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Footprints of Savannah Walking Tour
The Footprints Tour is the complete story of Savannah's antebellum years and threads together the story of how intricately the city and its citizens were involved in the institution of slavery.
SEE THE SITES
Established in 1865 as a school to educate newly-freed black residents of Savannah, Beach Institute serves as an African-American cultural center, featuring art exhibits and a unique collection of hand-carved wooden sculptures.
This restored 1896 Victorian cottage serves as a cultural museum, emphasizing the contribution of African-Americans to Savannah's history, and to the nation as a whole.
First African Baptist Church
The oldest active Black church in North America, this church served a vital role in Savannah's Civil Rights Movement and features unique stained glass windows of African-American subjects.
Laurel Grove South
The final resting place for many of Savannah's African-American residents since 1852, Laurel Grove South is one of the most historic cemeteries in Savannah.
Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
Dedicated to the civil rights movement, this museum celebrates the contributions of African-Americans through exhibits that showcase Black history and cultural achievements.