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Movie Tour of Savannah's Historic District

Savannah, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Visit Savannah’s landmarks and locations that have been featured in the movies during this guided, 1.5-hour movie sites tour. Savannah’s Historic District has served as the backdrop for a number of popular films, from ‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘the General’s Daughter’ to ‘the Legend of Bagger Vance’ and ‘Something to Talk About,’ to name a few. Visit the filming locations and learn fun insider facts and stories about the movies and actors from the guide. A hotel pickup and drop-off are available for a fee.
  • Explore Savannah’s Historical District with a movie-loving local guide
  • Follow in the footsteps of favorite movie characters including Forrest Gump
  • See top Savannah movie sites including Mercer-Williams House and Madison Square
  • Hear insider gossip on big-screen legends such as Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts
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Hotel pick-Up: $5 surcharge per group within the Historic District Only! Payable to the drive on arrival.
Transport by bus
Stop at Leopold's Ice Creams (excludes 9:00am Tour)
Food and drinks
Hotel drop-off
Ice cream
Savannah, GA 31401, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Arrange for a hotel pickup ($5 surcharge) if desired, then begin this guided tour at the Savannah Visitor Center, located in the passenger terminal at the Central of Georgia Railroad complex. Climb on board an air-conditioned bus and embark on a 2.5-hour journey to discover Savannah’s movie sites. 

Some of the movie locations to see include the spot where Tom Hanks played Forrest Gump and muttered his famous “life is like a box of chocolates” quote; where Robert Redford, Will Smith and Charlize Theron appeared at Madison Sqaure in the Legend of Bagger Vance; and where John Travolta walked in the 1999 murder-mystery, the General’s Daughter. 

Six Pence Pub was featured in the 1995 romantic comedy Something to Talk About, starring Julia Roberts.

Also, see the Mercer-Williams House Museum, the haunted building that was featured in the novel and movie adaptation Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, directed by Clint Eastwood. Many other downtown locations, like Monetary Square, Forsyth Park and Bonaventure Cemetery, are also seen in the film.

While traveling from one film location to the next, learning interesting facts and stories about the locations and movies from the guide.

After finishing the tour, enjoy a free treat at the popular Leopold’s Ice Cream.
Stop At:  
Mercer Williams House Museum
The reportedly haunted building that featured in the novel and movie adaptation Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Savannah Historic District
See where Robert Redford, Will Smith and Charlize Theron pounded the pavements in Legend of Bagger Vance at Madison Square, and visit the street where John Travolta walked in the 1999 murder-mystery The General’s Daughter
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Savannah Movie Tours
Tom Hanks, and see the spot where he played Forrest Gump and muttered his now-famous ‘life is like a box of chocolates’ quote.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum 2-guests per booking
  • A maximum of 24 people can fit on the bus
  • Dress code is comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Savannah Movie Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Movie Tour of Savannah's Historic District?
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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11 Reviews
4 stars
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Very disappointed
, May 2020
When we arrived it was very hot in the bus. The driver turned on the air but the bus never cooled down. We were drenched with sweat by the time we got off the bus. The website said that we would stop for ice cream but we did not. The driver pointed it out to us and kept driving.
Tour Never Happened
, Oct 2019
Tour was cancelled. Didn’t get a refund. Please advise when the amount will be refunded to my credit card. Very poor customer service overall.
“hot & humid”
Alona S
, Jul 2019
reasons for poor review: 1- tried to call tour company provider to arrange for hotel pick up several times on 2 different days but cant get hold of anybody and answering machine always full. better customer service needed 2- no A/C on the van during the entire duration of the tour. driver/tour guide turned on and off A/C but to no avail. didnt feel any air circulating inside vehicle. all of us in my group of 7 were sweltering in the heat & humidity inside van. it was hard to enjoy tour under such suffocating space 3- instructions where to find van at start of tour inadequate. we had to figure out ourselves where the vehicle was
Non Event
, Jun 2019
day before the 6/5/2019 scheduled tour I received a voice message from the local tour operator stating that my wife & I were the only 2 booked guests on that day's tour. as a result, the tour operator cancelled the scheduled tour. My credit card has been charged. The charge has not yet been reversed.
Movie Location Tour in Savannah's Historic District
, Jul 2018
This was the best tour! The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Videos were provided to set the scene of where each movie was shot and the locations and shots were explained. Stories were provided of the actors, directors, producers, and the location site owners. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
Great tour. Interesting and fun...
Robert D
, Jun 2017
Great tour. Interesting and fun experience. Didn't realize that Savannah was such a popular movie town.
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour--the...
, Mar 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour--the two of us were the only ones on the bus but we got full treatment. Loved the movie clips on the bus as well as Gary sharing his vast amount of knowledge with us!
The gentleman that gave the tour was...
Rick B
, May 2016
The gentleman that gave the tour was very knowledgeable and an overall great guy. I would recommend that anyone thinking about taking this tour to do it. It made me see some of the movies in a different light.
Driver was fun and knowledgeable. We...
, Mar 2015
Driver was fun and knowledgeable. We saw a lot of Savannah on this tour.

Product code: 6216MOVIE

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