Private Walking Tour of Savannah
Savannah is packed with rich historic character, not all of it on the Main Drag and your Half Day Highlights Tour will take you to the heart of it. On your private tour, you will:
- Explore in the historic district - a handsome quarter with the feel of a bygone era.
- Learn the secrets of the often-haunted mansions and hotels
- Hear stories beneath the moss-draped oak trees which have earned the city the title of ‘America’s Most Haunted City’.
- Learn the secrets of Savannah across a variety of subjects from its founding history, through the lens of Black history - inextricably tied to the city’s charm, the Civil War, the Revolution, architecture and the role of women, like Juliette Gordon Low.
- Enjoy a snack and drink at one of your guide’s favourite spots - and learn how the city has grown into a hotspot for foodies, mixologists, and craft beer enthusiasts.
Your tour begins at the beginning of the city, where your guide will recount Savannah’s founding and evolution over more than three centuries, remnants of which are present throughout. Savannah’s historic district occupies a 2.2-square-mile area that has been conserved since 1966. Painstakingly restored using olden trades and heritage materials, Savannah’s historic district contains more than 1,100 historically and architecturally significant buildings, including examples of Federal, Victorian Regency, Greek and Gothic Revival, and Italianate architecture. The authentic paint hues of the city form a stunning palette of gorgeous Savannah blues, greens, reds and pinks that are synonymous with Southern charm.
As you pass balconied mansions, dripped with bougainvillea and share the road with horse-drawn carriages, you’ll experience why this Georgian city is an American favourite. Explore the neatly paved squared, hemmed by grand mansions, adorned with wooden shutters keeping in some of their long-hidden secrets. Your tour ends with a leisurely light bite and drink, where your guide will happily share their favourite hotspots and hidden gems for you to enjoy during the rest of your time in the city.
Type of tour
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.
No tickets required
A light bite and a drink
Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, History Buffs
Attractions along this route:
At the heart of America's first planned city, Johnson Square has been at the center of the city since it was built in the 1730's.
Davenport House Museum
The federal style home was built by famed architect Isaiah Davenport and was part of an initial effort to save historic homes in Savannah in the 1930's.
Owens-Thomas House Slave Quarters
Though it's been on the registry for historic places since 1976, the preserved slave quarters were not discovered until the 1990s. Restoration continues today.
Known by movie fans the world over for the iconic bench in Forrest Gump, Chippewa Square sits at the heart of the city's local activities all year round.
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
The birthplace of the founder of Girl Scouts of America now serves as a museum honoring her life and is a treasured spot for all Girl Scouts.
With over 30 acres, the park is the memorial site to Savannah's Confederate soldiers and several other monuments from the Spanish-American War and WWII.
Hamilton Turner Inn
Considered one of the most haunted buildings in America's most haunted city, guests of the inn regularly report paranormal activities.
Colonial Park Cemetery
The six-acre cemetery in the historic district was established in 1750 and is the final resting place of over 9000 Savannah residents.
The Kehoe House
The historic hotel was first home to Irish immigrant, William Kehoe, who became a successful foundry owner in Savannah.
Thrice used as a converted hospital, the hotel is not to be missed by anyone seeking a haunting experience.
The Pirates House
Though it has served as a restaurant for its entire history, its basement is known for having held captured people to work on pirate ships on the high seas.