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3 lesser-known gems in Savannah

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posted June 7, 2019
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Savannah is known for its elegant historical district and coastal Georgia charm, but the city also offers some lesser-known gems for groups to discover.
Webb Military Museum
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The history and the mystery

There are many museums in Savannah, but the Webb Military Museum is the only military artifact museum you’ll find. Owner Gary Webb, who has been collecting military items since he was 10 years old, lived in Germany in the mid-1960s. Every item in his extensive collection comes with its own fascinating history and story to tell. Let Gary take your group on a personalized tour through his many treasures.


Savannah's African Art Museums artifacts
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African arts and artifacts

With over 1,000 artifacts representing 130 individual cultures, the Savannah African Art Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into African history and its impact on the city. The museum’s mission is to provide an education on the art and culture of West and Central Africa. The textiles, sculptures, weaponry and statues are all part of a private collection and are housed in a magnificent historical Savannah mansion.


Wormsloe Savannah
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Live Oak Avenue

A breathtaking avenue sheltered by magnificent live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the Colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702–75). Today, visitors can interact with costumed interpreters during programs and events, and view a museum with artifacts unearthed at Wormsloe. Groups can make corn husk dolls and period textiles, among other unique activities.

For more information, contact Mindy Shea of Visit Savannah or go to visitsavannah.com

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