Savannah African Art Museum#12 in Best Things To Do in Savannah
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The Savannah African Art Museum is home to a collection of more than 1,000 pieces of artwork from West and Central Africa. The African art on display here includes a variety of 19th- and 20th-century spiritual and ceremonial objects, created from metal, wood, ceramics and more. According to the museum, its mission is to "provide engaging experiences that educate and start conversations about the power, diversity, and spirituality of African art." Tours of the collection are available daily, running every 30 minutes, and typically last about an hour. Visitors can choose a tour of the West Africa collection or the Central Africa collection, or join a highlights tour overview of both collections (this is the recommended experience for first-time visitors).
Recent travelers call this museum a hidden gem in Savannah and many were impressed with the variety of artwork here from masks to textiles to sculptures. Several compliment the knowledgeable guides, who are able to shed some light on the history of the various art.
You'll find the Savannah African Art Museum about 2 miles south of the Historic District. The museum is currently open from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, with the last tour starting at 4 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Free parking is available on-site and street parking is also available nearby. Find out more about the museum by visiting its website.
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Go to this 30-acre park in the heart of Savannah's Historic District to relax after a long day of sightseeing. Keep your camera ready, though, as there is plenty to see here as well. Stroll past the stunning white-stone Forsyth Fountain, memorials dedicated to the Confederacy and the Spanish-American War, the Fragrant Garden for the visually impaired and the 300-year-old Candler Oak tree. From the park, you can see several historic sites within walking distance, including Hodgson Hall (home to the Georgia Historical Society) and the old Poor House and Hospital, which was used to treat wounded soldiers during the Civil War.
Recent visitors noted the park's urban cosmopolitan vibe, with locals and tourists alike picnicking, dog walking and even painting. They also say that street parking nearby the park is free on Sundays.
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