Historic Trolley Tour, Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise, & Massie Heritage Center Tour Combo
Historic Trolley Tour, Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise, & Massie Heritage Center Tour Combo
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Historic Trolley Tour, Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise, & Massie Heritage Center Tour Combo
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Historic Trolley Tour, Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise, & Massie Heritage Center Tour Combo

215 W. Boundary Street Savannah , GA 31401 | 1-800-987-9852  
Historic Trolley Tour, Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise, & Massie Heritage Center Tour Combo

Enjoy the history and culture of Savannah on land and on the river with this combination tour that gives you access to the Massie Heritage Center, as well as an amazing hop on/hop off tour and a breathtaking riverboat sightseeing cruise!

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Detail Narrated Trolley Tour Takes Approximately 1.5 Hours and Hopper Pass Lasts 2 Days, Riverboat Cruise Takes Approximately 1.5 Hours, and Most Guests Spend Approximately 1-2 Hours at the Massie Heritage Center
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Upcoming Schedule:
Date Day Hours of Operation
May 21 Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
May 22 Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
May 23 Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
May 24 Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
May 25 Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
May 26 Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
May 27 Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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During your trolley tour, you will be shown numerous famous sites and landmarks and hear each landmark's individual story from an informative guide. Learn how each of these buildings came to be, and how they helped shape the founding and growth of Savannah. After your trolley tour, you will be taken down the river on an authentic and scenic riverboat, where you will see even more sights than before. Be sure to bring a camera along to capture all of the amazing landmarks and historical sights you will see along the way!

Some of the sites and landmarks you will see along your trolley tour and sightseeing cruise include City Market, River Street, Forsyth Park, Waving Girl, and more. Once you have finished the sightseeing cruise, you will have access to the Massie Heritage Center, one of the nation's earliest heritage education programs. This is an amazing combination tour and sightseeing opportunity you won't want to miss during your next vacation to Savannah!

