Known for its romantic Southern charm and hospitality, Savannah, GA, is also well known for its array of beautiful historic homes. Although it’s easy enough to walk along the oak tree lined streets and admire the views by yourself, it’s even better to take an informative tour.
SeeSavannah Tours offers a basic walking tour highlighting the historical architecture and rustic wrought iron work of Savannah plus another tour known as the Savannah Saunter. The Pirate’s Walk tour provides tales of pirates and treasure while the Hauntings Tour delves into the supernatural world of Savannah by visiting some of the most haunted sights in the city.
Architectural Tours of Savannah, run by Jonathon Stalcup, offers an in depth tour walking tour showcasing the design and history of many Savannah buildings. Consistently receiving rave reviews, Architectural Tours of Savannah also provides an informative Savannah overview along the way.
In case you’d rather not walk, Historic Tours of America, known as ‘the Nation’s Storyteller,’ offers a narrative tour through their hop-on hop-off Old Town Trolley Tours. They also offer an evening Ghosts & Gravestones Tour featuring ghostly tales and paranormal happenings in Savannah.
Historic Savannah Carriage Tours will take you along the gorgeous streets of Savannah in style. Horse-drawn narrative tours are offered in the daytime plus they also offer a Spooky Tales Tour in the evening.
Savannah Dan Walking Tours is another tour that comes highly recommended. The tour will take you through the historical squares of Savannah including the filming locations of Forrest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. Known to be fun and informative, Savannah Dan Walking Tours will provide historical information with a little bit of humor thrown in.
Savannah Rambles offers ‘pleasure’ walks that feature some of the most well-known historical buildings in Savannah including the Three Sisters of Whitefield Square, the 1898 Schroder House, Mercer House, and Miss Audrey’s Garden Gate. Savannah Rambles offers walking tours according to architectural periods including The Early Years: 1733 to 1830 and The Later Years: 1840 to 1918. You can also choose from The High Points tour which includes strolling down Bull Street or Judy’s Ramble which is a condensed version of The Early Years that also includes a visit to the Davenport House Museum.
Explore Savannah offers unique one-on-one walking tours with a new 8:00 a.m. departure for those wishing to beat the heat. Covering historic Savannah, tour highlights include churches, cemeteries, homes, along with hidden fountains and gardens.
Flickr.com Photo Credit: Home In Downtown Savannah by Photography by J. Campbell