Savannah Journals

Touring the Low Country

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A July 2001 trip to Savannah by vampirefan

Palmetto Carriage Tour Photo, Savannah, Georgia More Photos
Quote: While visiting the breathtaking cities of Savannah and Charleston, we took in a couple of tours. Come along as I tell you about several of the tours you can take in the cities.

Palmetto Carriage Tour

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Palmetto Carriage Tour Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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If you are near the Straw Market, you will see the Palmetto Carriage Company’s carriages lined up. If you do not have advance tickets, you can purchase your tickets from here. The carriage tours are 1-hour tours that take you through 25 to 30 blocks of historic downtown Charleston. Our driver was David, who has over 20 years experience, and our cute mule was Bessie. The company uses mules as opposed to horses since they are better cut for hauling and have more stamina. On the tour you get to see the abundance of beautiful, historical houses and buildings in Charleston. You are given information about the architecture of the houses and buildings. You are also provided with a history lesson on Ch...Read More

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Palmetto Carriage Tour
40 N. Market
Savannah, Georgia 31401

The Original Charleston Walks

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Attraction | "Charleston Walks"

The Original Charleston Walks Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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No bones about it, Charleston is one of the most haunted cities in the country. What with all those invading Yankees during the War of Northern Aggression (those not from Dixie might know it as the Civil War), disease, natural disasters, and rowdy pirates, it is no wonder this place is so haunted. Rather than tear down and buildings and putting up new ones, Charleston residents just improve on the beautiful old buildings already here. Charleston has one of the largest concentrations of historic homes in the nations. Guess those ghost like to hang around in their old homes. Just one look around and you will see why the sprits love this place! When in a haunted place, I take in a ghost tour. This ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 22, 2005

The Original Charleston Walks

Charleston, South Carolina 29401
(843) 408-0010

Savannah Tours By Foot

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Attraction | "Savannah Tours"

Savannah Tours By Foot Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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One of the best ways to enjoy Savannah is with one of the many walking tours that can be found. With this trip, we decided to go with the Savannah Tours and took their history walk. Our tour guide on this wonderful tour was Helen, who was 68 years young and a lifelong Savannah resident. Her enthusiasm for her beloved city was very apparent and catching. On this tour, you get to see some of Savannah’s beautiful and historic homes, the beautiful architect of Savannah, hear the history of the stunning squares in Savannah, and see some of the places featured prominently in the many films made in this delightful Southern City. And of course, you cannot tell the history of Savannah without a few anecdotes a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 22, 2005

Savannah Tours By Foot
527 East Gordon Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 238-3843

Plantation Carriage Tour

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Plantation Carriage Tour Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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Before leaving my friend Tine and her family we all took one last tour with the Plantation Carriage Company. Their carriages line up at City Market on Jefferson St. They run every 20 minutes and reservations are not needed. The carriages are easy to spot by the bright red and white ribbons in the horse’s manes and the drivers wear black vests and black straw hats. Our driver on this tour was Mark, and our very lovely horse was Lady. On this relaxing 60-minute carriage ride you will give a lesson on Savannah. You cover about 25-30 blocks in the historical district. You will hear about the history of Savannah and its place in the Civil War, you hear about such well know Savannah residents as Gene...Read More

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Plantation Carriage Tour
219 W Bryan St
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 236-4331

The Savannah Art Museum Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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There are plenty of ways and plenty of tours to be found in Savannah and Charleston. You can see each by mule- or horse-drawn carriages, walking, trolleys, motor coaches, or private vehicles, and you can even take a haunted tour in Savannah in a hearse! You will find tours with themes ranging from historical to gardens and homes to the Civil War to pirates to African-American history and to movies. In all cases, you have the opportunity to get on and off at your leisure, stopping at the most popular stops. Heck, tours are such big business here, they even offer festivals to celebrate them. In both the fall and spring, both cities have weekends in which you can tour some of the most beautiful gardens a...Read More