Staying at the DoubleTree Savannah Historic District or the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District presents a wonderful opportunity to experience the Hostess City up close. Let’s discover what’s just steps away from both hotels.
City Market is just one block away from both the DoubleTree and Hilton Garden Inn, stretching from Ellis Square to east and Franklin Square to the west, Bryan Street to the north and Congress Street to the south. Explore the art galleries, shops, and bistros by day, and return after dark to experience the nightlife scene.
You’ll find more than 70 bars, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, and shops along Savannah’s famed River Street. It’s easy to spend the whole day discovering everything the area has to offer.
With it being in the City Market area, Ellis Square tends to be one of Savannah’s busiest squares. In the square you find a giant chess set, a water fountain for children, and plenty of places to sit and relax.
Founded in 1966, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum showcases ship models, paintings, and antiques primarily from the Atlantic trade era during the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum is in the William Scarborough House, which is surrounded by two acres of gardens.
This two-story mansion, located on the aptly named Telfair Square, contains American and European art, including paintings and sculptures. The Telfair Academy is the oldest public art museum in the South, and the first museum in the country founded by a woman.
Opened in 2006, the Jepson Center for the Arts showcases art from the museum’s contemporary and modern collection, as well as special exhibitions. The Jepson Center is also located on Telfair Square, as is just a very short walk away from the Telfair Academy.
Believed to be the largest Antebellum railroad repair facility in the world, the George State Railroad Museum presents displays of historic railcars that you can explore. You can also go on a train ride and a guided tour.
The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, named in honor of Rev. Ralph Mark Gilbert, who served as pastor of the First African Baptist Church from 1939 to 1956, explores the civil rights movement in Savannah. The three-story museum features interactive exhibits, photographs, and more that chronicle key moments during the movement.
The Harper Fowlkes House is an elegant 1842 Greek Revival mansion filled with antiques and featuring a beautiful garden patio. Find the Harper Fowlkes House on Orleans Square at 230 Barnard Street.