Savannah Field Guide

From the town squares of the famous Historic District to its salty, untamed coastal edges, Wildsam Savannah is a time capsule mixing the city’s deep history and vibrant present. Inside this guide exploring one of America’s most fascinating Southern cities, you’ll find stories about Gullah/Geechee culture, motorcycle riding, lemon meringue pie, oyster farming, and the secrets behind Savannah’s ageless allure from local voices.


  • Interviews with sea change chef Mashama Bailey, Savannah Bee Company founder Ted Dennard, deep-sea fishing captain Judy Helmey, acclaimed baker Cheryl Day, and Reverend Thurmond Neill Tillman 

  • Illustrated maps of the city's famed squares, historic details, and cemeteries

  • Essential intel on Savannah's art and design community, Gullah/Geechee culture, antique hunting, and courtyard garden snooping

  • How Juliette Gordon-Low founded the Girl Scouts, the city's Civil Rights Movement milestones, pirate kidnapping accounts, and one particularly haunted house

  • Expert picks for soul food, dive bars, vintage shops, farm stands, and bookshops

  • Original essays by Taylor Brown, Harrison Scott Key and Emily Testa LeMaster

  • The best ways to experience hidden beaches and the natural beauty of the coast and marshes

  • Excerpted writing by Savannah-born authors James Alan McPherson and Flannery O'Connor