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Wright Square in Savannah, GA

Wright Square Savannah, GA 31401
The following tours go by Wright Square:
Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tour of Savannah Photo
2/27/2024 - 12/31/2024
Are you ready to get spooked with some fun nightlife?
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Walking Tour of Savannah's Historic District Photo
3/3/2024 - 12/29/2024
Looking for an immersive journey filled with rich history and unmatched beauty?
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Stroll with a Local Through Savannah's Historic District Photo
2/29/2024 - 1/31/2025
Are you ready to experience Savannah's charming historic district like a local?
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Walk About It Tour Photo
2/27/2024 - 12/31/2024
Are you ready to step back in time and explore the charming and historic city of Savannah?
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Savannah General History Tour Photo
3/22/2024 - 5/25/2024
If you're looking for a tour that will take you through the historical highlights and hidden gems of Savannah, then the Savannah General History Tour is just the activity for you!
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Spirits with Spirits Happy Hour Tour in Savannah Photo
2/29/2024 - 12/30/2024
Are you ready to experience Savannah's chills and thrills?
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America's Most Haunted City Ghost Tour Photo
3/2/2024 - 3/23/2024
If you're a thrill-seeker looking for an unforgettable experience, then Savannah Georgia's America's Most Haunted City Ghost Tour is just what you need.
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Tipsy Trivia Tou Photo
2/27/2024 - 12/31/2024
Looking for a fun, unique, and educational way to experience Savannah, GA?
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Trivia Tou Photo
3/2/2024 - 12/29/2024
Get ready to explore the charming city of Savannah, Georgia, in a whole new way with the Trivia Tour.
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Rising Voices Underrepresented History of Savannah Photo
2/27/2024 - 12/14/2024
Get ready to delve into the fascinating, lesser-known stories of Savannah's history through 'Rising Voices: Underrepresented History of Savannah.
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History Tour Photo
2/29/2024 - 12/14/2024
Are you ready to embark on a journey into the rich history and culture of Savannah, Georgia?
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Self-Guided 'Old Squares of Savannah' Solo Walking Tour Photo
2/27/2024 - 1/31/2025
If you're planning a trip to Savannah, GA and looking for a unique way to explore the city, consider taking a self-guided audio tour!
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Private Walking Tour of Historic Savannah Photo
2/27/2024 - 12/31/2024
Looking for an exclusive tour of the historic Savannah city that is tailored to your preference?
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Savannah Historic District Tour by The Wandering Historians Photo
2/28/2024 - 1/31/2025
Are you ready to step back in time and experience the rich history of Savannah, Georgia?
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3-Hour Private Walking Tour in Savannah Photo
2/27/2024 - 1/31/2025
Get ready to delight in a truly unique experience as you sail away with the Savannah Riverboat Cruise in Savannah, Georgia.
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History of Savannah Walking Tour Photo
2/28/2024 - 1/31/2025
A leisurely stroll through time and an intimate exploration of history await with the History of Savannah Walking Tour in scenic Savannah, Georgia.
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The following tours visit Wright Square:
Savannah Hauntings Walking Tour Photo
2/27/2024 - 12/31/2024
Adventure to Georgia today for a variety of haunted ghost walking tours that are some of the best tours in the area. See why Savannah is viewed by some as America's Most Haunted City with this riveting evening walking tour through some of the most haunted buildings in the area while hearing some of the gritty tales of the city's past.
Savannah History Tour Photo
3/1/2024 - 1/17/2025
Are you a history fanatic?
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Happy Hour and History Photo
2/29/2024 - 1/30/2025
Looking for a combination of history, drinks, and good company on your next trip to Savannah?
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The second square established in Savannah, Percival Square was named for Lord Percival, generally regarded as the man who gave the colony of Georgia its name (a tribute to Great Britain's King George II). It was renamed in 1763 to honor James Wright, the third, last and perhaps most notable of Georgia's royal governors. Throughout its history it has also been known as Court House Square and Post Office Square; the present Tomochichi Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is adjacent to the west.

The square is the burial site of Tomochichi, a leader of the Creek nation of Native Americans. Tomochichi was a trusted friend of James Oglethorpe and assisted him in the founding of his colony. When Tomochichi died in 1739 Oglethorpe ordered him buried with military honors in the center of Percival Square. In accordance with his people's customs the grave was marked by a pyramid of stones gathered from the surrounding area. In 1883, citizens wishing to honor William Washington Gordon replaced Tomochichi's monument with an elaborate and highly allegorical monument to Gordon. William Gordon is thus the only native Savannahian honored with a monument in one of the city's squares.

Gordon's own widow objected strongly to this perceived insult to Tomochichi. She and other members of the Colonial Dames of the State of Georgia planned to erect a new monument to Tomochichi, made of granite from Stone Mountain. The Stone Mountain Monument Company offered the material at no cost. Mrs. Gordon felt that she was being condescended to and insisted on paying. The Monument Company sent her a bill—some sources say for 50 cents, others for one dollar—payable on Judgment Day. Mrs. Gordon paid the bill and attached a note explaining that on Judgment Day she would be occupied with her own affairs. The new monument was erected in 1899. It stands in the southeast corner of the square and eulogizes Tomochichi as a great friend of James Oglethorpe and the people of Georgia.


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