The Wormsloe Historical Site, in Savannah GA, is the place where Noble Jones , one of the first settlers in Georgia, established his farmstead. Today his house, built in 1736, lies in collapsed ruins. But the big draw for me was the five miles of nature trails that surround the homestead. So here are some … More A Walk at Wormsloe
After the War of 1812, the US decided to construct a large number of defensive forts to protect harbors along the east coast. One of these was Fort Pulaski, just outside Savannah GA. Begun in 1829, it was planned as a three-story masonry structure, but the swampy soil proved to be too soft to support … More Fort Pulaski
The Center for Marine Science, part of the University of Georgia, has an Aquarium exhibit on Skidaway Island, just outside Savannah GA, with over a mile of nature trails around the island. Here are some photos from a visit. The Aquarium Fossil jawbone from an extinct Atlantic Gray Whale One of the Touch Tanks A … More Center for Marine Science Aquarium
Fort Jackson, located just outside Savannah GA, is the site of a brick and earth fortress from the period before the War of 1812. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, it is run by a local nonprofit preservation society. During the Revolutionary War, the colonial militia placed a cannon battery here, protected by … More Fort Jackson
The Oatland Island Wildlife Center is located just outside Savannah GA. It consists of several species of birds and mammals, most of them native, surrounded by walking trails in a large tract of forest and marshland. Most of the display animals were alas asleep (the park closes at 4pm, before the nocturnals start waking up), but … More Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Well, it’s been cloudy, drizzly and cold here for 3 days now. I sure hope it clears up soon–all the remaining things I want to visit are “outdoors” places.
The Webb Military Museum, in Savannah GA, just opened a few months ago. It has a collection of uniforms, medals, and some military paraphernalia. Here are some photos from a visit. Inside the museum Civil War items Spanish-American War Sergeant’s “sack coat” World War One Pilot’s uniform, US 2nd Aero Squadron British trench helmet German … More Webb Military Museum