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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.

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Savannah: Small-Group Guided Historical Tour

2. Savannah: Small-Group Guided Historical Tour

Join your expert guide on a historical sightseeing walking tour in a small-group setting. Visit the historical district town, plus Bonaventure and the Isle of Hope. Best of all, pickup and drop-off are included. Visit Savannah’s 22 historical squares where you will see lovely homes, beautiful churches, charming inns, and museums amidst the shade of live oak trees and intimate green space Take a peek at late Victorian and Queen Anne architecture in this lovely historical district, the crown jewel of Savannah’s Antebellum architecture. Head to Bluff Drive to explore a hidden scenic residential area on the Isle of Hope. Expect grand stately southern mansions overlooking the marshes. Take in many grand places of worship on your tour. Stroll to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, an impressive 19th century Roman Catholic cathedral & seat of the Bishop of Savannah Also not to be missed is Christ Church. Established in 1733 with the founding of the colony of Georgia, this church is known as “The Mother Church of Georgia”. Wesley Monumental Church, a 19th century Methodist church dedicated as a monument to John and Charles Wesley, is also on the itinerary for your tour. Take in a more somber part of Savannah’s history at a former plantation that was once the colonial estate of Noble Jones, a carpenter who came to Savannah in 1733 with James Oglethorpe. Learn how the estate remained family-owned until it was purchased by the state for use as a historical site in 1973. Last up is Bonaventure Cemetery. located on the site of a former plantation. Hear and see how the cemetery was featured in the novel and film “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”.

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What people are saying about Wormsloe Historic Site

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Our visit to Bonaventure Cemetery and Wormsloe Plantation was superb. Our guide was friendly and professional. The history provided made visiting these areas so much more meaningful and enjoyable. It was an informative, beautiful, and meaningful tour. Our stop for lunch was very good while we were given some time on our own before we gathered back together in our comfortable tour bus. I highly recommend this tour!

Dennis was a spectacular guide and driver. You’ll be exceptionally lucky if you get him! There is a little bit of free time to look around at the Wormsloe museum and Byrds cookies, but not at the cemetery or the wormsloe walking your- just in case your looking for that. Definitely would recommend.

The tour was amazing. I am someone who enjoys cemeteries and other creepy things, so hearing the stories and seeing graves of some of Savannah's most notable was a good day. I only wish it had been longer.

Our tour guide, Dennis, was extremely knowledgeable. Got to see some areas of town in addition to the cemetery and plantation. Worth the time and money.

The tour was fun, funny and informative. We truly had a wonderful experience.