Senior Tourism & Activities Savannah GA: Tri-Centennial Park on October 9th
Each October 9th, the Coastal Heritage Society commemorates the Battle of Savannah. This is a popular event with Coastal Georgia Seniors looking for a fun and historical outing.
On October 9, 1779 American, British and French armies clashed on the west side of Savannah, Georgia.
The armies included soldiers from modern-day, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Great Britain and Poland.
Savannah contains significant forensic evidence of this battle, as unearthed by Coastal Heritage Society archaeologists in partnership iwth Lamar Institute.
Excavations conducted from 2005-2011, uncovered startling discoveries including:
Tourists and Savannah senior history buffs can view artifacts from the Revolutionary War era in the Savannah History Museum, then cross the street to explore Battlefield Memorial Park, which is the site of one of fourteen earthen fortifications from the Battle of Savannah.
Savannah senior citizens are welcomed and encouraged to please join the Coastal Heritage Society in commemorating the Battle of Savannah on October 9th every year.