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History and Architecture Tour of Savannah

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  • Discover Savannah’s history and architecture
  • Visit historic neighborhoods
  • Knowledgeable, professional guide
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History and Architecture Tour of Savannah
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History and Architecture Tour of Savannah
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Overview
Discover Savannah’s history and architecture on this guided, 90-minute, small-group walking tour. As the largest National Historic Landmark District in the US, Savannah offers more than 20 city squares filled with historic homes, museums, churches, mansions, monuments and the famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras. Explore the varied examples of Federal, Victorian Regency, Greek/Gothic Revival and Italianate architecture and learn about the history of this great city from the tour guide.
What to Expect
Savannah's Historic District is one of the largest in the U.S. with thousands of architecturally significant buildings, including examples of Federal, Victorian Regency, Greek and Gothic Revival and Italianate architecture.

From the simple Colonial style to the Medieval-influenced cathedrals, to the gingerbread accents of the Victorian period. You will see examples of America’s 18th and 19th century prevailing architectural styles, which can be found in Savannah still. 

Our History and Architecture Tour of Savannah, you will discover how the vibrancy of General James Oglethorpe’s enlightened Utopian development plan worked in the 18th century and how it thrives today.

Throughout this tour you will see:
  • Christ Church,1840, James Couper, amateur architect
  • Pink House, (Habersham residence) 1771
  • Kehoe House,1892 by DeWhitt Bruyn
  • Owens Thomas House, 1816, by William Jay
  • Davenport House, 1820 - Isaiah Davenport
The magnificent ironwork is a well known feature of the architecture in Savannah. Beautiful scrolled designs appear on many of the buildings in cast-iron balconies, stair railings and window guards. Ironwork can be found in many of the squares, and surrounding monuments and fountains.
Reviews (27)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Disappointing

Our tour guide was Ed. He spent 15 minutes of the 1 1/2 hour tour talking about himself and his family. The remaining time was informative, but didn't go behind the basics. He stopped exactly at the time the tour ended, even though we didn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda F
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile
Wonderful walking tour

We had a wonderful morning on our historic walking tour of Savannah. Ed was an amazing tour guide with a fun personality. Ed is an architect by trade and offered amazing insight into Savannah’s rich and colorful history.

Thank MurielTravels
Cool S, Manager at Cool Savannah Tours & Gifts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you so much for the great review. Ed is a great guide and we're thrilled you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile
Excellent architecture tour

We fully enjoyed the full 2 hour tour with Ed. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. He is an architect who picked many of the key Savannah highlights.

Thank S7356NYwg
Cool S, Manager at Cool Savannah Tours & Gifts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you so much for the great review. Ed is a great guide and we're thrilled you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile
Informative and Entertaining

An excellent historical tour of the city. Ed had a great personality and was extremely informative about the various areas and the history of the city. I love to do walking tours of older cities as I feel it's the best way to learn about...More

2  Thank Giselle R
Cool S, Manager at Cool Savannah Tours & Gifts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you so much for the great review. Ed is a great guide and we're thrilled you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile
Informative and personable! 5 star

Ed was great!! He is a wealth of information. Enjoyed the knowledge about the history of Savannah during the Revolutionary War and Civil War, and the details of the slavery in Savannah.

Thank cbollier
Cool S, Manager at Cool Savannah Tours & Gifts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you so much for the great review. Ed is a great guide and we're thrilled you enjoyed your tour.

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10 October 2018|
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Response from landonjohnr | Reviewed this property |
It lasted from after breakfast to lunch so about 2/12 to 3 hours .Depends on group size and the questions asked.
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cbollier
7 September 2018|
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Response from Gregg G. K | Reviewed this property |
I found them very accommodating. Just call them and explain.
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Anita S
18 July 2018|
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Response from GreggK77 |
Departure is from the tour office next to the Cotton Exchange. There is parking at various lots downtown. We took the free bus that circles the Historic District and parked at our B&B near Forsyth Park.
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