We Shall Overcome: A Savannah Black History Experience
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Explore Savannah's Black history with an immersive tour. Discover iconic sites and untold stories that shaped America. Book your journey today.
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Yamacraw Square - Yamacraw Square is rich in history, best appreciated when shared. On this tour, visitors will uncover the foundations of black history in Savannah.
  • Historic First Bryan Baptist Church - Starting at the First Bryan Baptist Church, visitors will discover the significance of faith in the 1800s.
  • First African Baptist Church - At the First African Baptist Church, visitors will learn about the Congolese Cosmogram holes carved into the church floor, which provided ventilation to the secret cellar.
  • Haitian Monument - Visitors will explore the role of Haitians in the Revolutionary War at the Haitian Monument.
  • Ellis Square - Discover the history of slave auctions that took place in Ellis Square.
  • Johnson Square - Visitors will learn about Johnson Square’s history as the site of one of the largest slave auctions.
  • Wright Square - Wright Square is home to the Chatham County Courthouse, the site of the first presidential election where African-American citizens could vote.
  • 201 E Broughton St - Levy’s Department Store was the site of a sit-in protesting the segregation of African Americans from the deli counter.
  • 24 Abercorn St - At the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, visitors will learn about a slave who served as George Washington’s personal servant during his visit to Savannah.
What's Included
  • Well-researched, credible history
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Thrilling ghost stories
What's Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Guide tip
Additional Information

Discover the untold stories of Savannah’s rich Black history with the Savannah Black History Experience. This immersive tour takes you on a captivating journey through the city’s iconic sites, shedding light on the profound impact they had on our Black founding fathers and mothers. From the historic First Bryan Baptist Church to the vibrant Ellis Square and the grand Owens-Thomas House, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how their experiences shaped the America we know today. With meticulous research and local expertise, this tour offers a unique perspective that you won’t find anywhere else.

128 W Bay St
West Bay Street
You will meet your guide in Yamacraw Square. They will be wearing a JUNKET t-shirt.
Cancellation Policy

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

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Mar 23, 2024
No One Showed Up - I booked this experience partially because it began a block away from my hotel. The starting point was later changed to an area that the hotel staff described as “housing projects.” Even so, I walked to that meeting point, Yamacraw Square. The experience was supposed to begin at noon. I arrived at least 5 minutes before noon & wandered around looking at the statues, pictures & plaques in the square. Though I was there until 7 minutes after noon, I never saw anyone wearing a Junket T-shirt, as was described in the in the instructions for the experience. No one called or texted me to say that they’d already departed, we’re on their way or would be late. That’s why I left.
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up to 5 guests
July 2024