Savannah Irish History Walking Tour

On this tour, we see 5 historic squares and end in beautiful Emmet Park beside the Celtic Cross. See the Irish influence on Savannah today from street names to flags flying. Learn about the Old Fort area where many Irish communities settled in the 1800s. After this tour, you will have an in-depth understanding of why the Irish immigrated to Savannah and what their experience here was like. Questions and requests encouraged. We would love to have the opportunity to show y'all our hometown!

KT O'Brien and Tom O'Brien are excited to present the Irish History of Savannah Tour. They are both especially passionate about sharing these stories as their first Irish ancestors came to Savannah in the 1850s. This is an opportunity to even hear stories passed down through families and oral tradition. The Irish have many tales to share! Join a real locals tour to learn about Irish in Savannah as early as the 1700s!

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1 hour 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • In-person guide
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    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Pass By: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E Harris St, Savannah, GA 31401-4616

      The Cathedral has a big connection to the Irish in Savannah. We will walk beside it and learn the history here.

      Stop At: Colonial Park Cemetery, 200 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401

      We walk alongside the Colonial Cemetery which dates to 1750.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Warren Square, Savannah, GA

      Learn the connection between Warren Square and the Irish History of Savannah.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Emmet Park, Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401

      We end at the Celtic Cross in Emmet Park which used to be named the Irish Green after all the Irish immigrants who settled there.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Washington Square, Savannah, GA

      A big connection to the Irish in Savannah will be shared here. This used to be known as the Old Fort area of Savannah.

      Duration: 10 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      201 E Charlton St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
      Departure Time :
      9:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      Emmet Park, 4089 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
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      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Savannah Tours and Tales

    Activity ID: V-73667P5

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