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Savannah Historic District
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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Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
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Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
$135.90 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Worth the money
Andy did an excellent job very informative. Lots of historical knowledge and was well worth the cost.
David_P, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Savannah

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Best food tour in savannah
Debbie_L, Jan 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Excellent speakeasy bartender mustache and with his witty dialog, scrumptious sausage croissant at little blue pie society, delicious river house restaurant bisque and drinks. Guide Kelly was great and did great job educating on food and area while also stepping back, giving us time to mingle amongst ourselves. The tour was a most enjoyable method for learning about the food and drink options in Savannah.
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Worth every penny!!!
Katharine_M, Jan 2022
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
Daniel is an amazing wealth of knowledge and great stories!! This is the perfect way to see Savannah and learn some history. Worth every penny!!!!!
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Great tour with Daniel in Savannah!!
CYNTHIA_O, Jan 2022
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
On time, great historical knowledge and flexible. Packed a lot of information into our time. ❤️👍🏼 Daniel was very enjoyable and definitely gave us a fantastic tour of Savannah.
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Great food. Most of the...
Lisa_D, Jan 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Great food. Most of the food was from places I had not heard of but would like to go back to eat a meal.
star-5
Worth it
Allie_B, Jan 2022
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Bill was fantastic! A wealth of knowledge and an awesome tour guide If you want a great overview of the city this is perfect!
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Perfect Savannah Afternoon
Jeff_L, Jan 2022
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Bill was amazing! So nice, accommodating and really gave us so much back history into the area. The Wormsloe historic site and Bonaventure cemetery were incredible. Spent some time wandering thru the cemetery and it was fascinating! Big win win to do this tour, if you can request Bill do so!
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We made this our first...
Michael_T, Jan 2022
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
We made this our first tour of Savannah, it was a great. After the tour we had a better idea the layout of Savannah. Daniel was every knowledge of Savannah history and gave a lot of fun facts. The car was fun.
star-5
Great tour guide.
Cecil_J, Dec 2021
Historic Homes of Savannah Guided Walking Tour
Very good tour. Our guide Brad brought the history of Savannah and these houses to life. He was very knowledgeable of the time periods and the architecture methods used during those times. My wife and I would love to have him as our guide on future tours.
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Great tour.
Dennis_E, Jan 2022
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
Great tour. Learned a lot about Savannah and the area. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting for the first time. Really helps to decide which sites to see.
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Fun!
Jessica_V, Jan 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
This tour was amazing. This is our second food tour with Ann. She is a wonderful guide, full of cool knowledge about the city and she’s so nice! This tour will not leave you hungry or thirsty. It’s a blast and a must do!
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Wonderful 3 hour tour and our driver (Bill) was excellent!
Marcia_F, Dec 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
We were only in Savannah for 48 hours and felt at end of this tour we had been shown all the highlights of Savannah.
star-5
Great guide, great food and great time!
Ron_H, Jan 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
My wife and I were so glad that we booked this tour! Kelly, our tour guide was THE BEST!! She was extremely knowledgeable, funny and made the tour memorable. The stops were awesome and were places we would not have known about otherwise. A+

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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