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5 Reasons to Visit Savannah’s Moon River District

Venture only 20 minutes outside of downtown Savannah, and you’ll discover Savannah’s Moon River District. This little known Savannah neighborhood is home to salt marshes, forest trails, a historic Gullah Geechee oystering community and so much more. Keep reading for our list of Moon River must-dos!

Photo Credit: Pin Point Heritage Museum

Photo Credit: Pin Point Heritage Museum

Pin Point Heritage Museum  

Once upon a time, this building was home to the A.S. Varn & Son oyster and crab factory. Today, the factory is dedicated to celebrating the life, work and history of this Gullah/Geechee community that calls Pin Point home.

Photo Credit: Atlanta Trails (atlantatrails.com)

Photo Credit: Atlanta Trails (atlantatrails.com)

Skidaway Island State Park

Located near historic Savannah, this park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia’s intracoastal waterway. Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower.

Photo Credit: Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Photo Credit: Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Ossabaw Island State Heritage Preserve

At approximately 26,000 acres, Ossabaw Island is Georgia’s third largest barrier island. Ossabaw Island State Heritage Preserve serves to protect, conserve and preserve the natural and cultural resources of this island for the benefit of present and future generations. Click here for details on island access.

The tree-lined road at Wormsloe Historic Site Photo by @tidewatersales | Instagram

Photo Credit: @tidewatersales via Instagram

Wormsloe Historic Site

Drive through a canopy of Spanish moss and explore one of Georgia’s oldest Southern plantations at this historic site. We especially recommend a trip to Wormsloe Historic Site if you’re a photographer — the breathtaking tunnel of live oaks is extremely photogenic!

Photo Credit: University of Georgia

Photo Credit: University of Georgia

University of Georgia Aquarium 

Explore exhibits displaying marine animals typical of the habitats found along the Georgia coast. Sixteen exhibit tanks house live animals that represent numerous species of fish, turtles and invertebrates.

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11 Responses to “5 Reasons to Visit Savannah’s Moon River District”

  1. Elizabeth Comer Homans says:

    Savannah was my home town, and even though I have been living in Be’er-Sheva Israel for32 years, the warm southern hospitality and gentleness of Savannah lives on in my heart.
    Thank you for this opportunity to be back in Savannah again!

  2. Alice Myers Latonik says:

    I am so proud to say I am born and raised in Savannah, now living in Florida but I get back as often as possible. It makes me young again, playing in te “Big Park” and running up and down Liberty street with my friends. As I got older en;joying we friends riding up and down Broughton St looking for the boys and Victory Drive, A wonderful time and place to live and grow up. The beauty is breath taking 🙂

  3. Jeff says:

    And don’t forget Sandfly Barbecue!

  4. William says:

    Oatland Island Wildlife Preserve near Thunderbolt is a fun family walk, viewing local wildlife and domestic animals. An easy walk, some along marsh boardwalks.

  5. Justin says:

    And don’t forget Redrum fishing charter that’s down there as well, had a blast out there on the water.

  6. Justin says:

    Comment for details about the charter

  7. L.P. says:

    Please, someone help with Ossabaw Islands website! It needs a major overhaul and attention. I’m sad about it because I love my hometown area and I’d love to visit this island. It would be nice to have a SCAD student to revamp it!

  8. Sarona says:

    Grow up on Ferguson Ave!
    My family still lives in Isle of Hope/ Norwood/ Ferguson/ Sandfly area.
    ❤ Savannah

  9. helmut karsten says:

    Living in Atlanta since 1983 – it took me until 2010 to discover Savannah. Unbelievable, how could I missed this for so many years. I felt ‘at home’ the minute I got out of the car. Ever since, I be there, any chance I get. Never fails to find new and exiting places. Love Savannah ! 2 Weeks and I’m on my way again.

  10. Mary Kistler says:

    I have visited Savannah three times and love it more each time. See new things with every trip. Food , sights, people, all just wonderful.

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