The beautiful, storied coastline of Tybee Island is home to a rich tradition of Southern Charm and history. Both Tybee and Savannah have a very unique history that can be seen in its historic locations, attractions, and homes. From restored homes dating back to the 1790’s to quaint cottages with a coastal charm that helped establish Tybee Island, we have something for the History Buff in you. Make your next vacation one-to-remember, and chose a Historic Home to make your vacation dreams come true.
Here are our Historic Homes and Cottages that await your stay in Historic Savannah, and Tybee Island, Georgia!
This home was originally built in 1904 and is listed in The National Register of Historic Places. Located in the historic Fort Screven area of Tybee in a quiet residential setting across from Jaycee Park and only 200 yards away from access to the North Beach. The property has been completely renovated but the original hardwood floors and woodwork are intact, along with the beautiful tray ceilings on the main level. 12ft ceilings and large windows add to the open feel of the home.
You will love spending time on the 2,800 sq ft of wrap around porches that offer views of the ocean. Officers’ Row is located on a row named the same and is an important part of the Tybee. This area is where ranking officers and their families lived. This “row” of two-story homes were made of cypress and pine and raised above ground level on brick and granite piers, providing a view of the weekly military parade that went past during the early 1900’s.
Located on the North end of Tybee, just 20 yards from the beach is White Caps, a breathtaking historic home that will offer your family a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Dating back to 1897, this home will charm you with its unique beauty and abundance of history. From its wrap around porch, high ceiling, natural pine floor to its elegant decorative fireplaces, stepping foot in this home will bring you back in time.
This cottage was originally the home of the 1st Mayor of Tybee, John G. Butler. He was a lumberman and merchant who came to Savannah from Nova Scotia in 1860. He fell in love with the island and was instrumental in its early development. Butler Avenue, the main road on Tybee, is named in Mayor Butler’s honor. This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the “Rourke-Butler 1020’s Tybee Raised Cottage”.
These 2 and 3 bedroom Savannah apartments are located in the historic Paul Hamilton Williams House, which was built in 1791. From its beautiful, now decorative fireplaces to its brick walls, this home is full of history and a unique ambiance. The building is located right on the corner of Habersham and Bay Street and is right in the heart of Savannah.
This Savannah home was originally built in 1860 and was used as a home for workers at the nearby Roundhouse for the Georgia Railroad. In fact, 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 historic attractions. From the back porch, you can still see the smokestack rising over the area.
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