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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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Jonathan has knowledge and passion overflowing from his body

I know nothing about architecture. In 90 minutes, Jonathan gave me a virtual education in history, architecture, and the culture of Savannah. He is like an encyclopedia - every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Rocky River, OH
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I know nothing about architecture. In 90 minutes, Jonathan gave me a virtual education in history, architecture, and the culture of Savannah. He is like an encyclopedia - every question which was asked had him say "Oh, great question! So what happened was....." with enthusiasm, knowledge and excitement. He knew everything; right down to where the marble came from in... More 

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Earlysville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Found Jonathan's tour on Trip Advisor and what an interesting tour and he was very educational and presented the information so we could understand it. One would never have known about all the different homes and buildings in Savannah unless they had taken this tour. We did a day trip to Savannah from Hilton Head and this tour was the... More 

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San Mateo CA
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8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Jonathan has this down pat. He is knowledgable on the subject (the city, the history, the buildings) and paces the tour perfectly. We found him on Tripadvisor and one glance at the reviews will tell you all you need to know. He's clearly passionate about the subject and it makes the experience gratifying. The knowledge gained will enhance the rest... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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54 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Again, looking at TripAdvisor Ratings that seldom ever fail. We booked this tour with 3 others while in Savannah. Forget the rest, Jonathan's architectural tour is absolutely one of the best tours we have ever taken, anywhere. Why? He is well studied, passionate, articulates and summarized exceptionally well. Very interactive with questions, diagrams and view points. An amazing amount of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've taken Jonathan's tour twice now. The first time was more than a few years ago, so I was happy that we took a different route this time, and Jonathan included a lot of new information. I'm not an architect, but the material Jonathan covers is fascinating from a historical, political and design perspective, which is why I was eager... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

"A must take" tour if you want to learn about Savannah history and architecture. Very knowledgable guide with great sense of humor takes you to a fun walking tour you will enjoy! Thank you, Jonathan, we did enjoy it!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went on an architectural walking tour with Jonathan and it was excellent. We are not usually interested in tours like this but it was recommended by the Catherine Ward House and it was well worth it. The walking tour lasted about 90 minutes and we were kept interested the whole time.

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Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Jonathan is super smart, energetic, extremely knowledgeable and very well prepared. The tour was the highlight of everything I've done during 3-4 visits to Savannah. Our tour took place on a perfect January Sunday and was just incredibly interesting. Don't miss this!

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New York, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Kudos to Jonathan for developing a fantastic architectural tour of Savannah that transcends the eras and all the building styles that have evolved during Savannah's history. Jon's Masters in Architecture from Scad came through so clearly, with both good humor, a great demeanor, and very keen insights into what makes Savannah tick. The 90 minutes will fly by, and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Jonathan was terrific: knowledgable about architecture, history, and Savannah personalities... we were on the move for 90 minutes and entertained the entire time.

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