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Savannah: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour with Low House Entry

1. Savannah: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour with Low House Entry

Board the “Trolley of the Doomed” in Savannah for a guided sightseeing trolleybus around America's most haunted city. Look out for ghoulish creatures and venture inside both the haunted Andrew Low House and the haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery. Old Town Trolley Tours invites you to explore Savannah’s darker side mixed in with a good dose of humor. Hear tales no other tours will dare tell you, as the shadows play gentle tricks with your mind. Journey through time, and hear ghoulish legends of murder and intrigue. The tour starts down on the Savannah Waterfront and travels though the many historic squares located in the heavily haunted Savannah Historic District, such as Columbia Square, Wright Square, Telfair Square & Lafayette Square. Naturally there are also stories relating to the Colonial Park Cemetery. A highlight of the tour is entry into the haunted home of one of the most prestigious Savannah families – the Andrew Low House. Here you will learn tales of the unrest still in the home, as well as personal experiences of both staff and guests. Another highlight is a visit inside Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery, a haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse restored from an era long past. Here you will experience the stories and legends of the Savannah Waterfront and River Street over the centuries. Other sites you will pass and hear spine-chilling stories about are the Olde Harbour Inn, the Pirate’s House, the 1790 Inn, the Hamilton-Turner Inn, and the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Savannah: American Prohibition Museum Ticket

2. Savannah: American Prohibition Museum Ticket

The American Prohibition Museum located in Savannah's City Market is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. While here, guests will travel back in time to the early 1900s, as anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and the “booze problem” was pushed to the fore-front of American politics. The true story of America’s struggle with the liquor question, the passing of the 18th Amendment, its impact on the nation, and the far-reaching consequences of the thirteen years of Prohibition all come to life within the walls of the American Prohibition Museum.  Through immersive displays and state-of-the-art dioramas, museum goers will learn how Prohibition and Temperance shaped thinking and culture for more than two hundred years of American history.  Not your average “Dry” Museum, the American Prohibition Museum features state-of-the-art displays such as: A recreated 1918 Street Scene, setting the stage in “Anywhere, USA” A captivating Tent Revival featuring fire and brimstone preacher, Reverend Billy Sunday Carry Nation’s Hatchetations and a bar demolished by her signature hatchet Lillian M.N. Stephens and Adolphus Busch squaring off and pleading their side of the argument A dimly lit Moonshine Scene, tucked back into the heart of America’s wilderness A hidden gem of a Speakeasy bar, serving up period authentic cocktails And much, much more… Experience this one-of-a-kind attraction when you visit Savannah! Get your eTickets now for the American Prohibition Museum. Learn history the fun way!

Savannah: Historical Walking Tour

3. Savannah: Historical Walking Tour

Travel back in time to the many different eras of Savannah's rich history and come across its most iconic sites. Join a guided tour and enjoy a leisurely walk through the historic district. Learn about the many struggles and battles of the past as you explore the area at a gentle pace. Meet up with your guide at Johnson Square to begin your journey. Stroll around this charming district and hear about the beautiful architecture, unique squares, and amazing movies filmed in Savannah. Stop by the ancient Cathedral of St John the Baptist and take in its facade. Become captivated by passionate storytelling, covering stories of colonial struggles, revolutionary battles, Sherman’s march to the sea, and post-civil war Victorian Savannah. Take an easy, but insightful, walk and explore numerous sites in less than a mile, ending your journey at Reynolds Square.

Savannah: Civil War History Pub Crawl

4. Savannah: Civil War History Pub Crawl

Uncover the authentic Savannah on this walking tour. Discover the facinating secrets behind Savannah's Civil War history, while you savor three delicious cocktails.  Hear stories and less-discussed aspects of the Civil War as you make your way to each establishment. Sip on themed cocktails throughout your thought-provoking tour and visit some of the most historic areas that played a role in Savannah’s Civil War history. Meet your guide and head over to the Proof and Provision bar inside the DeSoto Hotel, which serves barrel-aged cocktails with a southern fare. Head to Octane bar which has expertly crafted cocktails in a laid-back and welcoming setting. Make your way to the New Realm Distillery, an American craft beer distillery with an extensive number of beers on tap. Finally, head to the 22 Square Bar, a high-brow establishment located inside the Andaz Hotel that focuses on traditional southern cuisine with a modern flare.

Savannah: Historic Church Tour

5. Savannah: Historic Church Tour

Join this tour to discover the most historic churches in the city of Savannah. Explore the diverse spiritual history of beautiful downtown Savannah on a walking tour. Journey back to the the roots of its first church founded in 1740 and even discover one of the oldest synagogues in North America. Learn about what makes each church unique and the historical events surrounding each one. Hear about everything from their construction to their impact on present-day Savannah. See Savannah's most important religious sights, including: Christ Church on Johnson Square, The Lutheran Church of the Ascension, The Independent Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's Church on Madison Square, and The Congregation of Mickve Israel.

Savannah: History and Southern Comfort Food Walking Tour

6. Savannah: History and Southern Comfort Food Walking Tour

Join a guided walking tour of Savannah’s best eateries and historic sites, where warm biscuits, fried green tomatoes, pork pie, and sweet pecan pralines await you. Walk down River Street Market, and enjoy food samples of Chocolate, fried green tomatoes and much more! Meet your guide at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, before heading to Chocolat by Adam Turoni for gourmet truffles, squares, and bonbons. Continue with your sweet treats to Chippewa Square, where Tom Hanks said the famous dialog, “Life is like a box of chocolates," but make sure you save some room for Girl Scout cookies at the birthplace of GSA founder Juliette Gordon Low. Along the way, uncover Savannah’s history, art, and culture Stroll through River Street Market and Gallery 209. Savor a dish from the haunted Tondee’s Tavern, and a delicious treat from The Little Crown. Finally, grab a sweet pecan praline from Savannah's Candy Kitchen before bidding farewell to your guide.

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What people are saying about Savannah

We absolutely loved this tour! I would highly recommend it, my husband also enjoyed the tour. It was nice relaxing on the trolley ride, and learning some foist stories about Savannah. The guide was awesome and we enjoyed the stops. It was definitely a great value for the money. We took several tours but this one was the best!

We’ve been to Savannah many times and wanted something different. Found this one. We ended up with a private tour as we were the only folks that signed up. Guide was informative and knowledgeable. Drinks were tasty. Would recommend, lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes.

We had a lot of fun. it was more than just a "tour". You were able to listen to information, and laugh at the same time. I would do it again.

Our guide and driver were great story tellers and worked well together. An evening of entertainment was had by all. Would recommend.

Excellent experience and extremely friendly staff.