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.

The Savannah History Museum

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.

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

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

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

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

1902 Crestmobile

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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