Black History Tours, Savannah, GA


The African-American Monument at River Street, Savannah, GA.

Black history tours of Savannah explore the history of the city from an African-American perspective, discussing aspects of its past often overlooked by general-interest tour companies. Walking tours, bus tours, car tours and step-on tours are available, with most led by guides who specialize in this topic.

Most tours are guided explorations of Savannah’s principal Black heritage sites and attractions, often focusing on the city’s legacy of slavery and the experiences of its large African-American population through the period of enslavement 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 up 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).

See also:
Savannah’s African-American history sites
Must-see sights
Events in Savannah
Trolley tours

!Please check all details before planning your trip. Availability may vary by season, and operators may withdraw or change specific tours without notice.

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Walking Tours

Enslavement & Freedom

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+) $15, children (0-11) $7. Group tours available, $17 per person. Reservations required. Call 912-695-3872. More details

Walking Tour, 1hr30. With Karen Wortham, Journey by Faith. Walking tour exploring the history of slavery in Savannah. Adults $18, seniors/students $15, children $10. Call 912-224-0973 for reservations or book online. More details

Slaves in the City, 1hr30. With Underground Tours of Savannah. Private walking tour exploring the sites associated with enslaved people’s residence in Savannah. Available Tuesday-Sunday. Adults $25, children/students (9-17) $20; 6-person minimum. Call 912-547-5937 for reservations or book online. More details

“Jubilee is Here”: The Abolitionist Movement. With Underground Tours of Savannah. Private walking tour focused on the people who fought for the end of slavery. Call 912-547-5937 for information and reservations. More details

40 Acres and a Mule Tour, 2hrs15. With 40 Acres and a Mule. Private walking tour of six downtown squares, focusing on Savannah’s history of slavery and the path into freedom. $40 per person, also available as a pay-to-view video tour. Call 912-659-4383 for reservations. More details

Follow the Drinking Gourd Tour. With Oh So Social Tours. Private walking, bus or step-on tour of the history of enslavement and freedom in Savannah and the lowcountry. Call 912-421-8664 for information and reservations or contact online. More details

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Places Of Worship

First African Baptist Church, 1hr. With Karen Wortham, Journey by Faith. Interior tour and history of Savannah’s First African Baptist Church. $5 per person, or $4 per person for groups of 41 or more. Call 912-224-0973 for reservations or contact online. More details

Houses of Praise, Featuring First African Baptist Church. With Underground Tours of Savannah. Private walking tour focused on Savannah's African-American places of worship. Call 912-547-5937 for information and reservations. More details

Ghost Tours

Slaves, H’aint and Boo Hags: Savannah's African-American Haunted Ghost Tour. With Underground Tours of Savannah. Private walking ghost tour of Savannah focused on African-American ghost stories. Saturday evenings. Adults $25, children $10. 6-person minimum. Call 912-547-5937 for reservations or book online. More details

Minibus & Car Tours

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. Available daily, morning or afternoon. Adults $25, seniors (62+)/students $20, children (6-17) $18, young children (0-5) $10. Call 912-220-5966 or email [email protected] for reservations. More details

Drums and Spirits Folklore Tour, 1hr30-2hrs With Jamal Toure, Day Clean Journeys. Tour exploring Gullah-Geechee history and folklore. Evenings daily by request. Adults $25, seniors (62+)/students $20, children (6-17) $18, young children (0-5) $10. Call 912-220-5966 or email [email protected] for reservations. More details

Black History Tour, 2hrs. With Johnnie Brown, Freedom Trail Tours. African-American history tour. Call 912-398-2785 for information and reservations. More details

Trolley Tour, 2hr30-3hrs. With Karen Wortham, Journey by Faith. Trolley tour of African-American history sites in Savannah. $25 per person. Call 912-224-0973 for reservations or contact online. More details

Savannah African American History, 3hrs. With Bethany Campbell, So You Never Forget Tours. Private car tour (with some, minimal walking) exploring Savannah’s African-American history and the history of slavery in the city. Available daily. $425 for up to 4 people. Reservations can be made online via ToursByLocals.com. More details

Step-On Tour, 2hr30-3hrs. With Karen Wortham, Journey by Faith. Tour of African-American history sites in Savannah, in customer’s own vehicle. $10 per person. Call 912-224-0973 for reservations or contact online. More details

Step-on Savannah African American Bus Tour, 2hrs. With Bethany Campbell, So You Never Forget Tours. Step-on tour in customer’s own vehicle exploring Savannah’s African-American history and the history of slavery in the city. Available daily. $525 for up to 10 people. Reservations can be made online via ToursByLocals.com. More details

More Black History Sites In Savannah, GA

First African Baptist Church
The African-American Monument
The Haitian Monument
Pin Point Heritage Museum
Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
Beach Institute African American Cultural Center
Laurel Grove South Cemetery
Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters

See also:
Sapelo Island tours
Ossabaw Island tours
Savannah events
Art galleries


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