Savannah Slavery to Freedom Tour: Historical Journey
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Embark on a mesmerizing journey through Savannah's past with the Savannah Slavery to Freedom Tour. Discover the African American experience from slavery to freedom during the Antebellum days.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Historic River Street - Learn about the history of the West African tribes that were routed to Savannah and used in slave labor to build the warehouses along River Street.

  • Cluskey Vaults - See where cotton was shipped out to the United Kingdom and storages that look similar to ‘slave holding bins’ in Ghana, Senegal, Gambia, and Benin, West Africa

  • Johnson Square - Stand where slaves were auctioned off in Johnson Square.

  • Second African Baptist Church - Learn about the incredible journey to freedom as you board the vehicle and travel past the Second African Baptist Church

What's Included
  • African American Monument
  • 2-2.5 hour fully narrated tour
  • Predominantly walking tour
  • Visit Cluskey Vaults
  • Explore Johnson Square
  • ‘Sistah Patt’, a Master Gullah Geechee storyteller
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities for Guides
  • Bottled water
  • Cost of parking
Additional Information

Commence an extraordinary voyage through Savannah’s history with the Savannah Slavery to Freedom Tour, presented by Savannah’s renowned Master Gullah Geechee Truth-Teller, ‘Sistah Patt’. This is a captivating exploration of the African American progression from bondage to liberty, set against the backdrop of Savannah’s coast during the Antebellum period (1748-1864).

  • This does include a 60-90 minute walking tour
  • River Street’s tricky cobblestone and brick alleyways will be difficult for anyone with mobility impairments
223 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
This is the Gray Line guest office located next door to The Clyde Coffee Shop
Cancellation Policy

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

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(131 Ratings)
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May 16, 2024
We need more recognition. - Rozz taught us many things about Savannah's involvement in the slave trade. We walked away with a more informed view of that span of time.
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May 16, 2024
Unlike any other Savannah tour - An incredibly moving and informative experience. Sister Ross knows her stuff, and her passion is inspiring. I am baffled by the city of Savannah's unwillingness to embrace its true history and commemorate and honor the profound contributions of the urban enslaved people that built the city. This is a must fo tour.
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May 12, 2024
More than just a tour - One of the best experiences of my lifetime. Sistah Pat is very knowledgeable and more than just a tour guide. Very spiritual and wise. Made everyone feel welcomed.Worth every dime.
Review provided by Viator
May 10, 2024
Very informative - It was amazing a lot of history their that we never knew and she was a great speaker she should do a commentary on the history on savannha
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May 10, 2024
Journey of Slavery in Savanah - Our guide really humanized the journey and life of the slaves in the Savannah area. She showed us signs and symbols they left behind. Best tour we took this trip.
Review provided by Viator
May 6, 2024
Real History - My Husband and I really enjoyed hearing real history. Sistah Patt is a true story teller. She exudes wisdom and she has such a beautiful spirit. The tour was both enlightening and heartbreaking. It was just awesome to see a tribe's mark left so many centuries later. I honestly do not have the words to describe the tour fully. Let me just say that It is something everyone should experience.
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May 6, 2024
Wealth of information. - The amount of research that was done and the wealth of information presented. The tour guide displayed a great deal of compassion.
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May 5, 2024
History lesson - It was a fantastic presentation. Learned so much. Pointed out things we would never have noticed on our own.
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May 1, 2024
This tour was... - This tour was EXCEPTIONAL. I tried to get in last year when we were in Savannah but it was sold out, and I see why! The truth is told about American slavery, passed down from family, the direct descendants of the Gullah Geechee tribe. Told perfectly from a storyteller's perspective, with an educational format, in a captivating and eye opening wealth of information that is appropriate for most audiences. Sista Pat and Sista Roz tell the ugly truth of the history of slavery from its beginning. They walk you through the areas where slaves came in and were held, the wall where whipping happened, and the auction block which saw indescribable injustices to human beings. Also, the still current struggle with the city of Savannah to get recognition of the truth, and honor for those who endured this horrific part of history. The tour is not intended to further divide races, but to educate and promote healing among Americans which it so eloquently accomplishes. I can't recommend it enough to every person who has the opportunity to take it. No history lesson ever taught in schools would touch the sincerity and accuracy of this educational tour. May God bless and protect Sista Pat and Sista Roz and their work.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 30, 2024
Too much to sum up in a review, must do for bucket list - This tour is a must do for ALL Savannah visitors and should really be something that is required learning for Savannah schools. Sistah Pat and Sistah Ros take you on a journey of violence, struggle, heartache, survival and most importantly FREEDOM! Towards the end of the tour there's a short performance by Sistah Ros that's indescribable and something we will never forget. The information given on the tour is difficult to take in at times but also life changing! This is the type of tour that you have to experience at least one time in your life.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024