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Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

1. Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

Your day begins with a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery to learn about the lives of notable inhabitants like Academy Award-winning songwriter Johnny Mercer, Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair, philanthropist Mary Telfair, as well as the tragic tales of poet Conrad Aiken and Gracie Watson. The Cemetery walking tour meanders under moss-draped oaks and along the bluff of the Wilmington River. Bonaventure Cemetery, dating back to 1846, is one of the most beautiful cemeteries. Following the cemetery tour, you will have lunch on your own at Erica Davis Low country restaurant, a local favorite whose owner and family have deep ties in Savannah. Their focus on Coastal Southern Cuisine brings together fresh seafood, barbecue, and southern sides in a menu that embodies the Low country. After lunch, the day continues to Wormsloe Historic site and a drive through the picturesque Isle of Hope Historic District. Your visit to Wormsloe includes a breathtaking drive down the famous live oak tree-lined drive. You will take a short walk to see the Plantation Tabby Ruins that date to the 18th Century and visit the museum of the Georgia State Park Historic Site. After Wormsloe, you will drive down Bluff Dr to view the Intercoastal waterway and the magnificent houses that range in style from Greek Revival to Craftsman Bungalows. After this drive along the bluff, the thought of looking for a Realtor will come to mind. Finally, a stop is scheduled at the Famous Savannah Byrd Cookie Company headquarters for shopping and tastings of Byrd’s Famous Cookies. Key Lime, Bennie Bits and Cheddar Cheese are just of few of the favorites.

Savannah: Bonaventure Cemetery with Shannon Scott

2. Savannah: Bonaventure Cemetery with Shannon Scott

Enjoy a 2-hour cultural and historical tour of Bonaventure, a more than 200-acre land which one can freely wander but better explore with an exceptional guide at the helm.  On this tour with Shannon Scott or one of his incredible guides, you will come to see the important aspects of the cemetery and understand Bonaventure’s many layers, from the 18th-century plantation era, and the Victorian cemetery, to all of the art and traditions of the place. Stroll around the live oak avenues of the Cotton Boom yesteryear and hear about the people that made all of those buildings and squares in town so infamous and colorful.  Some of the characters, such as "Crooner of 1500 Songs" Johnny Mercer and writer Conrad Aiken, are world-renowned, while others you will come to love were famous only in their hometown Savannah. Other characters consist of photographers, painters, scientists, soldiers, industrialists, and duelists. Bonaventure is characterized by great sculpture and here you will see the works of some of the greatest artists of their period.  The cemetery is a visual playground of symbols pertaining to everything from the Masonic Lodge mentioned in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code to the Bible, Ancient Egypt, and everything symbolizing the religious, fraternal, and eternal.  From angels to cherubs to lifelike figures of the people buried there, you'll get to see them all.

Savannah: Adults-Only Beyond Good and Evil Tour

3. Savannah: Adults-Only Beyond Good and Evil Tour

Explore the spooky side of Savannah on this ghost-themed, adults-only walking tour that visits the city’s popular haunted spots. Become a history buff after learning about the historic events and figures that helped shape the unique culture of Savannah. During the tour, hear about the famous haunted locations the city has to offer, such as former Revolutionary War battlegrounds, burial grounds, historic homes, and the hauntings associated with each. Learn all the true stories behind these locations and more from a guide who is an expert on the dark, haunted history of Savannah.

Savannah: Haunted Ghosts and Dark History Walking Tour

4. Savannah: Haunted Ghosts and Dark History Walking Tour

Explore the haunted history and ghosts of Savannah on a guided walk through the historic downtown area. This interactive tour will take you to a mix of up to 8 locations, where you'll hear tales of the hauntings that persist at iconic historic buildings, squares, and cemeteries. Discover the ghosts of Savannah at night and uncover the mysteries at each historic house and the tragic, mysterious, or unexplained events that caused them to be haunted. Venture to multiple historic and infamous hotspots, including the Kehoe House, Davenport House, The Juliette Gordon Low House, and The Cursed Wright Square. Find out why Juliette Gordon Low was cursed from the day of her wedding and why the Wright Square has a beautiful but deadly past that continues to haunt the city. Get the inside scoop on favorite local spirits while walking the cobblestone streets. By the end of the tour, you'll have a better understanding of why Savannah is said to be the most haunted city in the country and why its locations top the most haunted lists year after year after year.

