Savannah Historic District

The Savannah Historic District features 42 historical homes and buildings that depict several architectural styles in downtown Savannah, Tennessee. Featured homes on the self-guided two mile driving or walking tour include Cherry Mansion, headquarters of General Ulysses S. Grant during the Battle of Shiloh and the Churchwell-McGinley-Taylor house, a former women's college in the late 19th century. Irwinwood, named for its former owner, a purchasing agent who acquired the land for Shiloh National Military Park in the 1890s, is also included.

Located on the banks of the beautiful Tennessee River, Cherry Mansion served as headquarters for General Grant in the spring of 1862. Grant’s breakfast was interrupted by couriers with news that the Battle of Shiloh had begun. Tours for Cherry Mansion are offered by appointment. Please call 731-607-2753 for reservations.

While on the tour, other points of interest are highlighted. These include the Tennessee River Museum, Savannah Theater, Savannah Main Street and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

A free guide is available at the Tennessee River Museum or the Servier-Bullard House at 195 Church Street.


Latitude: 35.2247 Longitude: -88.2477 Elevation: 446 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Michelle Lacewell

Time Period Represented

19-20th Centuries

Hours Open


Visitor Fees


Seasons Open


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ADA Accessibility Notes

Please call with questions.

How to Get There

From Memphis, Tennessee - Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes
Get on I-40
Take exit 18 to merge onto US-64 E toward Somerville
Pass by SUBWAY®Restaurants (on the right in 48.0 mi)
70.2 mi
Turn left onto the ramp to Savannah/Corinth
0.2 mi
Merge onto US-64 E/Marcus J Wright Memorial
Continue to follow US-64 E
Destination will be on the right
24.5 mi

Welcome to
Hardin County Chamber-Commerce
495 Main St, Savannah, TN 38372

From Nashville, Tennessee - Approximatley 2 hours and a half

Follow I-40 W to TN-13 S in Hurricane Mills. Take exit 143 from I-40 W
59 min (65.9 mi)
Follow TN-13 S and TN-128 S to US-641 in Clifton
1 h 1 min (46.0 mi)
Turn right onto US-641
2 min (1.3 mi)
Turn left onto TN-128 S
13 min (12.0 mi)
Follow US-64 W to Main St in Savannah
10 min (5.6 mi)
Welcome to the Hardin County Chamber-Commerce
495 Main St, Savannah, TN 38372

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