Several tours in Savannah explore aspects of the city’s African-American history. Most are led by guides who specialize in this topic, with occasional tours offered by general-interest guide companies.
Most tours are guided tours of Savannah’s principal black heritage sites and attractions (for more on these see here), often focusing on the city’s legacy of slavery and the experiences of its large African-American population through the period of slavery and their transition to freedom.
Occasional tours also address the culture and history of the local Geechee people, part of the Gullah-Geechee cultural corridor stretching down through coastal Georgia and South Carolina (Gullah usually refers to people from this ethnic group originating in South Carolina and Geechee to those from Georgia).
The information below is correct as of June 2 2017, but please check all details before planning your trip. Availability may vary by season, and operators may withdraw or change specific tours without notice.
“Footprints of Savannah” 1hr30. With Vaughnette Goode-Walker, Footprints of Savannah Walking Tours. Slavery and the African-American experience in Savannah. Daily, 10am. Adults $20, seniors (65+) $13, children (0-12) $5. Group tours available, $15 per person. Reservations required. Call 912-695-3872. More details
African-American History Tour. With Karen Wortham, Journey By Faith. Walking tour of the history of slavery in Savannah. Customizable tours of other African-American heritage sites in and around Savannah are also available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912-224-0973 for additional information and reservations. More details
“Follow the Drinking Gourd” 1hr30. With Oh So Social Tours. Walking tour of the history of slavery and freedom in Savannah. Saturdays only. Adults $25, children $19. Call 912-257-7255 for reservations or book online. More details
“African American History Tour” 1hr30-2hrs With Jamal Toure, Day Clean Journeys. Tour exploring the role of African-Americans in the history of Savannah and Georgia. Gullah-Geechee history and folklore tours may also be available. Adults $25, seniors (62+)/students $20, children (6-17) $18, young children (0-5) $10. Call 912-220-5966 or email email@example.com for times and reservations. More details
Black History Tour, 2hrs. With Johnnie Brown, Freedom Trail Tours. African-American history tour. $25 per person, senior and child discounts available. Call 912-398-2785 for details and reservations.
“Black History Tour” 3hrs. With general-interest tour company Savannah Movie Tours. African-American history tour with on-board film. Includes food tasting and admission to the Beach Institute. Tuesday-Saturday, 11am. Adults $37, children (5-12) $26, young children (0-4) free. Reservations required. Call 912-234-3440 or book online. More details