Savannah, GA

Savannah Historic Tour

This is a tour of the Savannah’s historic district, focused on running through the 22 squares, each a little green oasis shaded by lush magnolias and filled with Greek fountains, obelisks, and statues. Create your own route or use our mapped route that passes through each square east-west, then heads south along one of the streets to hit the next set of squares, which you’ll hit every 40 seconds or so. Eventually, you’ll reach Forsyth Park. For the full 6 mile run, take the 1/2 mile run through the park and back, and run back on Bull St. or any other south to north street of your choice, for variety. It’s about 1 mile from Forsyth Park to the river. To shorten the run, you can save Forsyth Park for another time.

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We suggest picking up a historic Savannah walking map, which will be a nice guide to each square, and the landmarks along the way. Make sure you hit West Jones St., which is one of the prettiest, and Bull St. for longer, continuous jaunts.

Add-Ons: A jaunt along River St., along the Savannah River, which runs 1.2 miles between the Marriott hotel at the intersection of East Bay St., west to the Talmadge Memorial Bridge. At Forsyth Park, some lovely residential side streets featuring Victorian homes. Also can add Daffin Park, which is great for running too.

Essentials
  • 6 miles
  • 113 feet
  • Franklin Square, W. Congress St.