Take in the old homes and buildings surrounding Savannah’s squares on a walking tour. As you stroll through the city’s Historic District, you’ll begin to sense that Savannah is a great lady with more than a few secrets and stories to tell. As a local Georgian with a love of history who has always found Savannah alluring, I’ll share those stories with you.
There is so much to see and show you that I couldn’t fit it all into one tour. This walk picks up where my other walk ends, and takes us to the conclusion of Savannah’s early history from around 1815 until just before the War Between the States. Along the way, you’ll hear about:
• The city’s connection to Forrest Gump
• James Oglethorpe, the founder of Savannah and the Colony of Georgia, and why his statue is facing south
• How Savannah Gray Brick was made
• Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of America
• The Siege of Savannah, the second deadliest battle in the American Revolution
• Why one of the city’s fountains was mail-ordered from a Parisian catalogue in the early 1850s
Whether this is your first time in Savannah or you’re a local looking to discover more about one of America’s most unique cities, this tour provides a valuable introduction to ‘the Hostess City’ of the South, and is a fantastic accompaniment to my first one.