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Columbia Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Savannah: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

    1. Savannah: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

    Board the “Trolley of the Doomed” in Savannah for a 75-minute jaunt around the historic city’s moss-drenched streets with a difference. But be warned, you never know what kind of ghoulish creatures you might encounter in “America's Most Haunted City.” Historic Tours of America and Old Town Trolley Tours invite you to explore their premier haunted tour, as they mix some of Savannah’s darker side with a good dose of humor. As the evening hours descend upon you, unseen spirits stroll among the living in the streets and squares. Hear tales no other tours will dare tell you, as the shadows play gentle tricks with your mind. Journey through time, and hear ghoulish legends of murder and intrigue. You will also get exclusive nighttime entry into River Street’s Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery for a truly haunting experience.

    Be careful where you park and go down to River St, otherwise you may have a long walk to get to pickup place. It will be dark and the area looks different after dark. Use the bathrooom before trolley ride starts, they will remind you and show you a bathroom you can use.

  • Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

    2. Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

    Explore the historic city of Savannah with a ticket to the Old Town Trolley Tour and drive down avenues lined with magnolia trees draped in Spanish moss. See stunning architecture, learn fascinating history from friendly conductor guides, and enjoy the warm southern hospitality that lures millions of visitors to Savannah each year. With its quaint country squares and many areas of historic interest there is much to see and do in Georgia’s first city. Hop aboard one of the charming trolleys and experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Informed conductors narrate the tour with a fun mix of trivia, facts and humorous stories.

    It was very nice and easy to hop on and off. The drivers were curtious and knowledgable. Enjoyed it!

  • Savannah: History and Sightseeing Trolley Tour

    3. Savannah: History and Sightseeing Trolley Tour

    This 90-minute trolley bus tour is one of the most entertaining ways to get to know the beautiful city of Savannah. Get a fully narrated sightseeing tour, by costumed guides, of one of the largest National Urban Historic Landmarked Districts in the United States.

    Be guided through more than 270 years of American history, as you journey through Savannah’s historic districts.

    Ride along cobblestone streets, beneath moss-draped oaks, and experience the Old South with her stately mansions, beautiful squares, romantic riverfront, and abundance of artifacts.

    The tour departs daily, 7 days a week, every 15-20 minutes from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, giving you plenty of options of when to take your tour.

    The trolley tour was simply amazing. The tour driver was awesome. So many historical sites to see. AWESONE

  • Savannah: Comedy Trolley Tour

    4. Savannah: Comedy Trolley Tour

    Spice up your trip to Savannah with a ride on the funny side. This original trolley tour is a comedy show on wheels that roasts nearly 300 years of Savannah lore in just 90 minutes.  Hear about Savannah’s deep, complex, and intoxicated past and present, from the founding of the colony of Georgia to the Civil War and from little known Paula Deen trivia to why every tourist must take a selfie on the Forrest Gump bench. Take the opportunity to enjoy an adult beverage half-way through the tour.  Hosted by the infamous Moron Twins, this outrageous history lesson features entertaining skits, musical numbers, costume changes, and loads of Savannah history. Your hosts have more than 20 years of comedy and tour guide experience between them.

    So much fun. We all really enjoyed it. Breda Lee was a fantastic driver. Both Danny’s were really funny.

  • Savannah: Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour

    5. Savannah: Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour

    The Haunted Savannah Pub Crawl meets at 7:30 pm in Madison Square. To begin, this walking tour takes you through the Historic District of Savannah. Savannah is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the country, and this tour takes you in many directions to understand the twists and turns that make up the oddities that happen here on a daily basis. As you begin the tour you will stop off for a beverage of your choice at a local pub and, since Savannah has an open container law, you are able to walk the streets with any type of beverage. Stay hydrated and enjoy the evening tales of this city.

    Guide was knowledgeable and funny. Went to interesting places we never would have discovered on our own

  • The Savannah Underground: An Immersive Ghost Hunt

    6. The Savannah Underground: An Immersive Ghost Hunt

    Prepare to do something you’ve likely never before experienced on the only experience in Savannah that merges a thrilling immersive trolley ghost tour and Savannah’s premium interactive attraction into one action-packed bundle. Begin the experience by diving into Savannah’s dark past, which doubles as a ghost hunting Bootcamp where you’ll learn skills and get information that you can take back home and use to find ghosts anywhere in the world. Once completing your ghost hunting training session, you’ll hop off the trolley and into the exclusive Savannah Underground, a 40-minute immersive adventure that surrounds you with some of Savannah’s scariest history. It's guaranteed that you won’t find anything like this anywhere else in Savannah, as it’s custom-built for those seeking more than an average ghost tour: A theatrical whirlwind of scary fun. This isn’t your normal ghost tour.

