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Girls with Grit - 2hr Walking Tour

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Let’s hear it for the Girls with Grit! Grab a to-go cup, expose those ankles, lose the corset and discover the sisters of yesterday.

On this tour you will learn about the independent, strong-willed ladies of Savannah who rose above status-quo of what was ‘expected’ of them, those women who truly made a difference.

On this tour, you will learn about

- Mary Telfair who brought us the first Art Gallery in the South and the Telfair Women's hospital.

- Alida Harper, a forerunner in home restorations.

- Mary Musgrove who became the wealthiest land owner in Savannah, when women weren't allowed to own property.

- Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts,

- Jane Devereaux, a free black woman, who held secret schools for 30-years.

- Nellie Gordon, Catie Green, Sofie Meldrim and more...

Not only for the ladies - Men are welcome also!
City: Savannah
Thu 23 May
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Starting at $30.00
Thu 23 May
Starting at $30.00
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What's Included
All Fees and Taxes
Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
What To Expect
1
Johnson Square
Nathaniel Green's monument stands in the center of the square. At his death, his wife Caty found herself facing financial ruin. Discover how she fought congress for her money owed to Nathaniel, how she cleared his name. Most importantly, what impact did she have on the Cotton Gin. Who really invented the Cotton Gin? You will also learn about Mary Musgrove, the Trading Post owner who used her mixed race to her advantage and rose above all adversities, becoming the wealthiest land owner in Georgia.
2
Telfair Academy
We will discuss the Telfair Family, with a focus on Mary Telfair and how she impacted Savannah, GA.
3
Wright Square
Known as the Hanging Square, discover who Alice Riley was and why she was hanged here in Wright Square, making her the first woman hanged in the state of Georgia.
4
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace
Learn about the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts. You will hear about here life and how she came to start the Girl Scouts.
5
Harper Fowlkes House
Your guide will explain how Alida Harper bought this house from the court house steps, during a time when 'women didn't buy property'. Alida restored this house herself. She was a forerunner in the preservation of historic Savannah.
6
Chippewa Square
Mrs Foley of the Foley House Inn has a secret, and you definitely want to know what it is!
7
Green-Meldrim House
Sofie Meldrim, the socialite of Savannah. Sofie goes on vacation and comes back married. Uhoh....What did Judge Meldrim (daddy) say about this? What is Sofie's connection to Jackie O?
Show 4 more stops
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Reviews (1)
emilykW7388LB
May 2022
The ladies were a hoot! They were very knowledgable and the sites were beautiful! I really liked the quick stop at a local restaurant during the tour too!

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