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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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Our guide is the perfect...
Our guide is the perfect fit for the job. Knowledgeable, great personality, lots of energy. I am not sure of his name. Possibly Brandon, Braden?. I remember him telling us that his career plan was to go into radio/communications. He has a great sense of humor.
Diane_W, Oct 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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A must do tour.
Brenda_H, Oct 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
He made sure we were comfortable and customized it to our interests. He made it fun. It is a must if you only have time for one tour. Thank you very much Bill.
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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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Fun anniversary gift
Anonymous, Oct 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
My husband and I were visiting Savannah for our anniversary. We met 2 other couples doing the same! We loved the food, the drinks, the tour guide and the company. Highly recommend
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Delicious Orientation.
Aida_A, Oct 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
The food was very good and the tour guide provided interesting information about the area. It was a great way to spend a first day in Savannah.
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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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I highly recommend this...
Sarah_S, Oct 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
I highly recommend this tour to anyone that is wanting to learn and see Savannah. Our tour guide was Andy. He was VERY knowledgeable and friendly. We learned and saw so much. Thank you Andy for a wonderful afternoon. I will definitely recommend this tour to anyone coming to visit Savannah.
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Great tour (oh, and food)!
Jason_S, Oct 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Anne was very knowledgeable, fun, and passionate about the city of Savannah. We loved all of the tastings, but definitely recommend Zunzibar, B&D Burgers, and Cha Bella. Also loved the unique honey tasting at Capital Bee Company (we went back after the tour ended). Would highly recommend for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of Savannah while also eating at some of downtown Savannah’s East-side treasures.
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Great Tour!
Christina_P, Sep 2021
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
Great tour! Tour guide was a great guy. He gave us some wonderful Savannah history and information. Very personalized tour in a cool car.
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Food was delicious, good...
Amy_S, Oct 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Food was delicious, good variety, fun experience. Our tour guide Victoria was very upbeat and fun. Lots of history too!
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Great Tour and tour guide!
Mike_E, Oct 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Country (aka Dorothy) was the best part. Food was good, city was good, Country was great. …….. will definitely ask for her again. All restaurants were great to adapt tastings to a particular diet required.
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Amazing experience highly recommend
GianaGEsq, Aug 2021
Private Historic Tour of Savannah
Our tour guide impressed us with deep history knowledge of Savannah. It was obvious how much he loves the city and how much he enjoys being a guide. Mike was also very considerate and gave us breaks to walk and breaks to use the restrooms. He also made helpful suggestions where to go after the tour. In short, it was amazing experience and I highly recommend it to anyone coming to see Savannah

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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