Forsyth Park

Centrally located off of Gaston Street at the south end of Savannah's Landmark Historic District, Forsyth Park comprises thirty acres of lush landscaping including live oaks, magnolias and azaleas. Victorian mansions border each side of the park making Forsyth a popular destination for photography enthusiasts.

Parking and public transportation at Forsyth Park
Public parking can be found at the Visitor Center at Forsyth Park on Drayton Avenue as well as on Park Street at the south end of Forsyth. The dot Express Shuttle picks up adjacent to the park on Hall and Goodwin streets. This is a free service that runs every twenty minutes Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Best and worst time to go to Forsyth Park
Forsyth Park is open from sunrise to sunset with lighted areas open until 11 p.m. making anytime during the day a good time to visit. The Visitor Center at Forsyth Park is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Admission to Forsyth Park
Admission to Forsyth Park is free.

Must see at Forsyth Park
At the north end of Forsyth Park there is a magnificent nineteenth century Parisian-style fountain that is perhaps Savannah's most recognized landmark. Located in the center of the park is the Confederate Monument. Rising more than fifty feet, this elegant sandstone sculpture is topped with a bronze statue of a confederate soldier.

Other places to visit near Forsyth Park
Located just a block north of Forsyth Park is Monterey Square and the Mercer-Williams House, made famous by the book "Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt. Also a short stroll from Forsyth Park is the picturesque Jones Street with its rows of antebellum townhouses. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is located a short distance away on Lafayette Square.

Insider tip on Forsyth Park
The Forsyth Farmer's Market, featuring locally grown produce, is held seasonally on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Author's bio: Laura Caldwell is a local author and licensed tour guide in the City of Savannah. She has been published in "South Magazine".