Did you know that Downtown Savannah's Historic District is made up of 22 squares? (There were originally 24, but two were lost in development). They provide locals and visitors with little reminders to stop and take a moment to smell the roses (or in our case, the blooming azaleas). Head outside to enjoy the weather and be sure to stroll through these five historic squares when you're exploring Savannah!
Home to the famous Forrest Gump bus bench and the striking sculpture of James Oglethorpe gallantly protected by four lions. The Historic Savannah Theatre is also located on this square and is one of the oldest standing theaters in the country!
Monterey Square is often called Savannah's most picturesque square (we will let you be the judge of that) and is the first square just North of Forsyth Park. The Pulaski Monument stands tall in the center while the buildings surrounding this square are dripping with history. One you may know — thanks to the "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" — the Mercer-Williams House. Our Park House Collection is also located on this square and is perfect for your next couple's getaway!
This square is a local favorite! The world-renowned Savannah College of Art and Design has also taken a liking to this beautiful corner, owning one of the best brunch spots in Savannah: Gryphon Tea Room. While you're here, check out shopScad for a curated collection of fine art, gifts, and handcrafted goods from SCAD alumni and faculty. They have been delighting window shoppers, tourists, and locals alike for the past decade. Next time you visit Savannah, make sure to put Madison Square at the top of your list!
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Johnson Square trumps all, as it's Savannah's very first square and still to this day, the largest! Laid out in 1733 as the centerpiece for Derby Ward and is surrounded by the first 40 houses built here in Savannah. This square is filled with shady trees that serve as a perfect place to sit and relax (especially in the hot summer months!) and enjoy the two fountains that lay on either side of the beautiful Nathaniel Greene monument.
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We saved the best for last! Ellis Square is right smack in the middle of Savannah's Historic District. Surrounding is a plethora of shops, bars, restaurants, and some of our best vacation rentals with breathtaking downtown views! Stay right in the hustle and bustle. This square is not only a fun family-friendly spot but is connected to City Market which is known for its plethora of live music, art galleries, shops, staple Savannah restaurants, and lively nightlife.