Classic Savannah Itinerary
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Tour the Town
Get to know Savannah by experiencing a city tour, either on a period-style trolley or with a highly-trained guide. The tours last about two hours and will help your group get better acquainted with our beautiful city.
Make and Take
Your groups will enjoy Savannah so much they’ll want to take a piece of their experience home with them! Whether it’s making body scrubs and bath salts, or fashioning their own Savannah-themed pillow, plank or frame, there are lots of opportunities to create a lasting memory.
Trains, Boats and Battlefields
The Coastal Heritage Society’s five historic sites offer a variety of activities for every age group and interest. At the Savannah History Museum it’s musket firing demonstrations and battlefield marches. You can take a hand-car ride at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, or watch a cannon firing at Old Fort Jackson. The Pin Point Heritage Museum demonstrates a rich history unique to the Low Country, and your group can learn some of the Gullah/Geechee language there.
Singing the Gospel
On Monday evenings the Savannah River Queen and Georgia Queen are filled with the uplifting sounds of Southern gospel music during the two-hour Gospel Dinner Cruise. Experience local Savannah Gospel entertainers and enjoy the savory flavors of the South. It’s a cultural and culinary experience you don’t want to miss!
Start the day touring one of the world’s most powerful museum experiences. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force aims to preserve the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to the present. At the museum, you’ll hear unforgettable stories of bravery, experience a bomber mission and briefing, and see the ongoing restoration of the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress. The museum offers large group tours for people of all ages, and tours are often conducted by WWII veterans. Stay and have lunch in the English-style pub for the full wartime experience.
Mansions and Museums
Savannah’s story is shared in the many museum homes and cultural centers throughout the area. Visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, and the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters Museum, generally considered to be the finest example of Regency architecture in America and featuring one of the few remaining urban slave quarters in the country. You don’t want to miss the Green-Meldrim House, headquarters of General Sherman during Savannah’s occupation at the end of his March to the Sea. And the Isaiah Davenport House Museum offers afternoon teas, dance demonstrations and wine and cheese receptions among other special options for groups while it tells the story of Savannah’s early preservation movement.
Ice Cream Break
Have the famous Leopold’s Ice Cream shop meet your group in one of Savannah’s 22 historic squares for a scoop from one of the world’s top ice cream parlors. Staff will set up a private ice cream cart just for you!
African Arts & Artifacts
With over 1,000 artifacts representing 130 individual cultures, the Savannah African Art Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into African history and its impact on the city’s past. Private tours are available for groups of all sizes.
Cooking with Class
If your group wants to put a little South in their mouth during their visit, Chef Darin won’t disappoint. He can arrange everything from a Designer Deviled Egg Derby to a praline or souffle-making mini-class. The classes last about an hour and make a great addition to a Savannah experience. The best part: you get to feast on your work after it’s complete!
Last Call for Alcohol
At the American Prohibition Museum, your groups will take a journey through the institution and repeal of the 18th Amendment, complete with over 200 original artifacts. Your visitors will be immersed in the history as they take photos with Al Capone, dance the Charleston (a favorite among the flappers), and feel the weight of a Tommy gun. They can even grab a period-authentic cocktail of their choice in the museum’s speakeasy!
It's Showtime, Folks!
Your group’s final night in Savannah is sure to be a memorable one as they experience everything from spectacular live musicals at the historic Savannah Theatre, the country’s oldest continually-operating theater, to improv shows, and other seasonal special performances. Your group will be amazed by the abundance of talent in this city. Consider this the grand finale of your group’s visit to Savannah!