Savannah History Museum

The Savannah History Museum, located inside the city’s Visitor Center, is small, but has some interesting things on display. Here are some photos from a visit.

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The Savannah History Museum

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Archaeological artifacts found at the site of the 1779 Revolutionary War Battle of Savannah. The site of the Spring Hill redoubt is across the street from the Museum.

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Model of the SS Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, in 1819.

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Cotton gin machine. The economy of antebellum Savannah was based on shipping cotton, produced on slave plantations, to Europe.

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A locomotive of the Central Georgia Railroad, which carried cargo and passengers between Atlanta and Savannah.

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A Civil War “torpedo”, actually a floating mine that was used to attack Federal ships in the harbor during the Civil War.

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1902 Crestmobile

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Girl Scouts uniform from the period of the First World War. The Girl Scouts were founded by Savannah native Juliette Gordon Low.
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