Grand Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil Tour

19 Ratings

$68

per person
It is one of the most perfect tours Savannah has to offer. Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil written by John Berendt. "The Book" is a true story and we will drive throughout our historic district showing you houses owned and restored by antique dealer Jim Williams We will also show where filming took place You will then have a tour of the Mercer House where you can hear the history of the house and just imagine the grand Christmas parties that Jim hosted. then drive to Bonaventure Cemetery where the cemetery scenes were filmed-but unfortunately no martinis allowed. Established in 1849, Bonaventure has been described as a natural garden with live oak trees draped with Spanish moss and thousands of azaleas. Standing within this "garden" are beautiful sculptures of grieving ladies, ornately carved crypts, obelisks and statue of Gracie Watson. John Muir; founder of the Sierra Club, spent six days at Bonaventure and wrote "the rippling of living water, the song of birds, the joyous confidence of flowers, the calm undisturbed grandeur of the oaks, mark this place of graves as one of the Lord's most favored abodes of life and light." We will drive the 100-acre cemetery, walk along the bluff of the Wilmington River and visit the grave sites of famous lyricist, Johnny Mercer; poet, Conrad Aiken and other famous Georgians. Savannah Heritage Tours will offer you plenty of opportunities to step off the bus for photos during the driving part of the tour and of course, we will walk in the older section of the cemetery and along the bluff overlooking the Wilmington River. I am a life-time member of the Bonaventure Historical Society.
Duration:  3hrs 30mins - 3hrs 45mins
Cancellation:  12.0hrs
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Highlights

You loved the Book and movie. Now experience where it all took place!

What's Included

Driving through the historic district of Savannah Touring four rooms of the Mercer House Driving the 100 acre Bonaventure Cemetery and there will be walking in the older section of Bonaventure

Additional Information

We will pick up at a stop near your hotel
Wear comfortable shoes for walking in the cemetery

Rules

The City of Savannah requires that we pick up guests at a designated tour bus stop in the historic district
The City of Savannah will not allow any alcoholic beverages in Bonaventure Cemetery

Cancellation policy

You must give 12 hour notice for full refund.

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Vicky
Feb 25, 2020
We had a great time on The Grand Tour! Our guide Angela was very knowledgeable since she was a life long resident of Savannah. She took us to the Historic district, we toured the Mercer-Williams House, and toured Bonaventure Cemetery all while telling us about the characters of The Book! We couldn’t have a better time! We highly recommend this tour!
David
Feb 9, 2020
Angelo is a great tour guide. She is a natural born story teller who knows the history of Savannah like no one I have Matt I will retake this tour each and every time I’m in Savannah because of her depth of history and knowledge about the city thank you thank you Angela for one fantastic day. Regards Dave and Kevin
Teresa
Feb 1, 2020
Angela picked us up at our rental house and we were to only ones (2) on the tour. She was very knowledgeable about Savannah’s history and also the characters that played a role in “Midnight”. She was very down to earth and hospitable. Julia and I were very impressed and anyone would be pleased with this tour. It was really wonderful spending time with Angela. Teresa Rodger

Location

Meeting location:  301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

$68

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