2. Savannah: Women's History Tour at Laurel Grove Cemetery
Savannah's only women's history tour created itself for the sheer number of accomplished female individualists buried here! From Girl Scouts' Founder, Juliette Low or the curious Florence Martus, aka, "The Waving Girl," to Jewish Civil War nurse, Phoebe Pember and her sister Eugenia Phillips who was banished to an island for being a spy, the cast reads like the making of a novel or a film and the task before us is to entertain you with their amazing stories while inside of Savannah's only true Victorian Cemetery! Discussions will also include the all-important role of mourning rituals, garb, jewelry and everything women were responsible for during the death of a family member. As this age of women's advancement often came through the rise of women's associations and sisterly organizations to build a greater country and world and bonding among women, you'll hear of their operations and see their symbolism and often group plots. Not least of all, Laurel Grove is famed for having the city's largest concentration of locally made ironwork and chapel crypts and mausoleums. A final, outstanding element, outside of the tour group, unlike Laurel Grove's cousin Bonaventure Cemetery, there are generally no other tourists. The group has the cemetery to itself and feels all the more like a private tour of a beautiful, frozen-in-time necropolis.