Lafayette Square, Savannah: Our most recommended tours and activities

Savannah: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour with Low House Entry

1. Savannah: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour with Low House Entry

Board the “Trolley of the Doomed” in Savannah for a guided sightseeing trolleybus around America's most haunted city. Look out for ghoulish creatures and venture inside both the haunted Andrew Low House and the haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery. Old Town Trolley Tours invites you to explore Savannah’s darker side mixed in with a good dose of humor. Hear tales no other tours will dare tell you, as the shadows play gentle tricks with your mind. Journey through time, and hear ghoulish legends of murder and intrigue. The tour starts down on the Savannah Waterfront and travels though the many historic squares located in the heavily haunted Savannah Historic District, such as Columbia Square, Wright Square, Telfair Square & Lafayette Square. Naturally there are also stories relating to the Colonial Park Cemetery. A highlight of the tour is entry into the haunted home of one of the most prestigious Savannah families – the Andrew Low House. Here you will learn tales of the unrest still in the home, as well as personal experiences of both staff and guests. Another highlight is a visit inside Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery, a haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse restored from an era long past. Here you will experience the stories and legends of the Savannah Waterfront and River Street over the centuries. Other sites you will pass and hear spine-chilling stories about are the Olde Harbour Inn, the Pirate’s House, the 1790 Inn, the Hamilton-Turner Inn, and the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Savannah: Highlights Off the Beaten Path Guided Walking Tour

2. Savannah: Highlights Off the Beaten Path Guided Walking Tour

On this guided walking tour, soak up the sights and sounds of Savannah's stunning historic district. With the expertise of your guide, see the not only the highlights, but also the hidden gems through the eyes of a local. Discover the city's history, landmarks, and rich cultural offerings. Begin your tour in the beautiful Forsyth Park to meet your guide and start exploring. Take in the sights of this 30-acre park in the historic district as you walk to Savannah's classic landmarks and crown jewels: the city squares. Monterey Square, with its mansions and monuments, is up first. At Monterey Square, hear about the history of these mansion-lined streets. See the infamous Mercer House and learn about a local true crime mystery. Across the way, admire the stunning Gothic synagogue, one of the oldest in the United States. Next, ironwork abounds nearby with amazing examples of cast iron, woven wire, and wrought iron. Several contemporary hand-wrought gates are waiting to be discovered. Stroll with your guide to discover this unique feature of Savannah's historic district. Continue to one of the prettiest streets in Savannah: Jones Street. Under a lush canopy of live oaks draped in Spanish-moss, meander down Jones Street and learn about the historic homes here. Enjoy the fragrant flowers and colorful foliage of this picturesque street. Then, head to Madison Square with its important civic buildings, monuments, stately homes, and rich history. Here, grab a refreshment at one of Savannah's quaint cafés, or simply sit and relax on one of the many benches under the shady oaks. Soak up the historic ambience. Once you've taken a moment to appreciate your scenic surroundings, make your way to Lafayette Square. A stunningly beautiful space of lush greenery, the square is lined with landmark buildings. Admire the cathedral and learn about the origins of the Girl Scouts here. Finally, pass by the Jingle Bells church and Savannah College of Art and Design before you arrive at Chippewa Square to meet the city's founder, James Oglethorpe. Learn about his unique design of the city as you snap photos of the square. Before your tour concludes in the heart of the historic district, get some tips from your guide on Savannah's many excellent eateries, museums, and shops to visit following your tour.

Savannah: 1.5-Hour Guided Trolley Tour with Shuttle Service

3. Savannah: 1.5-Hour Guided Trolley Tour with Shuttle Service

Learn the rich history of Georgia's first city with a 1.5-hour guided trolley tour. Discover the charming squares of Savannah's Historic District, the manicured parks, and the beautiful architecture. Enjoy an unlimited shuttle service within the historic district to make the most of your day exploring Savannah. From River Street to Forsyth Park, explore Savannah on your own after the tour. Use the unlimited shuttle service to venture out to any part of the historic district. Just call ahead to schedule the pickup and drop-off to your favorite destination within the historic district all day of the tour.

Savannah: Stories of Old Savannah History Tour

4. Savannah: Stories of Old Savannah History Tour

Explore Savannah's storied past on this walking tour. Learn about the history of Savannah, one of the oldest cities in the United States, from your local guide. Hear about the founding of the city, the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Savannah, and Savannah's capture during the Civil War, as well as famous Savannahians and their mansions and much more. Make stops at some of the city's most important sites, including: Johnson Square, Wright Square, Juliette Gordon Low's birthplace, Chippewa Square, Madison Square, Lafayette Square, Colonial Park Cemetery, and Oglethorpe Square.

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based on 512 reviews

We absolutely loved this tour! I would highly recommend it, my husband also enjoyed the tour. It was nice relaxing on the trolley ride, and learning some foist stories about Savannah. The guide was awesome and we enjoyed the stops. It was definitely a great value for the money. We took several tours but this one was the best!

We had a lot of fun. it was more than just a "tour". You were able to listen to information, and laugh at the same time. I would do it again.

Our guide and driver were great story tellers and worked well together. An evening of entertainment was had by all. Would recommend.

Good overview if Savannah. Friendly informative guide. Relaxing ride.

Excellent experience and extremely friendly staff.