Dash Tours is dedicated to personalizing the history of Savannah by sharing the life stories of those who lived here before us. Those life stories are represented by a simple dash between the dates of birth and death etched in stone, that I expand upon personally and historically. I find that truth is stranger than fiction and always more interesting. Join me as we explore the lives of notable inhabitants like Academy Award-winning songwriter Johnny Mercer, Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair, philanthropist Mary Telfair, as well as the tragic tale of poet Conrad Aiken and Gracie Watson.
About Your Guide
Timothy Rowell, owner and operator, is a 6th generation Savannahian whose Irish ancestors immigrated here in the 1830s.
He has over 35 years of experience in the hospitality business, most of it spent in the restaurants, nightclubs, and taverns of Savannah, Georgia. Timothy left the food and beverage industry in 2007 to earn a degree in History from Armstrong Atlantic State University with the intentions of becoming a History teacher, but after two years of observational studies, substitute teaching, and an internship in the public school system, he decided that he could not replace the excitement and variety of the hospitality business with teaching in a classroom.
Timothy became a tour guide and found great satisfaction interacting with the visitors to his beloved city while teaching them about Savannah’s real history and places of interest. Bonaventure Cemetery holds a special place in Timothy’s heart. Besides being the final resting place for family and friends, it offers a deeper connection with the people of Savannah’s past who reside there, waiting for their stories to be told. He holds a lifetime membership in the Bonaventure Historical Society, is a member of the Georgia Historical Society, and is an expert in all things Savannah. He is also a one man operation, so pick up the phone and talk to him directly or text him to book your Savannah experience. Private tours are available, if booked far enough in advance. Explore anything in the Savannah area, walking or driving. It is your choice.