Savannah: Adults-Only Dead of Night Walking Tour

5. Savannah: Adults-Only Dead of Night Walking Tour

Prepare to get spooked on an adults-only walking tour that visits Savannah's most popular haunted locations. Brush up on your history as you learn about the historical events and figures that shaped the city's unique culture. As you take your ghost-themed walk, hear all about the famous locations Savannah has to offer, including Revolutionary War battlegrounds, burial grounds, and historic homes. Get an in-depth look at the true stories behind these locations from an expert guide.

Historic Savannah Walking Tour

6. Historic Savannah Walking Tour

Take a journey into the past and experience true southern hospitality in the fair city of Savannah. This 90-minute Savannah walking tour will introduce the city's rich and colorful history from ancient times up to the present day. This tour brings the city's history, art, and culture to life. With plenty of insider tips and hints for enjoying your stay, such as where to find the best dining and shopping and the whereabouts of those secret hidden attractions that few visitors get to see, this tour is sure to help you make the most of your time in Savannah! We begin right in the heart of the historic district, where there are more than 20 historic squares, famous old oak mansion houses and fabulous colonial landmarks. Filled with reminders of the Civil War, the tour is is sure to provide a compelling history lesson. And at the end of the walking tour, why not finish your trip with time at one of Savannah's picturesque beaches?

Savannah: Bonaventure Cemetery After-Hours Tour

7. Savannah: Bonaventure Cemetery After-Hours Tour

Visit Bonaventure Cemetery after hours and discover the mysteries of this place, made famous by the novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Take a 3-hour guided tour of the cemetery after dark, and explore the stories and the human drama behind the graves at this site. Stroll amongst the Gothic graves, towering oak trees, and trailing Spanish moss, the perfect backdrop for your eerie nighttime tour. Led by an expert storyteller guide, listen to tales of serial killers, root doctors, and doomed love affairs. Learn about freemasonry, and the other secret societies linked to the region.

Savannah: Spirits and Spirits Haunted Pub Crawl

8. Savannah: Spirits and Spirits Haunted Pub Crawl

Grab a Chatham Artiller Punch and explore the darkest corners of this haunted southern city. You'll meet your expert guide at haunted Oglethorpe Square, where Yellow Fever victims still wander the pathways — delirious and zombie-like. From there, you'll visit seven other iconic sites, including four of the city's best pubs. Enjoy beer, wine, or spirits as you hear tales of ghostly cooks, deadly duels, and creepy hotels. By the time you end your night at the Savannah Taphouse, you'll have a nice buzz and plenty of chilling stories to entertain friends and family back home. Are you brave enough to step into the shadows? The spirits are waiting.

Savannah: Grave Tales Walking Tour

9. Savannah: Grave Tales Walking Tour

Explore the spooky side of Savannah on this ghost-themed walking tour that visits the city’s popular haunted spots. Become a history buff after learning about the historic events and figures that helped shape the unique culture of Savannah. Hear about the famous haunted locations that Savannah has to offer, such as the former Revolutionary War battlegrounds, burial grounds, and historic homes. Learn all about the fascinating hauntings at each place. Find out the true stories behind these locations and more from a guide who is an expert on the dark, haunted history of Savannah.

Savannah: Victorian Cemeteries Van Tour

10. Savannah: Victorian Cemeteries Van Tour

Join your expert guide for a van tour through Savannah history. Start out at Laurel Grove Cemetery and visit the graves of local famous people, including Juliette Gordon Low, James Pierpont, Florence Martus, the Waving Girl, and a Confederate burial ground. Be sure to bring your camera for iconic snapshots of Savannah's most beautiful final resting places. Next, move on from Laurel Grove and learn about the local history as you approach Bonaventure Cemetery. See the famous graves of Johnny Mercer, Conrad Aiken, Gracie Watson and many more. Enjoy the day and bring the whole family.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 52 reviews

Our guide was Pascal and he was wonderful. He was able to answer all our questions which was quite impressive as we are French and history-buffs. We really appreciated the fact that there was a break half way through the tour when Pascal provided us with cold water. We highly recommend this tour.

Locations were interesting and worth the visit. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Easy pick up and drop off from Historical District for the tour.

We had a great tour guide who was a good story teller. Good mix of a ghost story and history

This was a great tour. Dennis was very knowledgeable about the sites we saw.

Shannon was very knowledgeable. The best tour we did there in Savannah.