Detailed Tour Itinerary
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Wesley Monumental Methodist Church
This historic church is a Gothic Revival that was built in 1868, and is said to be one of the handsomest churches in the South. The church was founded by John Wesley, whose brother Charles wrote the words to nearly 6000 hymns, including "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing".
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 Drive By  International Seamen's House
The International Seamen's house was founded in 1843, and has served as an evangelical Christian ministry to mariners and seamen from all over the world. It provides numerous services, including internet and telephone access to allow mariners to communicate with their families from over-seas.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Independent Presbyterian Church
Founded in the 1750's, the Independence Presbyterian Church has seen battles and storms that have caused the building to be destroyed and rebuilt in several places, finally built in it's most recent and now present location in 1819. The church was founded by Scotsmen who made land with James Oglethorpe in 1733 and brought with them their fierce faith and culture.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Historic Savannah Theatre
The historic Savannah Theatre first opened it's doors in 1818 with a performance of "The Soldier's Daughter". The original building was designed by William Jay, who is also the designer for the Telfair Mansion and the Owens-Thomas House, both in Savannah. In 1898 a hurricane hit the original structure and tore sections of the roof off of the building and flooded the auditorium. Two fires in 1906 and 1948 led to several overhauls to the building, and after the 1948 fire, the style of the theatre was changed to Art Deco. Today, the Theatre is a popular venue for live performances and productions, and has served as both a live venue and movie theater.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Harper Fowlkes House
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Fragrant Garden
Originally started in 1959 by the Garden Club Council of Chatham City, the Garden of Fragrance in Forsyth Park was designed by Georges Bignault and is surrounded by three wells to assist in containing the fragrance of the scented plants. The fourth side is an ornamental iron fence, and the entrance is an iron gate erected in the memory of Frances Smith Littlefield by her friends and members of her garden club. In 2002, the garden underwent renovations, and new fragrant plants were added by the Park and Tree Department, Trustees Garden Club and Junior League.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home
Built in 1856, this historic home rests on Lafayette Square and was the birthplace and childhood home of Flannery O'Connor, an American writer and essayist that lived from 1925 to 1964. During her career, O'Connor wrote a total of two novels and thirty-two short stories, as well as reviews and commentaries. Flannery often wrote in a Southern Gothic style, with regional settings and grotesque characters, and her stories typically reflected her Roman-Catholic faith. Today, the house is staffed by volunteers and funded by donations, and is open for exploration to the public, including a parlor level decorated with twin fireplaces, chandeliers, lace curtains and heavy furniture reminiscent of the period in which O'Connor lived.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  First Jewish Cemetery
The Old Jewish Burial Ground, or Jewish Cemetery Memorial, was established in 1773 by Mordecai Sheftall and founded by General James Oglethorpe. It was stated that the cemetery would only be used as a Place of Burial for those professing the Jewish religion. It was used as a place of rallying in 1779 during an attempt to recapture Savannah from the British by French and American forces. The cemetery settled in the central point of the Georgia colony from it's beginnings, serving as a refuge for those fleeing religious persecutions. On the back of a monument to the cemetery, some names of those buried at the cemetery are carved into the stone.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  First Baptist Church of Savannah
Originally built of Savannah gray brick and covered with stucco, the First Baptist Church is the oldest standing house of worship in Savannah. Relocated and completed in 1833, the church went through an enlargement and renovation between 1839 and 1922, taking on characteristics of the Greek revival style. It is one of very few churches that did not close during the Civil War.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Factors Walk
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Emmet Park
Named for Irish orator Robert Emmet, the park features the Old City Exchange Bell and numerous memorials and monuments, including the Irish Monument, Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, and Hussars' Memorial. Emmet Park remains a prominent center for ceremonial congregations for Savannah residents of Irish descent.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Cotton Exchange Tavern & Restaurant
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Confederate War Memorial Monument
Completed in 1879, the Confederate Monument stands in the center of Forsyth Park and is a large column with a bronze soldier adorning the top. The monument is dedicated to those who fought for the Confederacy, and stands in the same park space where the Confederate men were drilled before being sent off to join the fight.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  City Hall
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 Drive By  Christ Church Episcopal
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 Drive By  Chatham Artillery's Washington Guns
 Drive By 
 Drive By  King-Tisdell Cottage
This beautifully restored cottage is dedicated to the preservation of African-American culture and history, and is named for Eugene and Sarah King, and Sarah's second husband, Robert Tisdell. The cottage contains numerous artifacts and is furnished in periodical pieces that match those of a coastal black residence in the 1890's.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Leopold's Ice Cream Parlor
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 Drive By  United States Customs House
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 Drive By  Trinity United Methodist Church
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Tomochichi Monument
Erected in 1899, this monument memorializes Tomochichi, the Mico of the Yamacraws, and his immeasurable assistance to English settlers upon their arrival in 1733.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  The Waving Girl Statue
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Temple Mickve Israel
The temple is the only solely Gothic Revival synagogue in the US, and was founded by a group of Sephardic Jews who landed in Savannah shortly after General Oglethorpe. The church was built in 1820 and was later renovated to it's current state in 1878.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Telfair Museums Jepson Center
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Telfair Academy
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Site of Fort Wayne
