Bringing Savannah’s History to Life is more than a slogan…it’s our promise. Along with uniquely personal descriptions of Savannah’s rich and spellbinding history, actual historical re-enactors appear from time-to-time, walking the aisles of your trolley.
Showing guests around Savannah since 1979.
Historic figures from Savannah's past appear along the way.
We've been voted Best Trolley Tour every year since 2003.
Service animals and pets are welcome on our trolleys.
Since 1979 we’ve been providing visitors to Savannah the best choice of trolley tours…twice as long as our nearest competitor. Our guides are long-time employees and most grew up here. Our tour has been created by Savannahians and refined over time by personal research and local experience which makes each tour as different and descriptive as the guide’s love for our city. Hometown expertise with no compromise is why we confidently claim Old Savannah Tours is your best choice. It’s no accident that “Savannah” is our middle name.
The fictional character of Forrest Gump, portrayed by Tom Hanks, has become an icon in the city of Savannah – beloved by locals and visitors alike.
Forrest has been entertaining guests of Old Savannah Tours for years – see if you can spot him running around town!
Representatives of the local Gullah Geechee Culture tell how ex-slaves came to inhabit the local islands off the Georgia coast, and discuss their contributions to the development of Southern cuisine.
They share fascinating customs and traditions, and may even teach guests a few words or songs from the Gullah culture.
Considered our founding father, Oglethorpe’s keen sense of social injustice led him to establish the Colony of Georgia, and, along with it, Savannah – America’s first planned city.
Oglethorpe was a skilled negotiator and diplomat, as well as a renowned military strategist and urban planner.
George Leile was born a slave in Virginia. Alongside his devoutly religious master, he traveled up and down the East Coast, helping to preach the word of God to other slaves. After being freed, George sought refuge in Savannah’s British-occupied sector, where he continued preaching.
His local congregation of slaves eventually grew into the First African Baptist Church, which would become an important stop on the Underground Railroad.
Alice Riley was an indentured servant who came to Savannah in 1733. Apprenticed to a notoriously cruel master, she eventually snapped one day and killed him.
Alice pleaded pregnancy and was given leniency – for nine months – before her baby was born and she was hanged for her crime.
This mystical figure played a prominent role in the book and the film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, helping Jim Williams through his many criminal trials.
Minerva the Voodoo Queen immortalized in “Midnight” was actually a real person – a grandmotherly woman named Valerie Bowles. Ms. Valerie wielded true power and influence with “the unseen”, power not quite as innocuous as her everyday persona led one to believe.
Discover Savannah’s best spots for sightseeing, eating, exploring, and entertainment. Our blog is full of thoughtfully curated recommendations to make your trip to the Hostess City one you won’t forget.
Local residents get a free tour for every paying guest you bring (maximum 3 free passes). It’s our way of saying “thank you” for choosing us to show your visitors around our beautiful & historic city.
This offer is exclusively available to Georgia and South Carolina residents living within 50 miles of Savannah.
Valid Identification is all that’s required to redeem your free ride.