Established in 1733, the city of Savannah was the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. Savannah’s downtown area is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States.
We decided to camp on Tybee Island. It’s more remote and not that far to travel into Savannah. We stayed at the THE RIVER’S END RV PARK, which is owned by the city of Tybee Island. We were here during the low season so it was not real full but the sites are pretty tight together. We would camp here again. They offer FMCA, Good SAM AAA and AARP discounts. This is a typical beach town, many public beach access trails and parking. The beach is long and wide on the east side and more swampy and more residential on the West side.
Sunset from TYBEE ISLAND:
We drove into Savannah each day and parked at the Free Trolly parking area. We bought trolly tickets and enjoyed seeing the town that way.
We stopped along the trolly route and ate lunch at PAULA DEAN’s restaurant, THE LADY AND THE SONS. Mark had the meatloaf and I had french onion soup. Both items were OK, but the Cornbread they bring to the table is to die for. We saw many orders of Chicken Pot Pie going out and it looked Great. We will have that next time. Service was excellent. Of course I had to check out her gift store on the way out.
On the Riverfront there are many shops and restaurants to entertain you. It’s one of the Trolly stops.
Here are a few of the photos from this area.
Fort Pulaski is a National Monument located a few miles from Tybee Island, on the way to Savannah. We stopped here today and had a tour of the fort. Just like the forts in St. Augustine, these forts survived all these years and are in great shape. Following the War of 1812.US President James Madison ordered a new system of coastal fortifications to protect the United States against foreign invasion. Construction of a fort to protect the port of Savannah began in 1829 under the direction of Major General Babcock, and later Second Lieutenant Robert E. Lee, a recent graduate of West Point. The new fort would be located on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River. In 1833, the facility was named Fort Pulaski in honor of Kazimierz Pulaski, a Polish soldier and military commander who fought in the American Revolution under the command of George Washington. Pulaski was a noted Cavalryman and played a large role in training Revolutionary troops. He took part in the sieges of Charleston and of Savannah.
While we were there, they gave a demonstration of the firing of a black powder musket and gave us a great deal of history of this fort. Well worth visiting this monument.
Leaving today heading for Rock Hill, South Carolina