Explore the wonders of the nation’s largest National Historic Landmark District—Savannah, Georgia—using the special maps included in each chapter. Author Chris Sergi pulls together little-known facts, visual treats, and enticing tidbits of history in this scavenger hunt designed for all ages to enjoy. From underground tunnels used by pirates for treasure transport to mausoleums and stained glass windows, the city abounds with secrets and trivia for all to discover!
Each chapter of the book focuses on a different area of the historic city. Starting within the main city, explorers are directed to Leopold’s Ice Cream, the Forsyth Park fountain, the Andrew Low House, Troup Square, Massie School, and more. Each locations has bonus finds like the lazy lions, gargoyles, and canons! The hunt around Bonaventure Cemetery leads the intrepid into the beautiful grounds overlooking the Wilmington River, where visitors will discover the Gaston Tomb, the statue of Little Gracie, a nautical angel, and the Little Angel Tomb. Along the way to Tybee Island, adventurers will pass Old Fort Jackson before reaching the easternmost point in the state of Georgia and the treasures to be found there. Colorful photographs and easy directions for walking or driving adventures guarantee that everyone will finish each challenge with fond memories and troves of new information.
About the Author
Chris Sergi’s fascination with the history surrounding Savannah dates back to her early childhood. Throughout her high school and college years, she secured various positions giving tours and coordinating scavenger hunts in order to share her passion for the city. After a brief move to Oklahoma to study traditional and digital photography at the Oklahoma School of Photography, she returned to Savannah, where she works as an interpreter at the Owens-Thomas House, a docent at the Davenport House Museum, and a tour guide and on the education committee at the Andrew Low House. She and her family live in the Savannah area.
SAVANNAH SCAVENGER HUNT
By Chris Sergi
TRAVEL / United States / South / South Atlantic
TRAVEL / Pictorials
TRAVEL / Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
176 pp. 6 x 9
163 color photos
ISBN: 9781455621521 pb