Experience a two-hour Savannah City tour reliving the epic sites depicted in the best-selling novel “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”. A professional guide will describe the destinations and landmarks in the popular story and reveal interesting facts about the author and the movie that was made here at historic Savannah. And if you are a fan of “The Book”, as it is called here, you will be thrilled to take part in this walking tour that will delve deeply into the pages of the book, discovering new insights into the events and characters in this non-fiction masterwork by the author John Berendt.
Get an up-close look at the downtown sites of the Savannah landscape where the story is set, such as Clary’s Café, Mercer-Williams House, and Hamilton-Turner Inn, among others. The tour departs from Savannah Sidewalk Tours LLC, in Reynolds Square at 10.00am during the Summer and at 2.00pm during Spring and Fall. It ends at Forsyth Park Fountain approximately 20 minutes after departure. While exploring the literary sites of Savannah you will learn more about the culture and history of this historic town. Small groups ensure personalized attention from the guide who is a veteran journalist and long-time Savannah resident.
Experience the rich history of the city personally just like the actual characters in the book and the actors in the movie and become privy to behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes of the book. This exciting licensed tour includes all fees, taxes and handling charges and involves a moderate amount of walking. As the tour operates under all weather conditions it is advisable to plan ahead and dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes.
While you’re there, why not take a guided tour of Savannah’s haunted City Squares at night. Take an eerie stroll through the shadowy squares of one of America’s most haunted cities and let the tour guide entertain you with intriguing renderings of the afterlife, the house hauntings, local legends, Gullah superstitions and traditions (some of which are still practiced today), as well as the occasional exorcism that took place in those days. Learn more about how the tragedies that occurred here have made Savannah the most famous haunted city in the United States. Listen to the intriguing folklore of suicide, murder, desecration of burial sites and unexplained deaths based on the legendary superstitions around the Colonial Park Cemetery.
When visiting Georgia there is a lot to see and do and a lot of history to catch up on that will keep young and old entertained and busy for days on end.