This year we spent a few days in Savannah Georgia as part of our vacation. Savannah is full of amazing historical locations where you can learn a lot. However, many of the guided tours are quite pricey. Think $20 a person on the low side of prices.
We did not want to spend that kind of money. We went a different route. We purchased The Savannah Walking Tour & Guidebook for $5.95. I believe Amazon has it for $5.36 right now. This gave us the freedom to learn about each item at our pace. If something bored the kids we moved past it quicker. If they were really interested in something we lingered.
One of the great things about the guidebook is that it includes information on each location that you teach your children.
The picture above is Oglethorpe’s Bench. It marks the location where he first made camp before starting the city of Savannah.We took it a step further and talked about what the camp would have looked like in this area if all the buildings were gone.
The canons George Washington gave to the city of Savannah are a must see. I highly recommend them to anyone visiting Savannah. C kept us here for a long time. We would not have enjoyed it as much if we would have been with a tour group.
If you have been working on the Civil Rights movement there are many options on this tour to help you explore this. The statue picture was a personal favorite of mine.
There are many periods of time represented throughout the Savannah Walking Tour. Don’t miss the World War II memorial on the riverside. This is amazing!
There are even imitations of the Nina and Pinta. These are great to check out if you have ever worked on a series about our nation’s origins.
As a whole we really enjoyed this tour. It was a slow paced option that let me teach on the level of my children in their time.