Tour Locations | A Stroll through the Heart of Savannah’s Historical District
Horse Head Hitching Post
As you are crossing York Lane, you'll see a large home on your left. Stop as you get to the gate leading into the courtyard.
Look to your right, across the sidewalk from the gate.
Can you see the Horsehead hitching post?
I like to point him out, because he is the most handsome! You will see hitching posts still scattered throughout the historic district. This hitching post dates back to the early 1800's and would have been used by the Gordon family. Take a moment to look at the house. And behind the house is the courtyard and carriage house. The carriage house would have been the barn, with servants quarters upstairs, and the courtyard would have been used as a barnyard.
Now let's keep moving towards the front of the house.
Straight ahead is another hitching post and to the right is a carriage stone. This carriage stone served as a stepping stone, getting into the carriage.
Once you've had a good look, continue along Bull Street. Our next stop is the house just ahead on the left.