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Savannah Civil War Guided Walking History Tour

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Savannah, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Travel back in time to Savannah’s Civil War era on this guided walking tour. Take a leisurely stroll through the Savannah Historic District, one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US. See the houses of the south’s most famous generals and visit the buildings from the war years of the 1860s. Listen as an expert guide speaks of the town’s storied past, its military strategies and the Confederate States’ place in the war. It’s a great tour for history and Civil War buffs alike.
  • Guided Civil War walking tour of Savannah
  • Explore the Savannah Historic District, one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US
  • Pass the houses of the South's most prominent generals
  • Learn about the Confederate states' role in the Civil War
  • Hear stories about Savannah's military strategies and civilian hardships
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Professional guide
History of Savannah's role in the Civil War
Small Group experience
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

323 E Congress St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

Return Details

14 W Macon St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
This educational and entertaining walking tour of the Savannah Historic District begins at Warren Square, where you will meet your guide and group.

The Savannah Historic District was the center of colonial government in the 1700s. It was where the first reading of the Declaration of Independence took place in Georgia. Much of the town’s historically significant buildings are located here, in one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US.

For Savannah, the Civil War began in January of 1860, with the seizing of Fort Pulaski by Georgian troops. It preceded the attack on Fort Sumter in Charleston, often-recognized official start of the war, by three months.

Learn about Savannah’s role in the Civil War, the military strategies of the north and the south and how the locals dealt with the many hardships during this time of tribulation in the south. See the houses of the South’s most famous generals and marvel at the architecture that was present during the Civil War era.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Warren Square
"I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah....". So reads the opening lines of General Sherman's telegram to President Lincoln on December 22, 1864, after the occupation of Savannah. See Civil War era Savannah and the houses and buildings involved in the conflict. You'll hear about the strategies of both sides and learn how Savannahians endured the hardships of The War. This tour begins in Warren Square and ends at The Green-Meldrium house, which is the home where Sherman was invited to stay and penned his famous missive.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Pets welcome
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Savannah Walks

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Savannah Civil War Guided Walking History Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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star-5
Amazing tour that covers EVERYTHING in Savannah!
Lynn_O
, Jan 2021
Amazing tour! Tour was very informative and WELL worth the money. The tour guide talked about EVERYTHING Savannah, not just the Civil War. If you are visiting Charleston for the first time, I highly recommend this walking tour.
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Wonderful History 👏
Jessica_H
, Dec 2020
Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable. We both have been on tours before, but never with a guide who relayed their love of the subject as he did.
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Nice Tour
Paulette_K
, Dec 2020
Great guide his knowledge was wonderful and very courteous. Would recommend this if going to Charleston.
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Worth it!
Anthony_W
, Nov 2020
Great tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Low impact walk. Never checked my watch once. Very engaging.
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Savannah’s rich history Not revealed
Beate_L
, Nov 2020
If I had wanted a spooky stories I would have signed up for a ghost tour. We spent far too much time on the Marshall house grueling moments and little to no time on the civil war stories that shaped the city. Not good for history buffs
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Are you sure you are reviewing the correct tour? Our Civil War tour has 13 stops pertinent to the War and doesn’t even stop at the Marshall House. We certainly do not tell ghost stories on the tour! We are quite certain that you are reviewing the wrong tour.
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star-4
Nice, guide needed to wear his mask.
Kbb
, Nov 2020
Walking tour was very good. We learned a lot about the city and the war. Negative part, we really don’t know the name of our guide as he really never introduced himself, someone asked him his name and half of the group missed it. Also he didn’t wear his mask at all when we outside.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thank you for the review! Your guide did introduce himself. His name is Philip. He explained at the very beginning of the tour that he would wear his mask when walking but would take it off a safe distance away so he could address the group so that all would be able to hear!
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star-5
Interesting tour
david_s
, Oct 2020
Very interesting tour. We had a good time. The guy was very knowledgeable and I was definitely glad I did this
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hello! Thank you for the fine review. It was truly a pleasure to give the tour!!!
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Savannah 1700-1865
AUSGator7377
, Oct 2020
Brad was an outstanding guide - our “as advertised” 1.5 hour stretched to 2.5 hours, and I could’ve listened to him described the colorful history and surroundings of Savannah for 2.5 more hours if he & we didn’t have other commitments. The tour covered Savannah from colonization to Sherman’s army’s conquest of the city.
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Very Informative
Carol_C
, Oct 2020
Lots of both Civil War and Savannah history. Brad is very well versed and made the tour very interesting
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Cotten exchange was fascinating
Deborah_B
, Oct 2020
Fascinating history waterfront cotton exchange. Worth the entire tour. Confusing meeting directions for new Savannah visitors.
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