700 Kitchen Cooking School

Housed in the Mansion on Forsyth Park hotel, 700 Kitchen is Savannah’s premier cooking school. It offers courses for individuals and groups in healthy cooking, the art of entertaining, baking and confectionary and regional cuisines. Most classes last two to three hours, and all end with participants eating what they made. Low Country Cuisine teaches such recipes as cheddar-and-chive biscuits, creamy grits, fried green tomatoes, shrimp with red-eye gravy and pecan-praline angel food cake; and Quick and Easy Hors d’Oeuvres, features dishes like caraway-and-fennel crisps, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus with orange-mint dipping sauce and black-bean cakes with shrimp and corn salsa.

Aerial View - Bonaventure Cemetery , Savannah, American South

Bonaventure Cemetery

On grounds that were formerly part of the Bonaventure Plantation, this cemetery gained national fame when it appeared on the cover of John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The Bird Girl statue has since been moved to the Telfair Museum of Art for safekeeping. Among those buried here are songwriter Johnny Mercer and Pulitzer prize–winning poet Conrad Aiken. Aiken, who regularly visited the graves of his parents here, had his tombstone fashioned in the shape of a bench, so visitors can rest awhile and even raise a glass, as he did, to toast his party-loving mother. The stone is inscribed with the words “Cosmos Mariner, Destination Unknown,” which he apparently read one day on a ship’s log in town.

Aerial View - Forsyth Park,Savannah, American South - Courtesy J. Mier

Forsyth Park

Named for the Georgia governor and U.S. Secretary of State John Forsyth, this lovely park in the Historic District contains one of the largest cast-iron fountains in the country as well as monument showing a Confederate soldier defending his state against the Union. The park has a perimeter of exactly one mile, which is popular with joggers. The Forsyth Fountain area can be rented out for weddings. Keep an eye out for the Myers Drinking Fountain, which has spouts for humans and water bowls for dogs.

Aerial View-Golf ,Savannah, American South


Daufuskie Island has three great 18-hole golf courses: Jack Nicklaus’ Melrose on the Atlantic Ocean, Tom Weiskopf’s Bloody Point with views of Tybee Island and Savannah, a newly renovated course by Rees Jones, with another nine-hole course.

Exterior View - Indagare Tours: Architectural Savannah,Savannah, American South

Indagare Tours: Architectural Savannah

Indagare's preferred architecture tour guide is a SCAD grad who has been leading architectural walking tours of Savannah for a decade. He offers several group tours a day beginning in Washington Square, but reservations must be made in advance. Customized private tours focusing on specific eras, architects or interests are also available.

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Indagare Tours: Bull River Cruises

Indagare members can contact our bookings department to join an eco-cruise around the Low Country’s barrier islands. These floating classrooms will cruise the estuaries and barrier islands looking for dolphins, egrets and other wildlife.

Indagare Tours: Ghosts of Savannah

“The dead are very much with us in Savannah,” says one of the characters in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. “Everywhere you look, there is a reminder of things that were, people who lived. We are keenly aware of our past.” Ancestors who have been dead for decades are spoken of as though they just walked out the door, and ghost stories are related like recent newspaper articles, without a hint of irony or suspicion. So go ahead and connect with the past, indulge your spiritual side, and sign up for a ghost tour. It’s just another way of learning about the city’s history. Indagare members can contact our Bookings Team for help arranging a tour.

Forest View - Indagare Tours: Savannah by Water,Savannah, American South

Indagare Tours: Savannah by Water

A great way to get a sense of the water life of the Low Country is to take a canoe or kayak around one of the area’s barrier islands. Indagare's preferred company is owned by a water-loving couple who offer guided tours and instruction for kids and adults. A guide will meet you at the beach with kayaks, take you to empty beaches and point out wildlife. Whether you would like to spot dolphins, osprey or Civil War sites, they can craft a few hours of adventure and activity. They offer group and private tours, even overnight camping trips. Indagare members can contact our Bookings Team for help arranging a tour.

Aerial View - Indagare Tours: Savannah's Nature, Savannah, American South

Indagare Tours: Savannah's Nature

Indagare's favorite non-profit educational outfit offers wonderful nature tours, canoe trips and hikes for groups and individuals. You can join one of their scheduled weekend tours or hire a naturalist guide for yourself. All of the walks – some of which include a bit of paddling as well – focus on the wildlife of coastal Georgia but range in length from two hours to a full day and cover everything from River Swamps & Reptiles, Salt Marsh Walks and Wild Island Explorations to Exploring the Night Sky and an Urban Walk in the city. Many guides are university professors or parks professionals who love sharing their passion for the outdoors, biology and education.

