The first group of settler's landed on February 12, 1733 after a voyage of over three months in a small galley named the Anne. The group of colonists, led by Oglethorpe himself, settled on a small bluff overlooking the Savannah River which they named Savannah. City Hall now occupies the very spot where Oglethorpe and his settlers first camped in the New World. Completed in 1905, the hall features bronze tablets on each side that commemorate the 1834 launching of the `John Randolph`, the first iron ship seen in American waters, and the `Savannah`, the first steam-propelled ship to cross the ocean.
Other History nearby:
(Beaufort) Beaufort Museum
(Savannah) Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
(Savannah) City Hall
(Edisto Island) Edisto Island Museum
(Savannah) Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ascension
(Savannah) Factor's Walk
09/20 Coming to The Savannah area
Vidalia Onion Festival Vidalia GA April18-21 Cooking School, Miss and Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, Onion Maze, Onion Cook-off, Tasting Competition, The Onion Run, parades, carnival, rodeo, street dance, onion shootgun shoot, as well as a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
Woodbine Crawfish Festival Woodbine GA April26-27 The annual Crawfish Festival is a family oriented event and offers something for all ages from children's amusements to arts & crafts, to cloggers, square dancers and live bands.
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Hazlehurst BBQ Fest Hazlehurst GA May3-4 The competition is sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association.
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Fernandina Beach FL May3-5 The town of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida is the birthplace of the modern, motorized shrimping industry. The origin of our Shrimp Festival was an annual spring shrimp boat race, during which the shrimpers' wives served shrimp dishes.