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Meet These Iconic Savannah Characters on Old Savannah Tours

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You may have read about some of Savannah's most iconic historical figures, but have you ever met them?

Old Savannah Tours is the only trolley tour company in Savannah that brings history to life with the help of authentic costumed characters. As you ride through scenic Savannah with your knowledgeable and friendly guide, the trolley will make stops and notable characters will hop on to give riders fun facts and history lessons. Keep scrolling to see some of the characters who you'll meet on an Old Savannah Tour.

 

Mary Telfair

Mary Telfair is best remembered as the benefactor of what is now the Telfair Academy. Upon her death, Telfair bequeathed the Regency-style home and its furnishes to the Georgia Historical Society. The society opened the house to the public in 1886 as the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences. Today, the Telfair Academy is the oldest public art museum in the South.

Frances Kennedy

Because of Frances "Frankie" Kennedy's wardrobe, she's often mistaken for Rosie the Riveter. But Frankie was not a riveter - she was a welder. After her brothers returned from serving the Army in World War 2, Frankie left college and came back to Savannah to help with war efforts. She used her welding abilities to help build over 80 liberty ships that were used for war cargo.

Jim Williams 

Jim Williams was the only person in the state of Georgia ever to be tried four times for the same crime - the murder of Danny Hansford, his assistant. The murder occurred inside Savannah's iconic Mercer House, where Williams lived. Williams' case became well-known in part because of murder mystery novel and film, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."

Forrest Gump

Although fictional character Forrest Gump was born and raised in Alabama, some of the film's most important scenes take place throughout Savannah, especially on a park bench in Chippewa Square. Forrest Gump put Savannah on the map as a film lovers destination.

Old Savannah Tours allows small dogs on board. They also offer AAA, AARP, military, family and group discounts. Click here to learn more about this incredible tour experience.

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