Rising Voices: Underrepresented History (by Walk With Me Savannah Tours)

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Rising Voices A Walking Tour of Underrepresented Savannah History
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This alternative history tour amplifies the voices of Savannah's black, queer, female, and native residents, to reperesent characters from the past that are often overlooked. You'll see top Savannah attractions such as Franklin Square, City Market and Telfair Academy through a different lens as you discover stories and information that you won't see in the guide book.
  • Discover a different side of Savannah during an underrepresented voices walking tour
  • Exploring on foot reveals parts of the city you might otherwise miss
  • Listen to stories and history that you're unlikely to find elsewhere
  • Choose from start times to suit your schedule

What's Included

  • Fully narrated interactive tour

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Franklin Square
      2800 W Congress St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

      Our tour meets in Franklin Square in front of the center monument, 10-15 minutes before start time. Your guide will be wearing a bright orange polo shirt with our logo. If you are running late, give us a call. We will wait for late arrivals for 5 minutes before beginning.

    End point

    • Monterey Square
      11 W Gordon St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

      We will conclude in Monterey Square, next to Count Casimir Pulaski's monument.

    What To Expect

    Franklin Square

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    City Market

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Telfair Academy

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Wright Square

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Museum

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Chippewa Square

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Madison Square

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Monterey Square

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Well-behaved pets allowed
    • Not recommended for guests who cannot walk or roll for 15 minutes without stopping
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    48 reviews
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    Rising Voices tour is a MUST!
    Ashley_S, Jul 2023
    Is there a way to leave more stars?! This was such an amazing tour that excided my expectations. It was so refreshing to hear the sides of history that get overlooked and minimize in the name of status quo. Sargon was so insightful and knowledgeable of not just the stories but the whole of each person's life and the grater historical context. There is no greater experience than being shown Savannah by someone who genuinely loves learning and sharing history!
    Very Interesting!
    Jeri_G, Apr 2023
    Great tour! The tour guide clearly has a passion for history and loves to share the stories. We found ourselves listening to every word because of her enthusiasm and angle of the underrepresented party. We would gladly take another tour she offered!
    Amazing tour
    Rachel_S, Jan 2023
    Our tour guide Sargon was so full of great information and stories. We spent 2 hours walking the city and hearing all the knowledge. We easily could have gone on longer with all that was going on
    This was a fantastic...
    Lindsey_B, Dec 2022
    This was a fantastic tour. Sargon was a wonderful guide and was so good at bringing the historical people and places to life. I learned so much history I didn't know about before. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Savannah!
    Amazing experience!
    Adriano_C, Nov 2022
    Sargon was super friendly and knowledgeable about Savannah. Despite the downpour, Sargon completed the tour and answered all the questions that we had. Great experience and would highly recommend it for anyone who is a interested to learn more about the lesson-known parts of the city’s history. Thank you Sargon!
    A look at the forgotten
    Terra_P, Jun 2022
    Sargon was an amazing tour guide. I love doing walking tours of cities, but to find one that really gives you a different view of that history is rare. Sargon did a wonderful job of weaving together the tales of the underrepresented that made Savannah what it is.
    The Best Tour
    MaryK_B, May 2022
    “S” was a terrific docent. Not only was she full of knowledge that helped us appreciate so many forgotten people who contributed to Savannahs history but she was pleasant as well. Her Rising Voices Tour rates the highest with us.
    Awesome experience and...
    Nancy_D, Apr 2022
    Awesome experience and guide! Just awesome information and perspective! I recommend it for anyone and everyone.
    Educational and fun
    Jason_M, Mar 2022
    What a fantastic tour! I think everyone should go on this while visiting Savannah! Our tour guide, Sargon, was friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Highly recommend!
    Contextually rich, applicable to today and amazing.
    Alexander_D, Mar 2022
    The tour is informational, dynamic, applicable to the present, it should be required of all visiting Savannah. In cannot relay how fantastic the tour’s content is. If you get Sargon as you are guide it would be amazing; the way information is provided and applied to the contexts of the past and present leaves you with a thirst of knowledge. I strongly recommend to anyone who wishes to have a greater understanding of otherness.
    Rounding Out Savannah
    Dave_H, Mar 2022
    Think you know Savannah? Think again! This tour opened our eyes and made us aware of history that we had literally walked right past in prior days. This will round out your knowledge base of Savannah. Highly recommended!
    Sargon is worth the tour by herself!
    Alison_A, Mar 2022
    Sargon is an absolutely wonderful guide! Her knowledge is vast! She had so many tidbits of information that other tours visiting the same places did not know!
    Not to miss! Stay for the history, have myths busted, learn why Sav is unique!
    Elisabeth_W, Feb 2022
    Sargon was the best tour guide we had ever had in Savannah...and I have done a *lot* of walking tours! They brought so much of Savannah's complex and rich past to life with insights, drawing connections across centuries, and highlighted the stories of the personalities that put Savannah on the map and made it such a vibrant and unique place in the Southeast. If you ever wanted something more meaningful experience than the retiree-friendly, gloss-over-the-Confederate-parts trolley tours, you will not regret having Sargon take you on a walk through history, particularly Black history and history of LGBT+ communities in Savannah. It will make Savannah that much more of a richer, colorful place to explore more and understand our American history a little bit better. Bravo to Sargon for their ability to keep us--a couple--and a busy family with young and old--both entertained simultaneously for over 90 minutes. This is the best tour we took for our entire long weekend in Savannah. Don't miss out!
    A history lovers MUST!!!!
    amg1010b, Feb 2022
    Loved hearing these stories that are not told often or enough. I love history and have taken many other tours in Savannah (city tours, house tours, boat tours, museum tours) and this was my favorite. Excellent tour!
    Incredible Sargon!
    Courtney_L, Feb 2022
    Sargon was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I was completely sucked into their ability to share so much history with engaging storytelling. They were able to bring to life the many people who are responsible for making savannah what it is today. I highly recommend this tour and will be looking for any others that they do for the next time I return.
    Sargon knows Savannah!
    Sharon_Y, Feb 2022
    Sargon was the ultimate tour guide. She was knowledgeable, answered all questions, was considerate and really enjoying her job! We learned a lot about the history of Savannah in much better detail than a bus tour we took a couple of years ago. Sargon walked at our pace and found benches for us (older folks). We could not have been happier!
    This was a great fresh...
    Anna_T, Jan 2022
    This was a great fresh perspective on Savannah history. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging.
    Brooke_B, Dec 2021
    Our guide was spectacular! She was a seasoned guide who knew so many facts about the squares and sights. I even noticed other people who weren’t in the tour group craning their heads to listen in to her informative speeches. She was also easy to hear despite there being several loud motorists nearby. The subject material of this tour is unlike any of the other tours. Thank you for a great experience and sharing the history of underrepresented, untold heroes!
    Great Toyr
    Christine_P, Nov 2021
    The tour was fascinating and a highlight of my trip to Savannah. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for different historical contributions than those that are always read about in history books.
    Best Walking Tour in Town
    Jake_M, Nov 2021
    Our tour guide Sargon was so knowledgeable and an absolute delight to walk through the city with. While we knew this was a tour meant to highlight underrepresented voices of Savannah, and we definitely learned about historical figures that don’t often get a plaque, their tour really went into a lot of depth and detail so it covered almost all of Savannah’s history. My husband and I learned more on this tour than on any other more generalized tour we took on our trip. Sargon is an excellent story-teller and time really flew by. Cannot recommend it more highly. If you only go on one walking tour, this should be it!

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