The Best of Savannah: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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Discover Savanna's southern charm as you walk through Spanish-moss-lined paths, cobblestone streets and grand antebellum houses on a private half-day walking tour of the best of Savannah.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

Savannah, Georgia is a charming Southern with a Historic District of cobblestone streets and grand antebellum houses. Savannah is home to diverse communities that are waiting to be explored, delicious food, vibrant nightlife and beautiful architecture set against a backdrop of Spanish moss and Southern charm.

On your private half-day walking tour, you will:

  • Meet your guide at the fountain in Forsyth Park, the largest and most popular park in Savannah,
  • Explore the historic district, a handsome quarter with the feel of a bygone era with more than 1,100 historically significant buildings; 
  • Pass by The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, a 143-year-old Roman Catholic Cathedral;
  • Take a stroll down Chippewa Square, one of the most known squares featured in one of the bench's scenes in the movie Forrest Gump, which was later donated and showcased in the Savannah History Museum;
  • See the Davenport House Museum, built in 1820 by master builder Isaiah Davenport;
  • Learn the secrets of Savannah from its founding history - the Civil War, the Revolution, architecture and the role of women, as you pass by Juliette Gordon Low's birthplace;
  • Discover The Marshall House, a historic hotel and iconic building that was used as a hospital during the civil war and has been part of Savannah's history since 1851;
  • Walk down Johnson Square, the oldest and largest square with a 50-foot marble monument to honour General Nathanael Greene;
  • End your tour at Savannah's waterfront and discover some great dining recommendations from your guide.

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, dripping with bougainvillaea 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. 

Tour duration
3 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour: no transportation is included

Tickets included
- English-speaking tour guide

Other inclusions
- Gratuities optional
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included
- Food & drinks are not included

Suitable for
Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, History Buffs

Attractions along this route:

Johnson Square
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.

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.

Forsyth Park
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.

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.
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