Savannah, Georgia audio tour: A Walk through Historic Savannah: Johnson Square to Independent Presbyterian

A Walk through Historic Savannah: Johnson Square to Independent Presbyterian

Walking Tour

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90 mins
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2.0mi

About the Tour

From the moment you step into the Savannah Historic District, with its live oak trees, palmettos and magnolias draped in Spanish moss, you’ll feel as if you’ve come to a place unlike any other. At the heart of this enchanting city are numerous historical squares, waiting to be explored on this walking tour. As you take in its old homes and buildings, you’ll begin to sense that Savannah is a great lady with more than a few secrets, and plenty of stories that you’ll want to hear too.

As someone born in Georgia who’s had a love of history for as long as I can remember, Savannah has always held a great allure for me. I’m blessed to have been giving tours here for several years. What you’ll see and hear on this walking tour is a great introduction to this wonderful city. You’ll see the things that most visitors come here to see, but you’ll also veer off the beaten path to travel back in time from 1733 to around 1815.

This tour offers you a guide to the early history of Savannah, and the events, places and people that shaped her. I can't wait to show her to you.

Tour Producer

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Andrew Cotton

Hi. My name is Andrew Cotton.
I own and operate a company here in Savannah named "Private Walking Tours of Savannah". We give high end, private history tours. Since I was a History Major at West Georgia College, I am fortunate to be doing what I am passionate about. Savannah is a beautiful and enchanting city, and I hope I am able to convey that to you during my tours.

Major Landmarks

  • The Nathaniel Greene Monument

  • First African-American Baptist Church

  • The Telfair Museum

  • The Tomo Chi Chi Memorial

  • The John Wesley Statue

  • The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Directions to Starting Point

The tour begins at Johnson Square, which is on Bull Street where Congress Street crosses. Almost everyone in downtown Savannah can tell you how to get there. On either side of Bull Street is Drayton and Whitaker Streets. There is a parking deck on Drayton, and underground parking on Whitaker, parallel to Johnson Square. And there is parking on the streets throughout the Historic District.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

There are going to be so many things to catch your eye and interest you along the way. With all the restaurants, shops, tour homes and museums along the route, be prepared to pause or stop the tour and pop in to whatever catches your fancy.

Best time of day

It really depends on the time of year. During mid and late summer, morning times are better. And in the winter, afternoons tend to be best. During the rest of the year, anytime is good.

Precautions

The humidity in both summer (very muggy), and winter (really cold), can make a big difference in your comfort. So dress accordingly. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The roots of the live oaks tend to push up the sidewalks and streets, so watch your step.

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A Walk through Historic Savannah: Johnson Square to Independent Presbyterian