnic or locals to walk their dogs.
America won The Battle of New Orleans in 1815 and, as a result, the War of 1812 with the British. That same year, on Barnard Street, between Perry & Hull Street, a new square was named to honor this important victory. The square is home to the German Memorial Fountain.
Capture picturesque beauty in the heart of Savannah's historic district with a visit to Lafayette Square. Nearby attractions include The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, The Flannery O'Conner Home and the Andrew Low House.
One of the earliest squares in Savannah is this one where you will find a statue to John Wesley, who founded the first Sunday School in the United States and is thought of as the founder of the Methodist denomination.
Come to Wright Square to see the burial place of the Yamacraw Indian Chief, Tomo-chi-chi, who befriended General Oglethorpe when he arrived from England to settle the colony of Georgia.
This Savannah square features a nine foot tall bronze statue of the founder of Georgia, James Edward Oglethorpe.
Today Columbia Square is in one of the desirable areas of downtown Savannah. But the square was originally laid out more than 200 years ago when bordellos and taverns made the neighborhood less desirable than it is today.
Discover much history in one of Savannah's earliest squares that gets it's name from James Madison, America's fourth president.
At the top of everyone's list of things to do in Savannah, a visit to Monterey Square takes you The Mercer House made famous in Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil.
On any list of Savannah squares, you will find Ellis Square mentioned as one of the original four. And yet, it is the most modern of all of the squares in Savannah. Find out the fascinating history, destruction and renewal of Savannah's Ellis Square.
Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
You'll find Savannah tribute to the soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War in Emmet Park. A stroll along Bay Street will take you past this memorial and many others. It was dedicated in 1991.
German Memorial Fountain
At the center of Orleans square is a five foot cast iron fountait that celebrates the earliest German immigrants to the colony of Georgia. The memorial was dedicated in Savannah in 1989.
During The Siege of Savannah, the city was defended by the Georgia Hussars. In the battle a British canon was captured and now sits in Emmet Park as a memorial to the mounted rangers that General Oglethorpe had established decades earlier to defend Savannah.
Jewish Cemetery Marker
After Savannah was established in 1733, General Oglethrope alloted land to the Jewish immigrants who moved to the colony. A cemetery marker is located in the median of Oglethorpe Avenue showing the exact spot of this original plot.
Oglethorpe Memorial Bench
This commemorative bench was set in 1906 on Yamacraw Bluff to celebrate the exact spot General Oglethorpe landed at Savannah in 1733. It was dedicated by the Georgia Society of Colonial Dames of America.
Tomochichi Memorial Marker
General Oglethorpe found a loyal friend in the native Cherokee Indian Chief Tomochichi upon his arrival in 1733. The two remained friends until Tomochichi's death in 1739. The memorial plaque reads "In memory of Tom-o-chi-chi. The mico of the Yamacraws, The Companion of Oglethorpe, and the Friend and Ally of the Colony of Georgia"
Victory Drive War Memorial
In celebration of America's victory in World War I, a granite stone memorial with incription was set in Daffin Park and a number of Palmetto Trees were planted in the center of the Victory Drive Boulevard to honor all you died in "The Great War."