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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 140 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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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My friends and I enjoy walking tours and this one was very good. The city has a long history and quite a variety of buildings. The only thing that would make it better is if it was even longer. Good value for the price though.

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Natchez MS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hats off to Jonathan! He successfully kept the attention of architects and non-architects for two hours on a hot August Saturday. Progressing through a timeline, the tour highlights historic events and cultural change, and the architectural responses to them. His knowledge of Savannah is but a portion of his expertise. I purchased his walking tour guidebook and plan to return... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was our first time to Savannah, so we were looking for a tour that would give us a nice overview of the history & architecture of Savannah. Jonathan's tour was fantastic & well exceeded our expectations. Great intro to Savannah - couldn't recommend it more highly. (Jonathan also gave us some GREAT restaurant recommendations!!)

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Orange Park, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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