Forsyth Park Inn - March 2014
Art Scene in Savannah, GA
"First Friday Art March is a monthly collaborative community experience combining business, art, and the public. It provides a cultural and economic heartbeat in the Midtown district, spreading the vibrancy and entrepreneurial spirit of this area throughout the city." -artmarchsavannah.com
If you are walking from the Forsyth Park Inn to all of the Art Galleries this would be the suggested order:
- 1st Stop @ Brighter Day 1102 Bull Street for the Opening Celebration
- 2nd Stop @ Non-Fiction Gallery 1522 Bull Street for Hematologic
- 3rd Stop @ Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Cafe 1919 Bull Street for Crepes, Maldoror's Prints, and Music by Joe Nelson & James Pittman
- 4th Stop @ Grave Face Records and Curiosities 5 West 40th Street for Vinyl Appreciation
- 5th Sop @ Fresh Exhibitions 2427 De Soto Avenue for The Tides of Trash by Kristen Myers
- 6th Stop @ Anahata Healing Arts 2424 Drayton Street #B for Two Feathers by Rebecca Cook
- 7th & Final Stop @ Black Orchid Tattoo 118 West Victory for Daze by Debi Daze
6-9 pm Friday March 7, 2014
You're sure to see something inspiring on Art March! If you miss this one, there is always next month!
Savannah Stopover Festival
March 6th through 8th
- 100 Bands
- 3 DAYS!
- Single day $30 / Two days $50 / Three days $75 / VIP Pass $125
Downtown Savannah will host the 4th annual Stopover Music Festival - Venues across the Historic District will be filled with music and music lovers for one incredible weekend! From artists you may know to ones that you'll be hearing more from in the future - this fest offers it all! You'll be able to hop from venue to venue with a drink in hand for 3 nights of fun...listening to great acts...and then filling up your iPod with those tunes after the weekend is over!
Some of the Venues include...Moon River Beer Garden, HangFire, City Coffee, and MORE!!!!!
Check out more information at SAVANNAHSTOPOVER.COM
Local Coffee Shops in Savannah, GA
Downtown Savannah, Georgia has locally owned craft coffee shops sprouting up all over the town! You'll find a mix of art students, curious tourists, and locals chatting it up and sipping on carefully crafted wonderful cups of joe...
Some of our very favorites include:
We Love Felines at the Forsyth Puurk Inn
All around the Inn you will find tiny reminders of how much we love cats! There are so many different cat tributes throughout the Inn. From the kitty cat signs, to room decor, to photos of the cats who used to reside here, to the life sized cat statue in the garden, and much more. No cats live on the premisis currently, but you can bring your cat with you and stay in the Cottage! Call now to make your reservations 912.233.6800
Have a full Southern-style gourmet breakfast in the sun on our sweeping Southern vernadah...This is the spot that keeps our guests coming back season to season. There is no other spot like it in the entire downtown area. You can watch the world go by in Forsyth Park while you rock with sweet tea in hand and cookies by your side...
The Forsyth Park Inn verandah is the best spot to soak in the southern comforts of Savannah, GA for sure!
Forsyth Farmers' Market
The Forsyth Park Inn is located just accross from the Forsyth Park. Every Saturday morning you can look off the veranda and see the Farmers' Market buzzing with locals filling their bags with Local Organic Produce and so much more. You'll find fresh flowers, edible potted plants, local organic honey, freshly baked bread, homemade pasta, local meat, local milk, and more. For guests staying at the Inn it is only a 2 minute walk to all the goodies! (Georgia Peaches will be in season soon) If you are staying at the Forsyth Park Inn on the weekend, the Farmers' Market is a must!
For reservations call 912.233.6800
Bonaventure Cemetery Tour
A NEW tour is on the Savannah, GA scene...
Bonaventure Cemetary - Dash Tours - (Concierge Shuttle Included)
Hours: Morning & afternoon tours available. Hours vary according to season.
Rates: $25 Adults / $15 children 6 to 16 / and 10% off for military discounts!
Reservations: CALL 912.401.2897
This tour is like no other tour - Our guests just recently took the tour - they came back to the inn with a handful of brouchures for the tour - raving about the comprehensive history based information and stories told! Bonaventure Cemetary is an experience for nature lovers and history buffs for sure! Dash Tours is dedicated to personalizing the history of Savannah, GA by sharing the life stories of those who lived here before us...The climate-controlled door-to-door shuttle bus is complimentary and makes it so easy to see so much during your stay.
You must give this outstanding tour a try during your next visit to the South's greatest hostess city!
