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Architectural Tours of Savannah

PO Box 8572, meet in Chippewa Square, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
(912) 604-6354
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Ranked #3 of 139 activities in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Jonathan is a great tour guide. He is knowledgeable and friendly. He was very patient, answering all of our questions. I highly recommend his tour.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Jonathan Stalcup is a very nice knowledgeable guide. He studied at SCAD, and knows his subject in and out. It's a nice walking tour around the historical district. Jonathan keeps it in a chronological order, and it's fascinating to see how the architecture and taste changed over fairly short period of time, how Savannah buildings were influenced by European trends... More

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Weston, Florida, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I took this tour in june 2014. Jonathan is an excellent tour guide and does a wonderful job of explaining Savannah's history through its architecture. Don't waste your time with the superficial and expensive trolley tours. This is well worth it!

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went on this tour a year ago during our first trip to Savannah. It was a great way to start our time in Savannah - doing it again this year was smart. Jonathan tells you so much about the city's history, growth and development. The tour is great for anyone - architectural buff/student, historian, or just tourist. Jonathan is an... More

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Winter Haven
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This tour is so lively and interesting that I went back and took my sister along. Jonathan connects Savannah's history to buildings in the historic district and political and economic trends. MUCH more interesting than the trolly tours, which I found superficial. Take this tour!

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Jonathan brings the architecture and architectural history of Savannah to life. His deep knowledge and engaging manner makes this a must do in Savannah. He is a great communicator. Why does Savannah have so many squares? Jonathan will tell you.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Jonathan is a great guide. His enthusiasm for the city is contagious. He provided a lot of information regarding the design of the city and it's architecture which made my own explorations much more enjoyable. I also highly recommend his book. I've taken architectural tours in many cities in the United States. This is one of, if not THE best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Communicating with Jonathan, the tour guide, was easy when I was booking a spot on his tour. It was great to walk around the historical downtown of Savannah with someone so knowledgeable. It was much more than an architectural tour, as information shared and questions answered went well into the history of this amazing city. I would highly recommend people... More

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North Bay, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We had been in Savannah 3 years ago and taken bus tours but wanted something more personable. Really glad we chose Jonathan. $20 was a real bargain. We met at the Colonial Cemetery for an hour + tour. This guy is very knowledgeable and able to answer all your questions. We really enjoyed our walking tour and we went back... More

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Oklahoma City, OK
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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed this walking tour with Jonathan. He manages to weave the history of Savannah through its architecture and makes it a very enjoyable hour and a half. Jonathan was very thorough and made sure that everyone's questions were answered. Because he limits the size of the tour, you are able to hear everything that Jonathan... More

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