Sunday, December 16, 2012

Go Back In Time at the Georgia History Festival in Savannah

Georgia is a peach.  But how did she get that way?  If you're a history-buff and want to know, then the Romantic Inns of Savannah cordially invite you to be our bed and breakfast guests during the activities surrounding the 2013 Georgia History Festival!

Photo courtesy of savannahnow.com

On February 12, 1733, the US colony of Georgia was founded.  To commemorate this very special day, the official Georgia Day Parade will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at 10:30 am.  This is an especially big to-do for our school children who dress up and create banners in honor of the date.  Marching begins within walking distance of most of our member inns at Forsyth Park.  The parade then continues north on Bull street until it reaches City Hall, where the Mayor and other city officials will address attendees and choose their favorite banners.

But don't think that the parade is your only option to attend during the festival!

Colonial period lovers should not miss the Colonial Faire and Muster on the weekend of February 9-10, 2013.  Held on the grounds of Wormsloe Plantation, you'll see actors and vendors dressed for the period and offering experiences, wares, and food.  Muskets will blast, blacksmiths hammers will clang, and great food will be cooking on the fires.  This is a FREE event.

Photo courtesy of The GA Historical Society
Sunday February 13, 2012 marks the official Super Museum Sunday!  From noon until 4pm, a large percentage of our city's history, art, and cultural museums welcome the public in honor of the History Festival.  In fact, you can even venture out of town a bit since over 40 organizations up and down the coast will be taking part.  Admission to each and every participating location is FREE on this day.

The event is a great experience for history-lovers of all types.  However the celebration also benefits children who live in the state by providing interactive education.  It is common knowledge that young people learn so much more when they live the information.  GA History day supports this hands-on learning through participation in the many activities held during this multi-day celebration.  You will see children marching in Tuesday's parade, and families love to introduce their kids to colonial living at the Faire.

Of course there is no better option for area lodging than a relaxing bed and breakfast inn during this historic event.  Start each day off right with included breakfasts, take some snacks to much on during the day (may not be offered by all of our B and B members), and return to the comfort and friendliness of your beautiful Savannah home-away-from-home.

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