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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sights Around Savannah

Juliette Low, the founder of Girl Scouts of America, was born in Savannah in this house. It is now maintained by the Girl Scouts as a memorial to their founder and as a center of activities for girl scouts.

There is a statue of Juliette in the courtyard.

Just south of Chippewa Square, the Six Pence Pub on Bull Street was the setting for "Something to Talk About" starring Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid.

Colonial Park Cemetery is the final resting place for many dueling victims, patriots of the American Revolution and the 1820 Yellow Fever epidemic. The entrance was built by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Just beyond the cemetery is the Historic District Police Station. Loved the old cars in front.

Waving Girl Monument on the waterfront. It is a statue of Florence Martus, who waved to passing ships for 44 years of her life. It has been estimated that she welcomed over 50,000 ships in that time.

Savannah River with the Talmadge Memorial Bridge and the Westin in the distance.

There is a free ferry that operates in a triangular route from the Waving Girl Statue to the City Hall Landing then across the river to the Trade & Convention Center.

Vietnam War Memorial in Emmet Park

Washington Guns--cannons captured from the British in the Battle of Yorktown. They were gifted by Washington to Savannah.

Nearby is the Savannah City Hall--early 1900s Early Renaissance Revival Building with a 70-foot gold leaf dome.

If you don't use the Hop-On, Hop-Off buses, there is a free shuttle in the historic area.

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