Old Town Trolley Tour of Savannah
Savannah, Georgia, USA
- Hop on, hop off: Trolleys come by every 20 minutes, making it easy to visit Davenport House, Forsyth Park, River Street, the Telfair Museums, the famous City Market, and more.
- A guide on your ride: Local experts make the tour fun and entertaining, with stories about the people behind places like Davenport House, Forsyth Park, River Street, and more.
- Broughton Street: Explore the quaint boutiques of this historical slice of Savannah and check out The Lucas Theatre which closed after a deserted screening of The Exorcist back in 1976.
About this Savannah, Georgia tour
In the vast treasure trove of Savannah's tall tales are some particularly bittersweet love stories. And topping them all may be the melancholy story of the Waving Girl.
Florence Martus was well known to sailors and Savannahians for her daily pilgrimage to the harbor, where she'd wave a white handkerchief or lantern to passing ships. The lonely daughter of a sergeant stationed at Fort Pulaski, Florence's only friend was her devoted collie.
She began her 44-year tradition as a young girl in 1887. Some say Florence had fallen in love with a sailor, and waved in the hopes that he would someday return. Whatever the reason, she welcomed more than 50,000 ships in her lifetime, and countless more afterward: There's a full-sized bronze statue of Florence and her faithful dog at the port, a wistful reminder of a mysterious girl's unfulfilled yearning.
The Waving Girl is just one of many sights you can see on this hop-on, hop-off tour of one of America's most charming cities. Whether you're looking for love stories or laughs, history or mystery, all you have to do is wave down the next trolley.
Whole lotta sculpting goin' on
The man who sculpted the Waiving Girl monument is famous for his work commemorating heroes from American history, and probably best known for the Marine Corps War Memorial's Iwo Jima flag raising. Felix de Weldon's 2,000+ public pieces can be found in 44 states and in Antarctica, Malaysia, Greece, France, Mexico, England, Canada, and even at Graceland, where his sculpture of Elvis Presley resides.
Please make your way to 234 Martin Luther King Blvd, Savannah, Georgia 31401 to connect with the trolley
Free parking available at the Savannah Visitor Center-234 Martin Luther King Blvd. and The Welcome Center- 214 W Boundary St. Closed St. Patrick's Day (March) and during Rock and Roll Marathon (November).
Walk as much or as little as you wish, at your pace. The trolleys are not wheelchair accessible.
Bus Tour, Cultural, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children under 3 years of age 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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