More than 100 printings in 29 languages. Nearly five million hardcover, paperback, and digital copies sold worldwide. 216 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
John Berendt’s 1994 masterwork Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is the book that introduced Savannah to much of the world.
A non-fiction work (with a few literary liberties taken here and there) that takes place in the 1980s, what locals call “The Book” is a riveting read that perfectly captures the character of downtown Savannah as the unique and often-quirky place it’s always been and likely always will be.
Our 1.5 to 2-hour Just Around Midnight Tour takes place in Savannah’s Historic District. During your walk, you’ll hear the real stories behind the people and events that play roles in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (as well as the 1997 movie of the same name), and get a good look at a number of the historic buildings that are also very much a part of this story. The tour ends at the iconic Forsyth Park Fountain.
Want to know more about Jim Williams, The Lady Chablis, the Armstrong House, Nancy Hillis, Joe Odom, Danny Hansford, the Hamilton-Turner House, Minerva, Clary’s Café, the Mercer Williams House, and all the other people and places that make Midnight a classic? Then join us for the Just Around Midnight Tour.
The Just Around Midnight tour is given Thursday through Monday (we are closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission is $25 per adult (14 and older); $8 for children 8-13; Children under 8 free with paying adult.
Reservations required at least one hour in advance of tour time. Tours last approximately two hours. We walk rain or shine. Groups are limited to a maximum of 10. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
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