Civil War Walking Tour Of Savannah

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Overview

Great for those interested in Savannahs history, this guided tour takes you back to the Civil War era on a leisurely walk through the Savannah Historic District. Pass the houses of the Souths most prominent generals and visit homes and buildings that were present during the war years of the 1860s. Along the way, your guide will entertain you with interesting stories and facts about Savannahs role in the war, as well as its military strategies and civilian hardships during those infamous years.

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Your 2-hour Savannah walking tour begins in Reynolds Square. This site was the center of colonial government in the 1700s and once held the House of Assembly, where the first reading of the Declaration of Independence took place in Georgia. Most of Savannah’s most historically significant and interesting buildings are located here.

As your guide leads you through the Savannah Historic District, one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts of its kind in the US, pass houses of the South’s most prominent generals and see architecture that was present during the Civil War.

You’ll discover how the war started in Savannah with the seizing of Fort Pulaski by Georgian troops. Learn about Savannah’s role in the Civil War, as well as its military strategies as a Confederate state, and hear fascinating stories about the hardships that civilians endured during those years.

Your Civil War walking tour ends back at Reynolds Square.

Inclusions for Civil War Walking Tour Of Savannah

  • Professional guide
  • History of Savannah's role in the Civil War
  • Small Group experience

Exclusions for Civil War Walking Tour Of Savannah

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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69 reviews by the users

  • This was my first time to Savannah. I like history and got an excellent tour guide that was very knowledgeable! We toured all over the historic district and I enjoyed the level of historic knowledge, professionalism and humor of our tour guide. I highly recommend this tour.

  • Wonderful walk through scenic old Savannah seeing many old structures from the original making of the city.

  • Brad was terrific. He knew his stuff. Favorite visit was to the Pink House.
    Only complaint that I have is The Savannah Walks does not get back to you. I made 6 calls and left messages before anyone contacted me while I was there in Savannah. Someone must work these phones more diligently.

  • Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable but we had taken an historical walking tour a couple of days prior and the locations and topics on both tours were almost identical so it was a bit redundant for me. I would recommend doing one or the other. Also, calling it a Civil War tour is a bit of a stretch, just some mentions of General Sherman and how he related to the locations we visited.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Enjoyed this walking tour of Savannah, the guide was very interesting and learned some of the history of the city.

  • I booked this tour for my husband, a history major and fan of Civil War sites. The tour was Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1:00. It was not a Civil War tour. My husband said that the tour guide even told him that it wasn't really a CW tour and husband said that the CW was hardly mentioned. Even though the tour was a good one, it was in no way what it was advertised to be. Not a lot of money wasted but the false advertising is unexcusable.

  • our tour was supposedly to be a civil war tour, and yet our guide Lance was obviously more interested in telling about movie facts shot in Savannah, and equally about ghost stories. While we heard somewhat about the civil war, our overwhelming feeling was that we were not given a tour that we had signed up for and paid for. Additionally, our guide had no visible sign of being part of your company, and so we were a little worried about how we would identify our guide. All in all, a very unsatisfactory experience.

  • This tour quide was very, very poor. He was disorganized, wanderedef to different topics, made some inappropriate comments to the other couple with us and made several incorrect statements on various issues, Based on this experience we will be very hesitant to use your service again.

  • First, our guide was fifteen minutes late. This isn't a big deal to us as the tour lasted fifteen minutes longer but it may be a pet-peeve for some people. There were only four of us on the walking tour. My wife and I, and another couple. The guide seemed to only give the tour to the other couple as he never made eye contact with us or bothered to ask us how we were doing. These are things he did with the other couple. As if this wasn't bad enough he walked against two red lights. We followed him the first time as it was a small street and there were no vehicles coming. But the second time it happened he crossed a major street. It was at this point that our suspicions of being ignored were confirmed as he didn't look back to see if we were there. He just walked on, talking to the other couple. The only reason he stopped was because it was part of the tour. When we caught up to him all he could do was ask us why we didn't cross the street. I told him the light was red. He said around here they the cars have to stop for pedestrians no matter what. Sorry, but growing up in a major city taught me to look both ways before crossing the street and to stop walking if the light was red. In Los Angeles we call crossing a street with a red light jay walking and the drivers aren't held accountable for hitting jay walkers. I doubt Savannah is different. I just think we got an inconsiderate guide. Lastly, his story telling ability was mediocre at best. That is, when I actually heard the story as he never seemed to want to face my wife and I to tell us the stories so it was hard to hear him. All of this being said I do not recommend this tour to others. There are many options available in the way of walking tours of Savannah. Next time we'll be taking on of those and I recommend you do as well. Savannah is too beautiful a city to have any part of your visit ruined by a guide as inconsiderate as ours was.

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