The delightful 50-block Victorian District is located just south of the Historic District, bounded by Martin Luther King Boulevard and East Broad Street, Gwinnett and Anderson Street. It's a must-see for anyone interested in Victorian architecture. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the area was the first suburb of Savannah as the town spread out in the late 1800s.
Largely residential, the neighborhood features examples of many architectural styles and some of the finest examples of post-Civil War architecture in the Deep South. The predominant style is Victorian, and many of the two-story houses are wooden frames with whimsical gingerbread trim, stained-glass windows and unique architectural details.
What To See
The Savannah Victorian Historic District is the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. It is mostly residential in character and features of late Victorian, Queen Anne and other architectural styles. The district, which is not part of the Savannah Historic District, was first mentioned in 1974 and officially extended in 1982.
The total area is bounded to the north by the Savannah Historic District, to the west by a public housing project, to the south by a neighborhood of early to mid-20th-century residences, and to the east by a mixed-use area of the Seaboard Coast Railway Line, industry, commerce, housing and vacant lots.
The original area, formed in 1974, covers 45 city blocks and borders on Gwinnett, Price, Anderson and Montgomery Streets. The 1982 extension is bounded by Gwinnett, Abercorn, and 31st Streets, and includes a Carnegie Library, a park, and more residential buildings.
For travelers who want to wake up to the beauty of Forsyth Park in the morning, consider staying at either the Whitman Mansion or the Forsyth Park Mansion. Both boutique properties exude grace, elegance and relaxed holidays while offering traditional Southern hospitality.
How could you not want to spend the day walking through the blocks and streets that make up this unique area? Whip your phone out to capture some of the more interesting designs, or just take it all in. Whether you're an architectural buff or not, the stunning yet whimsical designs and colors of the homes that make up the Victorian District are worth a stroll.
The beautiful Savannah, Georgia features these must-see historical sites:
- Savannah Historic District
- Savannah Victorian Historic District
- Forsyth Park
- Juliette Gordon Low Historic District
- Central of Georgia Railroad: Savannah Shops and Terminal Facilities
- Central of Georgia Depot and Trainshed
- John P. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza and Factors Walk
- City Market
- Savannah State University
- Wormsloe Plantation
And after your visit make sure to stop by the best CBD Store in Savannah, Mary Jane's CBD Dispensary, on West Victory Drive!