29 Mar 2021
Savannah offers visitors charm and beauty, along with a rich history. Its cobblestone streets, well-planned squares, and ancient oaks invite exploration. Several tours offer the curious an opportunity to delve deeper into the city's past.
Those interested in the War Between the States will enjoy the Civil War Tour with Savannah Walks. On this 90-minute Tour, you'll learn about this city's role in the greatest and bloodiest battles in U.S. history. It's only about a mile of walking, so this tour is excellent for all ages and fitness levels. Guests see the impressive homes of some of the most prominent Southern generals. Savannah retained its historic buildings as one of the only towns left standing during Sherman's "March to the Sea," on which the Union general burned cities.
Old Savannah Tours offers an On/Off Tour as a great way to see the city's most famous sites. Hop off at any of the 15 stops when you want to take a closer look at local attractions and landmarks. Stay on board for a comfortable way to see the moss-draped oaks, stately mansions, beautiful squares, expansive riverfront, and more than 270 years of history. Watch for Old Savannah Tour's signature Savannah characters to charm you with their colorful personalities along the way.
Another way to time travel is on a Segway Tour of the Historic District. Travel from 1733 when the first colonists arrived through the Civil War and beyond with knowledgeable tour guides. They'll spin tales from the humble beginning of Georgia as the country's 13th Colony to the beloved and intriguing city it is today. You'll see granite monuments, grand historic homes, and historic details like hitching posts, carriage stones, and even gargoyles that look down on Madison Square.
Learn about the city's history with a 360-degree view from a Kelly Tours convertible Sprinter Van. The Tour from Grayline takes passengers on a 90-minute trip through the Historic and Victorian districts. You get panoramic views of church steeples, live oaks, historic hotels, and squares. The Tour picks up and returns to the Savannah Visitor Center.
Your Savannah vacation rental itself can provide a time machine. The one-bedroom Magnolia Suite, for example, offers period-faithful features and fixtures. It's also a short walk to the Green-Meldrim House, a stately mansion that served as General Sherman's headquarters during the Civil War.
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