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Architectural Tours of Savannah
Ranked #5 of 165 Tours in Savannah
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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

So glad we did this tour! Jonathan was a wonderful guide. It is evident that Jonathan is passionate about what he does, as well as, very knowledgeable in his field/profession. Savannah is a gorgeous city; this tour educates the visitor about why it is so beautiful, as well as, the various architectural concepts and techniques utilized in Savannah. If you have a limited time in Savannah, and are looking for a bang for your buck, education, and an overall great tour, take this one! You won't regret it!

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Jonathan's tour was recommended to us from friends who had taken it before. The tour is excellently presented and enjoyable for anyone. If you like history, this tour has it; if you like culture, this tour has it; if you like a story teller, this tour has it; and of course if you like architecture, this tour has it. The tour was very methodically and logical and we thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a great way to start your time in Savannah. You will certainly appreciate the city much more when you know what Jonathan tells you. Great job and thank you very much.

Thank Billy G
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable about Savannah: its history and its architecture. You get a sense of the original Ogelthorpe plan for the city, and always get to understand the context of the architectural styles in the city. Savannah is like a trip through time as far as architecture, and Jonathan organizes his tour with that chronology in mind.

We learned so much, and it made us really think a lot about what we were seeing--the historical and technological contexts, the way the city has changed over the years, and the role of historic preservation.

Take the tour. You won't be disappointed, especially if you have any interest in architecture at all. But even if you know nothing about architecture, Jonathan will teach you.

Thank Rex B
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

The Architecture tour was excellent. What better way to experience and learn about Savannah then by walking. Jonathan, the guide was charming and a fountain of knowledge with a love for the city. He mixes the history of Savannah with how the architecture and urban design has shaped this beautiful city. The tour covers the arc from colonial times to the present day. The information I learned added to my understanding of the parks, museums and houses I later visited during my stay. His presentation is very accessible, and he was always patient in answering questions. Ask Jonathan for his recommendations on the best cocktails in Savannah.

Thank Jay_from_Delaware
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Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Jonathan is wonderful, very personable & knowledgeable. He explains not only the archItecture but  how and why it was built in the manor it was

Thank denise566
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