Savannah Architectural Tour: Exploring Historic Buildings Intimately
21 Ratings
Discover the hidden gems of Savannah's architecture on the Noble Jones Architect Tour. Explore historic buildings intimately and learn about the architects behind them. Limited to ten guests for a more personal experience.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Museum - Discussion on Savannah’s father of architecture, William Jay
  • Harper Fowlkes House - Discussion of Charles Klusky
  • Orleans Square - Discussion of Harper Folkes House and the site of what was once The Bullochs House
  • SCADstory - Discussion of Savannah’s original armory and William Gibbons Preston
  • Gryphon Tea Room - Discussion of Scottish Rights Temple, appendage of the Freemasons and architect Hyman Witcover.
  • Mercer Williams House Museum - Discussion on architect John Norris and preservationist Jim Williams.
  • Green-Meldrim House - Discussion of John Norris
  • Girl Scout First Headquarters - Discussion of Andrew Low and architect John Norris
  • Lafayette Square - St John the Baptist Cathedral and J.D. Hall’s Hamilton-Turner House
What's Included
  • Take home map for self-guiding post-tour
  • Listen to talk technology for clear guide audio up to 150 feet
What's Not Included
  • Admission to house museums is not included on this tour. This is only an outdoor walking tour.
Additional Information

The Noble Jones Architect Tour provides a way to better understand Savannah’s architectural landscape and the creators of these structures. This tour is kept intimate with a maximum of ten attendees, making it the only semi-private exploration option in Savannah, GA. Such small group setting allows participants to freely interact with our guides and pose any inquiries they might have.

Architecture forms the tangible base of any city, and within just over a hundred years, these five individuals became pivotal in the movement to enhance the aesthetic appeal of our city’s square design.

A guided on-foot exploration of the historical sector, this tour encompasses the inspection of historical dwellings and structures dating from 1817 to 1923. The session also includes a detailed study of the relevant architects’ works and their impact on the city.

124 Abercorn St
Abercorn Street
Tour meets Oglethorpe Square near the Owens Thomas House
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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May 29, 2024
An Afternoon To Remember - It was a beautiful sunny afternoon in Savannah. Our tour guide, Kelsey Palko, met us at Oglethorpe Square at the start of our tour. Tall and handsome with a warm smile, Kelsey gave us a remarkable walk through the streets and squares of the Savannah historic district. Without rushing he shared detailed descriptions of the five major architects who designed the beautiful buildings and homes that we saw. His knowledge is thorough and he answered our questions in detail. We are locals of Savannah and this was our first time doing a walking tour of the city. It was a personal tour that we will always remember. Can't wait to tell our guests to do it!!! Thank you very much!!
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May 26, 2024
Totally worth it! - Our guide was SO knowledgeable and had great stories! We really enjoyed! Guide even brought and lugged around umbrellas in case we needed them. Not your usual tour! Very detailed and we got the history of the architects and master builders who built Savannah.
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May 22, 2024
Great tour reviewing the... - Great tour reviewing the main architects of Savannah. Lots of interesting history in a nice small group.
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Apr 3, 2024
Wonderful tour with a... - Wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable and charismatic guide. You will learn about Savannah architecture and key architects, layout, materials and preservation movement. Highly recommend!
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Mar 5, 2024
Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaging - Kelse was a Fabulous guide. We had a great few hours learning about the history of the city and all of the various types of architecture throughout. He answered all our questions, had fun stories and pointed out details we would never have noticed on our own. Highly recommend.
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Feb 13, 2024
A must see tour while visiting Savannah! - Everything was memorable! The guide was knowledgeable and witty! He was very thorough and spent a lot of time explaining the architects styles and lives, which helps you remember. This tour was a full two hours of walking but could easily be longer due to all the beautiful homes and buildings.
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Dec 28, 2023
Rainy day adventure - Kelse's knowledge of history aided in our tour. The 2 hours was extremely educational. My wife, son, and I enjoyed the experience.
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Dec 12, 2023
Savannah's Beautiful Architecture - Savannah is a beautiful city, full of history and fantastic architecture. Kelso our guide was passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the city and its architecture. Enjoyed this tour very much.
Review provided by Viator
Dec 3, 2023
Time well spent - Kelse was an excellent tour guide. He was of course fun and engaging, but the deep knowledge he had as a result of all of his research, beginning with the city founding and showing examples of the work of the most popular architects in Savannah along with Sharing biographical information and timelines made the history come alive.
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Jan 5, 2024
Very Good - The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I was hoping this tour company specialized in architecture but it appears the business gives a variety of different tours and this was one. I just felt like there was something missing. Perhaps I was hoping for more of the history of the architecture/development of the whole city rather than a focus on a few architects. I was hoping to understand Savannah through its architecture and felt I didn’t get enough of that overall. At any rate. Well done. Just not perfect, imo.
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up to 10 guests
July 2024