Guided tour

Savannah's Urban Forest: the Gates and Gardens Tour

Activity provider: The Savannah Walks

Savannah's Urban Forest: the Gates and Gardens Tour

Activity provider: The Savannah Walks

From US$ 20 per person

A tour perfect for the green thumb and amateur gardener alike or any nature lover. Wander through residential areas of the city and see the gardens and the 22 parks and squares that have made Savannah world famous as an urban forest.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Walk past a staggering 22 urban squares and parks with designed landscapes
  • See enchanted gardens hidden behind the gates of some of Savannah's finest homes
  • Appreciate just how green a city can be, and why Savannah is renowned as an urban forest
Full description
Savannah's legacy as a garden city is firmly rooted in her humble beginnings as a novel agrarian experiment. Today, massive oaks shade stately squares and handcrafted iron gates grace elegant courtyards. This unique walking tour shows you what lies behind the gates of some of Savannah's finest homes. It lets you explore the fauna of this lush forest city. John Berendt, author of the bestseller “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” described walking through Savannah this way: "With twenty-two luscious green squares it is like strolling through the rooms of an elegant open air mansion.” Walking Magazine has rated Savannah "one of the 10 Best Walking Cities in America." The tree-lined streets, beautiful squares, magnificent parks and slow Southern pace make it an ideal location for the leisurely yet intimate feel that only a walking tour can provide.
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Isaiah Davenport House Museum
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The tour departs from Warren Square (Congress and Habersham streets). Metered parking spots are available in the area, and a new city parking garage is located within a block of Reynolds Square. The garage, located at the corner of Drayton Street and East Bryan Street, has entrances on Drayton and Abercorn streets. It charges $1.00 for the first hour, and $0.50 for each additional hour, up to a maximum of $4.00 per day.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather
  • Walks will depart in light rain, so please bring an umbrella or raincoat if the weather looks questionable
  • During the summer, please be mindful of the Southern heat and humidity, and bring water along
  • Tips are not included in the price
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Tour Company not notified; guide for that tour did not show up.

Have to take tour we did not want instead of the one booked

June 6, 2016

Product ID: 18703