Savannah Historic District Tour: History and Heritage Exploration
184 Ratings
Discover the rich history and heritage of Savannah on this all-inclusive tour. Explore historic homes, African American history, important women, and pivotal events like the Civil War and American Revolution.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Telfair Square - Hear about Mary Telfair and the history of the Telfair Museum
  • Franklin Square - See the Haitian monument and learn about the Haitian regiment who fought here in the Revolution; see First African Baptist Church and learn about the oldest Black Baptist Congregation in America
  • City Market - Stroll down the middle of Savannah’s City Market neighborhood and get recommendations for shops, restaurants and attractions
  • Ellis Square - Learn about the history of Savannah’s City Market, it’s loss, and the recent restoration of the square. Also learn a little about African Americans’ contributions to antebellum Savannah’s economy as both free people and enslaved people.
  • Johnson Square - View the monument to Nathanael Greene, the war hero, and listen to the story of how his widow altered the US economy and history
  • Wright Square - View and learn about two monuments, one to a rail road magnate and one to a native American chief, then take a break at a local cafe.
  • Chippewa Square - Hear all about James Oglethorpe, the founder of Savannah and of Georgia
  • Madison Square - View the Jasper monument, hear about his heroic deeds in the Battle of Savannah, view the Sorrel-Weed House and the Green-Meldrim House and learn a little about Savannah during the Civil War
  • Monterey Square - Enjoy the view of many people’s favorite square and learn about Casimir Pulaski, who is buried at the base of his monument.
What's Included
  • Local guide
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Planning a trip to Savannah? Give your visit a running start (or a walking one in this case) by booking this comprehensive tour with a native Savannahian right at the onset of your stay! Explore a variety of subjects including historic residences, African American heritage, influential women, the Civil War, and the American Revolution. Join the crowd in the morning post-breakfast, and you’ll get a good hold on the city’s essentials before lunchtime!

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible - please note in the Special Requirements field when making a booking
Telfair Square
Barnard Street
Tour departs from the NW corner of Telfair Square, across the street from the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (121 Barnard St., Savannah, GA 31401)
Cancellation Policy

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

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Jun 5, 2024
The British are coming! - We randomly walked up to Bonnie finishing up another tour and asked if she could accommodate us, of which she said ‘yes’! We explained we had a boat tour in two, she said that she’d end the tour at the boat. Bonnie was very good, knowledgeable and angled it with British twist as I’m British. Very good tour
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May 28, 2024
This is the walking tour you want to take! - This is the walking tour you want to take! It was very informative, yet informal. My husband and I felt comfortable asking questions and it was definitely more of a conversation. A nice slow 3 hour tour and we learned SOOOO much about Savannah.
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May 27, 2024
Knowledgeable tour - Very knowledgeable and very nice tour guide. Very professional started and ended on time. Informed us of other tours and popular restaurants to visit. Great recommendations.
Review provided by Viator
May 23, 2024
Outstanding Walking Tour by Savannah Native - Bonnie, our walking tour guide, is a Savannah native, and she led us around the Historic District pausing enroute to share her deep knowledge on the city’s founding, its economic and cultural history, its Revolutionary and Colonial and the Civil War history. Attention was given to the slave and cotton trade and many leading citizens past and present. She also covered contemporary Savannah, housing patterns, gentrification, SCAD, etc. We were a group of seniors walking on a warm May morning, so there were many opportunities to sit and hydrate in the shade of the live oak trees. Bonnie’s scope of knowledge was impressive, and she also offered suggestions on museums, restaurants, and unique local shops. Highly recommended.
Review provided by Viator
May 23, 2024
A Perfect Introduction to Savannah History - We were a group of 8 consisting of 4 couples unknown to one another , all visiting Savannah for the first time. Our tour lasted 3 hours and took us around the center of the Historic District, through several of the famous squares. Bonnie was excellent, a Savannah native, a history lover. The historical content was solid, well researched, and not sensationalized with lore of murders and ghosts. Attention given to the slave trade and the city’s economic and cultural history, its Colonial and Civil War history. Just enough detail. Bonnie kept an easy pace and made several stops in shady squares for sitting and hydrating , so the 3 hours was very manageable. She also sprinkled in some advice about museums, restaurants, and local shops worth a. Visit. Perfectly wonderful way to get to know the city. Highly recommended.
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May 23, 2024
Fun and informative tour - Bonnie is very knowledgeable and clearly loves Savannah history. She took us to many highlights of the historic district, delved into history not found in the history books, and gave excellent recommendations of things to do-several of which we did and enjoyed. She also made great recommendations for dining and nightlife.
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Apr 18, 2024
Great History tour - Bonnie was very knowledgeable, interesting, and helpful, enjoyed learning about Savannah’s history. Relaxed tour, not frenetic.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 10, 2024
Fun Tour Filled with History - Bonnie made learning the historical facts of Savannah fun. She is a true historian and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 19, 2024
Great historical tour - Great, informative tour with Bonnie. Really enjoyed our tour. Bonnie was very articulate and clear when speaking, answered our questions and was very pleasant. I would 10/10 recommend touring with Bonnie.
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Mar 19, 2024
Great historical walking tour! - Bonnie was a great guide!! Very knowledgeable and interesting. She was well spoken and easy to understand & hear.
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
July 2024