4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location: Savannah, Georgia
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Great for those interested in Savannah’s 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 South’s 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 Savannah’s role in the war, as well as its military strategies and civilian hardships during those infamous years.


  • 1.5-hour Civil War walking tour of Savannah
  • Explore the Savannah Historic District, one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US
  • Pass the houses of the South's most prominent generals
  • Learn about the Confederate states' role in the Civil War
  • Hear stories about Savannah's military strategies and civilian hardships

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Though credit goes to the attack on Fort Sumter in North Carolina, the Civil War actually started in Savannah three months prior. Discover more little-known facts like this as you dive into the history of one of the country's most significant landmarks.

What You Can Expect

Civil War Walking Tour of Savannah

Civil War Cannon

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to see the city and learn about its local and national history in a personal way. A must do!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide Phil was excellency. Friendly, knowledgeable and very interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was great. Karen and I really enjoyed it. We loved the city of Savannah.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very knowledgeable and personal tour guide. Enjoyed the experience and learned many facts about Savannah history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We were disappointed when our Civil War Walking Tour was combined with the Historic Walking Tour because they were short a guide. The tour and information was redundant because we had taken the Historic Walking Tour the day before.
Thankfully, the wonderful tour guide Mike we had on the Historic Walking tour told us if we weren't happy with the combined tour he would meet us later and give us a personal Civil War Walking Tour.
He was most gracious in offering to do this for us. Especially, after he had just finished a very long Garden Tour. Mike went above and beyond the call of duty to accommodate us, his tour was fantastic.
Accolades to Mike for making this situation right!!
I would strongly suggest in the future that different tours not be combined; we spent 90 minutes taking the same tour twice when we could have spent our time more wisely.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Interesting tour though the starting point on our e ticket was not where the guide was waiting for us. Took 30 minutes to track her down.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

The guide was extremley knowledgeable and as a result the tour was very informative, perhaps even a bit too detailed, especially for foreigners like us who are not totally familiar with all the different conflicts. We needed to pay close attention whether the guide was talking about the war against the Spanish or the Civil War.
Nevertheless I recommend booking a walking tour especially when the weather is great what is was when we walked the city.

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2014

It was informative. We had a very nice guide. We were the only 2 on the tour, so it was very personal. Savannah is a wonderful city

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