Savannah History and Architecture Walking Tour

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USD4000

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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

Immerse yourself in the history and architecture of Savannah with this guided walking tour. Learn about architectural trends, influential people, and the impact of wars and other movements on the city from your guide as you walk around from Johnson Square to Wright Square, stopping at notable attractions along the way.

Highlights

2-hour guided walking tour around Savannah
Ideal for fans of history and architecture
Choose from different tour times to fit your schedule
Benefit from the expertise of a local guide

Itinerary

Your guide will discuss the founding of Savannah, the city layout, and Nathaniel Greene (and his monument).
Your guide will discuss Factors Walk and River Street as the center of the Georgia cotton trade and its influence on the economy, the slave trade, and the civil war.
Your guide will discuss John Wesley, the Olde Pink House, and early agricultural experiments in Georgia
Your guide will discuss the architecture of the Owens-Thomas House and its architect William Jay, which is a great accompaniment to a tour of the inside of the home, where they discuss the lives of its residents and visitors. The house tour is HIGHLY recommended, but not included.
Your guide will discuss Savannah's treatment of cemeteries and some common burial practices, as well as some of the disasters that befell the city, and touch upon the Union occupation of Savannah during the Civil War.
Your guide will discuss the history of Savannah's Catholic congregations and the construction of the cathedral, and will highlight some of its features
Your guide will discuss the Hamilton-Turner Inn, the first home in Savannah to have electricity, and some of its architectural features. They will also discuss the childhood home of Flannery O'Connor (famous writer), and the adulthood home of Juliette Gordon Lowe (founder of the Girl Scouts)
Your guide will discuss more of Savannah's architecture, including the Savannah Volunteer Guards' Armory and the Scottish Rite Temple, and the monument to Sergeant Jasper and his moments of Valor in the Revolutionary War.
Your guide will discuss the innovative architecture of the house, Sherman's residency during the Union occupation of Savannah, Field Order 15, and its impact on black communities both before and after its repeal.
Your guide will discuss Savannah's founder, Oglethorpe's, take on governance of the colony of Georgia and the implications as our beginning as a non-royal colony. Your guide will also briefly discuss the history of fires in Savannah, the Savannah Theater, and the Independent Presbyterian Church.
Your guide will discuss the childhood home of Juliette Gordon Low and her life, as well as her extended family and their accomplishments. They will also discuss the historical use of the lots surrounding Wright Square, and the history and impact of both Tomochichi and Mary Musgrove.

Inclusions

Fully narrated and interactive tour.

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Well-behaved pets allowed
  • Not recommended for those who cannot walk/roll 0.25 mi without resting

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.