Destination Immersion: Historical & Heritage
What to Expect:
Check-in at the desk begins at 12:15 PM. We will begin boarding the trolly at 12:30 PM for a prompt 12:45 PM departure.
What to Wear:
Casual, cool, and comfortable. The temperature in August averages between 90–95 degrees. Be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and we recommend a hat.
In case of inclement weather, attendees should bring rain ponchos and/or umbrellas.
About the Immersion:
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 a testament to its rich and diverse history. 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 history and heritage put Savannah on the global map and creates reasons for people to visit this destination.