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.