Indigo Journey Walking Tour of Antebellum Period
Savannah, Georgia, USA
- Historical Slave Trail: Walk the trail of the second port of entry for African slaves.
- Slave Marts: See the buildings where slaves were auctioned by their owners as your tour guide narrates the events of the period.
- Slave Auction Squares: Walk through the very squares that were used to discipline and auction the slaves.
- Savannah Monuments: See the monuments that commemorate the struggle of the slaves as well as those who defended the trade.
About this Savannah tour
This tour will take you through beautiful Savannah, where you will experience southern charm as well as the painful history of African-American slaves. The Indigo Journey Walking Tour of the Antebellum Period will kick off with your guide narrating the stories about the life of African Americans before Emancipation in 1865.
Walk on the same trail that the slaves walked in the second port of passage and see the structures that were once used as slave marts. The slave trade history comes alive on this tour where you will learn about some of the slave leaders as well as well-off financiers of the trade. You will also see some of the monuments left behind by those supporting the trade.
More historical proof awaits you at the squats that were once used to discipline and sell the slaves. You will also see the Haitian Monument and learn how it came about. Other must-see attractions include barracoons, the first African Baptist Church and other African-American monuments.
Savannah: The President’s Gift
Savannah’s history is mainly defined by slavery and the struggle of African Americans before Emancipation. However, unlike you may expect, Savannah has always been a beauty to behold. At the height of the Civil War, General Sherman marched through the town and was greatly impressed with its beauty. Being the loyal general he was, he offered Savannah to President Lincoln as a Christmas present. He passed the present through a telegram message! This is one of the reasons why Savannah was not completely destroyed during the war, unlike many towns in the South.
Please make your way to 23 Montgomery St, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
There are 10 stops at points of interest. This tour does not operate on Thanksgiving day or Christmas day.
This tour has a moderate amount of walking and is not wheelchair accessible.
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 ages 7 years 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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