Step back into history with a private custom tour of Historic Old Savannah

Pirates House Explore Savannah's storied history with the city's most respected tour guide. Dottie Barrett will bring Savannah's history to life for you as you tread on the same cobblestone streets walked by the city's earliest citizens. You can choose a particular segment of Savannah's history or culture to focus on during your tour, including:

  • The First Settlers (1733-1763)

  • The Revolutionary War Years (1763-1787)

  • The Civil War and Reconstruction Years (1850-1870)

  • Savannah Homes and Gardens

  • Savannah Artists and Writers

  • Savannah’s Architecture

  • Urban Planning (General Oglethorpe’s original design and the 22 squares)

  • The Smart Marys of Savannah (4 strong women named Mary, their deeds, their eccentricities and their influence on Southern and American history, art, architecture and culture from 1733 to the present)

  • Regional Antiques

  • Low Country Plantations
No matter which part of Savannah's colorful past you want to relive, Dottie is sure to inform and entertain you.


Dottie has the most knowledge of the history of Savannah of all the tour guides in Savannah. We have such interesting history here that you don’t have to add to it, and Dottie does not. She just tells you like it is in that totally original way of hers. In fact, she could talk to everybody all day long about everything in Savannah and still have more to talk about at the end of the day. It’s hard to know everything about Savannah, but Dottie knows the most.”
          —Kristin Sanders Detwiler, Cobblestone Connections, Savannah, GA


“Thank you for everything you did to make Savannah 101 such a success! Your presentation always enhances the event. Your tour was most enjoyable and your guidance and input for the booklet material was, as always, appreciated. Thanks for your many contributions to our organization!”
       —Tammy Ray, Savannah Area Tourism and Leadership Council, Savannah, GA


“We are extremely grateful to have met you and experienced you love for Savannah. I can’t thank you enough for your generosity and hospitality to the Otterbein Cardinals. Our lives are changed due to your insight and knowledge.”
       —Becky Smith, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH



Call Dottie Barrett at 912-661-0964 to start planning your private custom tour of Historic Old Savannah.