Great for those interested in Savannah’s history, this guided tour takes you back to the Civil War era on a leisurely walk through the Savannah Historic District. Pass the houses of the South’s most prominent generals and visit homes and buildings that were present during the war years of the 1860s. Along the way, your guide will entertain you with interesting stories and facts about Savannah’s role in the war, as well as its military strategies and civilian hardships during those infamous years.
Your 2-hour Savannah walking tour begins in Reynolds Square. This site was the center of colonial government in the 1700s and once held the House of Assembly, where the first reading of the Declaration of Independence took place in Georgia. Most of Savannah’s most historically significant and interesting buildings are located here. As your guide leads you through the Savannah Historic District, one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts of its kind in the US, pass houses of the South’s most prominent generals and see architecture that was present during the Civil War.You’ll discover how the war started in Savannah with the seizing of Fort Pulaski by Georgian troops. Learn about Savannah’s role in the Civil War, as well as its military strategies as a Confederate state, and hear fascinating stories about the hardships that civilians endured during those years. Your Civil War walking tour ends back at Reynolds Square.