Guided tour

Savannah: Civil War Walking Tour

Activity provider: The Savannah Walks

Savannah: Civil War Walking Tour

Activity provider: The Savannah Walks

From US$ 20 per person

See Civil War-era Savannah and the houses and buildings involved in the great conflict between the states. Enjoy a modern-day march through the old town and learn about the strategies of the blue and the gray.

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Duration 105 minutes
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the houses of the South's most prominent generals
  • Learn all about Savannah's role in the War
  • Hear about military strategies
Full description
Get the full story of Savannah's contribution to the American Civil War on this educational walking tour. Hear about the strategies, intrigue and horror of America's internal conflict from a completely new viewpoint. On this tour you'll see the houses of some of the South's most prominent generals, such as William Hardee, James Bartow, and Gen. Joeseph E. Johnston. You will also pass by Gen. Sherman's headquarters. There, you'll discuss the issuance of field order #14, first decreed in Savannah, which promised 40 acres of good land and a mule to every freed slave in the area. Learn about the war that pitted brother against brother and has intrigued Americans for years. Hear about the great conflict, and the political ramifications that plagued the country a century after, from expert guides.
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  • Live tour guide

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    Meeting point

    The tour departs from Warren Square, 22 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA (enclosed by Congress and Habersham Street). There are metered spots around the areas that tours depart from. There is also a new city parking garage located within a block of Reynolds Square (this square is a couple of blocks east of the meeting point). It is located at the corner of Drayton and E. Bryan Streets, with entrances on Drayton and Abercorn Streets. The fee is 1.00 USD for the first hour, and 0.50 USD for each additional hour thereafter, for a maximum of 4.00 USD per day.

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    Important information

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    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather
    • Tips are not included in the price
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

    based on 17 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.2/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5

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    July 6, 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

    February 11, 2022

    Product ID: 18700