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Destination Immersion: Historical & Heritage

August 19, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm


As America's first planned city, Savannah boasts a rich and fascinating history that spans nearly three centuries. Founded in 1733 by British General James Oglethorpe, the city played a significant role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, leaving behind many historical marvels that offer glimpses into its past. From the long-standing port to the cultural heritage of the African Gullah-Geechee people and the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Savannah's landmarks are testaments to its rich and diverse history. Experience the living history of Savannah with a custom trolley tour that showcases the city's thriving past and its continued significance today.

Get ready to be transported back in time while learning how community collaboration has been central to delivering authentic experiences showcasing Savannah’s living history. You’ll discover how Visit Savannah finds creative ways to communicate the destination’s value proposition and how historical and heritage put Savannah on the global map and creates reasons for people to visit this destination.