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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 138 Activities in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Orange Park, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My husband has difficulty hearing, so when we discovered that we would be the only 2 people on this tour, we were very happy! Jonathan was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour. He gave us so much information and willingly answered all our questions. We walked and talked for 90 minutes, and enjoyed all of our day with... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was my first visit to Savannah and this tour proved to be one of its highlights. Jonathan is an excellent guide, highly informative, exceedingly knowledgeable and able to relate well to his audience. Our stroll through the historic area lasted about 2 hours as he explained the city's architectural history and quirks in fascinating detail. You do not have... More

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Jonathan- an experienced architect who graduated from SCAD provided us with one of the best personal tours we've had and definitely provided us with interesting relevant historic information to give us a great overview of the changing and important architecture that has created the charm of this city. My teenage kids were enthralled despite the heat and learned a lot!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Savannah many times and read many books on Savannah architecture, but walking with Jonathan Stalcup through the squares of Savannah as he explained the purpose and intention of the way Savannah was designed impacted me in a unique way I had not experienced before. As we started out from one of the oldest squares of the city... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Jonathan's tour is an ideal way to learn about the history, evolution, design elements, and unique culture of Savannah as evinced by its architecture. He has a professorial grasp of nuance and an encyclopedic knowledge of design elements. He tries to adapt his presentation to be interesting and relevant to all levels of expertise, and in our group of 6,... More

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Jonathan's architectural walk was a highlight of our long weekend in Savannah. Full of history, architecture and everything that makes Savannah so much fun and so interesting. Couldn't recommend this walk enough. He knows his stuff and communicates it in such an enlightening, engaging and entertaining way.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Jonathan provided an excellent tour of Savannah's architectural gems - informative, educational, and very interesting. I really enjoyed seeing the progression of the architectural styles in Savannah. Without the tour, I know that I would have never noticed that progression. As someone who is interested in architecture but not overly educated on the subject - I found that Jonathan explained... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Jonathan is a great tour guide. He is knowledgeable and friendly. He was very patient, answering all of our questions. I highly recommend his tour.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Jonathan Stalcup is a very nice knowledgeable guide. He studied at SCAD, and knows his subject in and out. It's a nice walking tour around the historical district. Jonathan keeps it in a chronological order, and it's fascinating to see how the architecture and taste changed over fairly short period of time, how Savannah buildings were influenced by European trends... More

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Weston, Florida, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I took this tour in june 2014. Jonathan is an excellent tour guide and does a wonderful job of explaining Savannah's history through its architecture. Don't waste your time with the superficial and expensive trolley tours. This is well worth it!

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