During your Guided Tour of Savannah discover forts, gracious homes and Savannah’s Riverfront area as you travel the unique layout of Savannah and learn about the stories, people and legends that make this coastal city so appealing.
Savannah Historic District
Discover how Savannah’s historic homes have been renovated and restored by the Historic Savannah Foundation as you make your way through the district. Your step-on-guide will share interesting information about the architects of the historic homes and the architecture that gives the city its lovely ambience.
Savannah’s Impact on the Film Industry
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Savannah’s cobblestone streets, mansions with manicured lawns, oak-shaded parks and famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras brings the movie production companies to Savannah. Learn about the movies which have been influenced by Savannah. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is just one story which explores the traditions of Savannah that have been handed down from generation to generation.
Savannah’s traditions which are often explored in film date back to the colonial period. Learn about the history of Savannah, its environs and how it grew together. The lives of slaves and their contributions to Savannah will unfold before your eyes as you learn about cotton and other crops which supported rural Georgia until the Industrial Revolution arrived in the South and as you see the cotton warehouses on River Street.
A glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River, River Street was once the biggest cotton brokerage in the South. Lined with century old buildings that were used as cotton warehouses, River Street’s buildings have since been converted into antique shops, distinctive boutiques, art galleries, pubs, restaurants and nightspots.
Savannah’s Colonial Cemetery
Your tour will come to an end at Savannah’s Colonial Cemetery. Enlarged in 1789 to become the cemetery for people of all denominations, notable figures including Button Gwinnett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished Savannahians can be found buried at Savannah’s Colonial Cemetery.
From the American Revolution to the 1996 Olympics to the last G8 Summit, Savannah has played hostess to some incredible events throughout its time. As you make your way past some of these historic sites, Savannah’s past will come to life as your step-on-guide reveals how each site has significantly shaped the city’s character.