Once a shipping point for local plantations, the town of Thunderbolt retains an historic maritime ambiance. Originally incorporated as Warsaw in 1856, the town owes its current-day name to the legend of a lightening strike that created a freshwater spring on the Wilmington bluff. Now a small college town, Thunderbolt is home to the historically black institution Savannah State University.

Thunderbolt's main attraction is one of Savannah's most well-known and emblematic: the Bonaventure Cemetery. This hauntingly beautiful landmark was the setting of the classic novel and film "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," and its 200-year-old moss-covered gravestones whisper of Savannah's past. Thunderbolt is also home to some unassumingly exquisite restaurants. Feast on the fresh delights of Desposito's Seafood Restaurant, or dine alfresco under the green awnings of New South Cafe. Get your kicks at the comedies, musicals and dramas of the well-regarded Savannah Community Theatre.


Savannah Children's Theatre


Theodore A. Wright Stadium


Desposito's Seafood Restaurant

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