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Grits & Magnolias Walking Tours

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Exceptional Historian

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Cecil Waters, who has extensively studied the history of... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Sallie Jo C
Madison, Wisconsin
via mobile
Through drips, drizzles and downpours the tour must go through :-)

For our three night March stay in Savannah we experienced a wide variety of weather, from sunny... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Overland Park, Ks
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401-3388
+1 912-238-1151
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Cecil Waters, who has extensively studied the history of Savannah and its people. This is a lovely walking tour amongst the mossy trees and key historical landmarks of the city. Cecil made the tour fun and interesting with his...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

For our three night March stay in Savannah we experienced a wide variety of weather, from sunny sixties to rainy fifties and wouldn't you know we had scheduled our walking tour the morning the sky looked as if it were auditioning for "Singing in the...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Cecil was a terrific tour guide, who entertained our family, which ranged in age from 10 years old to 78 years old. It was super interesting, the perfect amount of time, and the attention he gave our 10 year old daughter was really sweet. I'd...More

Thank JChaChicago
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I brought our dog on this walking tour. Cecil has a wealth of knowledge and great insight into local historic detail-not boring at all! We enjoyed the easy stroll discovering Savannah’s history, architecture and movie sites in 1.5 hours. $17 tour for...More

2  Thank lsuhomske
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Cecil was ever so knowledgable, sharing his vast knowledge of Savannah history and relating anecdotes with charm and humour. We would recommend!

2  Thank Sam H
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Informative charming tour guide who gave a great guided tour. Booked last minute and very accommodating.

2  Thank Amy S
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Cecil is the ideal tour guide. He is literary a walking history bluff with a witty personality. My wife and I from Illinois and another couple from NY were the only people on the tour. Since we're technically Yankees Cecil would crack jokes about being...More

2  Thank AntonioV3904
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were worried that the tour would be called off because of afternoon thunderstorms, but that was not the case. Not only did we get a taste for the rich history of this beautiful city, Cecil also gave us great recommendations for other sites, activities...More

2  Thank Emily H
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We meet Cecil and walk almost 2 hours. A southern gentleman to a T, extremely knowledgeable. It was like going on a stroll with your favorite uncle, who is also a historian, know just the right amounts of gossip and enjoys explaining things to my...More

2  Thank isabellaguevara
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Cecil was the most entertaining and informative tour guide ever! I will come back and do the tour again because of how amazing he was! He made everything engaging and really come to life. He knew the answer to every question I had, plus extra...More

2  Thank Grace A
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Ashley K
12 July 2016|
Response from Byrdie1950 | Reviewed this property |
Cecil is not a typical tour guide, he is someone who conducts the tours because of his deep love of Savannah. His price is very reasonable, and he customizes the tour to your groups likes. When you call his number, he... More