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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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Totally recommended if you're in Savannah and you love architecture

My wife and I went on a walking architecture tour with Jonathan, and we had a great time even though it was raining that day. Jonathan is friendly and very knowledgeable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Carrollton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I went on a walking architecture tour with Jonathan, and we had a great time even though it was raining that day. Jonathan is friendly and very knowledgeable.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stalcup is smart, charming, well informed and very articulate. And fun. Excellent tour of Savannah architecture. Only thing better would be more time with him.

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is an enjoyable way to get to know Savannah from a different perspective. We reserved early to make sure we could do this. Jonathan was professional and courteous.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Jonathan is a an expert in Savannah architecture (and very knowledgeable in the rest of the country as well). He wrote the book (literally) on Savannah's historic architecture. We took the tour in July during the high heat and humidity, which is not Jonathan's fault. Yet, we saw things that most people could not see from a bus. The walking... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Jonathan is fantastic. His depth and breadth of knowledge is exceptional. He delivers the promised architectural, academic information but he provides historical context that pulls everything together. This is a must do and redo.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Jonathan is an excellent tour guide, and his knowledge and passion for architecture makes this an engaging experience (even if you don't know much about architecture!). He knows the city like the back of his hand, and is a super fun person to talk with! If you only have time for one tour during your trip, I HIGHLY recommend that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you only do one thing as a tourist in Savannah and if you have 2-5 days, you have to take this tour with Jonathan. I learned more in 90 minutes of listening to the history of the city via the architecture than I had in 3 years of casual visits. It is a fabulous experience!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This 90 minute easy walking tour was so very informative and interesting, it was without doubt the best tour we had on our whole 4 week US trip. Jonathan is an excellent and knowledgeable guide who communicates in a very clear and customer orientated way. My husband and I learned so much about the beautiful architecture in Savannah. His passion... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is one of the nicest guys around. Add that to the fact that he is without a doubt one of the most knowledgeable guys in this business, I can't say enough about how absolutely worth seeking out this tour is. I agree with the person who said I could listen to him all day. -- OH and buy his... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Jonathan, of Architectural Tours of Savannah, is a natural teacher. He teaches you how to recognize the essential characteristics of various buildings and structures to help place it in a time, style period, and context. So instead of just noticing a building, and thinking to yourself, "Oh, that's kind of old and nice", your eyes go straight to certain features... More 

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