Savannah Private Medical History Walking Tour

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USD2500

Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Explore Savannah's rich medical history on a unique walking tour led by a registered nurse. From historic plagues to a pandemic that spared the enslaved, discover the city's resilience and contributions to medicine. Cover sites like the Telfair Hospital and delve into dueling history, medical tragedies, and the impact of slavery.

Highlights

Discover the medical history of Savannah on a walking tour
Explore historic sites like the Telfair Hospital and Johnson Square
Gain insights into the medical history from a registered nurse
A private tour means a more personalized experience

Itinerary

We start at the old Telfair Women's Hospital across the street from the park. While most people encounter Mary Telford's legacy through her museums, one of Georgia's first feminists made a lasting impact on women's health
Savannah has a long history of dueling, and common practice held that at least one doctor needed to be present. Your guide will discuss the implications of dueling through a case study including one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Your guide will discuss the events made famous in the book and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil from a medical prospective.
The Founder of the Girl Scouts was famously deaf in one ear, but a fluke childhood accident left her deaf in one year, and later in life a medical tragedy saved her from a loveless marriage.
This house built by a slave trader and will serve the backdrop to discuss Savannah's place in the buying and selling of human beings and the medical implications of enslaving people and transporting them on cramped ships across the Atlantic
This the end point of the tour. Your guide will wrap up, offer directions to other attractions and provide recommendation for area restaurants and shopping if desired.

Inclusions

This is an inclusive walking history of Savannah's Medical History

Exclusions

We will be visiting these sites but not entering the premises

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Matthew was featured on Georgia Public Broadcast, part of NPR. https://www.gpb.org/news/2021/12/23/new-walking-tour-in-savannah-explores-medical-history-of-georgias-oldest-city
  • We will be walking 1.6 miles over historic streets. In the summer Savannah routinely hits 90 degrees or more.
  • We will be visiting these sites but not entering the premises

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.