Things to do in
Savannah Historic District

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Our most recommended things to do in Savannah Historic District

Savannah: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolleybus Sightseeing Tour

1. Savannah: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolleybus Sightseeing Tour

Board the “Trolley of the Doomed” in Savannah for a guided sightseeing trolleybus around America's most haunted city. Look out for ghoulish creatures and venture into River Street’s Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery. Historic Tours of America and Old Town Trolley Tours invite you to explore their premier haunted tour, as they mix some of Savannah’s darker side with a good dose of humor. As the evening hours descend upon you, unseen spirits stroll among the living in the streets and squares. Ride through the Savannah Historic District to see the historic Columbia and Ellis Squares. Pass through the The Savannah Waterfront Association district and admire Madison Square and Savannah's 4-block open-air market, City Market.  Hear tales no other tours will dare tell you, as the shadows play gentle tricks with your mind. Journey through time, and hear ghoulish legends of murder and intrigue. You will also get exclusive nighttime entry into River Street’s Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery for a truly haunting experience.

Savannah: Riverboat Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

2. Savannah: Riverboat Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Climb aboard for an unmissable Savannah experience: a trip on a Savannah riverboat. Travel along the Savannah River on a cruise with live commentary from the captain as you go. Hear about everything from the modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world, to the history of Savannah and its river. Marvel at the beauty of the "Hostess City of the South" as you sit back and take in your surroundings. Make your way down river to Old Fort Jackson, home of one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country. Even get to hear and see the cannons in action.  Be sure to make the most of the photo opportunities that present themselves.

Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Historic Trolley Tour

3. Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Historic Trolley Tour

Spend the day exploring Savannah by trolley bus tour and get to know the city via a lively narration from costumed guides. Spend the day discovering one of the largest National Urban Historic Landmarked Districts in the United States. The full-day sightseeing tour is the expanded version of the Overview Tour, and in addition to the informative narration by your tour guide, you will be able to explore the Historic District at your own pace by utilizing the 15 trolley stops throughout the day. Each stop is conveniently located near points of interest, such as the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, City Market, and River Street. See unique shops and boutiques, as well as dozens of fabulous restaurants. This touring option is ideal for those who want to see Savannah in its full and finest glory. The tour departs daily, 7 days a week, from 09:00 and every 15-20 minutes until 16:30, giving you plenty of options of when to take your tour.

Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

4. Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

See Savannah by land and water on a guided city trolley tour followed by a sightseeing river cruise. Admire city highlights, including Old Fort Jackson, and enjoy insightful commentary from your guide and captain. After meeting your guide at Savannah’s Visitor Center, hop into the trolley to begin your tour through the city. As the wind blows through your hair, admire the lush foliage and Victorian mansions as you cruise around town. With an expert guide to take you through the cultural significance of each site, you’ll gain local insight into the city’s history, stretching back to the 18th century. Following your trolley tour of historic Savannah, embark on a sightseeing cruise down the Savannah River. During the cruise, experience the river that was – and remains – the lifeblood of Savannah. Hear the Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about Savannah’s modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world. Then it's downriver to Old Fort Jackson, home to one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country. Take advantage of the great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline. Snacks and drinks are available onboard at the Riverboat Snack Shop. After the tour, cruise back to the dock, enriched by the wide range of beautiful and historical sights that Savannah has to offer. Additionally, the tour has drop-off options to suit your needs, with transportation available to Historic District hotels, City Market, or the Savannah Visitor's Center.

Savannah: History and Sightseeing Trolley Tour

5. Savannah: History and Sightseeing Trolley Tour

This 90-minute trolley bus tour is one of the most entertaining ways to get to know the beautiful city of Savannah. Get a fully narrated sightseeing tour, by costumed guides, of one of the largest National Urban Historic Landmarked Districts in the United States. Be guided through more than 270 years of American history, as you journey through Savannah’s historic districts. Ride along cobblestone streets, beneath moss-draped oaks, and experience the Old South with her stately mansions, beautiful squares, romantic riverfront, and abundance of artifacts. The tour departs daily, 7 days a week, every 15-20 minutes from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, giving you plenty of options of when to take your tour.

