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Savannah Historic District

Savannah Historic District

Savannah, Georgia, 30334

The Basics

Savannah’s Historic District encompasses more than 20 city squares laid out in a distinctive grid pattern by General James E. Oglethorpe, founder of the British Colony of Georgia in 1733. Today, it’s the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, attracting millions of visitors on an annual basis. The area also remains easily walkable—it’s flat and full of benches so you can sit and rest under the oaks draped with Spanish moss.

Many visitors opt for a walking tour to fully appreciate the area: niche tours focus on its eclectic architecture, rich culinary traditions, and important contributions to black history. Or, make your own tour by strolling through the area and popping into cafes, restaurants, shops, and bars for a taste of Southern hospitality.

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Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
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Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
$60.59 per adult
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Not to be missed
The delightful narration by our guide Country was fabulous. She literally brought Savannah history to life. The tasting spots were perfectly curated.
fausnachtk, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Savannah

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Glad it did it
Helen_A, Oct 2021
Historic Homes of Savannah Guided Walking Tour
I enjoyed it. The tour guide was very accommodating when I had to leave early and wanted to tour the last home later.
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Excellent Experience
Danielle_R, Oct 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Had great time, learned a lot but most importantly had a great time with Bill! He accommodated the tour to our interests and he was knowledgeable and friendly!
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Me and my son really...
Michelle_E, Oct 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Me and my son really enjoyed this tour. Janie was very knowledgeable about the history and stories behind all of our stops. What a great way to start our visit to Savannah. I highly recommend this private tour.
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Snacks in Savannah
Joseph_C, Oct 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Miss Country was lovely and funny. The food was very good too. The Capital Bee is a great place to visit.
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Our guide, Brenden, was...
Adam_R, Oct 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Our guide, Brenden, was awesome. He entertained us and was very informative of the city. Food was good. I highly recommend this tour
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Must do in Savannah!
Guinevere_D, Oct 2021
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
What an incredible way to tour Savannah! Our tour was customized to our interests, we got great photos and our guide was super knowledgeable about everything Savannah!
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Tybee Island with Julie was a great experience
Jennifer_S, Oct 2021
Savannah Historic District & Islands Private Guided Tour
Julie was such a great guide! She was very knowledgeable and super flexible. I highly recommend her and this excursion
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Many things to see, hear, learn, and EAT!
Sarah_M, Oct 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Awesome by Kellee! Knowledgeable, patient, fun and friendly! Wouldn’t want. A different guide. There’s was one couple that was on a tight schedule and CHOSE to leaving while telling her they were giving her only 4 stars due to time management and that was simply from her being patient with a couple of people lagging behind. Don’t rush it everyone! Take it all in.
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Fabulous
Diane_R, Oct 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Janie was an excellent tour guide. Our private tour was the best experience we have ever had in our life travels. I would recommend this tour to everyone. Jamie is a charming knowledgeable entertaining lady. Not only was she informative she was able to keep up with our banter and inquisitive questions. Thank you Janie for an incredible afternoon.
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Very informative tour....
Sabrina_K, Oct 2021
Historic Homes of Savannah Guided Walking Tour
Very informative tour. The guide was also very gracious about our group running late. It didn't seem to phase him and he still managed to finish pretty much on time! Glad we took the tour.
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Savannah Must-Do Tour
Mark_W, Oct 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Capitol Bee a great discovery as were all our tasty stops. Our guide Kellee was the best you could hope for on a culinary stroll through this amazing foodie city. A chef and local Savannah resident herself she brings a wealth of insider knowledge to the table. This is a must do excursion for those who love history stories anc great eats. Don’t miss.
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driver Bill was awesome awesome
Joanne_R, Oct 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Bill was so awesome we really enjoyed our tour with him very knowledgeable about Savannah history I would book a private tour

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Dress for the weather with plenty of water and sun protection during the summer.

  • Bring some spending money to enjoy the area.

  • Easily cater your visit for your group—there’s something for everyone (including kids).

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How to Get There

The boundaries of the Savannah Historic District are the Savannah River, E. Broad Street, Gwinnett Street, and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Savannah Visitor Center is located in the restored Central of Georgia railroad station located at 301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and has plenty of information to get your exploration of the area started.

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When to Get There

The Historic District is active all day, every day. The only real consideration with when to visit is the weather—summer is notoriously hot and humid, especially during the middle of the day. The city hosts special events every season, from Christmas on the River to one of the largest Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country, so check the official calendar to time your visit for something out of the ordinary.

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Top Historic District Attractions

It’s impossible to miss the Historic District while in Savannah. Some of the attractions you might come across include River Street, Forsyth Fountain, Oglethorpe Square, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and more.

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