Savannah Steeples

Savannah is home to a multitude of beautiful and historic churches and temples that house congregations founded as far back as the colonial era. Such notables as John Wesley, founder of Methodism, and George Whitefield, leader of the Great Awakening, have preached within their sacred walls. To learn about the history and architecture of these beautiful sanctuaries, take this tour which includes stops at First African Baptist Church, Temple Mickve Israel, the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, a.k.a. the "Sistine of the South," and many others. Available as a driving tour only.

"Before me rose up a cathedral of linen-fresh whiteness with twin Gothic spires, and around it stood 200-year-old houses of weathered brick, with hurricane shutters that clearly were still used. I did not know that such perfection existed in America."

Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America