The Western Historic District of Savannah, Georgia covers some of Savannah's most interesting places such as River Street, Telfair Square, the Juliette Gordon Low House, and Savannah's old train station, which is now the main Savannah Visitor Center and the Savannah History Museum. Don't miss the story of the Savannah's part of the Underground Railroad and the night that Savannah lay terrified before the approach of Union troops at the end of the U.S. Civil War. This tour starts and ends at Savannah's two visitor centers and makes a great introductory tour for Savannah.
Starting at Savannah's City Hall, this tour winds its way through Emmet Park for lovely views of the Savannah River. It continues past the infamous Pirate House and the oldest structure in Savannah through Savannah's loveliest and most historic squares and homes. Included on the tour are homes of the South's most famous writers including Flannery O'Conner and Conrad Aiken and other famous Savannah citizens such as Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts and Jim Williams, a successful, local businessman whose actions and home formed the setting for the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The tour ends at Forsyth Park with its majestic old oak trees and its large fountain that form a restful location in the heart of Savannah.