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“Excellent Tour”

Architectural Tours of Savannah
Ranked #1 of 145 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.
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193 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
“Excellent Tour”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Jonathan provided an excellent tour of Savannah's architectural gems - informative, educational, and very interesting. I really enjoyed seeing the progression of the architectural styles in Savannah. Without the tour, I know that I would have never noticed that progression.

As someone who is interested in architecture but not overly educated on the subject - I found that Jonathan explained things perfectly and used easy to understand terminology. It's one of those tours where you silently say "I didn't know that" - which is a good thing when you are taking a tour.
Highly recommended...

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Luxury1Georgia
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Outstanding tour”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Jonathan is a great tour guide. He is knowledgeable and friendly. He was very patient, answering all of our questions. I highly recommend his tour.

Visited July 2014
2 Thank wallstreetredbull
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Architectural tour with Jonathan was great!”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Jonathan Stalcup is a very nice knowledgeable guide. He studied at SCAD, and knows his subject in and out. It's a nice walking tour around the historical district. Jonathan keeps it in a chronological order, and it's fascinating to see how the architecture and taste changed over fairly short period of time, how Savannah buildings were influenced by European trends etc. Highly recommended tour for Savannah.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Ivan K
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Weston, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

My husband and I took this tour in june 2014. Jonathan is an excellent tour guide and does a wonderful job of explaining Savannah's history through its architecture. Don't waste your time with the superficial and expensive trolley tours. This is well worth it!

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Cristina D
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Portsmouth, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Just as awesome the second time”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Went on this tour a year ago during our first trip to Savannah. It was a great way to start our time in Savannah - doing it again this year was smart. Jonathan tells you so much about the city's history, growth and development. The tour is great for anyone - architectural buff/student, historian, or just tourist. Jonathan is an awesome story teller and keeps everyone's interest the entire time. Great tour, great price, great start to your week!

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Billy G
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