Trolley Tour of Historic Savannah
In this 90 minute, guided tour of the city, students will board 35 passenger, open aired trolley cars to learn about the history and culture of historic Savannah. On this fully narrated tour, students will discover multiple points of interests in the history and culture of Savannah. Included in this tour are the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace, Forsyth Park, Ellis Square, among many others.
Lunch and shopping on River Street
Following the morning trolley tour, students will meet for a catered lunch on iconic River Street. Following lunch, students will be given the opportunity to shop along River Street. The hand-laid cobblestones along River Street are from all over the world and students will have an opportunity to see, firsthand, the beautiful architecture and history that River Street holds. While on River Street, students will be able to see numerous monuments paying homage to Savannah history. Among them is the Waving Girl Statue – a monument to Florence Martus who took it upon herself to be Savannah’s unofficial greeter of all ships who entered and left the Port of Savannah between 1887 and 1931
First African Baptist Church
Savannah’s First African Baptist Church has been a place of tremendous leadership and service since its first organization in 1773. During segregation, the Church served as a safe house where white citizens and black citizens could freely meet. During this tour, students will hear a history of the Church’s role throughout the last 225 years.
Old Fort Jackson
Old Fort Jackson, Georgia’s oldest standing brick fort, is a can’t miss National Historic Landmark. Fort Jackson, originally erected when Thomas Jefferson authorized the construction of a national defense system, has served to defend Savannah in both the American Revolution and the Civil War. While at the Fort, students will be engaged in a highly exciting, interactive tour including a live cannon firing!
Dinner and Beach Time
Tybee Island, GA
Following the tour of Old Fort Jackson, students will load the bus and head to Tybee Island where they will enjoy dinner at the beach! Following a catered dinner, students and teachers will have some time for beach activities, group pictures, or to just watch the waves crash in.
Bowling at Strike Zone, Brunswick
To end the first evening, students will have some “spare” time to “strike” up some fun at Strike Zone Bowling, in Brunswick before heading back to the hotel.