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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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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Westminster, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My husband and I took the 2 hour walking tour of Savannah. Dirk Hardison, of Savannah Rambles, was a bottomless well of information and history about Savannah. He helped us to appreciate the many changes in people and architecture that made the city the jewel that it is today. In those 2 hours, we strolled from one end of town... More

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Thanks for the fine review! Learning can indeed be fun, and to see that you had fun on my Ramble tells me I am doing what I set out to do. I hope the rest of your stay in Savannah was fun and memorable. More

Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had an awesome tour with Dirk on Memorial Day! We were so excited to have the your all to ourselves so we could ask all the questions! :-) Dirk was great!! Super informative and funny! It was a great overview of the different architectural styles found in Savannah as well as the history behind the architecture.... More

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! You have discovered the great truth about traveling - the history behind the architecture is the true history of any people. I am more than thrilled to have made that come a live for you and your family. Safe travels as all of you explore the world and may the hidden gems like Savannah continue... More

Nuneaton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Excellent introduction to Savannah. Not just about architecture but lots of interesting details about social history too. All told in an engaging and listenable way. Really brought the city and its history to life.

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Kinlaw815, Owner at Savannah Rambles, responded to this review

Thank you for your fine review of Savannah Rambles! It is gratifying to know that I am indeed delivering the architectural history of our city in a way that is "engaging and listenable". More

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