Sleep Inn Hardeeville
16553 Whyte Hardee Boulevard
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Phone: (843) 784-7181
Fax: (843) 784-7192
River Street runs through the historic district and the riverfront. If you walk down the street you can get to know the different districts while admiring the historical buildings and landmarks. The cobblestone River Street in the riverfront district is also the home of the St. Patrick's Day Parade and the monthly First Saturday Arts and Crafts Festival. This street also provides great shopping stores and restaurants.
The Church of the Cross is a modest building which was erected way back in 1857. Spread across an area of 1.3 acres (0.53 hectares), it is made with the Carpenter Gothic style of architecture. The church has gone through a lot of changes in the past, but has kept its structure and beliefs intact. The church is fully functional since its birth and continues to hold services and ceremonies to keep the community well knitted. Weddings, baptisms and all other religious practices are conducted by the church. Many other casual events are hosted to bring the neighboring communities together. The exteriors of the church have an archaic feel to it, thereby reminding us of the era it belongs to. The interiors are calm, soothing and serene to the mind and soul.
Savannah is the colonial capital of the state of Georgia. Playing host to around a thousand events each year, the city draws tourist in large numbers from all around the world. Over the past decade, Savannah has significantly contributed towards the promotion of tourism in Georgia. Historic buildings and landmarks, zoos, museums and aquariums are tucked in every corner of the city. Major attractions include the Reynolds Square, the historical cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Sorrel Weed House among others.
Located in the Bluffton Historic District, this Carolina farmhouse on a bluff overlooking the May River is one of only eight antebellum homes that remain after the Civil War. Today it is a combination museum and visitor welcome center. Docent guided tours are offered Monday through Friday 10a to 4p and on Saturday 11a to 2p. It remains virtually the same as it was over 100 years ago, with an intact kitchen and slave cabin. Maps of the complex and downtown district are available for self-guided tours. -Natasha Lawrence
Founded in 1773 by Georga Liele, the first Baptist in Georgia, this church remains the oldest Black church in the U.S. Once part of the Underground Railroad, it has served as home to the congregation ever since. Participants in the early Civil Rights Movement in Savannah held weekly meetings at the First African Baptist church, and the church remains an important part of African American history in Savannah, Georgia, and the U.S. A unique feature of the church is its collection of stained glass windows depicting African American subjects.
Founded in 1733 at a location determined by General James Oglethorpe as part of the original Savannah settlement, the present building is the third one constructed (the previous two having burned down). A one-story church with a raised basement, it features an impressive Greek Ionic portico. Its third rector, the Reverend John Wesley, published the first English Hymnal in America in 1737. This was also the parish home of Juliette Gordon Low who founded the Girl Scouts in 1912. With two organs from England as part of its impressive musical program, the church offers concerts, orchestral performances, hand bells, and choirs which are often comprised of singers from citywide churches. Visitors are welcome to tour the beautiful church or attend services. - Natasha Lawrence
The Pirates' House is one of the most famous tourist attractions and restaurants in Savannah. Dating back to 1753, it is believed that it is Georgia's oldest surviving building. It originated in the 1730s as a garden which grew mulberries, peaches and the famous Georgia cotton. The original structure was constructed as a gardener's Herb House in 1734, and as Savannah morphed into a sea town and port, the building was refurbished as a tavern for sailors voyaging from faraway lands. Just like numerous buildings in the city, the tavern is replete with trap doors and secret tunnels. Soon, it became notorious for the baffling disappearance of seafarers, who were thought to be tortured and murdered, shipped off to China or coerced to join a pirate's ship. Today, this attraction is a restaurant serving quintessential Southern American food and boasts 15 historic dining rooms. The Treasure Room and Captain's Room contain historic sheets from one of the first editions of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island. Locals believe that the fabled Captain Flint was in fact a real character who died within The Pirates' House and his ghost still haunts the tavern. For the best experience, head here on a guided tour or during the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, where actors stage a dramatic play and diners are asked to solve a mystery that involves multiple murders.
Although not as popular as River Street, Broughton Street has its own charms. With beautiful surroundings, plus wonderful stores and restaurants, you'll be sure to have a good time. Make sure to stop in the beautiful and expensive Wonderful Things.
Since 1992, Savannah's Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences has pursued an effort to preserve and completely restore The Owens-Thomas House, circa 1819. The granddaughter of longtime owner Congressman and Savannah Mayor George Welshman Owens donated the house and its contents to the art museum in 1951. Now, as a gallery of period art and furnishings and classic architecture, The Owens-Thomas House is open for visitors to enjoy.
This stunning home is where the Juliette Low founded the Girl Scouts and held many early Girl Scout meetings and adult trainings. Dating to 1821, the house is an interesting blend of Regency architecture and Victorian-style additions. The tour includes a memorial to Julliette Gordon Low and a Girl Scouts museum. Visitors are advised to inquire to confirm operating hours.
Owned and operated by the City of Savannah, this six-acre public cemetery is the oldest intact municipal cemetery in Savannah (and existed before the Bonaventure Cemetery that was made famous in the novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil). Originally known as the Old Cemetery, it served as the public cemetery from 1750 to 1853. Among the notables buried here are Revolutionary War hero General Nathanael Greene, Button Gwinnett, one of the three Georgia signatories to the Declaration of Independence, and General Lachlan McIntosh who led troops in the 1779 Battle of Savannah. - Natasha Lawrence
This National Historic Landmark site is home to the only preserved railroad shops complex and roundhouse of its size. The brick industrial buildings, constructed in the mid 1800s, are a testament to the importance of the railroad to Savannah and the U.S. The 125-foot tall smokestack that still stands is very impressive. The giant turntable still works, and the collection of locomotives and railroad cars, many of which have been fully restored and are operational, are often rolled out and moved.