A song created on the spot for House of Clayton.
Besides studying Savannah's history for some 22+ years, we are always researching, studying, verifying and quizzing each other to make the facts available to you. We want to give you confidence in the quality and accuracy of their stories because reality is far more interesting and stranger than anything made up. With Savannah, this is especially true.
Much of Savannah's Historic, and Victorian districts have incredible histories to reveal. From James Olgelthorphe leaving school to get his commission and eventually get King George II to sign a charter for the colony of Georgia, to the layout of the city, the architecture, difficulty with agriculture, high mortality rate, yellow fever epidemics, hurricane of 1893, duels, revolutionary war, civil war, and more.
Savannah's Historic and Victorian districts have some of the oldest buildings, cemeteries, and monuments in Georgia and the United States as a whole. The beauty of the place, both day and night, is palpable. We are dedicated to showing you the wonders of the town as we see them.
Though we may skirt the lines with some things in our daily lives, like staying on the sidewalks, and walking within the crossing zone lines, on a tour, it's important to follow these rules, not only for safety for yourself, and others but also because authorities will ticket tour groups who don't follow the rules.
The city regulations are as follows: (1) Walking tours shall refrain from encroaching on private property, including, but not limited to, trees, bushes, tree lawns, porches, gardens, steps, and public streets open to vehicular traffic. (2) No tour may block sidewalks preventing other pedestrians from passing. (3) Noise of the participants is to be kept at a conversational level. (4) Voice amplification systems are forbidden.
Additionally, some places mentioned during tours are private residences. Please keep that in mind and avoid disturbing families by being too loud or by trespassing on private property. Though drinking adult beverages is allowed on the tour when using 16oz or less plastic cups, sometimes it can become too much fun, and cause disruptions. If this occurs, you will be asked to leave the tour, without a refund.
Tour Cancelations will only occur in the cases of inclement weather, health, or family emergencies. If we are forced to cancel, deposits will be returned unless you'd like to reschedule for a different time/day. The only other time deposits will be returned is in the event you are sick or have a family emergency, forcing you to miss the tour. Bring an umbrella if there is a chance for rain, as that alone is not a reason we'll cancel. Please be mindful of traffic as many cars in Savannah either don't know how to drive here, or don't care. Just because a light is red, doesn't mean the approaching vehicle will yield. Just because you have the right of way as a pedestrian doesn't mean oncoming traffic will stop.
COVID Vaccinations: All of our tour guides are covid vaccinated and have had our boosters. Regardless of your opinion on the subject, we do this for your safety and ours.
Walking tours usually are an hour and a half to two hours long and cover a distance of approximately one and a half to two miles. There are benches along the way where you can rest. Children 12 and under get in free, but still need need to be mentioned for a full count. There are no refunds for leaving the tour early. Tips are appreciated.
A two mile, one and a half to two-hour historic walking tour covering at least six historic squares and Colonial Cemetery. 2pm and 6pm beginning on the south side of Chippewa Square, north of Liberty and the Six Pence, west of Drayton and McDonough's on Bull, by the cement bench facing the James Oglethorpe Statue. Learn about the founding of the colony of Georgia and the city of Savannah. Learn about Wars, Duels, Deaths, Architecture, Burials, and More!
House of Clayton Presents: "Grave Facts" Creepy Tour & Pub Crawl (Beginning early January 2024)
Dare to Explore the Dark Secrets of Savannah!
Join House of Clayton for a hauntingly unforgettable night in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia – America's most haunted city! Our exclusive "Grave " night tour is for souls aged 21 and over, ready to embrace the ghostly mysteries that lie within these old streets.
John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Marquis de Lafayette
Ben is a published fiction author, multifaceted artisan, tour guide, and Savannah enthusiast. He began House of Clayton as an outlet for that enthusiasm, hoping to pass on that feeling to Savannah's visitors. House of Clayton is a child company of ClaytonArtisty LLC.
Steven is a published writer, chef, tour guide, and Savannah enthusiast. He joined House of Clayton, as did Ben, as an outlet for that enthusiasm, hoping to pass on that feeling to Savannah's visitors. House of Clayton is a child company of ClaytonArtisty LLC.
Brian is a researcher, historian, and an Interpretive Ranger at one of Georgia's most significant historic sites and brings Savannah's past to life through understanding it's people. Join Brian on walk through time as he introduces you to adventurers and statesmen, pioneers, and nation builders, poets, writers and dreamers, all of whom ha
Brian is a researcher, historian, and an Interpretive Ranger at one of Georgia's most significant historic sites and brings Savannah's past to life through understanding it's people. Join Brian on walk through time as he introduces you to adventurers and statesmen, pioneers, and nation builders, poets, writers and dreamers, all of whom have played a part in creating the city we love, Savannah. House of Clayton is a child company of ClaytonArtisty LLC.
For small group tours, we can customize an itinerary to emphasize your interests. If you have a special request, send us a message, and we will get back to you soon.