For over 80 years, the Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens has given visitors a rare glimpse into the private lives of Savannah locals. This three-day event is held each spring and showcases the city’s rich history. Enjoy exclusive special events, watch presentations, and admire the furnishings that have been treasured by families for generations. It’s a great way to experience Savannah like never before! Here are some things you’ll see along the way.
2017 Savannah Tour of Homes Schedule
Thursday, March 23 | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Guests can kick off the weekend with a tour of the Southeast Victorian Historic District. This area is characterized by shaded streets and picturesque houses lined up on narrow lots. Architectural styles range from the Carpenter “Box” style to High Victorian Queen Anne style. You’ll also visit the Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District, which was developed during the late 19th century. This district includes a mix of residential, commercial, and community landmark buildings with landscaped yards and tree-lined streets.
Additional Thursday events include an elegant lunch at Elizabeth on 37th, a “Masterful Centerpieces” demonstration by interior designer Anissa Manzo Goeken, and a welcome reception at Christ Church Anglican.
Friday, March 24 | 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Continue your adventure with a tour of the Western Historic Landmark District. Built during the height of the Cotton Era, these 19th-century homes exhibit many Romantic Revival architectural elements. West Jones Street is at the heart of the neighborhood and features a broad brick street covered by a canopy of live oaks. Be sure to take a stroll through Forsyth Park while you’re there!
Daniel Carey, President of the Historic Savannah Foundation, will host “Secrets of Preserving a City” on Friday. Following his presentation is lunch with George Whitefield at 17hundred90 and an early evening social at the Davenport House Museum.
Saturday, March 25 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
On Saturday’s walking tour, you’ll explore the Eastern Historic Landmark District and admire some of the district’s earliest homes built near the Savannah River. These structures date back to the 18th century and include Greek Revival and Federal style architecture. Afterward, join the Bonaventure Historical Society for a guided walking tour of Bonaventure Cemetery and learn about the beautiful garden-style grounds. Lunch will be held at 1 p.m. at 45 Bistro.
Sunday, March 26 | 12 – 5 p.m.
On the last day of the Savannah Tour of Homes, guests will visit Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent, a residential area that boasts broad streets and manicured squares. The district’s large homes have expansive lawns and vary in age, size, and style. After your tour, sit back and enjoy a historic trolley ride through Savannah’s beautiful squares.
Come Home to the Presidents’ Quarters Inn
The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens is a fascinating event for guests of all ages. In between your adventures, feel free to unwind in one of our beautiful rooms or suites. Our historic B&B is just steps from some of the most beautiful homes in the city! Tickets for tours and special events sell quickly so be sure to reserve yours early. We can’t wait for you to see the gardens, homes, and squares that we love so much! Book your stay with us today.
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