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Wormsloe Historic Site

Wormsloe Historic Site: Our most recommended tours and activities

Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

1. Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

Your day begins with a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery to learn about the lives of notable inhabitants such as, Academy Award-winning songwriter Johnny Mercer, Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair, philanthropist Mary Telfair, as well as the tragic tales of poet Conrad Aiken and Gracie Watson. The Cemetery walking tour meanders under moss-draped oaks and along the bluff of the Wilmington River. Bonaventure Cemetery, dating back to 1846, is one of the most beautiful cemeteries. Following the cemetery tour, you will have lunch on your own at a favorite local restaurant. After lunch, the day continues to Wormsloe Historic site and a drive through the picturesque Isle of Hope Historic District. Your visit to Wormsloe includes a breathtaking drive down the famous live oak tree-lined drive. You will take a short walk to see the Plantation Tabby Ruins that date to the 18th Century and visit the museum of the Georgia State Park Historic Site. After Wormsloe, you will drive down Bluff Dr to view the Intercoastal waterway and the magnificent houses that range in style from Greek Revival to Craftsman Bungalows. After this drive along the bluff, the thought of looking for a Realtor will come to mind. Finally, a stop is scheduled at the Famous Savannah Byrd Cookie Company headquarters for shopping and tastings of Byrd’s Famous Cookies. Key Lime, Bennie Bits and Cheddar Cheese are just of few of the favorites.

Savannah: Small-Group Guided Historical Tour

2. Savannah: Small-Group Guided Historical Tour

Join your expert guide on a historical sightseeing walking tour in a small-group setting. Visit the historical district town, plus Bonaventure Cemetery. Best of all, pickup and drop-off are included. Visit Savannah’s 22 historical squares where you will see lovely homes, beautiful churches, charming inns, and museums amidst the shade of live oak trees and intimate green space Take a peek at late Victorian and Queen Anne architecture in this lovely historical district, the crown jewel of Savannah’s Antebellum architecture. Take in many grand places of worship on your tour. Stroll to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, an impressive 19th century Roman Catholic cathedral & seat of the Bishop of Savannah Also not to be missed is Christ Church. Established in 1733 with the founding of the colony of Georgia, this church is known as “The Mother Church of Georgia”. Wesley Monumental Church, a 19th century Methodist church dedicated as a monument to John and Charles Wesley, is also on the itinerary for your tour. Last up is Bonaventure Cemetery. located on the site of a former plantation. Hear and see how the cemetery was featured in the novel and film “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”.

Savannah: City Highlights Tour with River Cruise & Transfer

3. 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: Private Guided Highlight's Tour

4. Savannah: Private Guided Highlight's Tour

Make the most of your time in Savannah on this private customized tour. Visit Savannah's historic quarter, the Bonaventure Cemetery, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and many more city highlights. Take a stroll around some of the 22 ancient squares to witness exquisite residences, and admire stunning churches, quaint inns, and museums surrounded by oak trees and a green oasis. Immerse yourself in late Victorian and Queen Anne architecture in the lovely Victorian district. Walk around and explore this residential enclave on the Isle of Hope with stately southern houses overlooking the marshes.  Next, visit Fort Pulaski, located on Cockspur Island, one of the best-maintained Civil War forts. Learn about the Siege of Fort Pulaski in 1862 and the Union military technologies that caused the Confederates to capitulate and block Savannah's harbor.  Explore Tybee Island and its magnificent 17th-century lighthouse outside of the city boundaries. Get a tour of the lighthouse and historic support structures, then head to the Tybee Pier and Pavilion to enjoy this picturesque island.

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What people are saying about Wormsloe Historic Site

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 58 reviews

My mother and I had a wonderful day with Dennis. Very informative and entertaining for the whole 6 hours which is no easy feat while driving in downtown Savannah. Tour is great for those traveling with senior citizens. Recommend highly for families.

Dennis was a fantastic tour guide! He is very knowledgeable about the history of Savannah and Georgia as well, we appreciated all his insights and how easy going he is. Thank you Dennis! You did a spectacular job!!

Dennis was very knowledgeable of the history of Savannah. He was very personable and truly enjoyed his job. Bonaventure and Wormsloe are both fascinating historical sites.

Albert was or tour guide and he was very knowledgeable. It was a great tour to see more of Savannah!

Tour guide was awesome, beautiful cemetary with lots of history.