Savannah Irish History Walking Tour

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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On this tour, we see 5 historic squares and end in beautiful Emmet Park beside the Celtic Cross. See the Irish influence on Savannah today from street names to flags flying. Learn about the Old Fort area where many Irish communities settled in the 1800s. After this tour, you will have an in-depth understanding of why the Irish immigrated to Savannah and what their experience here was like. Questions and requests encouraged. We would love to have the opportunity to show y'all our hometown!
KT O'Brien and Tom O'Brien are excited to present the Irish History of Savannah Tour. They are both especially passionate about sharing these stories as their first Irish ancestors came to Savannah in the 1850s. This is an opportunity to even hear stories passed down through families and oral tradition. The Irish have many tales to share! Join a real locals tour to learn about Irish in Savannah as early as the 1700s!


See five of Savannah’s historic squares while learning about local Irish roots
Learn the Irish history behind some of Savannah’s street names
Learn about the Irish communities who settled in areas such as Emmet Park
This tour lasts around 1.5 hours


The Cathedral has a big connection to the Irish in Savannah. We will walk beside it and learn the history here.
We walk alongside the Colonial Cemetery which dates to 1750.
Learn the connection between Warren Square and the Irish History of Savannah.
We end at the Celtic Cross in Emmet Park which used to be named the Irish Green after all the Irish immigrants who settled there.
A big connection to the Irish in Savannah will be shared here. This used to be known as the Old Fort area of Savannah.


In-person guide

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

This product can not be cancelled, amended or refunded.