Forsyth Park, the largest and most beautiful park in Savannah’s Historic district, is located just across the street from our Victorian Bed and Breakfast. Guests enjoy our location next to Forsyth Park, as it provides a quiet neighborhood setting away from excessive traffic and noise often found in the busy downtown river district and provides a serene setting for walking, relaxing and picnics. There is a Farmers Market held every Saturday morning in the Park where fresh fruits and vegetables are ripe for picking, as well as other locally crafted and produced items for purchase. Forsyth Park is a focal point for many Savannah activities, such as the Savannah Jazz Festival, Sunday Picnic in the Park, various Food Festivals, Sidewalk Art, Book Festivals and, of course, the “greening” of the Forsyth Park Fountain every St. Patrick’s Day. There is a Band Shell where concerts are held, and free movies are displayed on Friday nights during the summer. One block down the street is a health food store, The Brighter Day, which includes a delicatessen. Several restaurants are within easy walking distance of the Park Avenue Manor: The Forsyth Park Café, 700 Drayton, Betty Bombers, The Sentient Bean Coffee Shop, Leoci’s and Local 11-Ten. There is also a wine shop (Le Chai) that sells exquisite wines from all over the globe.
In 1733, the lands around Forsyth Place [now Forsyth Park] comprise much of the designated 5-acre Savannah garden lots of colonial Savannah, Georgia’s earliest British and European settlers. During the Civil War, Union soldiers encamped here. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for John Forsyth, a Georgia Governor. The park’s north end is home to a cast iron fountain that was erected in 1858. The Forsyth Park Fountain was designed to resemble the grand fountain in Paris at the Place de la Concorde. An exact replica of the Forsyth Park Fountain resides in Cuzco, Peru. The park is also adorned by monuments to the Confederate Soldier, the Marine Corps Monument, the Spanish-American Monument and the Fragrant Garden for the Blind.