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On Site in Georgia

Day 2

Dorchester Academy

Dunham Farms

Depart for Savannah

Lunch at the Pirate’s House


Old Savannah Tours

American Prohibition Museum

Georgia Queen dinner cruise

The second day of the FAM began with more exploration in Liberty County. The group started the morning at the Dorchester Academy, a school established after the Civil War to educate freed slaves. It later served as a retreat for Martin Luther King Jr. Next, participants enjoyed a lovely tea and tour at Dunham Farms. From there, the group returned to Savannah and enjoyed lunch at the iconic Pirate’s House Restaurant. Then they boarded a trolley for a wonderful tour of Savannah’s garden squares and popular filming locations, and enjoyed a sneak-peak tour of the new American Prohibition Museum before it opened. The day ended with a dinner-and-dancing cruise aboard the Georgia Queen.

Dunham Farms

FAM participants were charmed by the mother-daughter pair who own and run Dunham Farms. This 10,000-acre property was originally created in a royal charter from the king of England in 1755 and is the oldest intact Colonial plantation owned by the original family. Today, the owners are dedicated to conservation and preservation on the property, which includes naturalized rose and azalea gardens and saltwater marshes.

Old Savannah Tours

There’s no better way to see Savannah’s beautiful garden squares than on an open-air trolley tour, and the city treated its guests to beautiful weather as the tour guide told them stories of the city’s unique history and highlighted some of its most photographed spots. Many films have been shot in Savannah, and the tour stopped at several of these film sites, where interpreters playing the roles of Forrest Gump, a Civil War soldier and composer Johnny Mercer stepped on board.

American Prohibition Museum

Workers were busy putting the finishing touches on the American Prohibition Museum in March, but the FAM group got a special tour of the city’s newest attraction before its April opening. Located in a historic building downtown, this 6,000-square-foot museum has 13 galleries that detail the rise and fall of Prohibition and features a working speakeasy

Georgia Queen Dinner Cruise

The day in Savannah ended with a dinner cruise aboard the Georgia Queen, a newly constructed vessel operated by Savannah Riverboat Cruises. The cruise features live music and dancing, as well as a buffet dinner featuring classic Southern seafood dishes.

Brian Jewell

Brian Jewell is the executive editor of The Group Travel Leader. In more than a decade of travel journalism he has visited 48 states and 25 foreign countries.