Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day Clean Journey Tour - African American Heritage Tour

Recently, I took the Day Clean Journey Tour along with two other fellow innkeepers from Savannah Inns. This Tour highlights the African American Heritage and History in Savannah and the surrounding coastal area. Our tour guide Jamal Toure was an entertaining wealth of information on the subject. Sometimes speaking in several native African dialects including Gullah Geechee he wove an interesting fabric of history, folklore and stories. We drove through, now long gone, African American neighborhoods where he was able to bring back a sense of what life would have been like then. Stopping at several historic venues including the Beach Institute and First African Baptist Church we were able to see the contribution these people made to Savannah and her rich history. We ended the tour at the Garden of Eden restaurant for a slice of homemade red velvet cake. This was a lovely restaurant specializing in traditional Soul Food. I will definetly be recommending this place for anyone wanting to try Southern Soul Food. Everything looked and smelled yummy!
All in all, I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. They also offer several other wonderful tours including the one I want to take next, the Drums n’ Spirits Tour that covers Haants/Haints, Spirits, Ghosts, Hoo-Doo and lots more. You can see the list of tours and additional information on their website . This tour will be featured in our Black History Month package. Plan your getaway today!