Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is the book that put Savannah on the map. Published in 1994, Midnight is reporter John Berendt’s non-fiction account of his 1980s visit to Savannah, focused on the then-sensational killing of a local young man, Danny Hansford (Billy Hanson in the book) by the well-known preservationist Jim Williams.
The book drew millions of visitors to Savannah, a trend consolidated by the 1997 movie of the same name, and several local tour guides still offer tours of the locations and events mentioned in the book and film.
Other tours focus more generally on Savannah’s film industry and the locations used in its most well-known movies. Recently, Georgia edged out California to become the number one state for the production of feature films in the United States, and the list of movies filmed on location in Savannah and its vicinity is increasing every year. You might even see one being made when you visit!
!Availability may vary seasonally, and tours may be withdrawn or modified without notice. Please always verify details directly with the guide or company before booking your tour.
– A Walk Through Midnight (pet-friendly) 1hr30
With The Savannah Walks. Daily, 1pm. Adults $20, children (6-14) $9, young children (0-5) free. Reservations recommended, can be made online. More details
– Deeper Into Midnight, 2hrs-2hrs30
With Noble Jones Tours. Tuesday and Friday, 1pm and Saturday, 4pm. Adults $25, children (12–14) $15, not recommended for younger children. Reservations required. Call 912-660-6468 or book online. More details
– Just Around Midnight (pet-friendly, 10 max) 1hr30-2hrs
With Martin Sinderman, Savannah Sidewalk Tours. Thursday-Monday, 10am and 2pm. Adults $25, children (8-13) $8, young children (0-7) free. Reservations required. Call 912-232-0575 or book online. More details
– Exploring Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, 1hr30
With Private Walking Tours of Savannah. Daily, 9:30am and 1:30pm. Private tours only, $40 per person, two person minimum. Reservations required. Book online or call 912-509-2084. More details
– Midnight Book and Movie Tour, 2hrs30
With Savannah Heritage Tours. Bus tour of the history and sights associated with Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, including a visit to Bonaventure Cemetery. Adults $38, children (6-11) $19, young children (0-5) free. Call 912-224-8365 for times and reservations or book online. More details
– Segway Movie Tour, 1hr
With Savannah Segway. Segway or electric bicycle tour of Savannah’s movie history and sites. Daily, 11am. Segways $75, single bikes $75, tandem bikes $119. Weight and age restrictions apply for Segway tours. Reservations required. Call 912-495-5556 or book online. More details
– Movie Tour
With Harriet Meyerhoff, Personalized Tours of Savannah. Private walking or car tour focused on Savannah’s filming locations and history, and/or Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Call 912-234-0014 for inquiries and reservations. More details