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Monterey Square

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Address: Bull Street, Between Taylor and Gordon Streets, Savannah, GA

City square dominated by a statue of Casmir Pulaski and the Temple Mickve...

City square dominated by a statue of Casmir Pulaski and the Temple Mickve Israel, the first synagogue in the South.

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Nice little Square

Like most of the squares in Savannah, this one also has a nice statue standing tall in the center of it. We liked that we could just sit there and relax for a few minutes.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve R
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like most of the squares in Savannah, this one also has a nice statue standing tall in the center of it. We liked that we could just sit there and relax for a few minutes.

1 Thank Steve R
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Named to celebrate the capture of Monterey, Mexico, by the Americans during the Mexican-American War. The square was laid out in 1847, a year after the actual battle. This square is home to the Pulaski Monument. He was a Polish Count/General who aided the U.S. during the American Revolution. He died in 1779, defending the City of Savannah.

1 Thank urbanguy
Morris County, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski's monument dominates this, perhaps the prettiest of all the Squares in Savannah, the Monterey Square. What makes it even more unique is the fact that the General's final resting place is on the site. Re- interred beneath the 54 foot monument. What makes it a bit confusing however, the monument is in Monterey Square, not in... More 

3 Thank Wenovo
Gainesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice way to spend a morning walking the squares of savannah. Suggest taking a car to get around to all of them. Monterey was built in 1847 to celebreate the capture of the city of Monterey. This is on of my favorite ones.Beautiful square with a beautiful monument.

Thank matjaz2002
Coral Gables, Florida
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Monterey Square was laid out in 1847 to commemorate the capture of the city of Monterrey, Mexico in 1846, by General Zachary Taylor’s American forces. Zachary was later President Taylor and his daughter, Sarah Knox Taylor, was the first wife of another President by the name of Davis. The Mercer-Williams House of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was a nice square. There is a large monument in the middle. Great to relax outside, drink coffee and enjoy the warmth. We loved all the squares. The homes around here are gorgeous. The trees are majestic and you have flowers already. Yea!

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Savannah, GA
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Lovely way to spend a morning is to walk the squares of Savannah. Many stately homes and picture opportunities. Mickva Israel is home to one of the longest lived congregations in USA. On everyone's touring list. Mercer house is the focus of the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil book and movie murder. Both are worth viewing from... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Savannah has 22 "Squares" and according to our Segway guide, this one is known for being the "most picturesque". After seeing it, my husband and I understood why.....it is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the architecture of the surrounding homes and stately trees. It is also well known for where the murder took place in the movie, "Midnight... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

There are many squares in Savannah and some are more unique than others. This square offers and interesting monument, the synagogue is close by and other fascinating history to go along with it. Not sure if anyone can visit just one square while in town and I would really put this on your must see squares list. Stop by Forsyth... More 

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

This review goes along with a few other reviews, since this whole area is extremely beautiful and all really close together. All of these little squares, and the historic district, are just amazing. It's so picturesque it's ridiculous. I could walk about all day looking at these different squares.

Thank Sara R

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