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News and Happenings for Fall in Savannah, GA

Monday, October 17, 2016

How the Area was Affected by Hurricane Matthew

The Savannah, GA, area was hit by Hurricane Matthew early Saturday morning on October 8th, leaving most of the area with minimal damage. The storm passed onto to South Carolina by 9:00 AM. After walking throughout much of the historic district, it seems that most areas received minor issues with some down trees and water line problems. The historic homes, including Mercer House, Owens-Thomas House, and others, seem untouched by the storms. Some of the roads may be closed for tree removal and it's possible that some tours may not open for awhile until the large oaks can be completely removed from yards and garden areas. Anyone visiting the area in the next few weeks can call to inquire about closings that may affect specific homes or attractions they want to visit while in town. There were also a few areas in town that lost power, and the islands suffered some significant damage, but the historic district was not affected by power outages. At Savannah Heritage Tours, we're gearing up for the upcoming holiday season and want visitors to know that we're doing everything in our power to run most of our tours as normal. 

What's Happening in Savannah through November and December

Anyone planning a visit to Savannah in November and December will be pleased with the events that are planned. Some of the most notable events include:

  • November 5th - Rock'N'Roll Marathon
  • November 26th - Boat Parade of Lights on Riverstreet
  • December 2nd - Fireworks on the River
  • December 3rd - The Savannah River Bridge Run
  • December 3rd - Christmas Parade

As you can see, there is so much going on in the area. We would love to take you on a tour of the historic homes in the area and show you some of the locations that the city is so well known for. Unfortunately, right now the city has closed the cemeteries due to fallen trees but we plan to begin those tours again as soon as they reopen.

At Savannah Heritage Tours, we are so thankful for all the thoughts and prayers that were sent our way during the time leading up to the storm. We are sending those prayers to our neighbors in the Carolinas who suffered most of the effects of the hurricane. We want to encourage anyone who is considering a visit to Savannah to bring the family for a fun and historic vacation. The tours and events that are coming up from now through the holidays are mostly unaffected by the storm and we wish to share our beautiful city with you. If you're planning a family vacation for the holidays, bring the entire family for one of our most popular tours through the historic district or check out our "Midnight" the book and movie tour. We look forward to hearing from you.

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