Savannah's Museums and Aquarium

Savannah History Museum and Battlefield Memorial Park

Set within the historic central of Georgia’s Railway station next to Savannah’s visitors centre, the Savannah History Museum offers you a glimpse into the history of the city, beginning in 1733 and ending in the current day. Through videos and exhibits, you’ll discover personal stories from the American Revolution, Civil War, Industrial Revolution and beyond. See the City’s musical, artistic and cultural offerings all in one place, with highlights including the bench that was used in the film Forrest Gump, Johnny Mercer’s Grammy and Oscar awards and a new exhibit celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting.
Savannah’s Battlefield Memorial Park is located just across the street from the Museum and commemorates those who fought in the second battle of the American Revolution – the Battle of Savannah - 800 troops out of 8000 died or were wounded there on October 9 1779.

Savannah Marine Education Center and Aquarium

A visit to the University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium is well worth your time. Located in Savannah on Skidway Island, the facility is great for families who want to learn about the aquarium’s various colourful creatures. The UGA Aquarium, as it is locally known, is Georgia’s first salt water aquarium and has sixteen tanks showcasing marine life specific to Savannah, Georgia – most of its species are caught just off the coast. If you fancy an ‘up close’ encounter, then head to the public Touch Tank and take a look at some of the aquarium’s friendly invertebrates. If you’re lucky, you’ll also be able to walk over the salt marsh boardwalk, which is part of an approved nature trail that sits among the maritime forest and follows the Skidaway River salt marches.