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Madison Square Tours

Part of the Savannah Historic District, Madison Square was named after the fourth U.S. president and added in 1837. The square also commemorates Sgt. William Jasper, a Savannah native of the Revolutionary War who was mortally wounded in battle but managed to heroically retrieve his company’s banner. Many local Savannah natives refer to this as Jasper Square in his honor. 

In the center of Madison Square sits the William Jasper Monument, as well as a granite marker that defines the southern limit of the British defenses. Look for two cannons from the Savannah Armory on the southern part of the square, which represent Georgia’s first two highways. These are the starting points of the Ogeechee Road leading to Darien and the Augusta Road to Augusta. 

Madison Square leads to other notable sights in the Savannah Historic District. Looking toward the west side of the square, you will find St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Green-Meldrim House just next door. On the northwest side of Madison Square is the Sorrel-Weed House, one of the city’s most imposing mansions. On the southwest corner of Madison Square stands the Masonic Temple, previously a Scottish Rite temple. There is a beautifully restored Greek Revival mansion on the northeast corner, but it remains in private hands. Note the adjacent building that is integrated into it, E. Shafer Books & Maps, one of Savannah’s oldest and best known independent bookstores. 

Practical Info

Madison Square is located on Bull Street, between Harris and Charlton Streets. There is the Savannah Visitor Center in the restored Central of Georgia railroad station located at 301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The visitor center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm, and weekends from 8am until 5pm.

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Savannah's Ghost Encounter Walking Tour, Savannah, null

Savannah's Ghost Encounter Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Our Ghost Encounter tour is Savannah's creepiest, professionally curated, highest-quality, interactive ghost-walking experience. Our tour is   just plain ...  Read more

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Savannah Land and Sea Combo Tour, Savannah, Ghost & Vampire Tours

Savannah Land and Sea Combo Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 108 Reviews

Embark on the Savannah Riverboat for a 90 minute sightseeing cruise down the Savannah River. During the 90 minute cruise experience the river that was – and ...  Read more

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

From USD $55.00
Ghost City's Dead of Night Tour, Savannah, Day Cruises

Ghost City's Dead of Night Tour

Enjoy the Ghost City Tours which take you to the darker side of Savannah, Georgia. Join one of the professional guides on The Dead of Night walking tour and ...  Read more

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

From USD $29.95

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