Savannah is one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Savannah is an urban forest, shading an elegant collection of squares and steeped in Old Southern tradition. Savannah is justly renowned for its quaint charm and gentle southern hospitality. Relive the romance of Savannah’s fabled history as you enjoy some of the most picturesque architecture to be found in the South. Explore the origins of the 13th colony and share James Oglethorpe’s dream for his new town of Savannah as you tour “Twenty First Century” Savannah. Prior to 1955 Savannah lost 900 homes in the name of progress. Since the renovation of Savannah’s Historic Landmark District began 67 years ago over 2,300 buildings have been renovated.
On your tour you will discover the splendor of historic mansions, churches, and squares. Your enthusiastic and professional guide will answer all of your questions and will enhance your visit to our wonderful city. This fascinating tour with stories and traditions will reveal Savannah’s colorful and rich history. During the tour guests will be able to get off the trolley and walk through some of the most beautiful squares in Savannah. The walking tour allows people a closer look at Savannah from the magnificent architecture to the intricate wrought iron which graces many of Savannah’s homes and squares to the hidden gardens which Savannah is so famous for and of course all of the beautiful trees and foliage. During the tour guests will enjoy a guided tour of Mercer House.
The book, MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL put Savannah on the map. The book was published in 1994 by Random House Printing. The author of the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil” John Berendt moved to Savannah from New York in 1985 and began writing the book. Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil is based on a true story. Jim Williams, famous antique dealer in 1981 shoots and kills his lover, Danny Hansford in his big, beautiful mansion, Mercer House. Jim Williams was tried four times for the same crime and finally acquitted. It is highly recommend that guests read the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil” or watch the movie which was produced by Client Eastwood in 1996 before visiting Savannah.
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