The Ford Plantation is located just 20 miles from Savannah’s Historic District, which draws more than seven million visitors each year. Downtown Savannah is a haven for boutiques, art galleries, avant-garde restaurants and more.
Founded in 1733, Savannah is one of “America’s Favorite Destinations.” Located in the heart of Georgia’s Coastal Empire, Savannah is a city of rare natural beauty. In the springtime, it is peppered with blooming azaleas, and Spanish moss drapes the stately oaks year-round. It was Savannah’s legendary beauty that moved General Sherman not to burn the city on his infamous “March to the Sea.” Instead, he presented Savannah as a symbolic Christmas gift to an enthusiastic President Abraham Lincoln.
The city’s natural beauty has been lovingly enhanced by two centuries of manmade splendor, from distinctive park-like squares and cobblestone streets to the magnificent architecture of storied antebellum homes and churches. Historic architecture mingles with fashionable downtown boutiques, microbreweries and art galleries, a delightful juxtaposition of old and new. A growing culinary scene, unique attractions, and a vibrant nightlife add even more character to this charming southern city.