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Historic Downtown Savannah: Guided Segway Tour

1. Historic Downtown Savannah: Guided Segway Tour

Glide along the streets of Savannah on a guided tour for either 60 or 90 minutes, seeing some of the city’s most beautiful and mystifying historical sites. Receive training on operating the Segway, get fitted with a helmet and radio, and then head out on the tour route with an experienced guide. Visit sites where Union soldiers fought and see the home where General William T. Sherman stayed while in Savannah on his march to the sea. Experience the rich history of Savannah while also getting to see the fun and modern side. See the bench where Forrest Gump shared his box of chocolates. Put yourself into the famous bus scene from Forrest Gump and learn a few Hollywood secrets that only the locals know about. Ride around the sites from other movies including Something to Talk About, and The Conspirator. See the lovely Mercer-Williams home from the famous book, and later the movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and hear the true story of Mr. Jim Williams. Savannah is known as one of the most haunted cities in America. Ride past some of the haunted homes and hear the stories of their ghostly residents. Continue on past a cemetery as your guide entertains you with stories and reveals which significant historic figure is buried there. The Segway allows you an effortless way to see the Spanish moss hanging from the majestic live oaks, and some of the ironwork found all around the city, such as iron street signs, banisters, and even a beautiful wrought iron sunflower door. Admire the original antebellum architecture, the monuments, war cannons, and fountains that grace the beautiful squares throughout the city. The 90-minute tour option includes a visit to either the Harper Fowlkes House or the Webb Military Museum.

Savannah: American Prohibition Museum Ticket

2. Savannah: American Prohibition Museum Ticket

The American Prohibition Museum located in Savannah's City Market is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. While here, guests will travel back in time to the early 1900s, as anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and the “booze problem” was pushed to the fore-front of American politics. The true story of America’s struggle with the liquor question, the passing of the 18th Amendment, its impact on the nation, and the far-reaching consequences of the thirteen years of Prohibition all come to life within the walls of the American Prohibition Museum.  Through immersive displays and state-of-the-art dioramas, museum goers will learn how Prohibition and Temperance shaped thinking and culture for more than two hundred years of American history.  Not your average “Dry” Museum, the American Prohibition Museum features state-of-the-art displays such as: A recreated 1918 Street Scene, setting the stage in “Anywhere, USA” A captivating Tent Revival featuring fire and brimstone preacher, Reverend Billy Sunday Carry Nation’s Hatchetations and a bar demolished by her signature hatchet Lillian M.N. Stephens and Adolphus Busch squaring off and pleading their side of the argument A dimly lit Moonshine Scene, tucked back into the heart of America’s wilderness A hidden gem of a Speakeasy bar, serving up period authentic cocktails And much, much more… Experience this one-of-a-kind attraction when you visit Savannah! Get your eTickets now for the American Prohibition Museum. Learn history the fun way!

Savannah: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum Self-Guided Tour

3. Savannah: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum Self-Guided Tour

Journey through Savannah's notable maritime history on a self-guided tour of the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Wander through the exhibits at your own pace, and discover a collection of ship models, maritime antiques, stunning maritime art, and special exhibitions of local and internationally-acclaimed artists. As you take your tour, spend some time marveling at the architecture of the William Scarbrough House, the museum's home, which was designated a National Historic Landmark by the US Park Service in 1974. Delve into the many detailed elements of the Regency architecture, including the honeysuckle and palm molding, the Diocletian window, Doric and Corinthian columns, six-panel curved doors, and a stunning skylight. Once you're done inside, head out to the expansive gardens and savor the sights and smells of the delightful flowers, trees, and shrubs. Take shade under the largest and oldest sycamore tree in the city of Savannah, and enjoy scenic views of the historic Talmadge Bridge from the belvedere. Check out the pavilion, reflective ponds, a vine-covered pergola, a rondelle, an assembly room, and one of only two remaining early 20th-century weather kiosks in the United States, which resembles a Greek Revival Temple. The Ships of the Sea Museum is among 150 other historic places in the US that are members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Distinctive Destination Program.

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What people are saying about Savannah

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Gregg was a fantastic guide! He had tons of interesting stories about the history of Savannah. The perfect amount of detail, he kept it interesting. Definitely recommend!

We were first time riders and Carolyn helped calm our nerves and was very patient and encouraging! Had a blast and now we’re hooked! Will definitely do it again!

This was so much fun. Neil was our guide and gave us historic information through the headset as we were cruising around on the Segway. Highly recommend!!

Gregg did an amazing job. His knowledge of the history of Savannah is impressive and his sensitivity towards the needs of his group noteworthy.

Great experience all around. Carolyn was a great guide and instructor