This site has been home to three forts, the most current being a replica of the fort originally constructed by Major John Whistler and his mean in 1815-16. The fort was designed specifically for defense against Native Americans, and could be manned by a small group of men.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
 Drive By 
 Drive By  SCAD Museum of Art
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Saint John's Episcopal Church
Built and completed in 1852-53, the Episcopal church was designed in the neo-Gothic style and is known for it's ringing chimes and glimmering stained glass windows. Interestingly, a ship's mast is located in the center of the churches only spire.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Olympic Cauldron
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Old Harbor Light & Oglethorpe Bench
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Lutheran Church of the Ascension
Founded in 1741 by a small group of Lutherans, the Church of the Ascension's permanent building wasn't completed until around 1771. The church combines Gothic and Norman styles and features an Ascension window, with two stained glass panels on either side that depict Christ's life. During the Civil War, the church was used as a hospital and was renovated in 1879.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Lucas Theatre For the Arts
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Charles H. Morris Center Trustees Garden
Between 1733 and 1748, the Trustees' Garden was used to grow essentials to silk culture, including peaches, rice, flax, hemp, indigo, and mulberry trees. One of the gowns for Britain's Queen Caroline was made from Savannah silk. The Garden has seen numerous changes, from residential lots, a seamen's tavern, the Kehoe Iron Works, and more. Today, the Trustees' Garden serves as a popular venue for events such as business functions, weddings and receptions, and several musical festivals and performers.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Armstrong House
Built between 1916-1919 for George Ferguson Armstrong and his family, the Armstrong House has gone through a series of interesting transformations, housing numerous causes such as a college, senior college, antiquity shop, and law firm. To this day, it houses a powerful law firm but has kept it's original Italian Renaissance style, and combines the beaux art style with elaborate, worldly, and classical elements.
 Tour Stop at 
 Tour Stop at  City Market
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 Tour Stop at  Reynolds Square
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Owens-Thomas House
 Tour Stop at 
 Tour Stop at  Old City Exchange Bell
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 Tour Stop at  Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room
 Tour Stop at 
 Tour Stop at  Mansion of Forsyth Park
 Tour Stop at 
 Tour Stop at  Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Franklin Square
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Forsyth Park
 Tour Stop at 
 Tour Stop at  Dockside Seafood
 Tour Stop at 
 Tour Stop at  Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
 Tour Stop at 
 Tour Stop at  Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Roundhouse Railroad Museum
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 Drive By  River Street
 Tour Stop at 
 Tour Stop at  Colonial Park Cemetery
 Drive By 
 Drive By  River Street Market Place
 Tour Stop at 
 Tour Stop at  Savannah Visitors Center
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Historic Savannah Theatre
The historic Savannah Theatre first opened it's doors in 1818 with a performance of "The Soldier's Daughter". The original building was designed by William Jay, who is also the designer for the Telfair Mansion and the Owens-Thomas House, both in Savannah. In 1898 a hurricane hit the original structure and tore sections of the roof off of the building and flooded the auditorium. Two fires in 1906 and 1948 led to several overhauls to the building, and after the 1948 fire, the style of the theatre was changed to Art Deco.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Wright Square
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 Drive By  Thomas Square Historic District
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 Drive By  Monterey Square
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 Drive By  Johnson Square
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 Drive By  Green-Meldrim House
 Drive By 
 Drive By  First African Baptist Church
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 Drive By  Ellis Square
 Tour Stop at 
 Tour Stop at  The Pirates' House
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Washington Square
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Mercer House
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Andrew Low House
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 Drive By  Columbia Square
 Includes Admission to 
 Includes Admission to  Historic Savannah Trolley Tour
Start off your Savannah vacation with this 1.5-hour trolley tour, which will take you through the Historic District, Victorian District, River Street, and City Market, with a total of 12 stops (aside from starting locations) that allow for hop-on hop-off capabilities. Trolleys visit each tour stop approximately every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day of the week.
 Includes Admission to 
 Includes Admission to  Savannah Riverboat Cruises
Jump aboard a replica paddle-wheel boat for your Riverboat Cruise. Along the journey, you'll not only experience the many natural and city sights of the river's shores, but also the history of river travel in Savannah. Your sightseeing cruise will last 1.5 hours and departs at the following times: Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Massie Heritage Museum
Opened as Savannah's first free public school in 1856, the Massie Heritage Center even now continues the tradition of providing high-quality, engaging programs for visitors of all ages. With five permanent exhibits, the museum focuses on Savannah's history, architecture, and preservation movement. The Center is open to public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
 Drive By 
 Drive By  Davenport House
The Davenport House gives an intimate glimpse into the Savannah's Southern charm and antebellum architecture. Mater woodwork, marble mantels, elegant plaster, and a restored courtyard garden will all come together as you tour the house to paint a perfect picture of the Savannah of yesteryear.
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Historic Trolley Tour, Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise, & Massie Heritage Center Combo
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This awesome combination package is an all-encompassing experience that features a Historic Trolley Tour, Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise, and admission to the Massie Heritage Center, where you can explore one of the museum's many permanent exhibits.

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The tour guide was a delight and also the shuttle service and operator was wonderful, met my needs since i'm somewhat handcapped. Would also recommed the tour package as well.
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