When I was a kid, my family lived in a turn of the century Victorian style house in an old part of the city, so History always had a very tangible presence in my life. It has never been just words on a page or a class at school- it was the space in which I lived. My dad, who was also born here, loved history as well, local history especially, and taught me all kinds of things growing up. He would take me out to Fort Pulaski and tell me about the Civil War; he would walk me around Colonial Park Cemetery and tell me about the gruesome Yellow Fever epidemic of 1820; it was never boring for me and I don't want it to be boring for you either.
On my tours, I hope to leave you with the same love for Savannah and the South that I feel. Aside from educating you about the city's past, I want to show you where to look in the present for the most beautiful things, the best food, and the most fun. I am happy to serve as your personal concierge while you're in town and connect you with all the local fun and games that get obscured by flashier events with a bigger advertising budget. I have been involved in community theatre here since I was 9 years old and always keep abreast of what our local troupes are doing. I am also friends with several musicians in town and can help you figure out where to enjoy the best live music. I can help you pick which museums to go to, give you directions to outlying attractions, and do whatever it takes to make sure you get to experience Savannah beyond what you see in the glossy travel brochures.
I have been a tour guide here for 13 years, been doing walking tours for 12 of those. Trust me, on foot is the best way to see Savannah. I have been conducting small, private tours for 8 years and am happy to let you go at your own pace, linger where you like, and rest whenever you need to. Wherever you come from, leave it behind and dive "behind the moss curtain" with me.
A Recent Review of this guide
This was our first time to Savannah and needed to get overview of the city, culture, arts and history. Bonnie did a great job in two hours on our private tour to give us the baseline history of Savannah and the sites to see during our stay here. She also gave us some dinner recommendations along the way. My wife and I were very happy with the tour, Bonnie's knowledge and information on Savannah.
Business Tax Certificate issued by the City of Savannah
Majored in History and minored in Gender and Women's Studies at Armstrong Atlantic State University
Been a tour guide for 13 years
I am not licensed to drive a tour vehicle.
I have access to public historical spaces, but not private homes or house museums.
All of my tours take place within the Landmark Historic District.