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Whistle Stop Cafe, Savannah, Georgia
Year 'Round Event

Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia

10K, SE06/Y1366

 

This walk is a part of the AVA's Walk Civil War Sites program through December 2005.


*** A 1998 Top Ten Walk ***
*** A 2003 Honorable Mention USA East Walk ***

Start Location

The Whistle Stop Cafe (Not of movie fame.)
Savannah History Museum
303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia 31401-4217
912-238-1779

Try the great food and friendly service!

Days/Times

Open daily 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day.

For your safety, walk only during daylight hours.

Award and Fees

Parking fee applies.
$7.00 for "A" award which is a red/white/blue 1-1/4" pin depicting "The Savannah," a sailing ship. The same award is available at all three Savannah events. Includes AVA/IVV credit.
$5.00 for "B" Awards. Includes AVA/IVV credit.
$3.00 participation fee for all non-credit walkers.
Children 12 and under walk free, unless they have AVA/IVV credit books, and must be accompanied by an adult.

Payment by check is preferred, payable to:

THE HAPPY WANDERERS
PO BOX 290153
PORT ORANGE FL 32129-0153

Trail Description

This historic downtown Savannah walk was a 1998 "Top Ten" walk. Trail is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) in length and is rated 1+, moderately easy. Route is through Savannah's historic district. All sidewalks are shaded with live oak trees. Accessible to wheelchairs and strollers with difficulty -- cobblestones will present a challenge in the riverfront area. Restrooms at Visitor Center and along route. Water at start/finish.

A Walk Civil War Sites Event

Savannah, the end of the Georgia line of march, was occupied after the reduction of Fort McAllister, in time for Sherman to offer the city to Lincoln as a Christmas gift. There is a Confederate Memorial, a bronze figure of a Confederate soldier, in Forsyth Park (Gaston Street to Park Avenue).

Pets

Hand-held leashed pets welcome except inside buildings. Service animals allowed everywhere, of course. Please be prepared to meet the needs of your companion.

Elsewhere on the Web

Savannah History Museum Website
Savannah Convention and Visitors Bureau
Savannah Online
SavannahGeorgia.com
The Whistle Stop Cafe of Juliette, Georgia that was featured in the film Fried Green Tomatoes starring Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates. NOTE: This cafe in Juliette, Georgia is not the same cafe as this event's Start Location in the cafe in Savannah.

Directions

From North or South on I-95:
Take Exit 99 onto I-16. Drive East all the way to the end. I-16 will become Montgomery St. (Approx 8.8 miles). Go to Liberty St (First traffic light). Turn left onto Liberty St and drive one block to Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Turn right onto M.L.K. Blvd and make an immediate left into the Visitor Information Center parking lot. The Whistle Stop Cafe entrance is at the far end of the parking lot. Parking fee applies.

INTERACTIVE MAP

Disclaimer

The sponsors are not liable for accidents, thefts, and/or material damage. Every effort is made by the sponsors to make this a safe, enjoyable, and memorable event.

Contact

John Sewell 912-925-3892
386-788-4026