Founder of Georgia
Beginning at Oglethorpe Bench, we discover how the English Statesman, James Oglethorpe, wanted to establish an ideal colony where people could get a second chance and experience true religious freedom. He wanted to divide land into equal portions, so everyone had a chance to make a decent living in the New World.
John Wesley, who is considered the father of Methodism, arrived in Savannah in 1736 by the request of Oglethorpe to be the pastor at Christ Church and foster the relationship between indigenous peoples and settlers . He started the first Sunday School in Savannah and published the first English hymnal in Georgia.
Oglethorpe understood the importance of establishing a friendly and cooperative relationship with the indigenous peoples. With the help of John and Mary Musgrove and Chief Tomochichi, the colony was given land in exchange for fair trade practices and support. Their mutual friendship and respect is what helped make the colony of Georgia succeed.
Mary Musgrove served as a cultural liaison between colonial Georgia and her Native American community in the mid-eighteenth century. Musgrove took advantage of her biculturalism to protect Creek interests, maintain peace on the frontier, and expand her business as a trader. As Pocahontas was to the Jamestown colony and Sacagawea was to the Lewis and Clark expedition, so was Musgrove to the burgeoning Georgia colony.
Arlene Baker enjoys discovering forgotten people of the past, learning all she can of their lives and then introducing them to her audience and readers.
Ki recognizes the relevance of spiritual history. He appreciates sharing the intent and spiritual purpose of the past.
Tristan has always loved history and the inspiration gained from those who shaped it.
Timothy enjoys sharing the history of Savannah's founders and how they were brought together to form the colony of Georgia.
1 1/2 TO 2 HOUR TOUR
$30 per person
If you would enjoy a leisurely stroll through the streets of Savannah, we have time to unpack a little more of the brilliant spiritual heritage of our wonderful city.
$50 per person
A beautiful city deserves some beautiful moments captured. This tour will be a little more intimate in order to get your moments. Groups of five will have to be our max. We have partnered with a local company,Moments Photography, to make sure that you leave with spiritual history and memories made digital. Photo packages with this tour start at 5 professionally edited photos. Of course, larger photo packages and pricing are available upon request.