5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location:Savannah, Georgia
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Civil War Walking Tour of Savannah

Travel back in time to Savannah’s Civil War era on this guided, 90-minute walking tour. Take a leisurely stroll through the Savannah Historic District, one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US. See the houses of the south’s most famous generals and visit the buildings from the war years of the 1860s. Listen as an expert guide speaks of the town’s storied past, its military strategies and the Confederate States’ place in the war. It’s a great tour for history and Civil War buffs alike.

Highlights

  • 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

This educational and entertaining walking tour of the Savannah Historic District begins at Reynolds Square, named for John Reynolds, the first colonial governor of Georgia.

The Savannah Historic District was the center of colonial government in the 1700s. It was where the first reading of the Declaration of Independence took place in Georgia. Much of the town’s historically significant buildings are located here, in one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US.

For Savannah, the Civil War began in January of 1860, with the seizing of Fort Pulaski by Georgian troops. It preceded the attack on Fort Sumter in Charleston, often-recognized official start of the war, by three months.

Learn about Savannah’s role in the Civil War, the military strategies of the north and the south and how the locals dealt with the many hardships during this time of tribulation in the south. See the houses of the South’s most famous generals and marvel at the architecture that was present during the Civil War era.

Customer Reviews

Samantha P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! The guide was engaging and very knowledgable. We learned so much while enjoying the sites of Savannah

Eric A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Phil was very knowledgeable and made the walk extremely interesting. He was able to answer any and all questions that we could throw at him. I would recommend this tour for anyone who visits Savannah.

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Philip is an excellent guide. He was thoughtful and informative. A most excellent docent. Very knowledgeable and affable.

PATRICK W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Phil, our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. He arrived on time and was articulate. He answered any questions that we had. He was thorough in his knowledge of the history of Savannah and the architecture. We would take another tour again because of our excellent experience.

Renee Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very good! Our guide was very informative and fun!

Rhonda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our family enjoyed our tour. Phil was very informative. We would highly recommend the tour to others.
Russell Family

Ann W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. Took his time and answered all kinds of questions some not related to the civil war.

Connie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very informative, great tour guide

Joshua S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It turned out that I and my wife were the only two on the tour, but I think it made it more personal. We both really enjoyed the tour/guide. He was very intelligent about the history in svannah, and he was courteous. He stopped to speak in certain areas making sure there were benches available. He also gave us some restaurant reviews which the restaurants he recommended were great. He then ended the tour where we wanted to for our next excursion. The only complaint I have is that in the email confirming our tour it told us the square, but there was no description of the tour guide or contact information connecting to a person automated Other than that, the tour was amazing.

Bob D

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!

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