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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 134 activities in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was a great tour. Jonathan is knowledgeable about Savannah's architectural history, and he also manages to keep a light touch. Our tour began with the earliest standing building in Savannah, and worked through the Georgian, federal and Regency periods to end with a discussion of some of the late Victorian and modernist buildings in the city. We took another... More

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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Loved this 90 minute walking tour. It really gives you an new insight into the various periods of Savannah architecture. Jonathan really knows his city and its history. Jim and Linda Munro Korner Kottage Bed & Breakfast Suttons Bay, MI 49682

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Nellysford, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It is reassuring to see that Jonathan has many outstanding reviews -- he deserves it . He made the city live for us. We came away with just the right amount of new knowledge and appreciation for historical Savannah. Jonathan is a modern historical treasure. Thank you for your shared knowledge and interesting information.

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New Haven, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you only take one tour in town, do this one. I can only repeat everyone's reviews. Best hour and a half yo will spend in savannah .

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Cannot recommend this tour highly enough! A fabulous introduction to the history of the city through its architecture. Jonathan is extremely knowledgable and engaging, and was able to interweave extra pieces of information based on participants questions, comments, home regions, etc. Relaxed walking pace so it's manageable and full of information without feeling rushed or pressured.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Jonathan was a wonderful tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about all the different kinds of architecture as well as the history of Savannah. He was able to meld the two together so you were able to get an understanding of the history as well as the architecture. The length of the tour was just right and he was available... More

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Even if you are tired and aching, take this tour! I don't think we walked but about six blocks, but we covered every major architectural style in the district. Jonathan is engaging and with a smaller group, it was easy to ask numerous questions and delve deeper in Savannah's unusual history. By far, this was my favorite tour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a great way to get a first-hand synopsis of Savannah history! In a scant two hours (you'll want it to go longer) and a few city blocks you'll see everything from the first cemetery during colonization to the latest architectural innovations, all expertly guided by Jonathan, a Master's graduate from Savannah College of Architecture and Design. Architecture tours... More

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This excellent tour was informative and entertaining. Even if you think you aren't very interested in architecture, give it a try. A great tour of the city from first settlement to modern construction. Highly recommended!

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

This tour made my trip to Savannah! Afterward I had a much greater appreciation of what I was seeing. I learned a lot about the city's history. Jonathan really knows his stuff and presents everything in an interesting way.

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