Ask your conciege at Forsyth Park Inn to help you set up the tour!
Brighter Day Natural Foods
Brighter Day Natural Foods is located at the South end of the Forsyth Park, just a three minute walk from The Forsyth Park Inn. If you are looking for a healthy snack, refreshing beverage without all the fake ingredients, a tastey all organic deli sandwich, or anything natural, this is the grocery store for you! They have vitamins and beauty products as well and yes, they are all natural!
~Locals Love Brighter Day~
Brighter Day, Growing A Healthy Business Since 1978
79th Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens
Opening doors in Savannah, GA since 1935...
MARCH 27 - 30, 2014
The tour celebrates hospitality, preservation, and community giving. This tour offers a rare glimpse into some of Savannah’s finest private homes to experience the furnishings, architecture, and collections that have been treasured by generations...and seldom seen by the public.
Tickets sell quickly. Certain events have limited tickets available. Please reserve your tickets early!
CALL 912-234-8054 to find out more about any available tickets!
Tour headquarters and gift shop will be open March 25th - 30th from 9AM to 5PM. Located at: 105 East Bay Street Savannah, GA 31401 (between Drayton Street and Abercorn Street)
Presented by the Women of Christ Church Anglican and Historic Savannah Foundation - In cooperation with Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent Garden Club.
Savannah GA Music Festival
25th Anniversary Season - MARCH 20th - APRIL 5th
Box Office: 912.525.5050
The Savannah Music Festival is dedicated to presenting a world-class celebration of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. It is the largest musical arts event in Georgia and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world.
"This first rich taste of Savannah has left me craving more." READ MORE...
Wall Street Journal
"Breaking the sound barriers."
The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah.
Forsyth Park Inn History
Circa 1893 - Savannah, GA
The Forsyth Park Inn, standing at 102 West Hall Street, truly represents the gracious and romantic qualities’ of the South. Originally built as a private home in the 1890’s, the mansion was acquired early on by a celebrated sea captain from Nova Scotia, Captain Aaron Flint “Rudder” Churchill. Churchill’s fame rests on an extraordinary voyage that took place in 1866, when he was first mate of his uncle’s ship Research, sailing from Quebec to Scotland. A violent storm struck the vessel a few days out, tearing the sails to shreds and unshipping the rudder. Young Churchill battled to secure the rudder. He repeated the feat again and again during the next few weeks, until the Research finally limped into Greenock harbor, Scotland, In 1874 Captain “Rudder” Churchill married a distant cousin, Lois Churchill. They moved to Savannah, where he founded the Churchill Steamship Line, and acquired what is now The Forsyth Park Inn, as their winter residence. The Churchills lived in the house during the early part of the 20th century with their two nieces, Miss Mary Churchill and Miss Lottie Churchill.
On June 10, 1920, Captain Churchill died in his Savannah home. Mrs. Churchill died here in 1929, and the Churchill home was subsequently sold. For some years, the house was operated as a boarding house and then converted into a multi-unit apartment house. In the mid 1980’s, the house was purchased by a group of investors and renovated into The Forsyth Park Inn and again purchased in 1988 by the Sullivan family. In January 2000, Rick and Lori Blass bought Forsyth Park Inn and continue to operate it today.
Savannah Elopement Package
Simply Savannah Garden Elopement
Intimate wedding ceremony for Bride and Groom with up to 4 guests:
Private garden ceremony reserved for up to 1 hour
Experienced officiant to assist you through your vows
Wedding coordinator to accomplish all wedding details pertaining to your Simply Savannah Garden Elopement; including day-of assistance
Beautiful Bridal rose Bouquet, bride’s choice of color if available
Matching Groom rose Boutonnière
Delicious 2- tier mini wedding cake served in the garden or private quarters of your room
Your choice of romantic rose petal and candle turn-down on honeymoon night or champagne
Total with tax: $875.00
Special pricing available for Sunday through Thursday weddings
At least one night stay is required for all Simply Savannah Garden Elopement packages.
Two Nights stay required on weekends during high season.
Contact Forsyth Park Inn's Wedding coordinator, Andrea, at 912.233.6800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonaventure Cemetery Concierge Shuttle
For guests staying at the Forsyth Park Inn, the Concierge Shuttle will pick you up and drop you off at our front door! Bonaventure Cemetery is a must see for visitors to the Savannah area. "Dash Tours is dedicated to personalizing the history of Savannah by sharing the life stories of those who lived here before us." The reviews our guests have given this tour have all been raving! Coming to stay with us? Put this on your to-do list! dashtours.net 912.401.2897