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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.
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Informative and Entertaining

An excellent historical tour of the city. Ed had a great personality and was extremely informative about the various areas and the history of the city. I love to do walking tours of older cities as I feel it's the best way to learn about...More

1  Thank Giselle R
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile
Informative and personable! 5 star

Ed was great!! He is a wealth of information. Enjoyed the knowledge about the history of Savannah during the Revolutionary War and Civil War, and the details of the slavery in Savannah.

Thank cbollier
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile
Ed is the Man

Great tour with Ed. He was very informative and knew his stuff. He's an architect by trade, so he had some really good solid information. Great way to kick off our exploration of the city.

Thank KarenNKy
Cool S, Manager at Cool Savannah Tours & Gifts, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for the great review. Ed is a great guide and we're thrilled you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Great way to learn about the city!

I took this tour on a Saturday morning and it was very informative and entertaining. Ed was great in narrating the tour and answering any questions we had. The walk wasn't too bad, it's just so hot in Savannah in summertime so wear comfortable clothes...More

Thank Caroline B
Cool S, Manager at Cool Savannah Tours & Gifts, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you for your response and we're glad you had a great time. Ed is a wonderful tour guide. We hope you'll come back to Cool Savannah the next time you visit Savannah.

Reviewed 13 August 2018
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
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wyatt h
11 October 2018|
Response from landonjohnr | Reviewed this property |
It lasted from after breakfast to lunch so about 2/12 to 3 hours .Depends on group size and the questions asked.
7 September 2018|
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Response from Gregg G. K | Reviewed this property |
I found them very accommodating. Just call them and explain.
Anita S
18 July 2018|
Response from GreggK77 |
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.