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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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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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Great Savannah tour!
Bonaventure was very memorable. Loved all of the tour. Our tour guide Danette was awesome. She made the tour for us. She is very knowledgeable and had great stories.
Ellen_F, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Savannah

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Great Savannah tour!
Ellen_F, May 2022
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Bonaventure was very memorable. Loved all of the tour. Our tour guide Danette was awesome. She made the tour for us. She is very knowledgeable and had great stories.
star-5
Excellent food tour with a bit of history along the way
dianelynch05, May 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Very enjoyable walking tour visiting six establishments and hearing a bit of history along the way. Victoria was very relaxed and accommodating of our group, which included several children.
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Foodie Tour and History to Boot
Cheryl_J, May 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
The history lesson during our walk. And the food was excellent! Wear your walking shoes! Good weather is also a plus!
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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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Enjoyed every minute
Leslie_R, May 2022
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
This tour was wonderful! Andy was so personable and informative. As our introduction to Savannah, this tour could not have been better. We enjoyed every minute and highly recommend both the tour and Andy as a guide!
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Great Historic Homes Tour
Justin_R, May 2022
Historic Homes of Savannah Guided Walking Tour
Tour guide was knowledgeable, and was able to answer any questions we or anyone else in the group had. Did a great job telling the story of the beautiful architecture of Savannah, and incorporating the city’s history with the homes.
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Two thumbs up!
Amy_P, May 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
We really enjoyed our tour and our guide did a great job. The food was really good and you get plenty of it. We did the 11:30 tour so it essentially served as our lunch. The historic aspect was great too. Again, our guide did a great job incorporating just the right amount of history, and with a good dose of humor to make it memorable. Overall, a great way to spend some of your time in Savannah. Highly recommend.
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Savannah in a 90 minute Nutshell!
Robert_T, May 2022
Private Historic Tour of Savannah
Mike was extremely professional & very knowledgeable. He included many special stories & tips gathered from some of his regular Savannah clients. We Covered the Historic District throughly & Mike’s commentary was right on!
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Excellent! Mike was...
Daniel_B, May 2022
Private Historic Tour of Savannah
Excellent! Mike was friendly, extreme knowledgeable, and very accommodating. This tour was awesome. Highly recommend!
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Danette was a...
BarbaraKCalvin, May 2022
Savannah Historic District & Islands Private Guided Tour
Danette was a knowledgeable, professional yet fun guide who planned an excellent 4 hour tour. It was the perfect way for us to get an overview of the area.
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Wonderful Tour
Cynthia_G, May 2022
Historic Homes of Savannah Guided Walking Tour
Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining and we would highly recommend the tour. Favorite tour of the trip
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Guide was a wealth of knowledge
Edward_A, May 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Honey Bee presentation a history of Savanah. Guide has been doing this a while and had many anecdotal side information

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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As well as visiting the Savannah Historic District, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: