Old Town Trolley Tours & Seasonal Holiday Sights Tour

The 2017 Holiday Season heralds the arrival of one of Savannah’s most cherished holiday events, Old Town Trolley’s 20th annual Holiday Sights Trolley Tour. Conductor “elves” are delighted to entertain and amuse guests with tales of their favorite holiday traditions. Guests will sing classic holiday carols as they pass by beautiful historic homes and city squares. This special tour is offered from November 24th through December 24th. The tour lasts two hours and includes exclusive nighttime admission into the Davenport House, where guests will get a glimpse of a typical 19th century family holiday, very different from the holiday celebrations of today.


The festivities also include a stop at the Westin Savannah Harbor where you will enjoy a viewing of Savannah's largest Gingerbread Village. The tour begins at Old Town Trolley’s Welcome Center (214 West Boundary Street) and operates nightly starting at 6:30 p.m. Call for other departure times. Reservations are required for this popular holiday tour.


All aboard Savannah’s premier sightseeing tour! Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah operates daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with ALL DAY ON & OFF privileges at 15 stops throughout a 90-minute loop throughout the Historic District. Each stop is chosen for your convenience within close proximity to historic sites, restaurants, and shopping, with trolley departures from each location at least every 20 minutes. Expert tour conductors offer colorful anecdotes and well-researched historical facts.


Old Town Trolley Tours is Savannah’s MOST POPULAR tour company and with these offerings, it is clear to see why. Join us aboard “the attraction that takes you to the attractions” and see why more people choose the ORANGE and GREEN more than any other tour for their “transportainment” needs. Call (912) 233-0083 or visit www.trolleytours.com/savannah.


Not your Typical Dry Museum – American Prohibition Museum


The American Prohibition Museum, located in Savannah’s City Market, is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. While visiting, guests will travel back in time to the early 1900s as anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and the “booze problem” was pushed to the forefront of American politics.


The true story of America’s struggle with the liquor question, the passing of the 18th Amendment, its impact on the nation, and the far-reaching consequences of the thirteen years of Prohibition all come to life within the walls of the American Prohibition Museum. Through immersive displays and state-of-the-art dioramas, museum goers will learn how Prohibition and Temperance shaped thinking and culture for more than two hundred years of American history.


Guests to the museum will have the opportunity to relive the intoxicating history of Temperance and Prohibition from the “Alcohol Argument” between the “Wets” and the “Drys” to the unintended consequences of the 18th Amendment. At every turn, museum visitors will be in immersed in history through beautiful restored Prohibition era vehicles, more than 200 historic artifacts, captivating dioramas and high-tech immersive displays, costumed docents and larger-than-life scale colorized photo murals from the time period.


Before stepping out the backdoor of the museum and reentering modern day Savannah, the final galleries of the museum include the period authentic (and fully operational) speakeasy, Congress Street Up. During the daytime, the speakeasy operates as part of the museum experience, with the only entry to the speakeasy as part of the museum tour. Craft cocktails straight from Prohibition are on the menu with classics such as the Aviation, the Mary Pickford, and a Savannah classic—Chatham Artillery Punch.


Once the museum closes, the opportunities in Congress Street Up are endless. From Cocktail Classes to event rentals during the weekdays to their up-scale nighttime speakeasy experience on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, Congress Street Up is sure to deliver a high-end experience for anyone looking for something a little out of the ordinary. Consider the American Prohibition Museum and Congress Street up as a great location for a holiday party or event.

The Museum and Speakeasy can be found in City Market, (912) 344-9243 (AmericanProhibitionMuseum.com)

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05 Dec 2017

By Tiffany Altman