Free is the absolute best feeling in the world. Though we live in a free country, there aren’t many things that come to you that are free. That’s why I have compiled a list of free things to do in Savannah Georgia that are worth trying out! From history to ferry rides and even some food samples there is something for every one in this free things to do in Savannah GA list!
14 Must See Free Things to do in Savannah Georgia
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Many of the popular paid attractions are are included in the Savannah Tour Pass. 1 pass to over 30 attractions and you can save over 55% on ticket prices! The pass can be accessed right from your phone alone with maps and guides.
Stroll Along McQueen Island Trails
Getting out in nature is always fun, but this six-mile picturesque trail is the perfect way to spend time with family, take pictures, or romance your sweetheart. This abandoned Savannah-Tybee Railroad is one of the most scenic strolls in all of Savannah.
Visit the Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Pulaski highlights our military architecture. With drawbridges, dikes, ditches, shows, and exhibits, you can delve into beauty and history all in one visit. Though the Pulaski National Monument isn’t always free, there are several days a year you can get the whole family in for free including:
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 18)
- Super Museum Sunday (February 7)
- National Park Week (April 16-24)
- National Public Lands Day (September 24)
- Veterans Day (November 11)
It is always free to get in for National Park Pass holders.
Related: Savannah Historical Sites and National Park Sites
Take a Venture through Colonial Park Cemetery
Many well-known people have been buried at the Colonial Park Cemetary, the oldest cemetery in the city including someone who signed the Declaration of Independence. This was also where the Union Troops set up camp when in Savannah, they moved headstones and even changed dates. You might see people who lived to be 400 years old!
Known as one of the most haunted areas in Savannah because many fo the building around the cemetery including the roads are built over parts of the old cemetery and old graves! This historical place is, also, a great venture to take during Halloween for a spooky fun adventure. A free adventure awaits you.
This is one of my favorite free things to do in Savannah GA! I loved all the history here.
Savannah Visitors Center
This should be your first stop in the city for tour discount tickets and coupons and more! This visitor center holds so much history and has many free things to take in. Plus this is also where you can hop on one for the historical trolly tours around downtown. This was one of my son's favorite free things to do in Savannah GA.
If you wish to do the trolly tours they are included in the Savannah Tour Pass at a discounted rate!
Forsyth Park, or Any of the 22 Historic Squares
Downtown Savannah has 22 historic squares, all free and all picture perfect. They are great just to watch the city go by. Forsyth Park is by far the biggest and most famous one so don't miss it!
Related: First Timers Guide to Historic Savannah Georgia
Go Out for the Firework Show
During the first Friday of every month in the summer, the Savannah River offers a free fireworks show for you to enjoy. Of course, a beautiful display of our pride and freedom can be seen on July 4th as well. The firework show is perfect for a family outing or a romantic picnic.
Get some Rays at the Tybee Island Beach
Only 20 miles from the city of Savannah, Tybee Island Beach is the perfect place to catch some rays, squish your toes into white sandy beaches, and enjoy the cool waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you want a family beach day or a romantic time, the Tybee Island Beach won’t disappoint.
This was one of hubby's favorite free things to do in Savannah GA and he keeps asking to go back!
Free guided tours are offered in this cemetery that is part natural cathedral and part sculptural garden. This is such a beautiful cemetery. This is one of my favorite free thing to do in Savannah Georgia.
Ghost Tours of the cemetery are included in the Savannah Tour Pass
Related: Things to do in Savannah GA When Visiting as a Homeschooling Family
Jam Out at the Summer Musical Festival
What is better than a concert? A free concert! Forsyth Park features some big name stars for 6 full days in the spring. Of course, these days may change each year, and this is a free event you will want to take advantage of. For 2017, it will take place March 23 through April 8th. Jam out to your favorite artists for free!
This is a small shopping square has many shops and over 50 art galleries to browse. There is also always some form of live music to take in. We were also able to take in some free food samples while there too!
Visit the Mint Museum of Art
Every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Mint Museum of Art offers free admission. These innovative collections of visual arts are the oldest of their kind. If you enjoy the beauty of art, visit the Mint Museum of Art.
Take a Ferry Ride
Ferry rides are always free, and they offer a beautiful scenic view of the historic district. From Hutchinson Island and the Talmadge Bridge, the trip is only 2-minutes, but well worth it for some great pictures and a fun experience.
Related: The Ultimate Georgia Vacation Guide
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Towering over Lafayette Square, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is the oldest Catholic church in Georgia. It is open tot he public to view during the week, for free.
River Street is just like its name, a street on the river. There are all kinds of stores and restaurants and markets to take in. This is where you can take in the ferry rides mentioned above. It's a great way to take in an afternoon of window shopping and seeing everyone on the street, there is always some kind of performance, or even music to listen too.
Whether you are visiting Savannah, GA for the first time or looking for something fun to do with the family, there are tons of free things to do in Savannah Georgia.
Sunday 12th of December 2021
My wife is really excited about this! She has been bugging me about what fun stuff we could do in Savannah this weekend and this list will certainly satisfy her! Thanks to your blog I was able to draft up our plan for the weekend getaway!
Tuesday 31st of August 2021
Thanks for providing detailed savannah attractions! It will be helpful in preparation for our trip this coming November. We are going to attend a wedding in Savannah and planning to spend a few extra days. I am planning the trip now, and I am getting more excited after reading about this lovely city!