Colonial Park Walking Tour

Savannah, United States

Experience hosted by Keith

60 mins, Hosted in English
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Up to 8 people
Includes tickets and equipment

What you'll do

We’ll start at the Patriot arch at the corner of the grounds where we’ll briefly get to know each other. Then we’ll stroll around to the original Lincoln gate where we’ll enter the cemetery.
Using a map, we’ll explore this colonial burying ground together. I’ll walk with you along the wall of orphan tombstones, explaining its significance and origin. I’ll tell you the history of Colonial Park Cemetery as we walk to important markers and I’ll relay known details on the people those stones commemorate. I’ll take you to the duelists’ grave and describe the duels in Savannah, pointing out those who died in this historically violent ritual. Hear about and see evidence of vandalism and fire damage and neglect. Desecrated graves, missing vaults, excavation projects, and so much more. We will discuss the decency of building a city atop the dead, and focus mostly on Savannah during the American Revolution.
Other things to note
This is NOT a ghost tour.
Also, while the cemetery isn’t very large, there is quite a lot to see. Please be ready to walk.
We’ll start at the Patriot arch at the corner of the grounds where we’ll briefly get to know each other. Then we’ll stroll around to the original Lincoln gate where we’ll enter the cemetery.
Using a map, we’ll explore this colonial burying ground together. I’ll walk with you along the wall of orphan tombstones, explaining its significance and origin. I’ll tell you the history of Colonial Park Cemetery as we walk to important markers and I’l…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Savannah has six, beautiful cemeteries and many squares that require consta...
  • Equipment
    Presentation materials.

Meet your host, Keith

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 77 Reviews
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I’m Mr Bones! I'm a Savannah native. I have an uncontrollable love for everything macabre and eery. I'm passionate about living and making the most of my life while I'm alive. I've compiled for this tour a wealth of information on old burial customs, some interesting historical facts, and some puzzling things about this 300 year old cemetery.
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Where you'll be

Colonial Park Cemetery is a 269 year old burial ground in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, Ga. It is only five acres in size, but holds thousands of Savannah’s oldest settlers. Every ghost tour makes a point to stop here and retell a few legends surrounding the area: this tour is your chance to get the historical fact that underlies those campfire stories. **A portion of the proceeds from this tour goes toward cemetery preservation.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 77 reviews.

Lindsay
September 2021
The Colonial Cemetery tour with Keith was fabulous. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of the cemetery, Savannah, and some of the people buried there. He was extremely knowledgeable in answering any questions we had. It was one of the best elements of our trip this weekend. I would HIGHLY recommend to all visitors of Savannah.
Sierra
August 2021
Keith is the absolute coolest guy to learn some of Savannah’s lesser known and more intricate history from. It was just my partner and I on the tour and he made us feel so welcome and comfortable during the entirety of tour. I would have paid more for the tour if I knew of the excellent quality beforehand!!! Such a great experience.
Danielle
July 2021
This tour was a great introduction to Savannah. We learned what life was like in the city in the past through their burial practices and treatment of the cemetery.
Sara
May 2021
Keith forgot to show up for our tour. When I messaged him 7 minutes after our planned meeting time he said he had a family emergency. He did refund my money. It was disappointing that he didn't notify us in advance so that we could have booked another tour. we planned our day around this.
Rachel
May 2021
Oh my gosh! Keith was the highlight of our Savannah tour experience. This was all I wanted to do for Mother's Day, and boy did he deliver! We brought our 10 year old twins with us on the tour of Colonial Cemetary, and being a family who loves great folklore mixed with historical storytelling this was our jam! I would highly recommend any of the Mr. Bones tours if you're in Savannah. Absolute 10!
Melissa
April 2021
Keith really knows his stuff and made sure we had an experience tailored to the needs of my family (particularly two cranky 7 year old, including one special needs). He was knowledgeable and charismatic, and after I mentioned my hearing loss made sure to speak with his face towards me- which really helped me keep up on what he was sharing. Though it wasn’t a traditional spooky tour because of the kids he did share some truly chilling history with us and made sure there were laughs. Extremely patient with the two kids who were over everything by the start of our 5 pm tour.

Choose from available dates

4 available
  • Sun, Sep 26
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 1 other guest
    $15 per person
  • Sun, Oct 3
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $15 per person
  • Sun, Oct 10
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 3 other guests
    $12 per person, previously $15
  • Sun, Oct 17
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $12 per person, previously $15

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Respect for the dead

Walking shoes