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History and Architecture Tour of Savannah

  • Discover Savannah’s history and architecture
  • Visit historic neighborhoods
  • Knowledgeable, professional guide
History and Architecture Tour of Savannah
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History and Architecture Tour of Savannah
Discover Savannah’s history and architecture on this guided, 90-minute, small-group walking tour. As the largest National Historic Landmark District in the US, Savannah offers more than 20 city squares filled with historic homes, museums, churches, mansions, monuments and the famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras. Explore the varied examples of Federal, Victorian Regency, Greek/Gothic Revival and Italianate architecture and learn about the history of this great city from the tour guide.
What to Expect
Savannah's Historic District is one of the largest in the U.S. with thousands of architecturally significant buildings, including examples of Federal, Victorian Regency, Greek and Gothic Revival and Italianate architecture.

From the simple Colonial style to the Medieval-influenced cathedrals, to the gingerbread accents of the Victorian period. You will see examples of America’s 18th and 19th century prevailing architectural styles, which can be found in Savannah still. 

Our History and Architecture Tour of Savannah, you will discover how the vibrancy of General James Oglethorpe’s enlightened Utopian development plan worked in the 18th century and how it thrives today.

Throughout this tour you will see:
  • Christ Church,1840, James Couper, amateur architect
  • Pink House, (Habersham residence) 1771
  • Kehoe House,1892 by DeWhitt Bruyn
  • Owens Thomas House, 1816, by William Jay
  • Davenport House, 1820 - Isaiah Davenport
The magnificent ironwork is a well known feature of the architecture in Savannah. Beautiful scrolled designs appear on many of the buildings in cast-iron balconies, stair railings and window guards. Ironwork can be found in many of the squares, and surrounding monuments and fountains.
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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Really well done

Surprise Highlight of trip,very informative -kinda like a Rick Steves video except that you are living it.We were in city in May so it gets hot- comfortable shoes are a must and water.There are vendors to purchase fluids along the route.We went in the morning...More

1  Thank landonjohnr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Savannah trip

Great tour. Ed was great. So knowledgeable. Savannah is such an awesome city. So glad we partook of this tour through Cool Savannah tours.

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Informative and interestring

My husband and I and our teenagers and 25 year son took the History and Architecture tour with Chuck. As we were a group of 6 we were the only ones on the tour which was nice. Chuck is very well versed in the history...More

1  Thank Anita S
Cool S, Manager at Cool Savannah Tours & Gifts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We do offer trolley and walking tour packages, which gives you a discount. We always recommend doing a trolley and walking tour together because the walking tours are more personal and you get to stop and see the buildings and...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Architecture Tour with Ed

Our tour guide Ed Pyrch was excellent. He is an architect and a great teacher, even to non-architects like us. He kept us moving and we saw a lot in 2 hours, but the time went by fast. The pace was nice, time for questions,...More

Thank Gregg G. K
Cool S, Manager at Cool Savannah Tours & Gifts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Ed. He is a fantastic guide and so full of information about this beautiful city. We do hope that you'll visit us again on your next trip to Savannah.

Reviewed 23 May 2018
History and Architecture tour with Scott

Scott is an excellent and engaging tour guide. He showed us parts of the city we had never seen before and told the history of the city including the perspective of "outsiders". He quickly figured out the interests of our group and geared his comments...More

Thank mazzy6
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Anita S
18 July 2018|
Response from Gregg K |
Departure is from the tour office next to the Cotton Exchange. There is parking at various lots downtown. We took the free bus that circles the Historic District and parked at our B&B near Forsyth Park.