Guided tour

Savannah: History and Southern Hospitality Homes Walk

4.2 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: The Savannah Walks
Guided tour

Savannah: History and Southern Hospitality Homes Walk

Activity provider: The Savannah Walks

From US$ 30 per person

Savannah's famous hospitality and architecture have charmed visitors for a couple of hundred years. Come and tour the stately mansions and famous houses on which that reputation was built, and learn the history that accompanies them.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Spend time in one of the stately, historic mansions that gave birth to Southern hospitality
  • Transport yourself to world of gentility and leisure charm
  • Explore 200 years of exemplary architecture
Full description
The image of genteel Southern culture may or may not have been born in Savannah, but it surely lives on in this aristocratic city. This enchanting walk through the heart of the Historic District takes you inside one of Savannah's many beautiful historic homes, and focuses on the rich architectural heritage of the city's domestic dwellings. One place you'll see on this tour is the Owens-Thomas House, widely regarded as the premier example of regency architecture in the United States. You'll also see the Green Meldrim House, where General William T. Sherman was a "guest" during the Civil War. Other house highlights include discussions on the development of domestic dwellings in Savannah over two centuries. The tour includes admission to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, consecrated as Savannah's first National Historic Landmark to honor the founder of the Girl Scouts.
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Entrance to Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Warren Square between Congress Street and Habersham Street.

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  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather
  • Walks will depart in light rain, so please bring an umbrella or rain coat if the weather looks questionable
  • During the summer, please be mindful of the Southern heat and humidity, and bring water along
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Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 11 reviews

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The history of residential architecture and people inSavannah-never knew it could be so interesting! A beautiful relaxing morning under the trees.

May 5, 2022

Guide skipped around from Revolutionary War era to Civil War area in a confusing, incoherent way. Brad also had an unapologetic and contentious way of presenting his pro confederate view. It was just unprofessional for a historian. Twice he said that the slaves "were treated like family" which was difficult to hear.

April 8, 2022

William is an entertaining & knowledgeable tour guide.

March 3, 2022

Product ID: 18702