Guided tour

Savannah: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Walk

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24 reviews

Activity provider: The Savannah Walks
Guided tour

Savannah: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Walk

Activity provider: The Savannah Walks

From US$ 20 per person

Walk the trail of the real events that John Berendt transformed into the bestselling "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Learn newly discovered facts and stories, and it's even possible you might see actual characters who appear in the book.

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Duration 105 minutes
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  • Enter the world of the runaway bestselling non-fiction novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
  • Learn facts and stories that have come to light about the real characters portrayed in the book and film
  • See Savannah the best and most intimate way - on foot
Full description
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!
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Meeting point

The tour departs from Oglethorpe Square, 127 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA (enclosed within Abercorn street and State street). Metered parking spots are available in the area, and a new city parking garage is located within a block of Reynolds Square. The garage, located at the corner of Drayton Street and East Bryan Street, has entrances on Drayton and Abercorn streets. It charges $1.00 for the first hour, and $0.50 for each additional hour, up to a maximum of $4.00 per day.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather
  • Walks will depart in light rain, so please bring an umbrella or rain coat if the weather looks questionable
  • During the summer, please be mindful of the Southern heat and humidity, and bring water along
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4.8 /5

based on 24 reviews

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March 23, 2023

Most entertaining and informative tour about the background and real life history of the characters in the book. Brad provided any outstanding experience that I heartily recommend!

January 16, 2023

My friend and I just LOVED this walking tour. It was worth SO much more than what we paid. Brad was a very interesting guide. It was so interesting to learn some little known facts about the characters in the story and the filming of the movie. Thank you, thank you!!

January 12, 2023

Product ID: 18704