The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off is Included
Appropriate for All Ages
Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Sit back in your seat admiring the immaculate southern homes and Spanish moss-lined avenues while a guide explains the history, culture, and famous stories of Georgia's first city. Learn the history, legend, and lore which has shaped Savannah into a unique place that is known both as one of the most romantic and most haunted cities in America. These orange and green trolleys have been circling the streets of Savannah for over 25 years, so guests can be sure that they're hitting all the hotspots of the area when you explore places like Forsyth Park, River Street, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, and so much more!
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Hop-On Hop-Off at Savannah Visitors Center
Housed inside a historic Central of Georgia Railway Passenger Station, the Savannah Visitors Center is the place to go to learn all about Georgia's first city. You'll receive a friendly greeting and have access to info, tour maps, brochures, and refreshments. On this tour stop, also check out the Savannah History Museum, Savannah Civic Center, Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Battlefield Park, and Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, some of which have admission fees.
Hop-On Hop-Off at City Market
In the spirit of old Savannah, the historic City Market is alive and bustling, welcoming guests of all ages to enjoy its charming ambiance. Though the original structures did not survive, a group of history enthusiasts worked to revive the City Market, and due to their efforts, it is once again a center of activity. Today, visitors and residents come for the restaurants, pubs, unique shops, museums and galleries. While you're there, check out the Telfair Museum of Art, Trolley Stop Gifts, and Jepson Center for the Arts.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
The Juliette Gordon Low birthplace is a must-see Savannah attraction, affectionately known as the "Girl Scout Mecca," as it was the childhood home of the Scouts' founder. Here, you can learn about the history of the Girl Scouts and the life of its founder. At this tour stop, make sure to look at the Independent Presbyterian Church, Chippewa Square, Savannah Bee Company Flagship Store, Colonial Park Cemetery, and Wright Square Antique Mall.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Sorrel-Weed House
Located at Madison Square, the Sorrel-Weed House has a past filled with excitement and intrigue. Designed by Charles Clusky in 1835, it was the first house built at the square. The Greek Revival home is a remarkable architectural sight and one of the first homes in Georgia to be made a state landmark. While you're there, check out other interesting attractions at Madison Square, including the Green-Meldrim House, Temple Mickve Israel, Mercer House, Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House, and St. John's Episcopal Church.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Forsyth Park
From its beginning, Forsyth Park has attracted locals and visitors for its unique blend of natural beauty, history, and attractions. As the largest and oldest park in Savannah, it spans 30 acres and offers guests with beautiful ambiance, plenty of room for activities and sports, and has more than its share of historical intrigue. In the park, you can enjoy the Forsyth Fountain as well as the Confederate and Spanish-American War Memorials. Nearby, you can explore the Georgia Historical Society and the edge of the Victorian District.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Victorian District
Savannah's Victorian District is one of a number of historic districts in and around downtown Savannah, and it runs from the south side of Gwinnett Street to Anderson Street, bordered by MLK and Broad Street to the west and east respectively. In this area you can see many beautiful Victorian-style houses and explore the south side of Forsyth Park, which is situated in the district. In this area, check out King Tisdell Cottage and Beech Institute.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Massie Heritage Museum
Now a museum, Massie School opened in 1856 as Savannah's first free public school and was closed as a regular school in 1974. Massie reopened in 1977 as a teaching museum for history and architecture, serving over 20,000 visitors last year. Now, the site hosts exhibitions and programs throughout the year. At this tour stop, you should also take a look at the Mercer House, Clary's Cafe, and Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
A glorious Savannah attraction to behold, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is an architectural masterpiece and the seat of the diocese of Savannah. In the French-Gothic style, pointed arches and magnificent details make a breathtaking backdrop to the gorgeous Savannah skyline. Also, check out the nearby attractions of the Flannery O'Connor House, Andrew Low House, and the south entrance of the Colonial Park Cemetery.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Davenport House
The Davenport House is a Federal-style house that was constructed in 1820 by master-builder Isaiah Davenport. The dignified mansion is a true architectural masterpiece with three dormer windows, a soaring elliptical staircase, ornate plaster work and woodwork, and polished hardwood floors. Furnishings and collectibles throughout are reminiscent of the 1820s. Check out the nearby Kehoe House, Owens-Thomas House, and the north entrance to the Colonial Park Cemetery.
Hop-On Hop-Off at The Pirates' House
Step into The Pirates' House for a taste of what Savannah was like in the mid-1700s. This inn, just steps away from the Savannah River, served as a watering-hole for pirates and seamen from the Seven Seas. Today, it is a specialty restaurant featuring authentic Georgia cuisine served in a theme reminiscent of its early roots. In the area, you'll also find the Marriott Riverfront, International Seaman's House, Chatham Artillery Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Celtic Cross Monument, and Emmet Park.
Hop-On Hop-Off at River Street
Popular with locals and visitors, East River Street is an integral part of the historic Savannah Waterfront. From eateries to fine dining, art galleries and boutiques, there's something appealing for every taste. Make sure to check out shops like Savannah's Candy Kitchen, Bob's Your Uncle, The Peanut Shop, and The Shrimp Factory.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Broughton Street
Quaint Broughton Street provides a multitude of shops, restaurants, and scenery where antiques are plentiful and small boutiques offer specialty clothing, gifts, art, and eclectic items. Historic buildings house these charming shops and are a treat to visit even if you’re not looking to shop. As for tasty cuisine, from an Asian Bistro to upscale seafood and pastas, excellent restaurants abound and serve up something to please every palate. Along the street, you can also enjoy the Wesley Monument, Christ Church, Lucas Theatre, and more.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Ellis Square
Named after Henry Ellis the second Royal Governor of the Georgia colony, Ellis Square has been recently restored to its beautiful condition now. Featuring open spaces for public concerts and an underground parking garage, the park is also home to a bronze statue of singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer. Nearby, you can visit the Inn at Ellis Square, The Lady & Sons Restaurant owned by Paula Deen and her two sons, and First African Baptist Church.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Franklin Square
Created in 1791, Franklin Square was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin who was an agent for the Colony of Georgia from 1768 to 1775. Located at the Western End of City Market, visitors can find distinctive shops, antiques, and fabulous dining experiences in the nearby area. Make sure to look around the area, where you can find the Ships of the Sea Museum and the First African Baptist Church.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
Trolleys arrive at each stop approximately every 20 minutes, and guests will have access to trolleys from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the extended hours from April through July, trolleys continue until 6 p.m. With this tour, there are over 100 points of interest along the route, including several exclusive stops. Guests will also receive a coupon book to the area's restaurants and attractions.