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Savannah History Tour

Walk with us through Savannah as we discuss the fascinating history that took place here from the 18th century through present day.

Learn about influential residents and visitors, architectural trends, the impact of wars and movements, and how all these events intertwine to form a city that is both frozen in time and very much alive.

per adult from

$42

AUD

Duration

2 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
    • Entry/Admission - Green-Meldrim House
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Johnson Square, Bull Street Between Bryan and Congress Streets, Savannah, GA

    Your guide will discuss the founding of Savannah, the city layout, and Nathaniel Greene (and his monument).

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Factors Walk, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

    Your guide will discuss Factors Walk and River Street as the center of the Georgia cotton trade and its influence on the economy, the slave trade, and the civil war.

    Stop At: Reynolds Square, Abercorn Street Between East Bryant and East Congress Streets, Savannah, GA 31401

    Your guide will discuss John Wesley, the Olde Pink House, and early agricultural experiments in Georgia

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, 124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732

    Your guide will discuss the architecture of the Owens-Thomas House and its architect William Jay, which is a great accompaniment to a tour of the inside of the home, where they discuss the lives of its residents and visitors. The house tour is HIGHLY recommended, but not included.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Columbia Square, Habersham Street Between East State and East York Streets, Savannah, GA

    Your guide will discuss the rise and downturn of cast iron as house ornamentation and the clever solution of William Kehoe, owner of Georgia's largest iron foundry. They will also discuss the Preservation Act and its impact on the downtown Savannah landscape.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Colonial Park Cemetery, 200 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401

    Your guide will discuss Savannah's treatment of cemeteries and some common burial practices, as well as some of the disasters that befell the city, and touch upon the Union occupation of Savannah during the Civil War.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E Harris St, Savannah, GA 31401-4616

    Your guide will discuss the history of Savannah's Catholic congregations and the construction of the cathedral, and will highlight some of its features

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Lafayette Square, 201 E Charlton St, Savannah, GA 31401-4605

    Your guide will discuss the Hamilton-Turner Inn, the first home in Savannah to have electricity, and some of its architectural features. They will also discuss the childhood home of Flannery O'Connor (famous writer), and the adulthood home of Juliette Gordon Lowe (founder of the Girl Scouts)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Madison Square, Bull Street Between West Harris and West Charlton Streets, Savannah, GA

    Your guide will discuss more of Savannah's architecture, including the Savannah Volunteer Guards' Armory and the Scottish Rite Temple, and the monument to Sergeant Jasper and his moments of Valor in the Revolutionary War.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Green-Meldrim House, 14 W Macon St on Madison Square, Savannah, GA 31401-4356

    Your guide will discuss the innovative architecture of the house, Sherman's residency during the Union occupation of Savannah, Field Order 15, and its impact on black communities both before and after its repeal.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Chippewa Square, Bull Street Between Hull Street and Perry Street, Savannah, GA 31401

    Your guide will discuss Savannah's founder, Oglethorpe's, take on governance of the colony of Georgia and the implications as our beginning as a non-royal colony. Your guide will also briefly discuss the history of fires in Savannah, the Savannah Theater, and the Independent Presbyterian Church.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Wright Square, Bull Street Between West State and West York Streets, Savannah, GA

    Your guide will discuss the childhood home of Juliette Gordon Low and her life, as well as her extended family and their accomplishments. They will also discuss the historical use of the lots surrounding Wright Square, and the history and impact of both Tomochichi and Mary Musgrove.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Johnson Square, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
    Return Detail :
    Wright Square, Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Well-behaved pets allowed
    • Not recommended for those who cannot walk/roll 0.25 mi without resting
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Walk with Me Savannah Tours

Activity ID: V-139263P1

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