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Savannah Rambles

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Address: 526 Price St, Savannah, GA 31401-5141
Phone Number: +1 800-979-3370
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You are invited to walk with me as I use Savannah's architectural history...

You are invited to walk with me as I use Savannah's architectural history as a visual aid to tell the history of Savannah's innovative city plan, icredible mix of architectural styles, and generations of diverse people who have created America's most uniquely beautiful city. I have been personally involved with the restoration of numerous buildings within Savannah's historic districts and can offer a unique perspective among tour guides.

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The architecture and history in Savannah rivals my hometown of Boston!! Dirk's love of his home town and incredible wealth of information ensured a great time despite the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2016
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Medford, Massachusetts

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The architecture and history in Savannah rivals my hometown of Boston!! Dirk's love of his home town and incredible wealth of information ensured a great time despite the interruption of the typical thunderstorm and downpour! Learned a lot about the initial layout of the historic district with the Oglethorpe plan, the incredibly varied architectural styles and lots of little known... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Dirk guided us - a family of five - through historic Savannah. It was great! Dirk is very knowledgeable, and Savannah is THE place for walking tours. Dirk will show you around town, and give you detailed information on the architecture of the buildings, the history of Georgia and Savannah, and other secrets about the district. We enjoyed the tour... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed my morning walking tour with Dirk. He showed me so many cool things, and I learned so much about Savannah's history, architecture and little known facts - did you know that Savannah snubbed prohibition, and had gas stations where one of the pumps was gin? Dirk will tell all!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I have been on tours of many cities by trolley, bus, Segue, bicycle and foot. Savannah is perfectly made for this walking tour, and two hours is the right length to get your feet wet without your eyes glazing over.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

walking tour with Dirk was very enjoyable. we were part of a group of 10 people, walked thru a few different squares and downtown district while Dirk discussed the history, folklore and many details. both the first-timer and repeat Savannah visitors learned a lot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Dirk Hardison conducts an excellent walking tour of Savannah, patiently pointing out the highlights, explaining the history, and giving tour members an overview of architectural features of this wonderful city. He is patient, well-versed, and very knowledgeable, and his tour makes you feel closer to the city and its structures.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I was so glad we took this tour! In addition to getting a good feel for Savannah, the history was fascinating and Dirk was able to help us really know Savannah by the end of our tour. He was very knowledgeable and I found myself making notes of things to go back and research and read about in more depth.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This was one of the best walking tours we have ever taken, and we have been on them around the world. Dirk Hardison, the guide, knows his city and knows his architecture. He is extremely informed and interesting to listen to as he explains the backgrounds on various sections of this beautiful city and the history of the important buildings.... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This was our first visit to Savannah and we couldn't have picked a better way to start it off than with Dirk. This tour covered Savannah city history and architecture. Being a degreed and experienced architect, Dirk did an excellent job of explaining both. He came well prepared including old building photo's to show the previous condition prior to restoration... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Great guided tour focusing on the architecture of the downtown area. Dirk Hardison was our guide and he did an outstanding job on the tour. His knowledge of architecture was outstanding as he studied it both here and abroad. We would recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about the buildings, businesses and home within the downtown historic area.

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