Follow the Drinking Gourd African American Walking Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in USA

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"A Beautiful Woman with a dirty Face." Lady Astor coined Savannah, Georgia in 1946! Join us as we journey further back to a dark time when Savannah was being established. This tour focuses on the enslavement of African Americans and takes you to emancipation. Hear the stories of the movers and shakers of the slave trade! See the buildings and remnants of that time. This walking tour will uncover what is visibly seen, but never heard! Link with us as uncover Savannah's hand in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
This tour starts at 10am from the feet of the African American Monument on River Street. Arrive early to check in! Please wear comfortable shoes, as we will be walking on cobblestone, ballast and concrete terrain. This narrated walking tour will take you through the different ports of entry of the slave into the very area that the Slave Marts & Jails were established. Hear true stories and see the remnants of buildings and monuments dedicated to the heroism and honor of those from that time. Discover the untold stories of the brokers, attorneys and auctioneers! See the building where the infamous "Wanderer", the last slave ship to bring enslaved people from African to Georgia. This tour is sure to leave you wanting to uncover more, pay honor to the ancestors of that time, and leave with heartfelt knowledge of a wearisome past.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities