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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

Explore Savannah's Civil War History!

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

Carolyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We had a very enjoyable walking tour with Brad our tour guide- he was very articulate and knowledgeable about the city of Savannah and its role in the civil war. He must be something of an expert on General Sherman and the connections and influence the General had in Savannah. a wonderful tour!

Victoria W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Enjoyed very much. He gave his 'All', and we really appreciated it.

Patricia J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic tour. Our guide was amazing--he shared so much and it was so interesting.

paul c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

First, our tour guide was very nice, polite, entertaining and knowledgeable about the tour sites that we visited. I learned many things that I didn't know. He inspired me to go back to Boston and continue learning about the many historical facts of this special city..

Jenna Claire B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide was great. He led us through the city and offered multiple views and theories, gave the historical characters depth, and was both engaging and informative. We loved it.

Victoria P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I actually was not the person travelling to Savannah. I sent my parents away and they absolutely loved everything about the trip. My dad is a true historian with an immeasurable I.Q....not kidding...and he was pleased with the tour and found it informative.

Rhonda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour. Phillip was very thorough and has exceptional local knowledge of Savannah. He showed us lots of places people would normally not know about and spent even longer showing my husband and myself more of Savannah. Great value.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour - since I was the only one who booked for this time slot, I basically had a private tour. 90 minutes but with times to rest here and there. Tour guide Phillip was great! Extremely knowledgeable about the area and the history. Thoroughly enjoyable tour.

Stephen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour! Despite the heat, the tour guide Phil was informative, enthusiastic and gave us our money's worth on a very hot Savannah day. Would recommend the tour and Phil to anyone looking for Civil War information for Savannah!

Stephen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

i highly recommend this tour...the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. would be inclined to take other tours with viator. thank you for this awsome experience.

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