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Grits & Magnolias Walking Tours

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Address: 1 E. Broughton St. (alcove), Savannah, GA
Phone Number:
+1 912-238-1151
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

I'm a native of Savannah with a genuine love for this beautiful historic...

I'm a native of Savannah with a genuine love for this beautiful historic city and I enjoy nothing more than to share that with visitors. I consider myself a well-studied amateur historian of the South in general and of Savannah in particular and I know the city's history and current scene intimately and deeply. Come take a leisurely stroll with me. We'll wander through the squares, streets, and boulevards of this charming city as I narrate not only local history but the dramatic personal stories of the people who founded and built the city, fought and survived the wars, and preserved it for us to enjoy today.

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Great Walking Tour

Cecil knows his stuff. What a great way to get an overview of Savannah. So informative and a great sense of humor and history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Orange County, CA
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Orange County, CA
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Cecil knows his stuff. What a great way to get an overview of Savannah. So informative and a great sense of humor and history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide Cecil was delightful. He has been leading these tours for the past 36 years and knows his subject. Highly recommend this tour.

Thank Graeme D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour with Cecil. We lucked out and were the only 2 on a weekday tour. Cecil knows every brick and crack in the city as well as all the stories and history. We enjoyed our time and getting to know Cecil and would definitely do it again.

Thank Michael H
Saint Albans, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Cecil is a kind, charming and knowledgeable gentleman. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Cecil's tour. We highly recommend his service!

Thank RABailey
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This was a very fun (very affordable $17/person) delightful and tailored tour by one heck of a sharp, funny and super knowledgable and witty Savannah Native who is as genuine and delightful as they get. He brings the amazing town to life with his wonderful stories and deep knowledge base. He looks old but is as sharp as a tool,... More 

Thank track2viper
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Cecil is a charming southern gentleman and a true historian...he was in fact a history professor. I feel so lucky to have had the experience of getting to know Savannah from a historical perspective as well as a personal one thanks to Cecil who has lived there most if not all of his life. Cecil takes his time and relays... More 

Thank SQRiver
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Cecil was great. A funny gentleman and very knowledgeable. He lives right in the neighborhood and has the context of having lived in the old district for decades. He even knows personally some of the characters in "Midnight". 5 star rating!

Thank linctrimble
Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

My husband and I have taken numerous walking tours and Cecil is amongst the very best! His love and knowledge of Savannah shines through. We did not want a commercialized tour, we were bringing friends who had never visited Savannah, and we wanted someone that would give us a tour that had a personalized touch. Cecil delivered! The four of... More 

Thank Byrdie1950
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful, fulfilling experience during our two-hour walking tour with veteran tour guide Cecil Waters. We were interested in the Savannah architecture and history and Cecil delivered. My husband also has a strong interest in the Revolutionary War and Cecil made certain to give us highlights from that era, along with pointing out many of Savannah's famous homes... More 

Thank John Paul J
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Cecil was our guide on this two-hour stroll through the historic district. In his unique style, Cecil was descriptive and concise in his summaries of the founding of Savannah and the characters involved. He offers as much information as you would like and customizes his overview to your level of interest. Very knowledgeable with a "southern" sense of humor that... More 

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