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Architectural Tours of Savannah

124 Abercorn St, Oglethorpe Square, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
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Great historical information

My husband is highly interested in architecture and building design as he is in industry, so we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carrie B
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Dallas, Texas
Arch tour

We really enjoyed our architectural tour with Jonathan. He was very clear and easy to follow. He... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lauralucillem
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Greeley, Colorado
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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.
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124 Abercorn St, Oglethorpe Square, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband is highly interested in architecture and building design as he is in industry, so we selected to take a tour while visiting for the weekend. Jonathan was really knowledgeable and friendly. I'd highly recommend the tour to anyone who is interested in either...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our architectural tour with Jonathan. He was very clear and easy to follow. He clearly knows his town and his details.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jonathan was so informative. He thoroughly explained the layout of Savannah and the various architectural styles. His tour made us much more aware of what we were seeing during our visit to Savannah. Don't think this tour is just for people who have an interest...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We took this tour last week and we highly recommend it to learn about and enjoy the Savannah historic district. Tour guide, Jonathan, is very knowledgeable about Savannah architecture and history. The 90 minutes length is just perfect for Jonathan's well laid out presentation, taking...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Can’t say enough about the depth of knowledge conveyed by Jonathan during this very informative and highly enjoyable tour. History, design - both style and practical considerations, and a little bit of dishing on Savannah topics were covered expertly in a genuine and relaxed manner....More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

My wife and I spent a couple of days in Savannah this March. We were there March 10 and 11th. We booked an architecture tour with Architectural Tours of Savannah. I have been on these types of tours before and they are a nice way...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

My daughter and I enjoyed Jonathan’s tour immensely- he was very knowledgeable and informative - we especially appreciated the chronological manner in which he presented the architectural highlights of the city. Jonathan was also very kind and thoughtful! The tour was a highlight of our...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Jonathan is an excellent tour guide. Keeping it to 90 minutes is a good idea if you can cover the basics in an engaging and thorough manner. He can. This is not a tour of the many beautiful houses in Savannah, but rather a key...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Jonathan was a wealth of knowledge. You don't have to be an architect to go on this tour. I learned more than I have in 44 years on this earth about architecture on this 90 minute tour. I love history and he tied the Savannah...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

As to be expected, Jonathan is very knowledgeable about the evolving architectural styles and technologies through the decades. But he also relates these architectural developments to contemporary historical and political events. Well worth doing.

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Hnforshee
23 September 2017|
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Response from sarahrodak | Reviewed this property |
The tour covered basic history of some of the squares and the layout of the city. However, if you have more detailed questions about the city, squares or a specific home, he will absolutely be able to answer your questions.
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Judy D
5 February 2017|
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Response from lsdelange | Reviewed this property |
Jonathan could answer the question about a trolley. Personally, I don't see that a trolley would work. I'm sure a electric scooter would be perfect, but I'm not sure where they could be rented. I wonder if Jonathan would... More
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18 December 2016|
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Response from Andree D | Reviewed this property |
We began at 10:00 a.m. Refer to his website for the cost. It may change. We loved this tour. It was well worth the money.
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