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Savannah Trolley and Haunted History Tour Combo
"This combo tour is your ticket to the ultimate Savannah experience. With on and off privileges the fully narrated trolley tour allows you to explore the stunning sites of historic Savannah for a full day. Your combo tour also includes a haunted history walking tour. Discover the haunted history of the Squares of Savannah as your Chippewa Square Madison Square Monterrey Square Calhoun Square Lafayette Square and Wright Squares ending around Colonial Park Cemetery. Tour the ""crown jewels"" of Savannah’s famous squares while listening to stories presented in the spots where the unexplained actually occurred. Hear folk lore of murder
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Haunted History of the Squares of Savannah
"Your tour guide Scott is a psychic sensitive who will intrigue you with stories of the afterlife. You will learn all about the tragedies that occurred here and how they have gone to make Savannah one of the most haunted if not the most haunted city in America. Your tour will include:Tour the ""crown jewels"" of Savannah’s famous squares Historically based stories presented in the spots were the unexplained actually occurred Intrigui suicide unnatural deaths and desecration of burial sites Hear traditions and superstitions based around the legendary Colonial Park Cemetery The tour ends with stories at Wright's Square Your stroll through the streets of the histori Chippewa Square (where part of Forest Gump was filmed) Madison Square Monterrey Square
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Haunted History of the Squares of Savannah
"Your tour guide Scott is a psychic sensitive who will intrigue you with stories of the afterlife. You will learn all about the tragedies that occurred here and how they have gone to make Savannah one of the most haunted if not the most haunted city in America. Your tour will include:Tour the ""crown jewels"" of Savannah’s famous squares Historically based stories presented in the spots were the unexplained actually occurred Intrigui suicide unnatural deaths and desecration of burial sites Hear traditions and superstitions based around the legendary Colonial Park Cemetery The tour ends with stories at Wright's Square Your stroll through the streets of the histori Chippewa Square (where part of Forest Gump was filmed) Madison Square Monterrey Square
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Lafayette Square Tips (6)

Cool place to relax while walking in Savannah

After spending time in the nearby Cathedral or walking past historic homes, Lafayette Square beckons as a shaded place in which to relax on a park bench. This is a difficult place for the amateur photographer due to the background. Almost any picture will include cars parked on the surrounding streets. There is a fountain in the center of the park as well as nice lines in the walks. The trees are also interesting subjects.

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fred98115
Oct 03, 2016

Lafayette Square serenity.

Another pretty park with a fountain in the center commemorating the 250 anniversary of the founding of Georgia. The Hamilton Turner house was a college fraternity house in the late 60's. Today it is a beautifully renovated house turned into a B&B.

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brkilbourne
Nov 02, 2014

Lafayette Square

Lafayette Square was laid out in 1837 and is named for Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, the French hero of the American Revolution, who visited Savannah in 1825. The square contains a fountain commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Georgia colony, donated by the Colonial Dames of Georgia in 1984, as well as cobblestone sidewalks. Adjacent to the square is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

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apbeaches
Feb 02, 2014

Lafayette Square

This square, located on Abercorn Street between Charlton and Harris Streets was laid out in 1837. It is named for the Marquis de Lafayette who was a commander of the French troups arrived to help Wasngton during the Revolution. He is well known in France because he particpated to the beginning of the French Revolution and he emigrated when the the "climate became unsafe" for noble men. He had a long life and turn back to America, in Savannah, in 1825.

The three level fountain was given by the Savannah Town Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia

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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Explore the squares

When Savannah was laid out in 1733 by General Oglethorpe hw designed wards with 40 building lots and 4 trust lots for schools, churches and other public services and a square at the center. Most of the original squares survive and are named for and dedicated to the significant figures in Savannah's history so that a tour of the squares is a delight for the eyes and also a tour of her history.

The photo shows Lafayette Square (1837) named for the famous French aide to General Washington. The fountain was installed in 1983 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the colony of Georgia in the center of this square. In the photo you can also see the spires of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

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rexvaughan
Jun 09, 2005

Lafayette Square.

The many squares of Savannah are the true calling card of this sultry city and the picturesque Lafayette Square is no exception with the twin spires of the Gothic-style Cathedral of St. John the Baptist looming in the background. The square was named after French ally, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the church dates back to 1876.

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Things to Do Near Lafayette Square

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Reynolds Square

The statue to John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church stands in the middle of the square. Famous buildings on the square include the Habersham House, Planters Inn ( originally the John Wesley...
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Temple Mickve Israel

Congregation Mickve Israel in Savannah, Georgia, is one of the oldest in the United States, organized in 1735 by mostly Sephardic Jewish immigrants from London who arrived in the new colony in 1733....
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Columbia Square

Columbia Square will forever hold a special place in my heart. On December 11,2015 my boyfriend purposed to me at the fountain and it was the most romantic night ever!!!!!!! I love this Square and I...
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Chippewa Square

Savannah has it's oddities such as the statues in some of the squares. Chippawa square has a statue of James Oglethorpe. I would think his statue would be in Oglethorpe square. 1st Baptist church...
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Wright Square

Funny that they would name a square after someone who issued a decree of summary execution for any one inciting rebellion. But then again Savannah has many quirks. A beautiful square like most in...
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Monterey Square

In 1847, the Irish Jasper Greens, a Savannah military group, returned from the Mexican war and this name (Monterey) was given to honor one of the battles in that war. An obelisk of the Square honors...
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