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Savannah Historic District

Savannah Historic District

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6,102 Reviews
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
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$60.59 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Good time and good food
Cindy was a great guide, upbeat, knowledgeable and fun, and very accommodating. Food stops were good and history was interesting. Shrimp andGrits at Cha Bella was the best, and our favorite.
Carol_R, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Savannah

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Fun work trip expereince
Sandra_E, Apr 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
We had wonderful time on this food tour considering it was during a time of Covid-19 restrictions! It was fun jumping the line at Leopold's!
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Wonderful City Tour of Savannah
Darlene_B, Mar 2021
Savannah Historic District & Islands Private Guided Tour
Chris was an outstanding tour guide and was extremely knowledgeable of Savannah. We enjoyed ourselves very much and Chris was very personable as well. Chris was on time, car was clean and he was an excellent driver. Thank you Chris for a wonderful tour! John and I had a great time!
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Private tour if Savannah
Cheri_L, Jul 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
A fantastic tour! Janey was a great tour guide. She was knowledgeable and passionate about Savannah and its history. Well worth the expense for the personal tour. She answered every question and tailored the tour to our interests.
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Great tour of Savannah!
Jennifer_W, Jul 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Bill gave us an excellent tour. His service was great, and he was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
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Just do it!
Lori, Jul 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Brenden was amazing! Great food and great fun! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Definitely worth the money! Highly recommend!
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Must put on your to do list in Savannah
Linda_W, Jul 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Great experience! The food was delicious and our tour guide was very informative. Highly recommend!!!
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What a great way to see the city
RRO, Jul 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Super way to see Savannah. We went to Bonaventure Cemetery and Wormsloe Park, in addition to driving all around the historic district. Our driver was very knowledgable..took his time with us..and even pointed out his favorite coffee shop.
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Savannah by Food
Pamela_H, Jul 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating! Lots of fun! I would recommend this tour for tasting the soul of Savannah.
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Brad is the bomb!!
PatriciaD_S, Apr 2021
Historic Homes of Savannah Guided Walking Tour
Spectacular knowledge of architecture and history. And a thoroughly enjoyable charismatic personality. Highly recommend.
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Fun and tasty
Celena_J, Jul 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Learning about the different squares in town and how structures were built. Educational as far as how Savannah became the city it is today.
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This.Tour.Is.The.Best!
Becky_L, Jul 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
This was an awesome tour! From the Bee Company, where we learned a lot about bees, to the tour, and each of the excellent restaurants- it was amazing and the food was delicious! We really liked going to restaurants that were off the beaten path. Cindy, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable and a real treat to be with- we loved her stories! We highly recommend this tour!
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The tour was wonderful, and Janie was an amazing guide!!!
Alice_O, May 2021
Savannah Historic District & Islands Private Guided Tour
My husband and I took this tour on Sunday, April 25th. I highly recommend it! Our tour guide was Janie. She was amazing!! She helped us when we weren't sure of where we were (to park--we were coming from HHI). She took us all around Savannah, Tybee Island, and Fort Pulaski. She was very knowledgeable at every point of interest that she showed us. I have trouble walking, and she customized our tour to accommodate my issues. I cannot say enough about Janie, she is a true asset to the company that provides this private tour. I cannot thank you enough, Janie, for a wonderful day!!!

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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