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Savannah Historic District Tours

Grand antebellum homes and historic plazas lined with live oaks are just some of the sights that define Savannah’s Historic District. Considered the heart of the city, the Historic District is not only the centerpiece of a Savannah vacation but also where to find the highest concentration of bars, restaurants, and historic attractions.
 
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.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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Savannah Ghost Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

Come, if you dare, on a night-time stroll through Savannah, one of the most haunted cities in the United States. Hear tales of old Gullah traditions and ...  Read more

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.99
Savannah Food Tour of the Historic District by Bus, Savannah, Walking Tours
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Savannah Food Tour of the Historic District by Bus

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Feast on Savannah's finger lickin’ fine food on a 3-hour 15 mile loop of Savannah as well as a tour of the Historic District by bus! With a guide passionate ...  Read more

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.57
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Ghosts and Gravestones of Savannah

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Get acquainted with all things shadowy and sinister on an evening excursion through the darker side of Savannah! This 75-minute narrated trolley tour takes you ...  Read more

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.35
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Historic Savannah Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

Discover the physical and spiritual significance of James Oglehtorpe's square design. A comprehensive journey of Savannah's history, told through the culture, ...  Read more

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
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Savannah Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 65 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of Savannah on this guided walking tour. Learn about the city’s colonial past, as well as its role in the American ...  Read more

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.99
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Savannah Historic and Secret East Side Food Tour

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Wander through lovely squares and hidden alleyways on the east side of Savannah's Historic District, and sample local and international cuisine at both famous ...  Read more

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.95
Savannah's Historic Grave Encounters Tour, Savannah, Food Tours
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Savannah's Historic Grave Encounters Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Fulfill your dream of being a ghost hunter on this popular, 2-hour tour of the most haunted spots in Savannah. In addition to a Haunted Trolley tour around ...  Read more

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.00
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Movie Tour of Savannah's Historic District

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Follow the ‘lights, camera, action’ of big-name blockbusters around town on this exciting 1.5-hour movie location tour of Savannah! While traveling around the ...  Read more

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.10
Civil War Walking Tour of Savannah, Savannah, Movie & TV Tours
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Civil War Walking Tour of Savannah

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 Reviews

Great for those interested in Savannah’s history, this guided tour takes you back to the Civil War era on a leisurely walk through the Savannah Historic ...  Read more

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.99
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Neighborhoods of Savannah Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Discover both the familiar and forgotten sites of Savannah on this 3-hour tour. From the comfort of a minibus, ride through historic districts and ...  Read more

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00

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