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Follow the Drinking Gourd African American Walking Tour

Oh So Social Tours, LLC

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“A Beautiful Woman with a dirty Face.” Lady Astor coined Savannah, Georgia in 1946! Join us as we journey further back to a dark time when Savannah was being established. This tour focuses on the enslavement of African Americans and takes you to emancipation. Hear the stories of the movers and shakers of the slave trade! See the buildings and remnants of that time. This walking tour will uncover what is visibly seen, but never heard! Link with us as uncover Savannah’s hand in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

What You'll Get

This tour starts at 10am from the feet of the African American Monument on River Street. Arrive early to check in! Please wear comfortable shoes, as we will be walking on cobblestone, ballast and concrete terrain. This narrated walking tour will take you through the different ports of entry of the slave into the very area that the Slave Marts & Jails were established. Hear true stories and see the remnants of buildings and monuments dedicated to the heroism and honor of those from that time. Discover the untold stories of the brokers, attorneys and auctioneers! See the building where the infamous "Wanderer", the last slave ship to bring enslaved people from African to Georgia. This tour is sure to leave you wanting to uncover more, pay honor to the ancestors of that time, and leave with heartfelt knowledge of a wearisome past.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide

  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Tour takes off from the feet of the African American Monument on River Street. This monument sits across from the boarding of the Georgia River Boat Queen.

Departure Time
10:00 AM

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
The tour ends at Franklin Square on Montgomery and Bay. We suggest that you park in this area. You must pay the meters. First African offers parking at $10 for 4hrs or less.

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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