Recent Searches
Clear
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.

Show all
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
$158.98 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Private Tour
Andy was an excellent guide for our private tour of the historic district of Savannah. He was very knowledgeable! Highly recommend!
Richard_D, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Savannah

star-5
Best food tour in Savannah! Miss Country
Kathleen_A, Jul 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
The gas station Fancy Parkers stop was the absolute best- eating at Zunzi right now!!! Liked hearing Country’s version of historical talking points. Beginning and ending spots were perfect.
star-5
Historic Tour of Savannah
Patricia_B, Jun 2022
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Our guide Janie made our tour of Savannah so interesting with her knowledge and enthusiasm of the rich history that is Savannah. Would highly recommend
star-4
Quiet leisure tour
rrbaiuto, Jun 2022
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
A very educational trip through the cemetery. Comfortable air conditioning in vehicle Knowledgeable quide
star-5
Discovering Savannah in a Vintage Ride!
Jody_G, Jun 2022
Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
Daniel was a hoot! He was able to talk vintage cars with my husband, tell us about Savannah and drive his quirky little fun car all around town! This guy loves his car! He also did a great job covering the history of this amazing city!
star-5
Brenden did a great both...
Daniel_G, Jun 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
Brenden did a great both entertaining and giving great information during the tour highly recommend both the tour and Brenden
star-5
Awesome Experience
Monica_D, Jun 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
We took this tour with our best friends We enjoyed every stop along the way. Our guide Brenden was absolutely awesome This was an amazing food tour.
star-5
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.
star-5
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!
star-5
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.
star-5
Importance of Art and the Movie Industry
William_H, Jun 2022
Private Tour of Savannah's Historic District, Isle of Hope & Bonaventure
Learning about Savannah’s history and how SCAD, Midnight in the Garden of Evil and Forrest Gump effected Savannah.
star-5
Wonderful day
rrbaiuto, Jun 2022
Savannah's Off-The-Beaten-Path Secret East Side Historic Walking Food Tour
First the very kind.experienced. thoughtful guide Cindy The best food tasting and drink choices. And the history was our best day . Time and money spent well Would recommend and will do it again
star-5
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!
We perform checks on reviews

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).

Show all

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.

Show all

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.

Show all

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.

Show all
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Savannah Historic District?
Q:
What else should I know about attractions in Savannah?
A:
As well as visiting the Savannah Historic District, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: