8 Must-See Stops on the
Savannah Trolley Tour

No visit to CreekFire Resort is complete without a glimpse into the rich history of Savannah, Georgia. Explore beyond the resort and immerse yourself in the top-rated Savannah sightseeing tour

Trolley tours allow guests to hop off and on all day while discovering what makes Savannah a southern gem. Visit a Hollywood landmark at Forsyth Park, grab a bite to eat at the Savannah Riverwalk, and explore American history from the Revolutionary War to the Civil Rights Movement.

Shuttle Service to Downtown Savannah Trolley

Savannah Trolley Tours shuttle picks up CreekFire Resort guests.

CreekFire Resort makes it easy for RVers and campers to see the best of Savannah. Among the CreekFire Resort amenities, the resort offers a shuttle service specifically for guests who want to take the downtown Savannah trolley tour. 

Reserve your spot on the shuttle 24 hours in advance. You can sign up for a shuttle at the CreekFire Resort front desk. Guests taking the shuttle receive a $5 coupon for Old Town Trolley Tours. 

  • Shuttles leave CreekFire each morning between 9:00 and 9:30.
  • Drivetime: 25 minutes
  • Return shuttles leave downtown at 4:00 pm to return to CreekFire. 

Exploring Historic Savannah by Trolley

The guided Old Town Trolley Tours are a favorite of CreekFire guests. Tickets range from $29 to $50 per person. 

Choose from one of three tour types and visit 15 must-see stops in Savannah. 

Tour guides bring the history of Old Savannah to life. Sit and relax on the 90-minute tour or hop off at any stop to explore at your own pace. Trolleys circulate every 20 minutes making it easy to rejoin the tour and explore other destinations. 

Top Things to Do along the Savannah Tour

Hop on the Old Town Trolley Tour in downtown Savannah to explore all the things to do.Need help with where to hop on and hop off the trolley tour?

Each stop includes multiple historical sites within walking distance. We’ve broken down the eight favorite things to see while visiting Savannah according to CreekFire guests. 

 

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

Trolley Stop No. 1

Start by adding a little history to your tour of Savannah with a stop at the Civil Rights Museum. Retrace the history of the civil rights movement from slavery to the present day. Named after Ralph Mark Gilbert who was a civil rights pioneer and pastor at the First African Baptist Church (see the church on trolley stop #3)

Additional cost: $7-$14

 

Georgia State Railroad Museum

Trolley Stop No. 2

Hop off the trolley and explore Roundhouse Railroad. Also known as the George State Railroad Museum, the historic site dates back to the 1850s. The old locomotive terminal was saved from disrepair following the success of the civil-war movie Glory which was filmed on site. 

Plan to take a diesel train ride if you visit Wednesday – Sunday.

Additional cost: $8-15

 

War memorial statue in Historic Savannah Square along the trolley tour.

Historical Savannah Homes in Madison Square

Trolley Stop No. 4

History buffs take note, Madison Square is one of Savannah’s historic districts. The trolley stops near the site of the Siege of Savannah. See the monument marking the site of this Revolutionary War battle that ended British victory in 1779.

The history continues beyond the tree-lined square surrounded by historic homes including the Civil War-era Mercer-Williams House

Nearby find an architectural treasure at the Green-Meldrim House. The home was built in the 1850s by one of Savannah’s wealthiest cotton merchants. It’s considered one of the most impressive examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the South.

Flag this Savannah neighborhood as a must-see for exploring history, food, and shopping.  

Additional Cost: Varies

 

Forsyth Park and Film Locations

Trolley Stop No. 5

No Savannah sightseeing your is complete without visiting the Forsyth Park Fountain.

Embrace the splendor of this expansive 30-acre park. Forsyth Park and its massive fountain tops every Savannah’s list of things to do as a landmark location. Installed in1858, the fountain is the heart of the park and a focal point for locals, visitors, and Hollywood.

You’ve seen the Forsyth Park Fountain featured in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Cape Fear. 

Create your own walking tour from Forsyth Park. A short walk up Bull Street takes you to another iconic filming location. Wander to Chippewa Square to see where Forrest Gump’s bench scenes were shot. You won’t find the bench on site, but the backdrop remains picturesque. 

Additional Cost: N/A 

 

Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist

Trolley Stop No. 7

See what’s beyond the twin spires at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Old Savannah. You can explore the church’s Gothic Revival architecture on a self-guided Cathedral tour

Haitian and French immigrants founded the church in the late 18th century, but the building you see now didn’t take shape until the 1870s.

Additional Costs: Donations are suggested

Find additional notable landmarks nearby, including the first headquarters of the Girl Scouts and Revolutionary War-era Colonial Park Cemetery.

 

Savannah City Market 

Trolley Stop No. 9

Situated at the heart of downtown, the Savannah City Market combines food, shopping, and the very best of this southern town in one spot. These four city blocks are steeped in history tucked between Franklin and Ellis Squares. 

Additional Cost: Varies

 

American Prohibition Museum

Trolley Stop No. 9 

Step back into history at the American Prohibition Museum in City Market. It’s a one-of-a-kind museum featuring an authentic speakeasy, restored prohibition-era vehicles, and 20 exhibits reliving the highs and lows of the 18th Amendment. 

Addition Costs: $18+

 

Savannah Riverwalk

Trolley Stop No. 11

Sightseeing on the Savannah Riverwalk near the Riverboat tours.

Be sure to hop off the trolley tour and walk Savannah’s waterfront along River Street.

The scenic Savannah Riverwalk marries old and new. It’s the site where colonial Georgia began in 1733. 

Now, you’ll find majestic riverboats lining the Savannah River banks. Buy tickets for a 90-minute Savannah Riverboard Cruise or grab a bite to eat. The Savannah Riverwalk is home to more than 20 restaurants.

Addition Costs: Varies

Unwind in Savannah at CreekFire Resort

You’ll notice a common theme throughout Savannah – hospitality. In true Southern style, Savannah is big on making sure guests feel at home. It’s how the Georgia city became known as the “Hostess City of the South.”

That same southern hospitality extends to CreekFire Resort. 

That’s why you’ll want to end your Savannah trolley tour back at CreekFire Resort with the 4:00 pm shuttle service. Unwind at your RV site, at a lakeside cabin, or by floating along the lazy river. Elevate your camping experience by booking a spot online and letting CreekFire and Savannah host you.