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Savannah Rambles

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Address: 526 Price Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: (800) 979-3370
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You are invited to walk with me as I use Savannah's architectural history...

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.

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Fabulous Tour!

Dirk's tour provided a fabulous overview and introduction to the history, architecture and culture of Savannah. Though I was initially tentative to take a tour featuring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
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Boston, MA

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Boston, MA
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Dirk's tour provided a fabulous overview and introduction to the history, architecture and culture of Savannah. Though I was initially tentative to take a tour featuring architecture, in retrospect you really shouldn't do a tour of Savannah any other way. The buildings, homes and city layout play such an integral role in this beautiful city. Dirk was extremely knowledgeable and... More 

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! However, I must correct you on two points - I am never patient with ignorance (ignorant people never take architecture tours) and endless questions only make a tour better (nothing worse than customers with no curiosity). I loved showing you my neighborhood and hope you had a great time exploring the rest of Savannah!... More 

Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Our guide, Dirk, was very knowledgeable about architecture and history. He gave us an excellent tour.

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I am always grateful when my ramblers enjoyed themselves enough to put it in writing. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Savannah and wish you safe travels wherever your adventures take you! - Dirk Hardison, Savannah Rambles. More 

Lakewood, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I met with Dirk on a rainy afternoon for a wonderfully informative and entertaining walking tour. Dirk is knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend this outing to anyone and will take the tour myself again if I visit Savannah again.

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Thank you for a sunny review of a rainy tour. I am very fortunate that Savannah simply looks good in the rain and that this winter rain was light enough to not become a burden. Of course it also helps that your enthusiasm was not dampened and you asked a lot of great questions. I hope you found the rest... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Dirk did a great job of showing us around Savannah and telling historical, informative stories about the area and buildings. The other tours seemed seemed to focus on movie references and laughable ghost stories. We really appreciated the informative talk. The guide was able to read his audience very well and talk about things that interested them personally. Would highly... More 

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! There is little more satisfying to me when giving a tour than guests who are intelligent and interested in Savannah's incredible legacy of historic architecture which so many have worked so hard to preserve. Great questions make for a great tour and I really enjoyed my job that day. Safe travels to your next adventure!... More 

Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This architectural tour winding through several of Savannah's squares and neighborhoods gave a solid perspective as to why this city is pridefully unique. Dirk Hardison, our guide, shared his extensive knowledge and experience of the architectural details of this town as they reflected Savannah life through decades of growth and change. He did this in a way that a quick... More 

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Thank you for such a solid review! This city was meant to be experienced at a walking pace and the faster tour vehicles just can not match the experience of exploring Savannah on foot. Many thanks for allowing me to be your guide and hope the rest of your stay was just as memorable. Safe travels! - Dirk More 

Starke, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

When I was looking to book a tour in Savannah I was disappointed with all the cheesy ghost tours and movie references. I was nervous that an architecture tour would be over my head but I loved every minute. We learned so much and it really helped us appreciate what we were seeing around the city. He used the architecture... More 

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review! I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour and yes my gimmick is not having a gimmick.Savannah is interesting enough without any additional gilding of the lily that is Savannah. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and safe travels in your future! - Dirk More 

Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We didn't know too much about Savannah before going on this two hour walking tour - we had only been on one trolley tour the day before which had been a good general intro to the area. Dirk's passion for architecture and history shined thru, and we found the info he shared to be very informative and interesting. We covered... More 

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! It is always so rewarding to hear you enjoyed the information on my tour. If you are able to return to Savannah in the future, let me know that you have been on the tour and maybe we can set up a time apart from those scheduled for a special route exploring a different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Dirk was a fantastic guide whose knowledge of the history of Savannah went way beyond that of architecture. His tour was a blend of history and architecture which my husband and I very much enjoyed. We highly recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in Savannah history or architecture.

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Lisa, since I see history as the rightful context of architecture it is nearly impossible for me to separate the two. Guides often ignore architecture on history tours but history cannot be ignored on architecture tours and still understand the "why" of architecture. I hope this leads you to explore the architecture in every place that you travel. Thank you... More 

Rochester, New York
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

What a great tour we had! We met in one of the lovely squares that are all over historic Savannah. From there I lost track of where we went as we rambled all over the district and from the beginning of Savannah's settlement to 1948. With the help of very few visual aids to set the background we walked and... More 

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

I have to say here that questions are the lifeblood of any tour! You created your own Savannah experience by being so interested and asking questions, I merely obliged by answering them to the best of my ability and that is what I enjoy most about being a guide. this is how my tours change and improve over time. I... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We were anxious to experience something other than a "ghost tour" when we went to Savannah, and Savannah Rambles came highly recommended to us; we were NOT disappointed. Dirk gave clear instructions on meeting time and place and was right on time. After a brief overview of the city's history (including showing us some diagrams on the layout of the... More 

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

It is wonderful to know that I was able to provide you with a wonderful experience while in Savannah! It is often frustrating while talking with tourists at my other jobs to realize that all most people take away from Savannah are ghost stories. Savannah has so much more to offer and it sounds like you were able to partake.... More 

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