Reservations:   

(912) 921-4455    
            or     
eldridte@aol.com


Time:
        
90 minutes 

Place:       tours begin
and end in different places 
in the Historic District, 
depending on the topic
and arrangements made

Distance: 1-2 miles

Number:   2-25

Cost (topic tour):     
$15  adult
$  5  child under age 12
free  child under age 6

cash or check only

Age Limitation:  none

Handicap Accommodation: 
all tours designed to permit
wheelchair use

Reservations:   

(912) 921-4455   
            or    
eldridte@aol.com

Tours Ted Offers:

A Stroll 
Through History

(introduction walk
through beautiful
squares)

Architecture 
and Iron

(styles 
representing
the eras of
Savannah's 
history)

Savannah
Through the
Eyes of a
Child
     

(a scavenger
hunt for 
families 
with kids 
ages 7 and up)  


A View Through 
Garden Gates

(the trees, shrubs
and plants of this
sub-tropical coastal
region) 

Civil War In 
Savannah

(a Savannahian's
view from build-up
to blockade
through General
Sherman's visit
and Federal
occupation)

After Dark 
Spirit Walk

(stories told
of what has
been seen, heard
experienced -
suitable for
older children)

Midnight in the 
Garden of Good
and Evil in
Savannah

(the fact and
fiction as known
through the real 
characters John
Berendt included
in "the book")
    
Johnny Mercer
Walk - Pardon
My Southern
Accent

(the life and life-long
connections between
the man who wrote
over 1700 songs and
his hometown, Savannah"

Personal Interest
Tour

(Share your
interests; 
Ted will design
the tour to
meet them.)

 

 

 

                         

Take a walk through time in Savannah, internationally acclaimed "most beautiful city," at a Deep South, Savannah pace.

Rest a spell on a bench in a square.

Hear stories of the history, the people, and the ways of this unique place tucked among the marshes and up against the Atlantic, under a canopy of live oaks dripping with Spanish moss.

Come alone or bring your family, your friends, your club, your colleagues. Every tour is planned by topic; but, always unique, according to your individual or group interests. 

                                                                                            


     CRITICAL INFORMATION


     I lead each tour scheduled. 

     Tours are scheduled for standard times visitors have most requested (Monday through Saturday):

              

            10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
            2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

            7:00 - 8:30 p.m.


     Since I lead the "Spirits After Dark" Tour by lantern light and only after dark, starting time varies with the season. 


     A private tour for your family, group, class, club or organization can be scheduled for alternate times to fit your itinerary and special interests. Scheduling a walking tour for a small group of people you know allows me to personalize your experience. We get to know one another. Many return year after year as friends.


     All tours are by reservation only. I ask the courtesy of notice if a scheduled tour needs to be canceled.


    You make a reservation by email or phone message. Leave the following information and I'll get back to you with availability and specifics as soon as possible:


      1) which topic(s) are of interest to you,   

      2) what dates and times best fit your plans, and  

      3) the number in your party.


     The cost for each topic tour, which includes the required per person Savannah Preservation Tax:
             $15 per adult
             $  5 per child under 12
             free for those under 6


     Each tour lasts about 90 minutes.

     I look forward to hearing from you. You're in for an exciting, memorable time at a slow Savannah pace.


                                                                     Ted  :)

     About me

Ted Eldridge has been collecting, telling and writing stories most of his life. He is a professional educator and public speaker, story teller and author. He taught sixth grade for twelve years, was an elementary school principal for seventeen years, and a university instructor for six years.

Savannah is not only his home; but, also, his hobby. Ted has led over 650 walking tours as a licensed guide in Savannah. 


His published books of short stories and non-fiction give insights that could be written only by one who knows and cares about the beauty of this little corner of paradise -- Savannah -- and the unique character of her people, from the descendents of the founders -- those fifth to seventh generation Savannahians -- to the visitors with whom he shares his city each week.

Ted sings tenor in the Choir at Christ Church Episcopal, the first church in Savannah, the "Mother Church of Georgia," founded February 12, 1733. 

He sings with the "World-Famous Crabettes," one of Savannah's treasured institutions, as one of a few Jimmy crabs among the multi-talented She-crabs. This band of colorful characters bring a splash of local color to conventions, conferences, club and group meetings, parties and nursing facilities in the Low Country.


 

                                                           

Savannah THEN AND NOW, Ted's recently published book, co-authored with Polly Cooper, is available in bookstores and online. 

Soon available:

The first two books of Ted's Savannah Series for young adults -
                                                   Hattie, the Old Gullah Woman of Gator Island

                                                        

                                                                "Voodoo"                 "Aunt Julia"


Scroll to the top and click on links to read more about each of Ted's tours and suggestions he offers for your visit to Savannah.