Tour code: 5897CIVIL
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

Donna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The Civil War walking tour was great. Our tour guide mid-20's woman college student - forgot her name was fun, very knowledgeable, and simply a joy to be around.

She took up to the major squares and historical buildings - had a great time. Highly recommend.

MARTA E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My Savannah, GA tour of Bonaventure Cemetery was amazing. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and the tour was fun and interesting.

Roger M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Nice walk. Quite a lot of history in this city.

Roger C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

great guide, very knowledgeable and helpful.learned lots of new and interesting facets about the Civil war, especially for a Yankee.

Kenneth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour

Kenneth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour, guide very knowledgeable about Savannah. We will do this type of trip again

Judith J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Can't remember guides name but he was great. Very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed this 2 hour informative walking tour.

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.

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