Savannah's Military Heritage Trail


We Lead From the Front

Savannah, Georgia is a city steeped in history, and one of the most fascinating aspects of that account is its military past. Here you'll learn about the Battle of Savannah, the Confederate stronghold of Fort Jackson, the impact of the Civil War, the Siege of Savannah and more. From the Revolutionary War to World War II, Savannah has played an important role in shaping the course of American history.

From Colonization to Revolution: Uncovering Savannah's Military Gems

Old Fort Jackson

Founded in 1975, Coastal Heritage Society (CHS) currently manages: Old Fort Jackson and Tricentennial Park which ...

Old Fort Jackson

Webb Military Museum

Webb Military Museum is a collection of military artifacts that I started collecting over 40 years ago. As I collected ...
Webb Military Museum

Webb Military Museum

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Fort Pulaski, where in 1862 during the American Civil War, the Union Army successfully tested a rifled cannon, the ...
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Fort Pulaski National Monument

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Located just miles from Downtown Savannah where the Eighth Air Force began on January 28, 1942, the National Museum of ...
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The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Green - Meldrim House

Green-Meldrim House An 1853 Gothic-Revival style gem which housed the military headquarters of General W. T. Sherman ...

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Its stately gardens are located at the historic Scarbrough House built in 1819. Gardens are open free to the public, ...

Friends of Cockspur Island Lighthouse

The Friends of Cockspur Lighthouse goes back for over a decade and was established to act in unison with the National ...

Savannah History Museum

The Savannah History Museum is a fascinating journey through the city's past, from its founding in 1733 to the present ...

Savannah Has Been a Strategic Location for Military Operations

Today, the city honors its military history with museums and monuments, ensuring that the sacrifices of the soldiers who fought and died are never forgotten. There are plenty of fascinating stories to discover. Whether you're a history buff or just looking for a fun and educational trip, Savannah is definitely worth a visit.

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Savannah's World War II History

As one of the oldest cities in the United States, it's no surprise that Savannah is rich in 18th and 19th-century ...
The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia.

The Ships of the Sea Museum was the home of William Scarbrough, a wealthy merchant and maritime enthusiast. 

14 Things to Know About the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Located in Pooler, a suburb of Savannah, The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force aims to preserve the stories...
Mighty Eighth Air Craft

The Masters of the Air exhibit tells the story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep.

History of Savannah

Savannah's recorded history begins in 1733. That's the year General James Oglethorpe and the 120 passengers of the good ...
William T. Sherman

William T. Sherman
From The History of the State of Georgia, by I. W. Avery

Civil War Experience

Savannah's role in the Civil War is legendary—it was one of the only towns left standing during Sherman's famous ...

Student Group Experiences in Savannah

Student groups LOVE Savannah, Georgia! Savannah is full of surprising history and adventures that make learning fun. ...

This Savannah Trolley Tour Was Made for History Buffs

If you’ve ever been to Savannah, you’ve caught sight of the colorful orange and green trolleys that cruise ...
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