Interior View - Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace,Savannah, American South

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

If you have a Girl Scout in your group, consider a visit to the birthplace of the organization’s founder, Juliette Gordon Low. The National Landmark house, where four generations of Gordons lived, contains many of Low’s treasures, including pieces of her pottery and family furniture.

Exterior View - Mercer Williams House,Savannah, American South

Mercer Williams House

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil made this the most famous house in Savannah, with its chronicle of the murder that took place here. Antiques dealer Jim Williams, who was ultimately acquitted, has since died, but the fascination with him and his house remains. A few years ago his sister opened the main floor of the house for visits. (She resides upstairs.) The focus is on the house’s history (it was built for a relative of songwriter Johnny Mercer) and the stunning collection of museum-quality antiques that Williams amassed, rather than on its sordid past. Tours are led by docents and advance tickets may be purchased online. The gift shop is worth a browse.

Exterior View - Owens-Thomas House, Savannah, American South

Owens-Thomas House

If you have time to tour only one of Savannah's historic houses, let it be this gorgeous example of Regency architecture, which provides a fantastic window onto the city’s history. The house museum celebrates the artifacts that fill it and the tales of its former inhabitants’ lives. Tours begin in the slave quarters, which contain the country’s best-preserved original example of the blue ceiling paint that slaves used to ward off evil spirits. Admission fee includes access to architect Jay Whitney’s later landmark building, the Telfair Academy.

Savannah College of Art and Design

An Atlanta-based art teacher’s frustration led to the establishment of the largest art school in the country. The armory building on Bull Street that she and her parents purchased in 1978 to house the school’s first forty students is now home to shop SCAD, where the efforts of the creative community are offered for purchase. With its third location opening next year, in Hong Kong, SCAD now has 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students in Savannah and Atlanta and also runs an international program in Lacoste, France. The Savannah campus encompasses more than 60 buildings throughout the Historic District.

Paula Wallace, the private, nonprofit university’s president and cofounder, takes as her mission “no starving artists,” so the curriculum emphasizes commerce along with the arts. (Its official tagline is “SCAD prepares talented students for professional, creative careers.”) Fashion designers teach seminars, and Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley attends the end-of-year fashion show, presenting Lifetime Achievement Awards to designers like Vera Wang and Karl Lagerfeld. The industrial-design students work on sponsored projects for international companies that often put the pupils’ prototypes—like Baby Einstein toys and Hobie Cat kayaks—into production and hire them after graduation.

In addition to bringing an incredible pool of talent to Savannah, the university has restored dozens of old buildings. The library occupies a former department store, and an old riverside warehouse now houses the painting department. The next major project is an expansion of the SCAD museum in rehabilitated former rail yards, which will hold one of the world’s best collections of African-American art. Tours of campus are available through the college.

Interior View - SCAD Museum of Art,Savannah, American South

SCAD Museum of Art

The SCAD Museum of Art is located in an 1853 building that is today the oldest surviving railroad depot in country. In 2011, Christian Sottile, a SCAD alumnus and now dean of its School of Building Arts transformed the structure into an award-winning, modern museum. Savannah’s notable contemporary art museum contains some special collections, such as the rare-print and -book holdings of the late Earle W. Newton, which include antique maps, editions of Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain and William Shakespeare and prints by Rembrandt, Goya and Renoir. The more than 4,5000 objects and paintings rotate.

Exterior View - Telfair Academy,Savannah, American South

Telfair Academy

The oldest museum of art in the South, the Telfair Academy is housed in a Regency building designed by Jay Whitney (who was also the architect of the Owens-Thomas House) that dominates Telfair Square. It is home to the Bird Girl statue appearing on the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, as well as paintings by 19th-century American and European masters and temporary exhibits. The galleries were once the scene of grand Southern living, and remnants of this can be glimpsed in one room's hand-painted wallpaper, the outline of an indoor pool and a rustic kitchen in the basement as well as a lovely Regency interior bridge.

Exterior View - Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts , Savannah, American South

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts

The third star in the Telfair museum trio (which also includes the Owens-Thomas House and Telfair Academy), the Jepson Center for the Arts was designed by the internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie. The luminous building houses contemporary art and temporary exhibits and hosts regular educational art activities, including family programs on the weekends. Admission includes access to the adjacent Telfair Academy and the Owens-Thomas House. Tip: The café is a good place for a casual meal or snack.

Aerial View - Yoga on the Beach,Savannah, American South

Yoga on the Beach

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Ann Carroll teaches yoga on the Tybee Island beach most mornings. Call ahead to confirm time and location or to inquire about private instruction.

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