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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 163 Activities in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.

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Hudson Valley, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I wish I could have taken every tour offered in wonderful Savannah, but my time was limited. And I'm so very glad that I chose Jonathan's architectural tour. He began with an introduction to the city's beginnings that set up all of the information to follow. And there was a ton of it! Savannah is known for its exquisite, well-preserved... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

After reading the Trip Advisor reviews, we had high expectations for this tour with Jonathan. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed every moment of it. Jonathan provided a great deal of historical and architectural information in an informal and understandable way. He gave lots of insights into the buildings we saw and how the architecture styles changed over the period.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Jonathan truly brought Savannah to life for us by taking us square by square and showing us things we almost certainly would have missed without his expertise. There's so much to learn from the buildings and Jonathan is just the person to explain it all to you. We were truly impressed by the value of the tour and how impossible... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Everyone gushes about this tour, for good reason. Jonathan is friendly, charismatic, and very knowledgeable. I asked lots of questions, and he wasn't stumped by anything. He made everything so fascinating that I caught myself wishing I could go back to school for architecture. If you can only do one thing in Savannah while you're here, do this.

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Stansbury park, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We've done numerous tours in Savannah over the years, and they've all been enjoyable, but Architectural Tour of Savannah has to the most educational. We learned more about the history of Savannah walking around a few squares with Jonathan than I could have imagined. I will be luck if I can retain a small fraction of what he shared. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our wonderful b&b hosts recommended Jonathan to us. We booked in for our last morning in Savannah and we both thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hour walk around the city. Jonathan is a great guide, very knowledgable and passionate about architecture. We took some great photos and came away with some more knowledge on this great little city. If you're limited... More

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Guelph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stumbled across Jonathan Stalcup's website when researching things to do in Savannah. His tour was the absolute highlight of our visit. The tour was like visiting Savannah in many different periods of history. I loved the fact that Jonathan wove the history of Savannah and its inhabitants through its architecture. He gave a nice blend of the people, the... More

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Burlington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Jonathan Stalcup's tour was recommended by my wife's sister, who was a tour guide in Savannah for many years. Jonathan is not a "tour guide" with canned patter to amuse the tourists. He is an architect who shares his love and knowledge of the city and its buildings. His tour is like visiting the city with a friend. He starts... More

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Burlington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Jonathan is a wonderful tour guide who knows his architecture and history. He is patient and an excellent teacher. We all learned to really look at Savannah with new eyes and a real appreciation of those who walked here before we did. Don't miss this tour!

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

How lucky to have an accomplished architect lead such an interesting walking tour of Savannah's historic district. Jonathan is a great teacher and brings the history to life. He is an author on the subject and I can't wait to read his beautiful and descriptive book.

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