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Architectural Tours of Savannah

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Address: PO Box 8572, meet in Chippewa Square, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: (912) 604-6354
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Description: You don't have to be an architect to enjoy the Architectural Tours of...
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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Great for Fans of History and Architecture

Tour guide Jonathan traces the history of Savannah and its architecture in a fun and informative way. You will definitely gain a newfound appreciation and understanding of this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Tour guide Jonathan traces the history of Savannah and its architecture in a fun and informative way. You will definitely gain a newfound appreciation and understanding of this beautiful and unique city. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We chose this tour over the 3 different trolly type tours and we're so glad we did. It was educational, very interesting and very well done. We also got some nice tips on other places to see from Jonathon. I'd try and do this when you first get to Savannah as it gives you an idea of where else to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This was an incredible tour. Jonathan's depth of historic and architectural knowledge are impressive. He provided an amazing narrative about what makes up Savannah's rich history, and has tremendous depth of knowledge. This tour is an absolute must for the history and architectures buffs. DO NOT miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Jonathon, our tour guide, was the best tour guide we could have asked for. He was full of information and you could tell he is passionate about architecture. The tour is taken at a leisurely pace through historic Savannah. It is a waking tour, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. If you have any interest in the history and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Jonathan gave us an excellent architectural tour of Savannah, opening our eyes to building features we would ordinarily walk right past. He was knowledgeable and explained terms like Georgian, Federal, Neo-classical, tabby, stucco, Savannah grey brick, five-four-and-a-door, etc. It certainly enhanced the rest of my holiday in Savannah, and maybe forever! A great tour that I would certainly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The tour was fascinating and totally worth doing. Highly recommended. Too bad Jonathon doesn't give some of the our tours in Savannah. He would have been much better than some of our other guides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Conducted by an architect who trained at SCAD, this 90-minute walk through the historic district is the perfect way to begin a visit to Savannah. Since the city is a showcase of architectural styles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Jonathan was extremely articulate and knowledgeable, and able to answer many obscure questions. We booked this tour for our first morning staying in Savannah, and it was the perfect way to get oriented in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Many thanks to Jonathan for this fascinating tour. Jonthan's passion for the history of Savannah and its architecture was well evident from the start. Nothing can beat to be introduced by such a knowledgeable guide giving a tour to a small group of people. Facts and entertaining anecdotes delivered galore. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A wonderful way to get acquainted with this historic city through it's architecture. Johnathon is articulate and passionate about his city, gave us a whole new way to look at the city.

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