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Architectural Tours of Savannah

124 Abercorn St, Oglethorpe Square, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
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Highly recommend

We took this tour last week and we highly recommend it to learn about and enjoy the Savannah... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
batik13
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Terrific tour and guide

Can’t say enough about the depth of knowledge conveyed by Jonathan during this very informative and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
FamilyOpsCenter
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You don't have to be an architect to enjoy the Architectural Tours of Savannah with Jonathan Stalcup. He is author and holds a Master of Architecture degree from SCAD. Jonathan not only knows his stuff design-wise, he makes it really easy for the average tourist to understand how Savannah was born and grew into the beautiful and beautifully singular city it is. He not only stops and points, he brings along visual aids to help you understand how a particular building or square evolved. You won't be bored or even tired- the tour progresses (and walks) through hundreds of years of history at leisurely pace.
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124 Abercorn St, Oglethorpe Square, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
Downtown
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took this tour last week and we highly recommend it to learn about and enjoy the Savannah historic district. Tour guide, Jonathan, is very knowledgeable about Savannah architecture and history. The 90 minutes length is just perfect for Jonathan's well laid out presentation, taking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t say enough about the depth of knowledge conveyed by Jonathan during this very informative and highly enjoyable tour. History, design - both style and practical considerations, and a little bit of dishing on Savannah topics were covered expertly in a genuine and relaxed manner....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a couple of days in Savannah this March. We were there March 10 and 11th. We booked an architecture tour with Architectural Tours of Savannah. I have been on these types of tours before and they are a nice way...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

My daughter and I enjoyed Jonathan’s tour immensely- he was very knowledgeable and informative - we especially appreciated the chronological manner in which he presented the architectural highlights of the city. Jonathan was also very kind and thoughtful! The tour was a highlight of our...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Jonathan is an excellent tour guide. Keeping it to 90 minutes is a good idea if you can cover the basics in an engaging and thorough manner. He can. This is not a tour of the many beautiful houses in Savannah, but rather a key...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Jonathan was a wealth of knowledge. You don't have to be an architect to go on this tour. I learned more than I have in 44 years on this earth about architecture on this 90 minute tour. I love history and he tied the Savannah...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

As to be expected, Jonathan is very knowledgeable about the evolving architectural styles and technologies through the decades. But he also relates these architectural developments to contemporary historical and political events. Well worth doing.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We went on a walking architecture tour of historic Savannah. It was wonderful. Jonathan had great information to share about the history of the houses and how they changed over time. When we later toured some of the houses, his information really helped to frame...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

It was an unusually cold Friday morning in March, but we totally forgot about the temperature once the tour began. Jonathon is a wealth of knowledge, and he presents it in a manner that is both interesting and informative. He blends architecture and history together....More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

My woman’s club took this tour with Jonathan. If you love history. If you enjoy getting to know the area your re visiting., this is the tour for you. The history and beauty of Savannah comes alive as you listen to Jonathan’s explanations of the...More

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Hnforshee
24 September 2017|
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Response from sarahrodak | Reviewed this property |
The tour covered basic history of some of the squares and the layout of the city. However, if you have more detailed questions about the city, squares or a specific home, he will absolutely be able to answer your questions.
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Judy D
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Response from lsdelange | Reviewed this property |
Jonathan could answer the question about a trolley. Personally, I don't see that a trolley would work. I'm sure a electric scooter would be perfect, but I'm not sure where they could be rented. I wonder if Jonathan would... More
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Response from Andree D | Reviewed this property |
We began at 10:00 a.m. Refer to his website for the cost. It may change. We loved this tour. It was well worth the money.
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