    We started with a quick drive around the historic district while our guide told us about some of the city's more infamous ghost stories. Once arriving at the theatre, we took part in a short, interactive show. There were a few moments that made me and my friend jump, but nothing too crazy. Overall, this was an amazing experience that I would highly recommend.

  • Savannah Walking Tour

    7. Savannah Walking Tour

    There's no better way to get an up-close-and-personal look at Savannah and all it has to offer than a leisurely, small-group walking tour, led by a licensed, knowledgeable and personable guide who lives in downtown Savannah, through the city's national historic landmark district. Get the facts about the people and places that mark this city's nearly 300-year history from a long-time downtown Savannah resident. Learn how General James Oglethorpe founded Savannah and the colony of Georgia; hear the facts behind the city’s famous system of squares; find out why Savannah was spared from destruction during General William T. Sherman's 1864 March to the Sea; learn the role of the Savannah College of Art and Design in transforming the city; and a lot more. Make stops at a number of Savannah's most notable historic buildings and beautiful squares, enjoying the ambiance created by the city’s ei...

    Loved our guide! Martin has a great sense of humor and shared so many interesting facts about Savannah! Loved seeing a variety of areas of interest, the Squares, churches, homes and shops. It was good to do a walking tour to get the “lay of the land”, which helped us to navigate the rest of our journey through Savannah.

  • Savannah: Historical Panoramic City Tour

    8. Savannah: Historical Panoramic City Tour

    Enjoy a 360-degree panoramic tour of historic Savannah from the comfort of a convertible Mercedes Sprinter. Whether the roof is open or closed, you’ll enjoy a full view of the city’s beauty from side to side and above.

    The 360-degree view is perfect to admire the many church steeples and oak trees of Savannah's Old Town. The adventure tells the colorful story of the city’s past, and the route will take you to the city's main squares.

    Listen as your guide shares stories of the colorful characters that have made the city so inviting to visitors from all over the world. James Oglethorpe, Johnny Mercer, Juliette Low, Tomochichi, and many others have left their footprint around the squares of Savannah.

    Mansions, churches, parks, monuments, as well as City Market and River Street will all be viewed comfortably from the bucket seats of the Mercede...

    This is a great tour. The guide was very informative and we loved Savannah. Chuck, Margie and Rio from Fort Myers, FL

  • Savannah: Graveface Museum After Dark Walking Tour

    9. Savannah: Graveface Museum After Dark Walking Tour

    Experience the haunted side of Savannah, Georgia, on a guided walking tour through Graveface Museum after closing hours. Hear spine-chilling stories while searching for spirits using paranormal equipment sensitive to temperature change and energy shifts. Be on the lookout for the unexplainable. Begin your spooky adventure by meeting your guide at Columbia Square in downtown Savannah. Start with a spooky history lesson by a guide experienced in storytelling. Learn about the most shocking and chilling stories of the oldest city in Georgia. Next, enter Graveface Museum. Explore the haunted halls and corners at a time of night usually closed to the public. Learn about the tunnels used for the most gruesome and horrific crimes, basements harboring dark tales, and other evil lurking through the city. Witness the largest collection of serial killer memorabilia collected over the past 30 year...

  • Savannah: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Walk

    10. Savannah: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Walk

    Who would have thought that a story about characters in a sleepy Southern enclave would have created the stir that John Berendt did with his non-fiction novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"? Even the rumors whispered beneath dripping Spanish moss are enough to make a man blush, and it's all true! Just another day in this eccentric city? Savannah Walks is proud to present A Walk through Midnight, a saunter through the pages of Berendt's runaway 1994 bestseller, which Clint Eastwood made into a film in 1997. Guides offer personal insights and observations, as well as recently unearthed stories about the characters in what the people of Savannah have come to call "the book." Some of the guides were even extras in the movie! The guides also have special items of interest to show you along the way. Who knows? On some days you might even see some of the actual characters strolli...

    Brad was very knowledgeable and personable. The tour was an absolute 10/10. This was one of the most expansive and informative tours i’ve ever taken. I would highly recommend this fun tour. It was great to see the actual places where the book and movie took place.

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What people are saying about Columbia Square

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,050 reviews

Be careful where you park and go down to River St, otherwise you may have a long walk to get to pickup place. It will be dark and the area looks different after dark. Use the bathrooom before trolley ride starts, they will remind you and show you a bathroom you can use.

Our guide was fantastic, definitely kept it interesting with fascinating history of area with a great sense of humor thrown in!

This is a great tour. The guide was very informative and we loved Savannah. Chuck, Margie and Rio from Fort Myers, FL

Guide was knowledgeable and funny. Went to interesting places we never would have discovered on our own

Guide was awesome and accommodating. We learned so much.