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Reynolds Square in Savannah, GA

Abercorn St Savannah, , GA 31401
Lower New Square was laid out in 1734 and was later renamed for Capt. John Reynolds, governor of Georgia in the mid-1750s. Reynolds was in fact an unpopular governor and it is said that the celebration held upon his arrival in the colony was rivaled only by that held upon his departure.

The square contains a bronze statue by Marshall Daugherty honoring John Wesley, founder of Methodism. Wesley spent most of his life in England but undertook a mission to Savannah (1735–1738), during which time he founded the first Sunday school in America. The statue was installed in 1969 on the spot where Wesley's home is believed to have stood. The statue is intended to show Wesley preaching out-of-doors as he did when leading services for Native Americans, a practice which angered church elders who believed that the Gospel should only be preached inside the church building.

Reynolds Square was the site of the Filature, which housed silkworms as part of an early—and unsuccessful—attempt to establish a silk industry in the Georgia colony. It is located on Abercorn, between Bryan and Congress Streets.


The following tours visit Reynolds Square:
The following tours go by Reynolds Square:
Savannah Historic Overview Trolley Tour Photo
4/26/2019 - 11/27/2019
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12/26/2019 - 12/31/2019
The Savannah Historic Overview Trolley Tour offers a fascinating look at Savannah's Historic District by way of open-air trolley for a thorough and informative sightseeing experience in the cultural setting of Georgia.
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Reynolds Square is a Tour Stop / Pick Up for the following tours:
Savannah Historic Trolley Tour Photo
4/26/2019 - 11/27/2019
11/29/2019 - 12/24/2019
12/26/2019 - 12/31/2019
With the Savannah Historic Trolley Tour, you can see all the sights this quaint town has to offer at your own pace.
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