Historic Savannah Walking Tour
Walk along the historic streets of Downtown Savannah, and immerse yourself in the romance of the city and its majestic Live Oaks.
What You Will Do
- Gain an in-depth knowledge of Savannah’s history dating back to the Colonial times
- Take in the architecture and design of the iconic city squares
- Get great photo opportunities of the city's unique flora and fauna, including the Spanish moss of the Live Oaks
- Historic Savannah walking tour with guide
This tour is handicap accessible and animal friendly. Please plan on arriving 5-10 minutes early for the tour, and leave extra time for parking.
- 2,168 Ratings
Our guide was friendly, personable, however presentation wasn't captivating.
In our opinion Ben doesn't have the natural personality to pull off the jokes that he tells, or other attempts at humor so he should reconsider that part of his performance. He is very knowledgeable about the city and very much enjoyed that portion of the tour.
Lots of historical information. Joe was very good (but please quit saying “with that being said”)
While the tour guide was knowledgeable,the information was given in a dry lecture format. It wasn't interesting for my teenagers. Although, my husband and I were pleased with it.
Our tour guide imparted a lot of interesting information, but the tour lacked excitement. I did feel it got better towards the end.
The tour guide was a bit under the weather which I think affected her interaction and enthusiasm. Also- the story that thefountain was ordered from the Sears catalogue could not be true because of the time frame.
Madeline was great! Very knowledgeable about Savannah and the history.
Overview good but too many details. A few anecdotes to lighten it up suggested.
A good tour, all in all. However, a bit too much history and standing around at the meeting place at the beginning, A faster pace and a few more places visited would be good.
Guide was on time and welcoming. Great knowledge of Savannah’s history and architecture informative with a bit of wit and humor.
This was a nice walk through the Savannah downtown. However, some of the major sites were missed that other tours were covering. This tour was a one way walk, whereas other tours were doing more of a circle, covering more. This made the tour shorter and that was actually good for us and anyone else who doesn't want to walk for over 2 hours. I am still taking a star off because it felt like only a partial tour.
Our tour guide gave us an amazing look into the history of Savannah. My favorite part was that the tour was centered around the architectural history of the buildings. This gave a unique perspective to the history. The information about the city planning and key historical figures was all interesting and well explained. Some buildings were more interesting to learn about than others, but overall great tour. I wish there was a little more pre-civil war history to touch on slavery in Savannah.
Great tour with a lot of interesting info. Only critique is that the group was pretty large. Otherwise, very enjoyable and would recommend to others
Joe was very informative and it was obvious he was enthusiastic about history!
It was a great tour! I would suggest that the tour be advertised as a tour of the historic squares of Savannah. We didn’t know where the tour was going to be and we had already walked the squares the day before. However, that being said, it was still fantastic.
We realized it’s a historical tour but throwing in some more light hearted stories would have been nice. Only so much history can be taking in Otherwise very informative
The tour was great!!! We really enjoyed learning some of the history behind the city. Our tour guide was Madelyn and she was fantastic & you could tell she was very invested in what she was doing. She provided great history as well as current local info on place to go. Overall we were very satisfied with the experience!!!
Great walking tour. Daniel was very knowledgeable and incorporated the history and architecture of Savannah as part of the tour. Well worth the time spent. We have taken many free walking tours in this country and also throughout Europe and have to say that this is one is definitely worth taking. You will not regret it.
Was hoping for more information about slavery, slave trade and cotton trade.
It was clearly a canned speech. Somewhat superficial. It would have helped to know that it ended at Forsyth because I would have parked there.
Great. Wish it was 2 hours like other free walking tours.
Not sure of the some of the facts offered. E.g horses raised hoofs on monuments. At Gettysburg battlefield National Park that is specifically debunked. Nevertheless, it was a fun and entertaining tour. Thank you!
Thought the tour would be a bit more energetic based on the website
Chris was very engaging and entertaining and told great stories. I’m a history nut and generally would prefer a more history pure type of tour, but, everyone enjoyed over all. Will recommend to friends and family.
Tour guide was good- but have had better.
The guide had a lot of good qualities but was obvious that he is still learning. He'll get there
Madeleine the guide was very good,but the group was too big with 24pers. and the first stop at Johnson Square was too long as it was so cold.
Very thorough information. Well done. Thanks
My sister's and I took this tour with Chris a few years ago and it was amazing, k owledgeable and entertaining. It touched on architecture, war, disease, etc. The best overall tour ever. This one was full of dates and history on the 4 squares. I grew slightly bored with just the facts and dates related to the architecture and squares. It was still enjoyable and we definitely tipped, but I was disappointed my 15 yr old daughter did not get the same experience I did a few years back