Travel back in time to Savannah’s Civil War era on this guided 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.
Guided 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
This educational and entertaining walking tour of the Savannah Historic District begins at Warren Square, where you will meet your guide and group.
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.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Sep 2019
Guide gave a lot of info about Savannah and the history. Loved it and would love to go again!!!!!!!!
This was a very informative tour about the towns history. Donny was a terrific guide. However, the tour had nothing to do with the civil war. He talked about it for maybe 3 minutes of the 2 hour tour. So I was just a little confused why it was titled a civil war walking tour. It was really a Savannah history tour which is fine but the the title was misleading.
We had 12 in group which was about double what would be effective from hearing and multiple questions that guide felt obliged to answer. Tour was slow and not as informative with very little about civil war.
Our guide was excellent although I was a little disappointed in that there wasn't enough Civil War history on this tour but it might have been because there isn't really that much actual Civil War history in Savannah. The City is full of history of pirates, various occupations and slavery that the Civil War becomes a small part of what has actually taken place in Savannah. Thank you General Sherman for sparing this beautiful City. This is a great walking tour loaded with historical details. Mary, Mike, Ann and Clay