Since Em & I only really had one full day to spend in Savannah I wanted to make sure that we took a tour that would give us the best overview of the city, be entertaining, and allow us to see historic Savannah.
There are lots of trolley tours in the area, but what is the fun of that?
We’ve been riding in a car for hours and hours the last thing we want to do is ride in a trolley.
A quick search on tripadvisor.com and I found my answer: Savannah Dan Walking Tours.
Great reviews and it had everything I was looking for.
While I was making my reservation I was asked if I would be bringing a dog with me because Savannah Dan tours are dog-friendly.
Made me really wish we had brought BB with us, I miss him something awful when I travel 🙁
We arrived in Johnson Square at the appointed time and met Dan. He’s a cordial and dapper 6’5″ gentleman in a seersucker suit and a bow tie.
As he welcomed us to Savannah I just knew we were in for a great time.
There was just a small group of us. A family from Alabama or Arkansas (pretty sure it was an “A” southern state) with two small children (maybe 8 & 5) and a couple from Florida.
The family had pulled the girls out of school to travel and I say CONGRATS to those parents for giving their kids the opportunity to see history up close and personal. We used to do the same thing. Now I just homeschool Em so we can travel more 😉
Dan walks you through the streets of Savannah stopping along the way to share bits & pieces of history. Engaging and entertaining at the same time he seems to bring history alive.
You walk through seven of the city squares and hear stories about their background; how they got their name, who the monuments depict, why and more.
Along the way, you pass churches, houses, and a cemetery and learn all sorts of interesting details like how the military used the cemetery as a base camp or how tall the crosses are on top of a church.
You’ll also learn why Savannah is considered one of the most haunted places in the U.S. (next time we are taking a ghost tour)
If you are/were a Girl Scout you will be thrilled to know that the tour goes right by Juliet Low’s house as Dan shares how Girl Scouts were started.
The best part….COOKIES!!! Yes, that’s right, Dan told us there were Girl Scout cookies available at the gift shop and let us stop to buy some. Awesome!!!
The other members of our group were conservative and bought one box each. We bought three…I wasn’t holding back.
Overall this was a fabulous tour experience and one that I would highly recommend.
The small children on our tour seem to be enjoying it and Em, who was worried about being bored, asked when we could come back to Savannah and take the tour again. <<—-high praise indeed.
If you ever find yourself in Savannah be sure to join Dan on a tour and tell him I said hello.
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Lisa from Life with says
Did you visit the bench that Forrest Gump sat on waiting for the bus?
That looks like fun! I’ve always wanted to visit there!