Heart of Savannah History Walking Tour - 2hr

Badge of ExcellenceSavannah, United States
Walk About It Tour

From $32.10

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the most famous landmarks and lesser known historic points-of-interest of Savannah . With four possible start times during the high-season, you can easily begin the tour when it’s convenient for your busy sightseeing schedule. Follow your guide down the city’s oak lined streets and make stops at Colonial Park Cemetery, the Hanging Square, the spot where Forrest Gump enjoyed his box of chocolates, and much more.
  • Get an insider’s look at Savannah, Georgia
  • Orient yourself to the city for future exploring
  • Visit a filming location use in “Forrest Gump”

What's Included

  • Professional Local Guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Wright Square
    Savannah, GA 31401, USA

    Meeting point is across the street from CVS in Wright Square, on the north side of the monument in the center of the square, facing CVS. Wright. Square does not have a physical address.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

  • Forsyth Park
    Savannah, GA 31401, USA

    Tour ends at the Fountain in Forsyth Park.

What To Expect

Wright Square

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Museum

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Independent Presbyterian Church

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chippewa Square

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Old Sorrel Weed House Museum & Tours

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Madison Square

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Green-Meldrim House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

SCADstory (Pass By)

Gryphon Tea Room (Pass By)

Mercer Williams House Museum (Pass By)

Armstrong House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Forsyth Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Email confirmation at time of reservation
  • Comfortable Walking shoes (approximately 1 mile with benches along the way)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Consider the weather, bring an umbrella
  • Service animals allowed
  • Summertime can be hot & humid - bring a bottle of water
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour operates rain or shine
  • In the event of severe weather, you will be provided the option to reschedule (no refunds unless we cancel the tour)
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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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Traveler Tips

Recommend this tour if you are in Savannah for a short visit.
We would recommend this tour to anyone not familiar with the rich history of Savannah.


764 reviews
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Crystal will make your tour memorable!!
Vicky_M, Sep 2023
We learned so many little things about history … it was amazing! Crystal was a wonderful guide! She made our experience delightful! Her knowledge and personality made the tour! Definitely ask for Crystal when booking this walking tour… you’ll be glad you did!
The Absolute Best!!!
Kasey_H, Sep 2023
We had the most amazing time…Crystal is the best that there ever was. Highly recommend to request her if you are in town.
We had a great time. Loved Savannah, loved our location and comfort of our stay.
Terri_C, Sep 2023
Beautiful two bedroom three bath, fully furnished fully stocked kitchen very comfortable Airbnb. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because we were struggling with the downstairs TV. We were not able to watch our football game in the evening because it kept cycling. And the volume was bubbly. Not quite sure how to explain it. But that’s our only complaint other than that everything was perfect. We were able to walk to every where we wanted to go. It’s close enough to all the historic areas and there’s a lot of cute little areas nearby. We would definitely stay here again and we would definitely recommend.
Natali_P, Sep 2023
What a wonderful experience. We really enjoyed the tour. Rose, our guide, was incredible. Lots of information and great way to know more about Savannah. Can't wait to come back again. Thank you for everything 😊
Great tour!
Rachel_E, Aug 2023
Very knowledgeable guide, good personal stories about the people and buildings. She knew people all around town, had met some of the people she was talking about. Generally a cool tour guide.
Great tour of Savannah!
Tracy_L, Aug 2023
Our tour guide was Rose, who was very knowledgeable about Savannah. She gave a great tour ! Tons of interesting facts and amazing stories . Great way to start our trip in Savannah . Highly recommend!
Outstanding tour!!
Jason_M, Aug 2023
Rose was an excellent tour guide!! We had a great time with her. There’s no way of getting this much history of Savannah without a tour like this. From the Forrest Gump bench to restoration efforts, cobblestone facts and meetings with real-life mansion owners, Rose had every detail memorized and put together in a wonderful chronological story. Well worth the tour and a must-do for anyone visiting downtown.
The heart of Savannah
Marita_M, Jul 2023
Had a fabulous tour of Savannah with Crystal. She kept it fun and interesting and very personable. I learned so much! Well worth every penny!
Best Savannah Walking Tour!!
Lindsay_P, Jun 2023
Rick was an amazing tour guide! He was funny, full of knowledge and answered all of our questions! Do not hesitate to book this tour! There were only 6 of us on this tour and it was so much better than all the other tours we saw with 30 plus people who had to wear earbuds to hear their tour guide. This is the best walking tour!!
Great walking tour
Carla_K, Jun 2023
Excellent walking tour. Bill was very informative and entertaining. I have been on other tours, trolley, bus, etc..., and this was much better than any of those.
Great experience
Ana_J, May 2023
I highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Bill, was very knowledgeable and showed us many interesting places.
Great experience- heart of savannah walking toir
JoanW, May 2023
I recently had the pleasure of taking the “heart of Savannah history walking tour”. It was a great experience. The tour was led by an incredibly knowledgeable and engaging hostess, who brought the history of Savannah to life. It was clear that she had a deep love and appreciation for Savannah’s rich, cultural heritage. Our hostess guided us through the beautiful, lined live oak trees and squares, sharing stories about the cities past, highlighting it’s iconic landmarks from the historic district to the architectural details, she brought Savannah’s history from the cities role in the civil war to significance as a bustling port town, which is still number three in the country. In addition to the fascinating historical content, the tour was also well organize and thoughtfully planned as is Savannah’s “Oglethorpe plan” with distinctive streets of blocks of four residential, four trust lots all around a central Square. Look this up it’s very interesting. We had a small group size, this made a big difference in the quality of our tour. Our hostess took full advantage of that to invite an even more engaging, informative experience. I recommend “the heart of Savannah history walking tour”. It was a wonderful experience that left me with an appreciation for the beauty and complexity of this incredible city. JW
Crystal has been doing...
sue_d, May 2023
Crystal has been doing tours for years and it shows! She told us lots of history and some great stories of local people. She obviously loves her job.
Informative walk
Owen_P, Apr 2023
Our tour guide Crystal did an excellent job. History lesson with stories and local details thrown in. Recommended.
Chock-full of information
MaryEllen_B, Apr 2023
Crystal was full of factual information with anecdotes woven in. It was obvious that she was proud of her Savannah roots which gave her a certain enthusiasm for the subject matter.
We had a wonderful...
Nina_D, Apr 2023
We had a wonderful walking tour with our guide Rose. She was knowledgeable, kind and fun. We definitely recommend using Rose for your tour guide. She’s top notch!
Rick as historian folk tales
Donald_F, Apr 2023
The details of history The lives of people in their times The immediate settings The benefit of walking The hope to return
Delightfully thorough history of Savannah!
Megan_C, Apr 2023
This was an insightful tour of Savannah. We learned a lot about the origins of the city and the memorable people that shaped it.
Learn about Savannah history while walking around the beautiful neighborhoods
Emily_C, Apr 2023
Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable. If you enjoy walking and are interested in learning the history of Savannah, I highly suggest taking this tour.
Crystal our guide did a...
Clarence_G, Apr 2023
Crystal our guide did a fantastic job and ensured the kids on the tour were fully engaged Obviously she has a very strong background in the history of the city

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