Welcome to Savannah
There's a secret the Savannah locals know. The very best parts of this old city, the sights that awe you and make a home in your heart, you can only get to them on foot. These old brick lanes and cobbled streets were made for ambling, for pauses, and sighs of surprise - for moments of pure delight.
We're proud to be Savannah's premiere family-owned luxury walking tour company.
We're glad you're here, friend. Let's walk a while.
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Genteel & Bard’’s
Savannah History Tour
at a Glance
WHAT: Your walking tour covers the history and cultural heritage of Savannah, from the time of her founding in 1733, all the way to more modern times. In addition to a super fun history lesson, your walk with Genteel & Bard is a great way to get a lay of the land right from the start of your time in Savannah.
WHERE: We'll begin your tour outside of Collins Quarter Cafe before traveling by some of Savannah's most stunning downtown locations, including The Green-Meldrim House, Colonial Park Cemetery, Jones Street, and many more before concluding in LaFayette Square, just steps from The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
DURATION: Two Hours
WHO: Your guide, T.C., is a Savannah historian, author, and classically-trained storyteller, as well as co-owner of Genteel & Bard.
TECH: At the start of your tour you’ll be given a small wireless receiver and a set of souvenir earbuds. T.C. speaks into a wireless microphone throughout your tour experience, allowing you to easily hear your guide from up to 200 feet away.
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On Genteel & Bard's Savannah Walking Tour, experience Savannah's historic stories and see locations that shaped our country. You'll visit some of Savannah's most historic and beautiful squares, famous Jones Street, the Mercer Williams House, Colonial Park Cemetery, and more. Also, you'll enjoy photographs, music, and professionally recorded first account letters written by Savannah notables, such as James Oglethorpe, Juliette Gordon Low, and more. This tour brings the museum experience outdoors - an unforgettable live and guided story-telling production you can't afford to miss. Please Note: This is not a pre-recorded tour. T.C. personally escorts you through Savannah.
Our tours are lovingly crafted, hosted by respected Savannah Ambassador & Historical Storyteller, T.C. Michaels. - T.C. will share more than just the facts - he'll share with you stories of Savannah's people. Stories of those who created timelines that effect how each of us live our lives today, throughout the U.S., and even the world. T.C.'s passion for Savannah is apparent with every word. This is more than a tour. This is a walk with a friend. With Genteel & Bard, you'll take away a personal experience of Savannah and it's Southern hospitality that you'll never forget.
Genteel & Bard's tours are like a walking, guided, documentary through Savannah's Historic District. Our complimentary earbuds allow our guests to easily hear T.C. (He is mic'd), and enjoy their personal space without feeling closed-in or crammed into a large group . We are the only walking tour company in Savannah that provides this service. Time and time again, our guests share their enjoyment for our technology, citing the ease of taking photos as our receivers work up to 100 feet. Our audio-enhancement cuts through city noise, allows parents to take care of children's needs in private, and assists both foreign guests and the hearing impaired.
This is the only walking tour of it's kind in Savannah. Welcome. We're so glad you're here.
The “Rave” Reviews
A SAMPLING OF RECENT REVIEWS . . .
“My girlfriend and I did two tours with Genteel & Bard - one was their daytime Savannah history tour, and the other was their nighttime ghost tour.Bar none, this was one of the best tours I've ever been on. T.C. was a limitless fount of energy and knowledge during both tours, and his passion for his home city and all of the fun facts about it was contagious!”
“Our guide TC was absolutely amazing. . . It felt like TC was sharing the city’s history for the first time—he was very knowledgeable, energetic, passionate, and entertaining, and his enthusiasm was genuine. We learned an awful lot about the city, past and present, and he even gave us a great recommendation for lunch afterwards. The ear buds are a very nice inclusion, so that we could still hear him even if we lingered back for a bit.”
“One could not have hoped for a better guide! The enthusiasm and knowledge and love of the area was evident and greatly appreciated. This should be on everyone's list of things never to miss.”
We love Savannah history so much, we wrote a book about it!
We get a lot of questions about Savannah History - and most seem extra interested in the stories behind the stories, the mysteries, the dramas, the little-known details and intricacies that make Savannah the city she is today.
Here’s a look at our book, Hidden History of Savannah - available for pre-order on Amazon now!
Savannah has repeatedly stood on the edge of ruin, brought to its knees by bloody battles, mysterious pestilence, fire, unforgiving weather and the drums of war. Men and women whose names echo in history once walked its streets. Countless other faces are seemingly forgotten, names that history held in looser grip--like Mary Musgrove, the colonial translator and entrepreneur, or Dr. Samuel Nunes, shipwrecked by chance on Savannah's coastal shores just in time to curb a deadly epidemic and save Savannah's first settlers. And then there's John Geary, the larger-than-life Union general who beat Sherman's march south to the sea. Join authors Brenna and T.C. Michaels as they explore Savannah's long, wide and very often hidden history.
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Ask the locals about their personal Savannah Ghost stories (you're tour guide included), and they'll be more than eager to share. There's no escaping the ghosts, and nearly everywhere you walk in Savannah is quite literally a step on someone's final resting place.
BOOK NOW and discover why this haunted ghost encounter is different than any other. We're Savannah's only audio-enhanced walking tour - ensuring you can actually hear your live guide up to 100 feet distance.