- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: June 12, 1998
Step into the pages of living history in this glorious tour through some of the finest ante-bellum homes of the South.
It is the picture-postcard city of Dixie, a gloriously-preserved museum of ante-bellum splendor. Savannah, Georgia boasts some of America's finest mansions.
AMERICA'S CASTLES® showcases these Southern gems in a behind-the-scenes tour of five of Savannah's finest homes. The Davenport House is a brick, Federal mansion built between 1815 and 1820, raised high to catch the southern breezes. Designed by William Jay, the Owens-Thomas House features exquisite detailing and a massive portico. Telfair Academy, the oldest public art museum in the South, is housed in a fine Regency mansion also designed by Jay. In the same style, the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace (founder of the Girl Scouts) dates from the 1810s. Finally, the Andrew Low House is an early example of Italianate style boasting a parterre garden in an hourglass design.
AMERICA'S CASTLES presents a captivating look at the restored glory of the Old South.