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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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It’s Fall Yall
Excellent food , good friends , beautiful city, friendly people, knowledgeable tour guide.We came during Thanksgiving weekend . We had a great time eating , shopping , watching football and enjoying the night life . We love Savannah!
Anita_N, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Savannah

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Great historic tour....
Bill_S, Nov 2021
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
Great historic tour. Loved the car! Very informative and great all around person. Talked about not only history of town but his love of these cars.
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Don’t doubt yourself, do the tour
Katie_G, Nov 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
This tour was so great! Cindy took us to great places that I would have never thought to experience and it opened my options to more places to try in Savannah. Highly recommend!! Cindy was the best!
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The food was very good,...
Frances_P, Nov 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
The food was very good, the leader was friendly and informative, the others on the tours were easy and fun to be with. This was our first food tour and we loved it.
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New interesting information!
Carol_V, Nov 2021
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
We learned so much new information about Savannah’s history today with Daniel! He was informative and interesting!
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A Taste of Savanah
Michael_A, Nov 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Our guide was knowledgeable and very entertaining. His banter with food venue owners demonstrated both knowledge and collegiality. Great tour. We highly recommend it.
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Perfect tour for first timers to Savannah.
Judy_M, Nov 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Our guide Janie was amazing. So knowledgeable and friendly. She asked if we wanted to spend more time at each location and did everything she could to tailor the tour to our interests. It was a phenomenal way to see Savannah and learn the history for first time visitors. I highly recommend!
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Awesome Tour
Tammy_S, Nov 2021
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Perfect thing to do on a rainy day with limited time in Savannah!!! Bill Bell was awesome, really nice guy and very knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommend especially if you’re a history buff.
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Interesting tour of exterior of historic homes
RichardM_C, Nov 2021
Historic Homes of Savannah Guided Walking Tour
The history of the homes was very interesting. However, the tour is not what expected. I expected to tour the inside of the homes.
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Yummy tour
Lynn_W, Nov 2021
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
The guide was super, very upbeat. We ate some great food and have a list of favs for when I return. Mice people on tour too! Great way to see beautiful Eastside residential district.
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My hubby and I went to...
Althia_L, Nov 2021
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
My hubby and I went to savanna for the first time to celebrate our 17 year anniversary. Touring the town in a vintage car was so much fun!
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Glad it did it
Helen_A, Oct 2021
Historic Homes of Savannah Guided Walking Tour
I enjoyed it. The tour guide was very accommodating when I had to leave early and wanted to tour the last home later.
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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

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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Trip ideas


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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