The storied coastline of historic Savannah, Georgia, and Tybee Island is home to a rich past. With one of the largest historic districts in the country, this history can be found in many locations and homes throughout the area. Therefore, the coastal charm of quaint cottages and weathered bricks of antique quarters offers guests a real peak into the past. Your trip should be one-for-the-record-books, so choose a historic home to make your vacation dreams come true.
Fort Screven Rec Hall
Located near Battery Brumby at historic Fort Screven, this home was once the leisure facility for the Army installation before it was disbanded in 1946. Afterward, the property was thoroughly refurbished and used as a private residence. It’s lively and friendly, with a brand new deep pool with a sundeck and an outdoor patio to share with company.
This home was built in 1904 in the Fort Screven area of Tybee. It’s located on the “row” where ranking officers and families lived and viewed weekly military parades during the early 1900s. Now a quiet residential setting, the home is only 200 yards away from beach access. Guests will love spending time on the 2,800 square foot wrap-around porches that offer ocean views. The home’s original hardwood floors and woodwork are still intact. The 12ft tray ceilings and large windows add to the open feel of the home.
White Caps is a breathtaking home located on the North end of Tybee, just 20 yards from the beach. Dating back to 1897, the property offers a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With its wrap-around porch, high ceilings, natural pine floor, and elegant decorative fireplaces, stepping foot in this home will bring you back in time.
Butler Beach Cottage
This cottage originally belonged to John G. Butler, the first mayor of Tybee Island! He was a lumberman and merchant who traveled from Nova Scotia in 1860 and was instrumental in Tybee’s early development. The main road on Tybee, Butler Avenue, is named in his honor. The cottage is even on the National Register of Historic Places!
Habersham 1, Habersham 2, and Habersham 3
Located in the Paul Hamilton Williams House, these 2 and 3 bedroom apartments were originally built in 1791. With beautiful, now decorative fireplaces and antique brick walls, this home is full of charm and ambiance. You’ll enjoy being in the heart of downtown Savannah as the home is at the corner of Habersham and Bay Street.
This Savannah home was originally built in 1860 and used as a home for workers at the nearby Roundhouse for the Georgia Railroad. There are 2 other yet to be restored worker homes owned by the Coastal Heritage Society next door. Stroll right around the corner to enjoy access to great attractions. You can still see the smokestack rising over the area from the back porch!
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