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Savannah Rambles

526 Price Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912-231-8653
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Ranked #5 of 139 Activities in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: You are invited to walk with me as I use Savannah's architectural history as a visual aid to tell the history of Savannah's innovative city plan,... more » Owner description: You are invited to walk with me as I use Savannah's architectural history as a visual aid to tell the history of Savannah's innovative city plan, icredible mix of architectural styles, and generations of diverse people who have created America's most uniquely beautiful city. I have been personally involved with the restoration of numerous buildings within Savannah's historic districts and can offer a unique perspective among tour guides. « less
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South Carolina, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you want to learn the true history of this Southern gem, skip the canned trolley tours and ramble with a local who is passionate, extremely knowledgeable, an interesting storyteller, and full of fascinating bits of information that bring the history to life. My husband and I did the Architecture Ramble with Dirk. I'm a history buff and wondered whether... More

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was traveling with friends and saw Savannah Rambles before we arrived in town. From the reviews it sounded just right for us. Dirk took extra time with our group and was very knowledgable and interesting to listen to. We learned a lot about the history of the city and about the styles of architecture in downtown Savannah. Much better... More

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New Albany, Indiana
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you're interested in the history and architecture of the city of Savannah you should not miss Derk's tour. We did this on our first day in Savannah and learned not only the history but received great advice on what to see next. Dirk was very knowledgable and his love of the area was quite apparent. He answered all of... More

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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had the pleasure of taking a morning tour with Mr. Hardison. We only had a day to spend in Savannah, and I wanted something more structured than us just wandering around with a map. It turned out to be a truly wonderful experience! Mr. Hardison clearly knows his history but more important (from a tourist's perspective) he knows how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the best tour we have ever taken, and I'm not exaggerating! Dirk's passion for the history of Savannah was apparent right from the start. As we walked around the historic district, he pointed out landmarks and architectural styles that he tied in to the history of Georgian colonization and the development of the city of Savannah. He answered... More

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Manchester, MD
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband, myself and our two teen girls found Dirk's walking tour of Savannah to be very interesting. Terrific factual info about the history of Savannah as well as how it influenced the various architectural styles/periods found throughout. Couldn't think of a better introduction to Savannah. Thanks Dirk!

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Thank you for a fine review! I hope that you were able to enrich the rest of your stay in Savannah through our short exploration. Please continue to steer your beautiful daughters away from the commercialized "lore" of chain trolley tours for a better understanding of their world. Thank you for a most enjoyable walk through Savannah. Safe travels! More

Miamisburg, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband, daughter and I really enjoyed our tour with Dirk Hardison. I would highly recommend it. We learned a lot about the history and architecture of Savannah. We enjoyed every minute of it. My daughter loves history and she really enjoyed the tour. Dirk was a fun and knowledgeable guide.

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic review! I really can't express how much fun I have with an interested student. Great travels! More

Eugene
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Dirk Hardison is a congenial, knowledgeable guide. He generously exceeded the allotted 2-hour Architecture Ramble time with us, because we asked a lot of questions and showed our genuine interest in all that he was showing us. Dirk leads you on an easy walking tour sharing history and pointing out how architecture styles reflected the times and the builders. We... More

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Long Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Highly recommend this tour. Dirk is quite knowledgeable and knows tons about the architectural history of the city. Don't expect any funny stories/made up history, Dirk sticks to the facts. Our two hour tour was closer to three, and we enjoyed every minute of it. I've done quite a few walking tours, and this is by far one of the... More

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

What a great way to receive a review! I am not always able to extend the length of a Ramble, but during the summer slow season I will try if my Ramblers appear to be interested. Thanks again for making your Ramble a success! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time touring Savannah with Dirk--a great storyteller with a wealth of knowledge about the city, its history, and its architecture. It was an excellent introduction to the city on our first full day there, and we would highly recommend the experience to any visitors.

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