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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
$158.98 per adult
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Importance of Art and the Movie Industry
Learning about Savannah’s history and how SCAD, Midnight in the Garden of Evil and Forrest Gump effected Savannah.
William_H, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Savannah

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Awesome places to return to
Valeria_S, Jun 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Our guide, Ann, was very knowledgeable about the history of Savanna as well as the food/restaurants!!
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1st time in Savannah
Renee_N, Jun 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Great tour & great food! Our guide was Country & she was so entertaining! She definitely made this tour fun! Would definitely recommend this tour to try lots of places in a short time!
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Great tour
Steve_G, Jun 2022
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
A wonderful personalized experience. Andy did a great job in giving information and stopping to give us closer looks.
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A MUST DO IN SAVANNAH!!!
Steve_T, Jun 2022
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
Daniel was an awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. The vintage car is super cool and adds to the experience.
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Daniel was a treat!
James_B, Jun 2022
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
Daniel was wonderful. And the vintage Citroën was a great way to see Savannah. (Look up!) We look forward to touring with him again!
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Wonderdul way to see and learn Savannah
Laura_S, Jun 2022
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
This was a wonderful tour and a great way to see Savannah. My mom and I enjoyed all the sights that Bill Bell took us. He was great with the history, tours and took good photos. We would highlyrecommend this tour!
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Cindy was great. She was...
Ricki_M, Jun 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Cindy was great. She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made it fun. We would recommend this tour to others.
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Wonderful experience
Anonymous, Jun 2022
Historic Homes of Savannah Guided Walking Tour
Amazing tour! Tour leader was so knowledgeable and shared so much interesting info. Me, along with my 16 year old granddaughter stayed engaged and really enjoyed this!
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Lots of information
Deanne_M, May 2022
Historic Homes of Savannah Guided Walking Tour
A very informative and fun experience. Great tour guide. Learned a lot of interesting facts and Savannah history. Well worth the time.
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Wonderful tour!
Rob_T, May 2022
Savannah Historic District & Islands Private Guided Tour
The whole private tour was amazing! Janie was very nice and knowledgeable of Savannah and Tybee Island. I would highly recommend asking for Janie!
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Loved this tour!
Claudia_C, Jun 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
We loved fried pork chops, rice ball and drinks that were available to purchase. Also loved Ann's enthusiasm and knowledge. Thanks!
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Highlight of trip!
mypaloma, Jun 2022
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
This private tour was the highlight of our trip, a bucket list item for my 91 year old Mother. Our guide Bill Bell was fantastic, explaining the history of places we visited, answering our questions and assisting with pictures that contribute to precious memories. We were conveniently picked up at our hotel. Great value, highly recommend!!
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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