Are you looking for odd and interesting things to do while spending time in and around Savannah? If so, we have a couple of recommendations that might just be right down your alley.
Have you ever wished that there was an Abraham Lincoln themed neighborhood pub near you? If so, wish no longer! Abe's on Lincoln is a wonderful little bar that is off the beaten track and is a favorite among locals. With low ceilings, fireplaces and the overall ambiance of an old fashioned pub, Abe's on Lincoln will have you leaving with the feeling that honest Abe would have approved. I know this all sounds pretty cool, but you still haven't heard the best part- plastered across the entire ceiling are drawings of Abe done on bar napkins! Guests are free to draw our 16th President in any manner they would like. As long as your drawing isn't offensive or a stick figure they will hang it up. What is really cool about this is you essentially have a living installation of napkin art where you are equally likely to see an expert rendition of the former President as you are to see a Sponge Bob Square Pants Abe! Check out some pics courtesy of Yelp here.
After having a beer at Abe's you might feel like taking a stroll on Savannah's famed River Walk- if so you should definitely consider checking out Echo Square. While it isn't something that many people seek out and very few tourists care about, it is definitely an odd an interesting experience. To get to Echo Square you have to first find a store named Bob's Your Uncle & Fannie's Your Aunt (which is an experience in its own right), from there walk towards the river where you'll find yourself in a small square. Now the odd part: this small square, for no reason that makes sense, acts as a perfect echo chamber. Stand on the X in the middle of the circle and everything you say will echo and no one outside of the circle can hear what you say! It makes no sense, you just have to try it.
If you have ever been on runway 10 at the Savannah International Airport then you rolled right past two concrete rectangles laying next to each other that look completely out of place. If you happened to notice them then what you saw were the graves of Catherine and Richard Dawson who have been buried there since 1877 and 1884 respectfully. The two rectangles are actually headstones laying flush within the runway, making them the only known graves to be embedded in a runway! The Dawson's lay at rest in this location because when the airport was expanding the family decedents refused to allow them to be relocated, which US law requires. Check out more of this unusual story here. Savannah is a wonderful city that is packed with culture, history and excitement. Located only minutes from the attractions listed above and much more, Olympus Fenwick is the premier luxury community in Savannah. Contact us today to speak to one of our friendly and professional team members!