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History & Culture                                         Accommodations

                                                              Port Wentworth and nearby Savannah are awash              As “Savannah’s Front Porch,” Port Wentworth is the best place to stay
                                                              in Colonial and Civil War-era history, which can be       near or in Savannah, Georgia. Port Wentworth is near both the Savannah
                                                              explored through numerous historical markers, several     Hilton Head International Airport and Savannah’s historic downtown.
                                                              African-American praise houses, and the Historical        Choose from more than ten affordable, national brand hotels in Port
                                                              Port Wentworth Driving Tour.                              Wentworth, all at Exit 109 off I-95. There are more than 800 hotel rooms
                                                                                                                        at this convenient juncture, so there are plenty of places that cater to the
                                                              Historical Port Wentworth Driving Tour                    family budget.
                                                              On this fun driving tour, you’ll see and learn about historic African-American   Please go to for the current list of Port
                                                              praise houses and four Baptist churches, plantations, Civil War battlefields,   Wentworth hotels.
                                                              farms and farmhouses, cemeteries, and more. Call (912) 965-1999 for more
                                                              information. Pick up a free driving tour brochure at the Port Wentworth
                                                              Chamber, 7532 GA Highway 21.
                                                                  Houston Baptist Church
                                                               (Tours available by appointment) For information, please visit
        Come play in Port Wentworth, Georgia – Savannah’s Front Porch –                                                               More Than 800 Hotel Rooms
        just off I-95’s Exit 109. Port Wentworth is minutes from the fishing,   Port Wentworth is a great base for
        boating and other watersports available on the Savannah River, as   satisfying your itch for retail therapy. Pay
        well as historical attractions such as several former rice plantations   a visit to Butterducks Winery in nearby
        and African-American praise houses, giving us the name “Gateway to   Guyton where you can shop for wines
        Georgia History.” And, since 1971, we have been known as the “Stand Up   made from select Georgia fruits, or for   Savannah Area Shopping   Dining
        for America” city for our annual celebration honoring America’s service   unusual wine accessories and décor.
        men and women, past and present. We also get together for events such                                           At Exit 109 in Port Wentworth, you’ll find your national fast-food favorites
        as the Savannah River Spring Classic Fishing Tournament, the annual      Just five miles south of Port Wentworth’s Exit 109 on I-95 is the new Tanger   as well as some “hometown flavor” recommended by Port Wentworth
        Oyster Roast, BBQ & Music Festival, and the Pickin’ in Port Wentworth   Outlets Savannah, a mega outdoor shopping mall that features more than   locals. Sit down for a meal at the Sweet Tea Grille which serves up
        Music Festival. And the best thing – most activities and events in Port   100 well-known retailers such as Coach, Nike Factory Store and Polo Ralph   Southern comfort food with a twist: Soul Rolls stuffed with pulled por
        Wentworth are Free!                                   Lauren Factory Store and many others. Another Tanger Outlets is only 40
                                                              minutes from Port Wentworth, in Hilton Head, SC.          rice, black-eyed peas, chopped collard greens and onion, for example,
           Known as the place where Eli Whitney                                                                         or nachos made with pulled confit of duck flavored with fruit salsa and
        invented the cotton gin in 1793, Port                    Of course, shopping in Savannah has myriad charms, such as the    cilantro. Port Side Seafood and Barbecue can give you your fill of fried
        Wentworth is now a favorite of                        River Street shops and restaurants housed in restored cotton warehouses   shrimp, crab cakes, all-you-can-eat crab leg specials, and other coastal
        those who love the outdoors. With                     along the Savannah River; two large, traditional malls, one with a    classics. For those who like things spicy, there are several Mexican and
        an entrance to the Savannah National                  Bass Pro Shops among other stores; and hundreds of interesting boutiques,   Chinese restaurants in the area.
        Wildlife Refuge and direct access to the              art galleries, gift shops, antiques retailers and more throughout the city.  For more Dining suggestions, contact the Port Wentworth Chamber of
        Savannah River at the Houlihan Boat                                                                             Commerce at (912) 965-1999, or visit
        Landing, hunting, fishing, paddling and
        other outdoor pursuits are a natural fit in     Home of the    Exploring Savannah                               Of course, being so close to Savannah, you’ll want to check out some of
        Port Wentworth. Throughout the area,   invention of    Just minutes from Port Wentworth,                        that city’s signature restaurants headed by inventive chefs.
                                      the Cotton Gin
        you’ll find places for biking, sailing, going         historic Savannah is one of the prime
        on dolphin tours, manatee viewing and so   (1793 Eli Whitney - Mulberry    attractions of Coastal Georgia.
                                         Grove Plantation)
        much more. Take a trip back in time and
        explore the Savannah River Plantations by water.      •   Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of
                                                               Savannah’s historic district.  Forsyth Park Fountain
           At the end of the day, Port Wentworth’s hotels and restaurants are   •   Dip your hand in the Forsyth Park
        an affordable and convenient alternative to Savannah’s hotel offerings,   fountain, designed to resemble the grand fountain at Paris’ Place de la
        earning us the nickname “Savannah’s Affordable North Side”! Enjoy Port   Concorde, one of Savannah’s most popular photo opportunities.
        Wentworth’s history and adventure, then use your lodgings as a base for
        excursions into Savannah – Exit 109 is the exit closest to Georgia’s oldest   •   Play in the ocean waves at Savannah’s    Sweet Tea-Marinated
                                                                                                     Pork Chop Sandwich
        city – or to Tybee Island Beach, or Hilton Head and Bluffton, SC.  Tybee Island beach.
                                                                                                       Sweet Tea Grille
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