History of Savannah Walking Tour

Chippewa Square Savannah, Georgia 31401
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History of Savannah Walking Tour
Detail Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
History of Savannah Walking Tour Schedule Schedule
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An ornate white fountain with water spouts adorned with festive red ribbons is surrounded by lush greenery and a lamppostAn ornate white fountain with water spouts adorned with festive red ribbons is surrounded by lush greenery and a lamppostAn ornate white fountain with water spouts adorned with festive red ribbons is surrounded by lush greenery and a lamppostAn ornate white fountain with water spouts adorned with festive red ribbons is surrounded by lush greenery and a lamppost

A leisurely stroll through time and an intimate exploration of history await with the History of Savannah Walking Tour in scenic Savannah, Georgia. This interpretive experience, framed by age-old Oaks and lovely antebellum architecture, weaves a narrative through the town's past, from its founding in 1733 to the present day. During the tour, the enchanting charm of Savannah unfolds itself through ghost tales, colonial-era squares, and notable historic landmarks including the famous Forsyth Park and the majestic Owens-Thomas House. If ever there was a window into the idyllic, time-cherished past of Southern America, this tour is it.

As your adventure takes it first steps, you'll be captivated with the tangible timbre of history echoing in the city's cobblestone streets. Spanning approximately 1.5 miles over the course of two hours, you'll stride comfortably through the city's eighteenth and nineteenth-century squares, each narrating a different chapter of Savannah's history. The presence of elected expert guides, well-versed in Savannah's storied past adds a rich dimension to your journey. The tour requires comfortable clothing and a love of history.

Experience the mesmerizing Forsyth Park, renowned for its captivating historic fountain, a remnant from 1858. Sample the charm of the renowned Jones Street, often termed as the most beautiful street in North America. Don't miss the famous Midnight in Garden of Good and Evil locations, the inspiration behind a bestselling novel and movie. As you navigate the streets, let your senses feast on each stunning sight, including the Owens-Thomas House, a beacon of Greek Revival architecture, and the Bonaventure cemetery, an immortal testimony to the city's historic residents.

Uncover the secretive layers of these establishments enveloped in over 300 years of history. There's a rich heritage to be discovered in Savannah's self-made cotton gentry, British and French influences, devastation during the Civil War, and the subsequent reconstruction. These layers add depth to the inherent allure of this city. The elucidation of your seasoned guide further deepening the connection with Savannah's past.

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 Pass By  Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Immerse yourself in the splendid aesthetics of one of Savannah's most iconic landmarks. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist captivates with its awe-inspiring frescoed ceilings, intricate marble statues, and mesmerizing stained glass. Witnessing a mass here adds tranquility to your soul along with an enriching cultural experience!
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 Pass By  Chippewa Square
Explore Chippewa Square, Savannah's charming public park anchored in history and famous for its cinematic status. Its charming walkways, shaded by ancient oaks draped in Spanish moss, provide a picturesque backdrop for leisurely meanderings and heartwarming photo opportunities.
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 Pass By  Colonial Park Cemetery
Step into history with the Colonial Park Cemetery, located in the heart of Savannah, Georgia. Spanning six acres and hosting over 9,000 graves, this centuries-old site combines chilling accounts of the past with tranquil greenery and striking monuments. A captivating blend of history, mystery, and Southern charm, it's an unmissable stop on any Savannah itinerary.
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 Pass By  Forsyth Park
Immerse yourself in the soul of Savannah at Forsyth Park. Whether you're playing tennis under moss-draped oaks, watching a concert at the historic band shell, or picnicking next to the Victorian-era fountain, this local gem never stops impressing.
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 Pass By  Green-Meldrim House
Immerse yourself in a journey through time at the Green-Meldrim House, Savannah's cherished historical gem. This Gothic Revival masterpiece acted as General Sherman's Headquarters during the Civil War, adding a distinctive twist to its charm. As you traverse its antique-filled rooms, grandeur decors, and original ironwork, be prepared for a captivating encounter with Savannah's rich history.
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 Pass By  Monterey Square Park
Immerse yourself in the captivating charm of Monterey Square in Savannah, Georgia. Stroll through lush greenery, marvel at historic architecture including the breathtaking Mercer House, and experience the storied past of Savannah. This picturesque and serene haven is a must-visit, offering an enriching infusion of history, beauty, and southern splendor. Bring your camera - this will be an unforgettable highlight on your Savannah itinerary.
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 Pass By  Wright Square
Plunge into a rich historic affair at Savannah's Wright Square, often dubbed as "the square that brought Georgia together”. It brims with significant structures and intriguing narratives, headlined by the poignant Tomochichi monument. A visit here is no less than stepping back in time, immersing yourself in Georgia's intriguing past.

As our exploration winds to a close, you'll undoubtedly hold a deeper understanding of Savannah's unique character shaped by a rich past and feel the city's magnetic pull on your heartstrings. This isn't just a regular walking tour; it's an opportunity to time travel, experience the city's vibrant history firsthand, and revel in the architectural splendor of the city. The History of Savannah Walking Tour promises an interactive, immersive travel through this picturesque city's timeline, curating an unforgettable experience that captivates your senses and ensnares your mind. It beckons you to explore, learn, and feel the essence of the city, promising to leave a lasting memory in your travelogue. The allure of Savannah's history awaits - will you heed its call?


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