Savannah "Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil" Narrated Walking Tour

Take a deep dive into John Berendt's

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil on this 2.5-hour, small-group walking tour led by a veteran journalist and downtown Savannah resident. Enjoy up-close-and-personal insights into the characters and events depicted in John Berendt’s masterwork. You’ll also see several sites where the story unfolds, including the Hamilton-Turner Inn, Clary’s Cafe, and Mercer-Williams House; and a number of venues used in the movie.

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Local licensed professional Savannah tour guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • This tour does not include a tour of the Mercer Williams House Museum.
    • Entry/Admission - Mercer Williams House Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Armstrong House
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Reynolds Square, Abercorn Street Between East Bryant and East Congress Streets, Savannah, GA 31401

    Out tour begins here. Introduction to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Johnson Square, Bull Street Between Bryan and Congress Streets, Savannah, GA

    We stop here to talk about Johnny Mercer and the Midnight movie soundtrack.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Wright Square, Bull Street Between West State and West York Streets, Savannah, GA

    We talk about the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and its characters.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Chippewa Square, Bull Street Between Hull Street and Perry Street, Savannah, GA 31401

    A brief presentation about the movie Forrest Gump.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Talk briefly about the Cathedral's history and relationship with St. Patrick's Day.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Hamilton-Turner House, 330 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-4636

    Talk about Joe Odom, Nancy Hillis/Mandy.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: West Jones Street, W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

    See Clary's Cafe; John Berendt's first home in Savannah; the home where Berendt met Joe Odom.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mercer Williams House Museum, 429 Bull St Entrance Located Behind The House At 430 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA 31401-4935

    We stand in front of the Mercer Williams House Museum and discuss its history to present-day, its role in the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and the trials of Jim Williams. We do not go inside the museum.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Armstrong House, 447 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401-4960

    We stand in front of the Armstrong House and discuss its history and its role in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It is now a private home, we do not enter it.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Forsyth Park, Drayton St and E Park Ave, Savannah, GA 31401

    Our tour ends here with a discussion on how the author wrote the book.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Reynolds Square, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
    Return Detail :
    Fountain at Forsyth Park, 1 W Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • 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 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • 1) All guests are required to bring protective face masks that cover the nose and mouth and wear them for the duration of the tour. Your guide will also be wearing a face mask. 2) Tours limited to a maximum of ten guests.
  • 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 Sidewalk Tours LLC

Activity ID: V-13856P3

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