Savannah African American History


Tour Number

Activity Level



Other, Museums / Culture, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for upper elementary through high school aged children.

Friendly: No.
Client must be able to get in and out of the vehicle to see monuments or enter museums.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Rice, Cotton and Bricks (2 hrs.)

Savannah is known for her historic beauty. Join me on this private riding car tour that details how this came to be. In this tour, I detail more of the less talked about story of Savannah's beauty and prosperity. Although James Oglethorpe's charter prohibited blacks in the colony slave or free, he used slave labor to clear the land making them the first labor source. The moss of giant oaks whisper the stories not told on trolleys and tour buses. The first streets, public buildings, logging and later irrigation canals to rice plantations were all "slave work. "Enslaved boys and girls, men and women were the colonies' and the country's original sustained labor source. Learn about African American tales of horseshoes, copper pennies and the secret of haint blue homes. First African Baptist Church, a must see, was a site of the Underground Railroad. See all of this and more.


Pick up and drop-off in Savannah Downtown Historic District
Riding tour through the historic district
Monuments and movie sites
Civil Rights Museum or Beach Institure
Return to pick up point or other previously agreed upon place

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The meeting location for this tour is at your hotel in the downtown historic district. If you are driving in, we will meet at the Savannah Visitors Center 310 M. L. KING, Jr. Dr.

End location: The ending point for this tour is back at your hotel; the visitor's center on historic River Street so that you can stroll in and out of shops or the River Street Market Place. This is also a great area to dine moderately at one of the local restaurants on the Savannah River.

Duration: 2 hours


Private, clean, late model minivan or SUV for tour clients comfort

What’s Included

Other: A private tour of beautiful Savannah with me joining you in the comfort of your motorcoach.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - Estimate include drinks and or snacks

What’s Extra

Other: Touring the Beach Institute, Historic First African Baptist Church or Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum is a separate cost not included in the tour.


While Savannah is compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act, the walking tour along the river is not the best fit for people in wheelchairs or those with back conditions. For those people I recommend riuding tours.

A Recent Review of this tour

Bethany was very informative about African American History in Savannah, Ga plus around the world. We really enjoyed the tour and all of us learned something from 14-80. She was very professional and personal at the same time. She knows her history and touched our hearts. We highly recommend this tour. Loved her personality, she knows how to get your attention and hold it.
Bernice Grier

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