Posts Tagged ‘Savannah’

Amazing Architectural Tour in Savannah

February 4th, 2014 by Dresser Palmer House

Savannah. is. GORGEOUS. We all know that. There are many factors that help her especially her amazing and varied architectural styles. Jonathan Stalcup, owner and sole tour guide of Architectural Savannah gives the MOST amazing architectural tour in Savannah.

Yesterday, the temperature was in the upper 70’s and it was absolutely beautiful to be able to get out about in the city (sorry northerners!) I had the chance, being friends with Jonathan, to sample his new route in the more central sections of the Historic District.2014-02-04 10.39.17

You think you know about the various styles and details in the buildings and homes ( mainly from watching HGTV and DIY networks) and Jonathan schools you at every turn. It’s great to have a professional guide that studied architecture at Savannah’s own SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) to lead you around and make you look UP. Gothic arches, marble quoins, Italianate porches, Greek revival pediments, Romanesque entryways, trefoil windows… I could go on and on.

Not only does he know his structural and design oriented details, he is a master at the historical knowledge of why and how these details were introduced, he knows the details about the lives of the famed architects that designed and the people that lived in these masterpieces. If you have a question, ANY question, about any building or style or architect, ask Jonathan and he either knows it or can easily find out from valid sources.

Stay with us at The Dresser Palmer House and I can most definitely get you in with Jonathan Stalcup for an amazing fact and design based tour of Savannah’s famed Historic District.

Vespa Scooters! Now is your chance!

February 1st, 2014 by Dresser Palmer House

It’s about to warm up! Have you ever passed the cool scooter shop ‪#‎Motorini‬ downtown on Drayton and thought about how fun it would be to zip around on one of those ‪#‎vespa‬ ‪#‎scooters‬?! Now is your chance! They have some really beautiful machines there that you need to take advantage of…photo (2)

With less than 300 in the United States, ‪#‎Savannah‬’s own #Motorini has one of the rare #Vespa 946’s on it showroom floor. Are you ready to come to Savannah and take it home? The Dresser Palmer House / An Historic Inn will give the lucky new owner a complimentary room night to explore the city with Italys most technologically advanced motor scooter to date.

Opera in Savannah

May 24th, 2012 by Dresser Palmer House

Sometimes in Savannah our theatre options are limited.  So it’s always great to see some fantastic options when it comes to music.  I am so looking forward to V.O.I.C.Experience coming to Savannah on Thursday, June 7th at the Christ Church Savannah, GA;Opera in Savannah 28 Bull St at Johnson Square.  This will be a benefit concert featuring the rising stars of Opera from around the nation with special guests from the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus and area High Schools.  V.O.I.C.Experience was formed by Metropolitan Opera/Grammy Award Winner Opera Star, baritone Sherrill Milnes when he decided to create a means for singers to advance in their careers he did so by giving them the highest level of educators and more importantly, the opportunity to perform for people who might not ever see a Broadway show or Opera… with the help of his wife, soprano, Maria Zouves, V.O.I.C.Experience – “VE” – was founded in 2001. They work in several intensive programs throughout the year and guide singers in directions that lead to their success, including a program oat our own GA Southern University.  One of my favorite parts of this upcoming performance is that on Sunday, June 3 area High School students get to have their own performance and receive feedback from the same vocalists that will be performing on Thursday, June 7th.  This I am sure will help instill some new passion with our own upcoming coming stars from Savannah.

Call NOW to Book your Room at the Dresser Palmer House, June 3 at 2pm & June 7 at 7:30pm, for what promises to be two very enjoyable performances.

Discovering Savannah’s Black History, Culture and Heritage

January 8th, 2012 by Dresser Palmer House

Black Heritage TourAfter 16 years in Savannah I thought I had a good grasp on the history of our fair city.  Then I took the Day Clean Journeys’ African American History Tour and learned that I only have a pinkie grasp of Savannah’s Black History.  Four inns of Savannah have decided to collaboratively create a package that will highlight some of the best but lesser known historical sites of our city’s black history, culture and heritage.

While I was on the African American History Tour, I was amazed to learn how many “firsts” occurred in Savannah.  Let’s start with First African Baptist Church, built in 1861, this church was the first African-American Baptist Church in North America and served as part of the Underground Railroad.  Not to be outdone by First Bryan Baptist Church,  the oldest continuous African-American Baptist Church in the United States.  Then we have, West Broad Street School, 89 years the Scarbrough House spent as the first city-supported school for black students in Savannah.  And finally, the McKane Hospital and Nursing School was the site of the first hospital in Savannah to train African-American doctors and nurses.

There is much to learn, so many places to explore, and so little time but we believe we have packaged the best of the best, Savannah’s Black History and the Civil Rights Movement. Join the thousands of visitors from around the world who have embraced the story of Savannah’s black history, culture and heritage.  The Dresser Palmer House, an Historic Inn is proud to offer this Black Heritage Tour package.

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:

1. Three days and two nights in one of our selected queen rooms with check-in on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday in January or February 2012.

2. Day Clean Journeys African American History Tour for Two, including admission to select venues

3. Secret Map of Soul Food Destinations and specific must see Black History/Heritage Sites

4. Cost? Priceless (or $398 plus tax and gratuity)

You may also follow our Black Heritage Series at SavannahInns.com Blog and learn more about the culture, history and heritage of Savannah’s blacks.

 

Dresser Palmer House Launches new Website!

September 9th, 2011 by

Dresser Palmer House is pleased to showcase a brand new website, designed and hosted by InsideOut Solutions. The new site is built around WordPress giving the innkeepers a variety of editing capabilities. The innkeepers will be able to upload new images, create photo galleries, blog, edit text, add pages and a variety of other editing features.

The new website really showcases the best qualities of this historic, 11,000 square foot Italianate townhouse in located in Savannah, GA.

At The Dresser Palmer House, you will find amenities normally found in much larger hotels coupled with the personal attention found only in the very best inns. We invite you to come and experience true southern hospitality at its finest.

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