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Savannah: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Tour

1. Savannah: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Tour

Discover the city of Savannah through John Berendt’s best-selling novel, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and its 1997 movie adaptation by Clint Eastwood. Walk in a small group with a journalist guide, who is a long-time downtown Savannah resident. Get an up-close look at landmarks that play key roles in the story as you set off from Reynolds Square in the Savannah Historic District and make your way towards the fountain in Forsyth Park. Stop at the city's oldest public plaza to admire the magnificent buildings on Johnson Square. Continue through Wright Square, graced with an impressive memorial to William Washington Gordon, and then be captivated by the beauty of Hamilton-Turner Inn. Walk down Jones Street and find a quiet oasis in Monterey Square. Admire some of the elegant mansion houses, such as Mercer Williams House and Armstrong House along the way.

Savannah: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Walk

2. Savannah: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Walk

Who would have thought that a story about characters in a sleepy Southern enclave would have created the stir that John Berendt did with his non-fiction novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"? Even the rumors whispered beneath dripping Spanish moss are enough to make a man blush, and it's all true! Just another day in this eccentric city? Savannah Walks is proud to present A Walk through Midnight, a saunter through the pages of Berendt's runaway 1994 bestseller, which Clint Eastwood made into a film in 1997. Guides offer personal insights and observations, as well as recently unearthed stories about the characters in what the people of Savannah have come to call "the book." Some of the guides were even extras in the movie! The guides also have special items of interest to show you along the way. Who knows? On some days you might even see some of the actual characters strolling about the city! No other "book tour" gets you as close as this!

Savannah: City Ghosts Exploration Game

3. Savannah: City Ghosts Exploration Game

Discover Savannah’s haunted spots while playing the role of an amateur paranormal investigator. You have only been in the field for a few months and are starting to lose hope that you might ever find any evidence of the paranormal. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. Head to Forsyth Fountain, where the game will start. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to explore, and finish it at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish the game at the famous Waving Girl Statue. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Savannah's Urban Forest: the Gates and Gardens Tour

4. Savannah's Urban Forest: the Gates and Gardens Tour

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.

Bonaventure Cemetery: Private Tour with Shannon Scott

5. Bonaventure Cemetery: Private Tour with Shannon Scott

Join historian and artist Shannon Scott for an insider's view into the fascinating historic cemetery and the famed dead. Embark on a walking tour as you learn about history from the mid-18th century Bonaventure Plantation era. Admire the most sumptuous natural landscapes that you'll ever observe in a cemetery anywhere in the world. Hear about famed figures that have made their mark on Savannah's history, their connections to The Historic District and the world at large.  The tour is particularly focused on symbols and the hidden language of cemeteries. Gain an insight into the world of Freemasonry, which was born in Savannah and led the path for other secret societies to follow. Learn how to decode such objects or truly see them in their proper light.  At heart though, this tour is about storytelling and you'll quickly see that Shannon Scott is well-heeled in the art form and truly brings Bonaventure's dead to life. This private tour will provide access to more locations, more details, and Shannon's expert attention than the group tour.

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What people are saying about Savannah

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Martín was an excelente tour guide - fun and with lots of interesting information. The tour is long enough to know the city. There is a lot of walking and standing so be ware you need to be able to walk for two hours.

The guide (Martin) was knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. It was a beautiful day and the weather really added to the overall experience.

Martin was so knowledgeable. Very interesting, great storyteller and love that he lived here during the time of Jim Williams!

Read the book and you will really relive the story. Lots of other sites to see while enjoying this walking tour.

Fun tour. Informative and entertaining Dress for really warm weather!