Rising Voices: Savannah's Underrepresented History Tour
49 Ratings
Discover the untold stories of Savannah's underrepresented figures on the 'Rising Voices' history tour. Explore the impact of black, native, queer, and female residents on the city's development.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Franklin Square - In Franklin Square we will discuss how Haiti volunteered during the American Revolution, clandestine schools that operated in Savannah that taught literacy to black students while such an education was outlawed, the First African Baptist Church which houses the oldest African Baptist congregation in the country, and its role in the Underground Railroad.
What's Included
  • Fully narrated interactive tour
Additional Information

Embark on a journey with ‘Walk With Me Savannah Tours’ and experience ‘Rising Voices’, a unique historical tour of Savannah, shedding light on the often overlooked narratives and personas.

Traditionally, many stories have been downplayed or entirely overlooked in our meticulously woven historical accounts. Join us on an enlightening stroll where we bring into focus those voices that have been marginalized.

Our exploration will spotlight the unique lives and achievements of Savannah’s black, indigenous, LGBTQ, and female residents, underscoring their significant contributions that have shaped the world around them. Without their individual influences, the Savannah we know today would not exist.

The tour kicks off at Franklin Square and wraps up at Monterey Square.

  • Well-behaved pets allowed
  • Not recommended for guests who cannot walk or roll for 15 minutes without stopping
901 W Saint Julian Street
West Saint Julian Street
We meet in Franklin Square (Montgomery St and W St Julien St intersection) in front of the Haitian Monument, 10 min before start time. Your guide will wear a bright orange polo shirt with our logo. If you are running late, give us a call. We will wait for late arrivals for 5 min before beginning.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Apr 30, 2024
A tour for those that want the hidden/untold history of Savannah - Absolutely incredible tour!!! Sargon is a wealth of knowledge about Savannahs history and was able to easily pivot depending on the question we had at the moment, which we had many. Sargon also delivers the information in a very fun and story like manner so it wasn't just dry and boring information, along with giving as much detail about historical events and places as you could want. Having read about and listened to some of the other tours/tour guides this is a must do tour if you want something interesting, entertaining, and different from the information that you could probably just read in the footnote of a history book! When we make it back to Savannah we'll definitely take this tour again!
Review provided by Viator
Jul 20, 2023
Rising Voices tour is a MUST! - Is there a way to leave more stars?! This was such an amazing tour that excided my expectations. It was so refreshing to hear the sides of history that get overlooked and minimize in the name of status quo. Sargon was so insightful and knowledgeable of not just the stories but the whole of each person's life and the grater historical context. There is no greater experience than being shown Savannah by someone who genuinely loves learning and sharing history!
Review provided by Viator
May 7, 2023
Fun, Informative, and Colorful - This was an excellent tour. Sargon was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who told us about a host of historical figures from Savannah history who did some remarkable things you wouldn't normally hear about. Their lives and stories were both important and colorful. This tour is as engaging and different as Savannah, itself. I'd recommend it to anybody. When planning your day and/or parking your car build in an extra 15 minutes because the tour ends about half a mile from where it starts.
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Apr 30, 2023
Very Interesting! - Great tour! The tour guide clearly has a passion for history and loves to share the stories. We found ourselves listening to every word because of her enthusiasm and angle of the underrepresented party. We would gladly take another tour she offered!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 13, 2023
Take this tour - Excellent tour by Sargon. It’s great to see someone who is so passionate and knowledgeable at work. The stories were presented in an objective way and brought to light the stories of people who may have otherwise been overlooked. Highly recommend this tour
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Jan 29, 2023
Great tour of Savannah's lesser known heroes. - Really had a great time on this tour. Sargon the tour guide, was excellent. She knew so much of the lesser known heroes of Savannah's history. You can tell she loves what she does and wants to tell others about it. The walking tour took us through beautiful areas of the city with very nice stops along the tour. Highly recommend if you want to know about Savannah.
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Jan 17, 2023
Amazing tour - Our tour guide Sargon was so full of great information and stories. We spent 2 hours walking the city and hearing all the knowledge. We easily could have gone on longer with all that was going on
Review provided by Viator
Dec 10, 2022
This was a fantastic... - This was a fantastic tour. Sargon was a wonderful guide and was so good at bringing the historical people and places to life. I learned so much history I didn't know about before. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Savannah!
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Nov 13, 2022
Amazing experience! - Sargon was super friendly and knowledgeable about Savannah. Despite the downpour, Sargon completed the tour and answered all the questions that we had. Great experience and would highly recommend it for anyone who is a interested to learn more about the lesson-known parts of the city’s history. Thank you Sargon!
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Sep 18, 2022
An Amazing Look at the Stories of Those Overlooked by History - This tour was incredible. As an aficionado of lesser-told history, Sargon's guided explanations were insightful and informative. They did an excellent job providing as much context to the stories, while also keeping the information entertaining and concise. There is so much I learned on this tour that I would love to share, but if you are considering this tour you are much better off having them tell you instead!
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minimum 2 guests
up to 15 guests
2 Adult
July 2024