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Mercer-Williams House Museum, Savannah

Mercer-Williams House Museum, Savannah: Our most recommended tours and activities

Savannah: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

1. Savannah: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Explore Savannah with a 1 or 2-day ticket to the hop-on hop-off old town trolley tour. See Reynolds Square, Juliette Gordon Low Historic District, and Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens while listening to the conductors provide a fascinating narrative filled with information about the historic city. Drive down avenues lined with magnolia trees draped in Spanish moss. See stunning architecture, learn about the city from friendly conductor guides, and enjoy the warm southern hospitality that lures millions of visitors to Savannah each year. Hop aboard one of the charming trolleys and experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Informed conductors narrate the tour with a fun mix of trivia, facts, and humorous stories. Jump off to visit the bamboo collection at Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens to explore the historic homes of the Juliette Gordon Low Historic District. Gaze out the window at moss-draped oaks, magnolia trees, and stately mansions as you drive down cobblestone streets. Stop at locations like Reynolds Square where you can see the statue of John Wesley. Enjoy stops at regular intervals and have the freedom to stop at the sights that interest you. With its quaint country squares and historical spots, there is much to see and do in Georgia’s first city. There are 15 stops conveniently located close to many of the places of interest in Savannah, these are: 1)301 MLK Blvd: The Savannah Visitor Center 2)214 West Boundary: Old Town Trolley Welcome Center 3)200 West Bryan Street: Ellis Square 4)6 West Harris Street: Madison Square 5)622 Drayton Street: Forsyth Park 6)207 East Gordon Street: Calhoun Square 7)222 Harris Street: Cathedral of St. John Baptist 8)234 MLK Blvd: Trolley Barn 9)217 West Julian Street: City Market 10)32 Abercorn Street: Lucas Theatre 11)301 East River Street: River Street 12)531 River Street: The Waving Girl 13)324 East State Street: The Davenport House 14)201 Abercorn Street: Colonial Park Cemetery 15)10 East Oglethorpe Ave: Bull Street Corridor

Savannah: Adults-Only Beyond Good and Evil Tour

2. Savannah: Adults-Only Beyond Good and Evil Tour

Explore the spooky side of Savannah on this ghost-themed, adults-only walking tour that visits the city’s popular haunted spots. Become a history buff after learning about the historic events and figures that helped shape the unique culture of Savannah. During the tour, hear about the famous haunted locations the city has to offer, such as former Revolutionary War battlegrounds, burial grounds, historic homes, and the hauntings associated with each. Learn all the true stories behind these locations and more from a guide who is an expert on the dark, haunted history of Savannah.

Savannah: Midnight in the Garden Walking Tour and Pub Crawl

3. Savannah: Midnight in the Garden Walking Tour and Pub Crawl

Follow the trail of one of the most prominent murders in Savannah history from beginning to end on this walking tour. Hop from bar to bar with your drink in your hand as you do. Hear fascinating stories from your guide as you stroll Savannah's evocative streets. Raise a glass to an iconic story in a succession of memorable bars Take advantage of Savannah's open carry laws. Unlike in most American cities, in Savannah, you can carry your alcoholic beverage with you on the streets. Learn all about the eccentric Jim Williams and his historic preservation efforts. Encounter stories of psychics, exorcisms, iconic drag queens, and much more with a drink in your hand.

Savannah: City Ghosts Exploration Game

4. Savannah: City Ghosts Exploration Game

Discover Savannah’s haunted spots while playing the role of an amateur paranormal investigator. You have only been in the field for a few months and are starting to lose hope that you might ever find any evidence of the paranormal. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. Head to Forsyth Fountain, where the game will start. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to explore, and finish it at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish the game at the famous Waving Girl Statue. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Savannah: City Highlights Tour with River Cruise & Transfer

