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“fun and informative” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Architectural Tours of Savannah

Architectural Tours of Savannah
Ranked #1 of 141 Tours in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Bristol, Tennessee
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“fun and informative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

I really enjoyed this tour. I took it on a Sunday morning so it set a nice, calm pace for exploring the city. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour is obviously heavy on architecture details but he is able to convey the history of Savannah through the people who built it. The tour definitely gave me a better insight into the city, it's wonderful planning, and the ideas behind it all.

Visited September 2013
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New York
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59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A great way to start a visit to Savannah”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

This tour could not have been better organized or executed. Jonathan is charming and gifted at communicating information in a fun and interesting way. I would urge anyone visiting to make this the first thing they do in Savannah. It will make the rest of your visit so much more interesting. Jonathan will gladly answer any questions you may have. The architecture tour offers so much insight into the personality and history of the city.

Visited September 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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351 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“A must if you like history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We are not architects, and this tour is great since it shows the history of Savannah as reflected in its buildings. Jonathan is very friendly and informative. HIghly recommend - time and money well spent.

Visited July 2013
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Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent - A Highlight of Our Visit to Savannah”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Jonathan has to be one of the best tour guides I've ever encountered anywhere. There seemed no detail about Savannah's architectural and social history that he did not know. He could have been overly "geeky" and technical in his descriptions of so many sites, but he understands the value of a good story to help make his point. My wife and I highly recommend his tour to anyone of any age.

Visited July 2013
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Peoria, Illinois
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Visiting from Central, IL”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited July 2013
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