On Friday, we walked to the Historic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, which has been open in it’s present form since 1912, and had a tour.
The Cathedral is one of only a few with hand-carved Stations of the Cross (as opposed to paintings or reliefs).
The Cathedral is very reminiscent of the grand cathedrals of Europe. It was quite beautiful.
Then we walked to a few more Squares that we had missed the day before. We also came upon the infamous Pirate House, which supposedly housed pirates back in the day and is now a restaurant.
After that, we drove out to nearby Tybee Island to see Fort Pulaski.
We spent several hours at the Fort in the museum, getting a tour and walking the grounds on our own. It was so cool to see the shelling on the outside of the fort from the Union forces during the Civil War.
We learned that although it took 18 years to build the fort, it only took the Union troops 30 hours to breach it and cause the Confederates to surrender the fort. There are many cannon shells still lodged in the fort. This is also one of the only forts that we have ever seen with a filled moat surrounding it.
Our next stop was Wormsloe Historic site to see the beautiful moss-covered live oak drive made famous in the filming of Forrest Gump.
Here is my photo taken through the gate.
Because sadly, that was as close as we could get.
We didn’t realize that it would be closed by the time we arrived. Darn it.
After another 15,000 steps (or almost 7 miles) of walking, we decided to head on home after successfully exploring Savannah and the surrounding area.
It was a fun time away and I’m glad that we spent time exploring beautiful, historic Savannah, Georgia!