Many people who will be visiting Savannah are looking forward to seeing Savannah's historic homes and mansions. You can spend more than a few days exploring these amazing buildings. It seems like you can't go more than a block without coming across another home or stately mansion from Savannah's past.
Below, you can find many of Savannah's historic homes and mansions.
432 Abercorn Street, located on Calhoun Square, is one of the most infamous historic homes in Savannah. Thanks to the mansion being unoccupied for many years, rumors have swirled around about why the house is empty. Many people think the house is haunted, with some even claiming the ghosts scare off the residents. What is the real story about the house at 432 Abercorn? Click through to read the history of this historic home.
The Andrew Low House, on Abercorn Street/Lafayette Square is a beautiful Savannah Home. If the last name sounds familiar when mentioned with Savannah, it is because of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts. She lived in this house for some time, and died here. A few famous people spent time in this house, including Robert E. Lee himself.
The Davenport House must be regarded as one of the most important homes in the Historic District, and if not, then it was surely the catalyst that started a movement and saved hundreds of other buildings, homes and mansions in the Historic District. It was the Davenport House, that rallied the women that ultimately formed the Historic Savannah Foundation in 1955.
The Green-Meldrim House, on Madison Square, is one of the most beautiful homes in all of Savannah. Built in the mid-1800’s for Charles Green, the Green-Meldrim House is one of the best examples of Gothic Revival architecture anywhere in the country. The Green-Meldrim House also played a big role in the Civil War in Savannah. Today, you can take a guided tour of this historic home.
On Orleans Square, you'll find the Harper-Fowlkes House. Because it is on one of the least visited Squares, not as many people see it. However, it is worth the short walk to check it out. One of Savannah's most important historic homes, the Harper-Fowlkes House should be on any history buff's or fan or architecture's 'must visit' location in Savannah.
Thanks to the 1994 book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the Mercer-Williams House has become one of those 'must-see' attractions for many people coming to Savannah. Even before the book came out the Mercer-Williams House was a beautiful fixture on Monterey Square.
The Owens Thomas House is probably the most popular house in Savannah when it comes to taking a house tour. Many people who come to the Historic District are interested in touring some of our older homes. I always advise people that the Owens Thomas House should surely be on their list of homes to tour while in Savannah.
Being best known for being the home of the Ships of the Sea Museum, the Scarbrough House has a long and storied history in Savannah. One of the most impressive of Savannah's historic homes, the Scarbrough House is open for visitors. We highly encourage you to make a visit to the museum on your next trip to Savannah.
Madison Square is home to a number of amazing historic mansions. One of them in the Sorrel Weed House. This home has been the source of much history - including a few Ghost Stories. Today, the Sorrel Weed House is open for tours so that you may see the historic home for yourself.
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