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Savannah: Victorian Cemeteries Van Tour

1. Savannah: Victorian Cemeteries Van Tour

Join your expert guide for a van tour through Savannah history. Start out at Laurel Grove Cemetery and visit the graves of local famous people, including Juliette Gordon Low, James Pierpont, Florence Martus, the Waving Girl, and a Confederate burial ground. Be sure to bring your camera for iconic snapshots of Savannah's most beautiful final resting places. Next, move on from Laurel Grove and learn about the local history as you approach Bonaventure Cemetery. See the famous graves of Johnny Mercer, Conrad Aiken, Gracie Watson and many more. Enjoy the day and bring the whole family.

Savannah: Women's History Tour at Laurel Grove Cemetery

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.

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My daughter and I were paired up with Ray on a rainy day in Savannah. Ray was very accommodating and flexible with our time and the pace at which we explored both cemeteries. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Savannah and the details about the materials used, symbols, etc of the tombs and people entered. I highly recommend this tour to anyone and you should request Ray to be your guide!