Episcopal Communicators has partnered with Tales of the South and Underground Tours of Savannah to provide conference attendees a true taste of Savannah.
NOTE: These activities are optional and are in addition to your conference registration fee. All must be paid by credit card, with no refunds after July 9, 2020.
Thursday, August 6, afternoon free time activity options:
Option 1: $65 per person/30 person minimum
TROLLEY TOUR OF HISTORIC SAVANNAH
The afternoon begins with a riding tour of the historic district with an entrance to Poetter Hall, the first headquarters for the Savannah College of Art and Design. We conclude with a very special visit, the private home of Ms. Marcia Thompson, the granddaughter of Mrs. Sema Wilkes, the first lady of southern cooking. Frosty cold mint juleps await as you socialize with new and old friends all the while learning of the indelible mark the Thompson Family has left on the city of Savannah.
Option 2: $80 per person/30 person minimum
Gather in the lobby of hotel to depart for historic Pinpoint and the Lowcountry! This will be a day of play as we discover the lowcountry, the islands, and the beaches of Savannah's playground! See where “The Elite Eat in their Bare Feet!” Experience the truly unique and exquisite allure of the low country, which so many tourists miss when visiting Savannah. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Georgia's marshes and waterways as we head to our first destination of the morning Pinpoint Heritage Museum, located in the old A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory, is your chance to experience the Gullah/Geechee culture first-hand. For nearly 100 years, the community of Pinpoint was quietly isolated on the banks of the Moon River just south of Savannah. Now, you can explore the refurbished museum complex and experience multimedia presentations, exciting exhibits and unparalleled views of the marsh! We are then off to Bonaventure, this iconic cemetery would inspire the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Though not Savannah’s oldest cemetery, Bonaventure is certainly its most famous and hauntingly beautiful. Quintessentially Southern Gothic, it has captured the imaginations of writers, poets, naturalists, photographers and filmmakers for more than 150 years. Part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden, Bonaventure transcends time.
Underground Tours of Savannah:
Option 3: $25 person/50 person minimum
AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE WALKING TOUR
Walking tour with Underground Tours of Savannah, a cultural heritage organization who celebrate the African American journey from slavery to freedom in Savannah, Georgia through walking tours focused on education, preservation, healing, and reconciliation. This homage tour will be led by Owner and Master Storyteller Patt Gunn, a 2019 'TEDx TALK presenter known for inspiring stories of African American journeys and emphasizing the importance of truth-speaking, healing, reconciliation and repair. The tour “Slaves in the City” will journey through the sacred places and spaces of the Enslaved Africans who dwelled on the coast of Georgia during the Antebellum era (circa 1748-1864) in Savannah, Georgia—the 3rd largest 'Port of Entry' city for Slavery in the United States. The tour includes entrance to the Savannah Gallery on Slavery & Healing, which houses a historical photographic exhibit entitled Gone So Long - The Journey from Slavery to Freedom in Savannah.
Must register by July 9, 2020
No refunds or tour changes after July 9, 2020
Payment by credit card only