Narrated Tour Takes Approximately 1.5 Hours, and Hopper Pass Lasts 1 Day
Appropriate for All Ages
Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Restaurant and Gift Shop On-site
Savannah visitors will have the opportunity to compare and contrast the city's current environment with its atmosphere at the turn of the century as they ride along in this distinctive blue trolley. With a state-of-the-art monitoring system, the trolley will take you all around this beautiful historic district, making twelve stops (aside from the tour starting points) throughout the area. You can enjoy the 1.5-hour narrated tour, or you can take advantage of the hop-on hop-off privileges for the entire day in order to explore the sights further.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Hop-On Hop-Off at Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room
Opened in 1943 by a young Sema Wilkes, this restaurant and hotel provides guests with comfortable lodging and home-style Southern cooking served family-style in the downstairs dining room. Perfect for lunch, this restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Mansion of Forsyth Park
Built in 1888, the two-story Victorian Romanesque Mansion was the original structure of what is now Mansion of Forsyth Park. This area has been completely restored, and a new four-story building was added and designed in the same architectural style as the original mansion home. Featuring the Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, the Mansion is one of historic Savannah's lavish hotels.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
This Roman Catholic cathedral is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah. Although the colonial charter initially prohibited Roman Catholics from settling in Savannah, today the Savannah Roman Catholic Diocese includes 90 counties in middle and southern Georgia. The church itself has fabulous architecture and artwork for visitors to view during your tour.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Colonial Park Cemetery
As the main cemetery in Savannah from the mid-1700s to mid-1800s, the Colonial Park Cemetery has over 600 headstones still intact. You can visit the graves of royal governors, members of the First Continental Congress, Georgia's first newspaper publisher, and Button Gwinnet, one of the three Georgian signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
At this historic house own by the Girl Scouts, you can discover the fascinating story of how Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts in 1912 and became one of the most significant American women of her time. This location was Savannah's first National Historic Landmark and is the setting for a remarkable family story woven through the history of the city, state, and nation.
Hop-On Hop-Off at The Pirates' House
Initially built for seafarers around 1750, the Pirates' House quickly became a rendezvous point for pirates and sailors. Now, this location is a most intriguing restaurant, offering delicious foods that have been acclaimed for over three decades. This is a perfect place for a quick bite to eat during your tour.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Reynolds Square
Originally laid out in 1734 as Lower New Square, the square was later renamed for Captain John Reynolds, governor of Georgia in the mid-1750s. The square contains a bronze statue honoring founder of Methodism John Wesley, which was installed in 1969. It is also the site of the Filature, which housed silkworms in an attempt to establish a silk industry in the Georgia colony.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Old City Exchange Bell
The oldest bell in Georgia, the Old City Exchange Bell was constructed in 1802 and hung in the bell tower of the City Exchange Building. Now, it is located in a replica of the tower in a park just east of City Hall.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront
The Bohemian Hotel sits like a jewel above the historic 18th century cobblestone street along the Savannah River. This Savannah hotel's design is contemporary in style with a vintage allure, reminiscent of the era when British maritime settlers first landed on the Savannah River in 1733.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Dockside Seafood
Located in Savannah's Historic District, Dockside Seafood Restaurant and Steakhouse offers guests an extensive seafood menu with a spectacular view of the Savannah River. Inside the restaurant, you can admire the exposed wood beam construction, tables supported from the ceiling, and views of the beautiful river.
Hop-On Hop-Off at City Market
First started in 1755, the City Market quickly became the place for fishermen and farmers to bring the wares for the public to purchase, and although the original City Market was destroyed, it has since been rebuilt and is still thriving today. Here, you can explore and discover anything from dining, entertainment, shopping, to art and culture.
Hop-On Hop-Off at Savannah Visitors Center
The Savannah Visitors Center is the perfect place to end your tour of the downtown area. Housed inside an historic Central of Georgia Railway Passenger Station, this visitors center gives you all the information, brochures, and refreshments you could desire from the eager staff.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
The blue trolleys stop at each of the tour sites approximately every 20 minutes, and trolleys set out from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day, allowing you to hop off and back on at any of the sites for a convenient way to explore the city in-depth. This trolley tour is the perfect way to explore the culture of Savannah!