Savannah: Psychic Guided Paranormal Mystery Tour

6. Savannah: Psychic Guided Paranormal Mystery Tour

This paranormal mystery tour of Savannah is owned and operated by enthusiasts in paranormal research, occult studies, and Savannah history. This is not your typical tour and you are likely to witness paranormal activity. The guides are psychics and paranormal sensitives who love sharing their knowledge and experiences with the public. Join in to experience mysterious phenomena in Savannah’s oldest neighborhood. Stories are collected from local residents and visitors, meticulously compiled by paranormal researchers. Both believers and skeptics are welcomed. On this 2-hour tour, you're certain to discover something that'll spark your interest. And if you’re lucky, the ghosts of Savannah may even call out to you.

Savannah: Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment

7. Savannah: Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment

Journey back in time in one of the beautifully appointed ballrooms aboard the Savannah Riverboat on a dinner cruise. Savor the fresh buffet-style dinner made with local ingredients and enjoy the live entertainment as the riverboat slowly glides down the Savannah River.  After dinner, you can get up and dance to tunes from the 50s through today’s hits performed by one of the riverboat entertainers. Venture up to the top deck and enjoy the wonderful Savannah evenings with the amazing sights and sounds of the historic city of Savannah. Seating is available indoors and on the deck for the best views of the river and the city of Savannah. The indoor areas are climate-controlled. There is nothing more charming than an evening on the Savannah River. Sample Dinner Menu: Our Signature Savannah Shrimp and Grits, Tender Beef Carving Station, Fresh Catch of the Day, Lemon & Artichoke Chicken with Spinach, Roasted Potatoes, Squash Casserole, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Southern Side Salads, Fresh Garden Greens with Dressings and Toppings, Seasonal Fruits and much more.

Savannah: Riverboat Sunset Cruise

8. Savannah: Riverboat Sunset Cruise

Make your way down the mighty Savannah River on a riverboat cruise. Enjoy the refreshing evening breeze and see the beautiful sunset from the open-air top deck patio. Marvel at the views of historic Savannah from the water and take in the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy live music whilst you’re aboard. Sit back and relax, or get up and dance to music from the 1950s all the way to today. Purchase a drink or something to eat at the onboard Skyline Bar and Grill and watch the Savannah waterfront float past.

Hilton Head Island: Scenic Helicopter Tour

9. Hilton Head Island: Scenic Helicopter Tour

Marvel at breathtaking views only seen by helicopter. Spot a range of wildlife from dolphins and sharks to sea turtles and manta rays. See Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tybee Island, and downtown Savannah by air. Choose between 3 options: Ocean View – 3 minutes Get views of Folly Field Beach and the Port Royal Sound on an 8-mile loop around the northeast corner of the island. This flight is designed as a discovery flight to experience what it is like to fly in a helicopter. Beach Cruiser – 6 minutes Fly right over the sandy shores of Hilton Head. Depart out of the Hilton Head Airport and head east, right down the busiest beaches on the island. This tour offers great views of Folly Field Beach, Broad Creek, Port Royal Sound, and Shelter Cove. Beach Bum – 10 minutes A combination of the Ocean View and Beach Cruiser tours, this tour takes you along the most active stretch of beaches to Coligny Beach, Hilton Head's most popular beach park. Keep an eye out for marine life as you fly low along the beach. As you turn around you will begin to climb high in the sky giving you the best view of the island along with Parris Island and Downtown Savannah.

Savannah: 1-2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

10. Savannah: 1-2-Day 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.

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What people are saying about Savannah Historic District

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,860 reviews

We enjoyed learning about the historic buildings along the Savannah river, some dating back to the 18th century, as well as learning the role that commerce played for our new country. The Narrator did a great job!

Darcy is wonderful! We had a great tour and an a delightful time with the fellow guests.

Excellent service, friendly servers, good food. Ready enjoyed the experience

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Also a great driver.

I loved it! Everything was amazing!The food and the music was amazing