The God's acre guided tour at Colonial Park cemetery
Activities

The God's acre guided tour at Colonial Park cemetery

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the cemetery which serves as the biggest story graveyard in the whole Historic District
  • Learn of the history behind the final resting place for Gen Nathanael Greene, two signers of The Declaration of Independence,soldiers and just about every character that gave blood, sweat and tears to the early colony and later nation
  • Discuss with your guide about the adjoining "Negro Burial Ground," Poet Conrad Aiken Birthplace, The Old City Jail, dueling grounds, The Hanging Tree and more
What to expect

Sitting in the heart of the town grid of 24 city squares there's an unofficial 25th called Colonial Park Cemetery, book now for the God's acre guided tour where your guide will fill you in on the history. The cemetery serves as the biggest story graveyard in the whole Historic District. The grounds defy time as the oldest patch of public land one can visit in Savannah and where you'll see and touch materials far older than the Victorian city that now surrounds.

During Savannah's primitive hours, this is where every town meeting, picnic, wedding, duel and public execution was conducted. Eventually it would be the final resting place of Gen Nathanael Greene, two signers of The Declaration of Independence, duellists, merchants, priests, paupers, soldiers and just about every character that gave blood, sweat and tears to the early colony and later nation.

Less forget the mass graves of Yellow Fever victims resulting in the closure of the place down in 1853. You and your guide will discuss the adjoining "Negro Burial Ground," Poet Conrad Aiken Birthplace, The Old City Jail, dueling grounds, The Hanging Tree along with the fascinating ritual use of the cemetery by area Root Doctors accompanied by eyeopening visual aides per their shamanism.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    What's not included
    • Gratuity
    Where

    Abercorn & Oglethorpe SB, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

    Meeting point:
    • Please meet your guide at the corner of Abercorn and E. Olgethorpe Ave in front of the Colonial Park cemetery's main entrance.
    What to remember
    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour
    • Please feel free to bring your own bottle of water. No other food or drink is allowed inside the cemetery
    • It's recommended that you dress comfortably and wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be on your feet for the majority of the tour
    • Bathrooms are available only at the beginning of the tour
    • This tour is wheelchair accessible and service animals are welcome on this tour

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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Shannon Scott Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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