TAKE A WALKING TOUR THROUGH HISTORY
Some of the greatest secrets of Savannah are hidden in plain sight along the oak-lined streets of the city’s historic district. Its squares are a prominent feature of the district, and their unique history and Southern charm make them must-see destinations.
Savannah’s founder, Gen. James Oglethorpe, designed the city in a grid pattern to allow for easy navigation and growth while encouraging citizens to get out and about. Johnson Square was Savannah’s first established square, dating back to 1733. And while back then the city’s squares served two purposes — gathering spots for local residents and practice area for the militia — today they are serene spots to sit and observe the city.