Reynolds Square

View a bronze statue dedicated to Methodism founder Reverend John Wesley and other important landmarks at this centrally located city square, just a short walk from the river.

Reynolds Square was laid out in the early 18th century and is known for its proximity to some of Savannah’s most important historic buildings. Significant nearby buildings include an exquisite late 18th-century mansion and an early 19th-century Georgian-style townhouse, built for a prominent merchant and now one of Savannah’s architecturally important landmarks.

Walk to the Savannah River from Reynolds Square in less than five minutes. Admire the nearby Savannah City Hall, a grand Renaissance Revival municipal building. Notice the exquisite dolphin fountain and a 70-foot tall (21-meter) gold leaf dome that adorns its roof. Reynolds Square is a great place to relax when visiting Savannah’s historic buildings.

Visit the large bronze statue in the middle of Reynolds Square. The monument was dedicated to Reverend John Wesley in 1970. The 18th-century Methodism founder is depicted wearing Church of England vestments. Wesley is regarded for his contribution to the Holiness movement and Pentecostalism and was one of the first rectors of Savannah’s Christ Church.

Also on Reynolds Square is Oliver Sturges House. This townhouse was built for merchant Oliver Sturges at the beginning 19th century and is a great example of a Georgian-styled townhouse with an arched window over the portico. Sturges was one of the leading planners on SS Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Go to the Lucas Theater on the southern side of the square. Architect C.K. Howell designed this theater in the early 20th century. The revived theater shows local and national stage productions, musicals and film screenings. Check the official website for information about film festivals and workshops.

Reynolds Square is located in historic downtown Savannah, a short walk from Savannah River. Use meter-operated parking on the nearby streets. Enjoy local cuisine in award-winning restaurants near the square.

Take a short walk from Reynolds Square to Emmet Park, a small grassy park running next to Savannah River.