5. Savannah: City Highlights Tour with River Cruise & Transfer

Discover the best of Savannah on a fascinating combo activity, with a driving tour and a riverboat cruise. Enjoy a hole transfer, then allow your guide to bring you to the city's main landmarks. Learn about local history as you explore each of them and end your adventure with a scenic boat trip. Start the day with a pickup service from your hotel before heading out on your tour. Come across incredible points of interest, like Bull Street, the Cathedral of Saint John, the Owens-Thomas House, City Hall, River Street, Mercer-Williams House, Telfair House, Georgia Port, and The Olde Pink House. Bask in the magical 30-acre park named after Georgia’s 33rd governor: Forsyth Park. Witness the most famous fountain in the city, first installed in 1858. See locals strolling through the park, art students sketching their surroundings, and maybe even local artisans working. Visit the historic Wormsloe State Park, with a stunning oak tree and Spanish moss-sheltered avenue, pulling visitors toward the historic site. Be led to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones, and the oldest standing structure in Savannah. Take in one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world: Bonaventure Cemetery. Established on 70 acres of the original Bonaventure Plantation, enjoy the traditional Victorian design, with its curving pathways, trees, and grassy areas. Step into the heart of Savannah, dating to the 1700s. Explore Savannah City Market, which used to be a place for locals to gather for groceries, services, and other goods. Discover the preserved site, featuring some of the historic district’s most popular restaurants, art galleries, and shops. Hop aboard a boat to take an enchanting tour of the city from the water. View the charm of Savannah on an impressive riverboat, donned with traditional red, white, and blue colors. Leave the dock next to the exact location where General Oglethorpe first landed on the riverfront. Continue upriver into the Port of Savannah, then turn back and head under the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge and past the historic riverfront. Pass the world-famous Waving Girl, Florence Martus, the shipyards, and the tip of Hutchinson Island and Old Fort Jackson. After docking, be transported safely back to your hotel or arranged destination.

Savannah: Secrets and Scandals Walking Tour

6. Savannah: Secrets and Scandals Walking Tour

Are you tired of boring history tours? Take a 2-hour deep dive into the most shocking and dramatic tales Savannah has to offer. You’ll meet your expert guide at Oglethorpe Square - where the ghosts of Yellow Fever victims still pace the grounds - before heading into the historic district. Linger outside of the Andrew Low House, where Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low watched her life fall apart, all because of a grain of rice. Lean in close to the Mercer Williams manor, where Jim Williams allegedly shot his gay lover. By the time you circle back to Oglethorpe Square, you’ll be reeling from the delicious details of Savannah’s biggest scandals. Are you ready to learn about the real Savannah, Georgia? You’re one click away.

Savannah: Self-Guided Ghost Walking Audio Tour

7. Savannah: Self-Guided Ghost Walking Audio Tour

Discover the haunted locations of Savannah with a self-guided GPS Audio application tour. Explore the area at your own pace and visit famous haunted attractions like the Olde Pink House, Pulaski Hotel, City Hotel, and more. You will receive the downloading instructions on your voucher after booking. Start your tour at the Olde Pink House, where mysterious orbs are frequently spotted. After that, you will head to the site of the Pulaski Hotel, still home to a 19th-century child who never left. The next stops are the City Hotel, the gorgeous riverfront, and the Shrimp Factory, where employees have reported hearing mysterious sounds. See the Hampton-Lillibridge House, a beautiful home with a dark history of mysterious accidents. Continue to Wright Square, the site of tragic executions during the 18th century and supposedly also the site of a lingering presence from the victims. Then you will arrive at the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts and a woman with a fascinating history. After that, you will visit the Colonial Park Cemetery, the final resting place for almost ten thousand bodies in unmarked graves. The next house on your tour is the Mercer-Williams House, the site of a murder that became infamous in the novel-turned-movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. You will also see Battlefield Park, where British and American forces clashed during the Revolutionary War.  Finally, you will end the tour with a visit to the Roundhouse Railroad Museum at which visitors have seen hazy figures moving about after dark and heard unexplainable noises from the tracks. 

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What people are saying about Mercer-Williams House Museum, Savannah

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 478 reviews

Leroy was the best guide we’ve had in Savannah! Extremely knowledgeable about the history of Savannah and his enthusiasm was off the radar. He interacted with the group and welcomed questions from all. He even extended the tour for those who wanted more! I would highly recommend this tour with him!

Excellent way to tour the city! Easy to hop off at the stop that you want, see what you want in the area & than hop back on again! Trolley came often & all 5 tour guides were very good! We bought the two day pass & Im glad that we did!

Amber was absolutely AMAZING! If we knew we could have her for every tour the company had...we would do every tour! Really guys she is amazings!

Our guide was a great story teller. He kept us all engaged in his ghost tour.

Great people, great town. Would love to move there