Dec. 14, 2016 | By Lauren Cleland
4 Unforgettable Ways to Experience Architecture in Savannah
Savannah is a city teeming with idyllic southern homes, impressive white columns, wrap-around porches and impeccable wrought iron details. If you are someone who truly appreciates the charm of southern construction, we suggest the following ways to experience architecture in Savannah, Georgia.
Take a Trolley Tour
Experience Savannah‘s architecture from the comfort of an air-conditioned trolley with Old Savannah Tours! Their very popular history and architecture package includes an expanded tour of Savannah‘s historic district, complete with off and on privileges at 15 trolley stops around the city. In addition to this narrated tour, the history and architecture package includes admission to some of Savannah‘s most spectacular architectural sights including the Owens-Thomas House, Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center.
Stroll Through Savannah
Built on a grid system consisting of 22 squares, Savannah was made for strolling. Lace up your walking shoes and use our guide to exploring Savannah in 10,000 Steps to help you navigate through our pretty city. Around every corner is an architectural wonder for you to admire including row homes, Italianate mansions and Victorian marvels. Looking for a guided walking tour? Look no further than Architectural Tours of Savannah. This 90-minute, narrated tour starts with Savannah‘s oldest buildings and ends with the newest.
Explore on Two Wheels
Crunched for time? Try touring Savannah on two wheels! Chatham Area Transit (CAT) provides a unique bike-sharing program that provides visitors and residents with an inexpensive way to traverse the city. The bikes are available for check out at Joe Murray Rivers Jr. Intermodal Transit Center and Ellis Square. If you feel the need for a little more speed, stop by Motorini and rent a moped! Both options offer great opportunities to get up close and personal with Savannah‘s amazing architecture.
Take a House Tour
What better way to experience Savannah‘s architecture than with a tour inside some of the city’s most famous structures? Savannah‘s many home and church tours allow you to step inside the house that started Savannah’s preservation movement, marvel at the murals inside the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and/or take in the surroundings at the infamous Mercer-Williams House. Click here for even more Savannah tour offerings.