The Historic Homes Walking Tour
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Savannah, GA is known for its vast history and its Southern charming hospitality; from ante bellum estates to extravagant manors, the Historic Homes Walking Tour takes you through a city straight out of an old-time novella. The city is filled with immaculate old residents that dot the streetways and stretch above the mossy treeline. The astounding feats of architecture that were achieved in Savannah were some of the best in the United States, and its intriguing past is brimming with immaculate homes constructed for Savannah's rich and famed celebs.
On this 90 min walking tour, you'll discover about a mile of wonders and see some of the city's most prized infrastructures. Just a few of these buildings include the Juliette Gordon Low Home (which you'll be able to tour), the houses of the Historic District, and the Green Meldrim House. Not only are these landmarks culturally significant, but they shaped the way the city was planned out, providing today's patrons with a look into its prime.
The Juliette Gordon Low Home
Also recognized as the Wayne-Gordon House, the home was designated as Savannah's first National Historic Landmark in 1965. Inducted alongside it was the First Girl Scout Headquarters, which is positioned close by. The home itself features a historic museum and features many of the actual Gordon family furniture as well as art from Juliette Gordon Low. This walking tour also includes an in-depth touring venture through the hallways of the home.
The Green Meldrim House
The Green Meldrim House is a National Historic Landmark that was produced in the Gothic Revival styling. It is also known as the most expensive 19th-century house in the city. The ravishing home has undertaken complete restoration and highlights are some of the original woodwork, moldings, chandeliers, and more. It is a fantastic glance into the past. (Tour of home not included).
If you are obsessed with Southern architecture and history, the Historic Home Tour is the best tour to venture upon. Plan your vacation today and discover tons of great things to do on your next Savannah vacation.
- How much walking is involved?
There is about a mile of walking.
- Approximately how long does the tour last?
It lasts approximately 90 minutes.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
It is appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the The Historic Homes Tour?
Of course! Don't forget your camera.
- Is the tour handicap accessible?