When you picture The Hostess City, what do you imagine? Probably visions of cobblestone streets and historic mansions, but what about the famous Savannah, GA, oak trees? These beauties decorate the city and have become a signature of southern cities like Savannah. It would be a shame to leave without visiting a few of the best places to spot them. Here are our favorite places to snap a few photos of these centuries-old oak trees.
You Have to Visit These Spots to See the Savannah, GA, Oak Trees
We never pass up an opportunity to visit one of Savannah’s most beloved attractionsーForsyth Park! Among the park’s abundant greenery, you’ll find plenty of old oak trees, as well as beautiful Spanish moss hanging from the branches. The paved walkway that leads to the park’s fountain has become a particularly well-known image to travelers. You might recognize it! Gorgeous oak trees line the walkway, along with benches that offer the perfect place to relax and admire the beauty. Plus, if you have more time, a picnic in the park is always a good idea!
You’re sure to see plenty of live oak trees at Bonaventure Cemetary. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in another popular Savannah activity. Bonaventure Cemetery Tours provides guided tours through Savannah’s most famous cemetery and invites visitors to marvel at the beautiful trees while learning about the history of those buried there. Your visit to the 100-acre cemetery will be full of storytelling, haunting scenery, and plenty of history. You can also stop by the Bonaventure Historical Society for additional information about its history.
Wormsloe Plantation Historic Site
You’ll find one of Savannah’s most postcard-worthy scenes at Wormsloe Plantation. Stunning oak trees canopy over the driveway that leads to the famous tabby ruins. It’s easy to turn this excursion into a day trip! Explore the ruins of Noble Jones’ home from 1737, and tour the family’s original burial ground, the on-site museum, and the many walking trails! To end your visit, take a few moments to relax on the observation deck that overlooks the marshes.
Don’t leave Savannah without seeing the oldest tree in the city! The National Register of Historic Trees added this 300-year-old beauty in 2004, and, since then, they have taken preservation measures to save it. This old oak has seen centuries of history take place on its very grounds. The buildings near it have been home to everything from a civil war hospital to a home for prisoners of war. The Candler Oak truly has been part of America’s history, and you won’t want to miss it.
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