Colonial Savannah Walking Tours

Immerse yourself in Colonial Savannah and march in the footsteps of American Liberty.  Join a Patriot Soldier OR Sailor and retrace the founding of Savannah, the relationships and cultures that faced great trials, and the courage, conviction, and adventures of the Founding Generation of Georgians.  Learn from the wisdom of the Founders and the cost of freedom.  Would you like to experience Georgia history in a fun, engaging, and unforgettable way?  History will never be the same!  

 

We are thrilled to offer two walking tours:

 

1. 1733 - 1775 Colonial Savannah - Begin where Savannah began in Johnson Square trace the story of Colonial Georgia by exploring the land that became Georgia.  Join a Sailor and relive the Yemassee War of 1715 with the matchlock musket, the founding of Savannah with Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, and Mary Musgrove.  Salute the Washington Guns and explore River Street, then scale the bluff that Savannah was built upon and visit the first locations of the meeting places of the Savannah Liberty Boys.  March to the whistle with songs of American Liberty to where a showdown occurred between the Royal Governor of Savannah and Patriots in 1765.  Continue the story of the convictions and struggles of everyday Colonists against tyranny.  Learn to swashbuckle and the actions of the Patriots aboard the ship Liberty in 1775!

2.  1775 - 1779 Revolutionary War Savannah - Meet in Johnson Square and continue the story with the arrival of British forces in January of 1776!  Join a Patriot Sergeant in the Georgia Militia, keep your skills with the sword sharp, learn of the Battle of the Rice Boats, and how a glorious document was received in Savannah in the summer of 1776.  Train in a new style of fighting with the flintlock musket and tomahawk.  Learn of the Patriot offensives against British held East Florida and their fate.  Contemplate the challenges to unity at Colonial Park Cemetery.  March to the drum and salute General Oglethorpe's statue.  Relieve the Fall and Siege of Savannah by a soaring monument to the, "Gallant Sergeant Jasper" in Madison Square.

Georgia Standards of Excellence in Learning Addressed:

  • SS4H1 - Explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution

  • SS4CG1 - Describe the meaning of natural rights as found in the Declaration of Independence

  • SS8H3 - Analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revolutionary Era

  • SSUSH2 - Describe the early English colonial society and investigate the development of its governance

  • SSUSH3 - Analyze the causes of the American Revolution

  • SSUSH4 - Analyze the ideological, military, social, and diplomatic aspects of the American Revolution

All guests receive learning resources and a template of a certificate of completion.

These engaging Walking Tours illuminate and inspire!  They are ideal for those interested in history as individuals or in small parties in tours for the public, or for groups of families, Girl Scouts, homeschoolers, students, and military.  See what participants have to say!

Prices

1. 1733 - 1775 Colonial Savannah Walking Tour - 90 Minutes

1. Single Rate (Ages 7+) ~ $27  ~ Offered to the Public on most Saturdays.  Visit our BOOK NOW button and see our availability!

2. Group Rate (Ages 7+ for Groups of up to 13) ~ $195 ~ Please see below for booking instructions

3. Additional Group Rate Single Ticket (Ages 7+ for each Ticket in a Group over 13) ~ $14

2. 1775 - 1779 Revolutionary War Savannah Walking Tour - 90 Minutes

1. Single Rate (Ages 7+) ~ $27 ~ Offered to the Public on most Saturdays.  Visit our BOOK NOW button and see our availability!

2. Group Rate (Ages 7+ for Groups of up to 13) ~ $195 ~ Please see below for booking instructions

3. Additional Group Rate Single (Ages 7+ for each Ticket in a Group over 13) ~ $14

How to Book your Liberty Encounters History Program for Groups:

1. Contact Liberty Encounters at libertyencounters@gmail.com or 302.668.8029 to confirm a time and date that works for you!

2. Send payment to book your program.  Payment options include a Check made out to Aaron Bradford, Cash, Venmo, or online Credit Card (which charges the 1.9% credit card + 30 cents per transaction fee, and 7% sales tax). 

If you choose to use a Credit Card, after you contact Liberty Encounters, we will email you a link using the FareHarbor application. 

Programs are booked upon receipt of payment. Programs may be cancelled and refunds issued up to two weeks before the program date, minus a non-refundable $75 booking fee.  If Liberty Encounters cancels a program due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued.

3. Receive confirmation email.  After your program, you will review an email with resources and template for a certificate of completion to enhance this learning opportunity.

Please know that gratuities are gratefully appreciated, but are not demanded with sword or bayonet!

 

 
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