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Fort Jackson & Bonaventure

Fort Jackson & Bonaventure
Cultural & Theme Tours > Historical & Heritage Tours > Historical Tour
$49
Duration: 6 hours
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Description

This tour is chaperoned by mini bus at 10:30 am and lasts for 6 hours before returning to the Historic District of Savannah.  The tour will begin with Old Fort Jackson, then the Creek House for lunch, followed by a Bonaventure Cemetery walking tour with a experienced Bonaventure Cemetery tour guide.

Join us for a half day tour of 2 of the city’s most popular attractions outside of the historic district. Old Fort Jackson, one of Georgia’s oldest standing brick fortifications dating back to the early 1800’s, a National Historic Landmark, and only a 10-minute drive from downtown. Fort Jackson offers a fun-filled experience which includes a daily cannon firing, re-enactments, artifacts and beautiful views along the Savannah River. Following the fort tour, visit famous Paula Deen’s new restaurant, The Creek House, for lunch on your own. Following lunch, the day continues to Bonaventure Cemetery to learn about the lives of notable inhabitants like Academy Award-winning songwriter Johnny Mercer, Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair, philanthropist Mary Telfair, as well as the tragic tales of poet Conrad Aiken and Gracie Watson. The Cemetery walk meanders under moss draped oaks and along the bluff of the Wilmington River. Boneventure Cemetery, dating back to 1846, is one of the most beautiful cemeteries known.

This tour is chaperoned by mini bus at 10:30 am and lasts for 6 hours before returning to the Historic District of Savannah.  The tour will begin with Old Fort Jackson, then the Creek House for lunch, followed by a Bonaventure Cemetery walking tour with a experienced Bonaventure Cemetery tour guide.