History Walking Tour of Savannah
Savannah, Georgia, USA
- Walking tour: This lively walking tour of Savannah lets you see the city through the eyes of an architectural expert.
- Savannah's architecture: Learn about the intricacies and underlying symbolism of the city's famed ward design.
- Savannah's history: Discover 300 years of history and learn about past residents living in this stunning Southern city.
About this Savannah, Georgia tour
During the Civil War, Atlanta may have burned, but Savannah was spared such a fate. That's because Union forces considered the city too beautiful to ruin, with its magnificent architecture, charming gardens, and boulevards lined with intertwining live oaks draped with Spanish moss.
Modern Savannah is just as breathtaking, with its myriad of architectural styles that have become a part of the city's 300-year history. Discover Federal, Georgian, Gothic and Greek Revival, Italianate, Regency, and more, but what may fascinate you most is the intricate ironwork found throughout the city. Scrolled designs are on many buildings, cast-iron balconies, stair railings, and window guards. You'll notice it in Savannah's squares, in fountains and gates.
As you stroll beneath a canopy of urban forest, your guide will regale you with stories of the original settlers, pirates, Civil War soldiers, and even some more modern characters that enjoyed Savannah's grace and beauty over the centuries. And that's what brings this tour to life.
Now that's some bad karma.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil's Jim Williams bought the historic Italianate mansion, Mercer House (now the Mercer Williams House), and restored it to its former glory after it sat abandoned for a decade. In 1981, he shot and killed his lover, a male prostitute, in the foyer. After four trials spanning 10 years, Williams was found not guilty of the crime. Six months after the final verdict, Williams died suddenly in the same room where his lover was killed.
Please make your way to COOL SAVANNAH'S; Bay Street. 42 East Bay Street, Savannah GA 31401
This tour does not operate on St. Patrick's Day and Christmas Day.
Plan to walk for about a mile, at the pace of the group.This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Cultural, Family Friendly, Scenic, Walking Tour
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages. Children 3 years of age and younger participate free of charge.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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