8 Best Fountains In Savannah, Georgia

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The coastal Georgia city, Savannah, is an enchanting place to be. You will love the cobblestoned squares and parks, boutiques, art galleries, eerie cemeteries, food, wine, jazzy nightlife and much more. You will be amazed to see the architectural styles ranging from Colonial, Victorian, Italianate, Greek and Gothic in the city. Important landmarks including Bonaventure Cemetery, River Street, Tybee Island, Wormsloe Historic Site, and Gothic-Revival Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist are worth seeing. Simply stroll around the streets, ride a bike, catch the trolleys or enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour through the magnificent oak tree paths covered with Spanish moss. In brief, there is something for everyone who comes to this graceful city. From the many attractions in the city, if fountains fascinate you more, here is a detailed list of the best fountains in Savannah, you can enjoy.

1. Ellis Square Fountain

Summer Fun -- Ellis Square Fountain Savannah (GA) July 2012
Source: Photo by Flickr user Ron Cogswell used under CC BY 2.0

Previously a parking garage, the transformational story of Ellis Square is remarkable. The garage was demolished to construct the square. Today, this is one of the most popular Savannah Squares, loved by tourists and locals alike. The highlight of the square is a water fountain. The water jet that shoots from underground to the air moves in a dancing pattern and at night when the lights are on, the water appears in different colors. During summer, adults and kids enjoy the water splash for respite from the scorching heat. An important landmark in the city, the Ellis Square Fountain is a favorite public joint.

Ellis Square Fountain

Website: Ellis Square Fountain

Opening hours: Open till 10pm (daily)

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2. Forsyth Park Fountain

Forsyth Park Fountain (1)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Jennifer Morrow used under CC BY 2.0

One of the main landmarks in Savannah, The Forsyth Park Fountain is the most beautiful fountain in the city. You can spot the fountain at the north end of Forsyth Park, lined with moss-hung oaks. The fountain is modeled on fountains found in Paris and Peru. On St. Patrick’s Day, the fountain water is dyed green and it is a popular event attended by a huge crowd. The massive, ornamented fountain has a two-tiered iron cast, and on top is a female statue, holding a rod. To add to the beauty of the fountain, four spouting swans are placed around the main foundation. The pool is surrounded by an ornamental wrought-iron fence, such that it is protected from children trying to reach the fountain.

Forsyth Park Fountain

Address: 1 W Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

Website: Forsyth Park Fountain

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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3. German Memorial Fountain in Orleans Square

German Memorial Fountain, Orleans Square
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Michael Rivera used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Honoring the German immigrants’ role in the growth of the Georgian colony, the German Memorial Fountain was placed in the square in 1989. The beautiful fountain is encircled with stone benches and is shaded by magnificent oaks. A great place to rest, the fountain is a major attraction in the city. The ornamental fountain stands in a round reflecting pool and is one of many memorials inspired by the 250th anniversary of the establishment of the colony of Georgia and the city of Savannah.

German Memorial Fountain

Address: Orleans Square, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

Website: German Memorial Fountain

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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4. Fountains at Johnson Square

Johnson Square, Savannah, Georgia
Source: Photo by Flickr user Ken Lund used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Johnson Square is the biggest and oldest square in Savannah, encircled by some of the historical buildings including the Christ Episcopal Church and City Hall. You can find two fountains placed on the east and west sides of the square, generally known as Johnson Square Fountains. To help baking, two huge ovens were built on the site of the fountains during the Colonial times. Later, the ovens were replaced by these two fountains. The fountains and the surrounding oaks provide ample shade to the square and hence it is a great place to be when the weather is hot.

Fountains at Johnson Square

Address: 2 E Bryan St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

Website: Fountains at Johnson Square

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5. Wormsloe Fountain

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Located in the center of the Columbia Square, Wormsloe Fountain is a serene waterfall shaded with oak trees. The fountain found its way here from one of Georgia’s earliest settlements, Wormsloe Plantation. The beautiful water spout is most often known as the rustic fountain, due to the way it appears because of its natural qualities and years of staining. Visitors can spend some quality time near the fountain, as there are several stone benches around.

Wormsloe Fountain

Address: Habersham Street, Between East State and East York Streets, Savannah, GA

Website: Wormsloe Fountain

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6. Lafayette Square Fountain

Lafayette Square, Savannah, Georgia
Source: Photo by Flickr user Ken Lund used under CC BY-SA 2.0

One of the most central squares in Savannah, Lafayette Square is a great place to be due to its accessibility from other major attractions in the city. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, with the highest twin towers in the city, is located in the square. Another attraction of the square is the Semiquincentenary Fountain, presented to the city by Colonial Dames of America to honor the 250th anniversary of the city’s founding. The green fountain is a beautiful piece of art and visitors love to flock and take pictures, especially because of its proximity to the church.

Lafayette Square Fountain

Address: 201 E Charlton St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

Website: Lafayette Square Fountain

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7. Troup Square Dog Fountain

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One of the smallest, yet beautiful squares in Savannah, Troup Square hosts a small fountain. An armillary sphere and unique cast iron pet water fountain for dogs, this mini waterfall is just for your furry friend.

Troup Square Dog Fountain

Address: Troup Square, Savannah, Georgia, 31401 USA

Website: Troup Square Dog Fountain

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8. Winged Lion Fountain at Old Savannah Cotton Exchange

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Another important historical piece in the city is the winged lion fountain, in front of the old Savannah Cotton Exchange Building on Bay Street. Made of red terra cotta, the old fountain constructed in 1889, was destroyed in an accident and it has been resurrected to its original form again. The structure is that of a griffin - a winged lion of mythology and a gush of water exits from the lion’s mouth. The fountain is surrounded by medallions of poets and presidents.

Winged Lion Fountain at Old Savannah Cotton Exchange

Address: 201 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

Website: Winged Lion Fountain at Old Savannah Cotton Exchange

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Explore the beautiful city of Savannah

Flowing water has a therapeutic effect on the mind. Do you agree? Stop by some of the beautiful fountains in Savannah and know it for yourself. Well-known for its fountains, the beautiful city attracts thousands of visitors around the world every year. So when you are here, ensure to take some memorable snaps in front of these fountains.

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Babitha works as an Editor/Publications Manager for a Canadian-based company. Travelling has always been her passion, and she loves being called a hodophile. Exploring new places, meeting people,...Read more

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