PLAN YOUR TOUR DAY
The following information and guidelines have been established to protect the interiors and
furnishing of the homes on tour and ensure an enjoyable experience for all our tour guests.
There is on-street parking available along the Tour route as well as in Savannah parking garages for a fee. Meters are enforced on Saturdays except south of Liberty Street. The City of Savannah is changing some parking terms and we will update this information as needed. For up-to-date information on parking, the city provides information HERE. There is a helpful app that allows you to pay for parking via your smart phone. Click HERE for information on the City of Savannah Parking App.
Complimentary parking is available in these lots:
Andrew Low House (Corner of Charlton & Drayton Streets)
St Johns Church (Charlton & Whitaker Streets across from the Green-Meldrim House)
Free City Shuttle Bus
The City of Savannah provides a free shuttle service to get around the Landmark Historic District and also to cross the river. For information on the routes provided, click HERE.
The Tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
Most historic homes in Savannah are high-stooped with 8 to 12 steps to climb and, as such, are not accessible by wheelchairs.
No photography or video allowed.
Out of respect for our homeowners and residents, please no photography or videotaping
inside the homes.
No high-heeled shoes
High-heeled shoes are not allowed on the tour, as they may damage the historic wood floors.
Refund Policy: Due to the fundraising nature of the Holiday Tour of Homes, we do not offer
refunds. Should you need to transfer your ticket to a friend, please contact us to make
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Tour sell out?
Yes! Typically by early November. The number of tickets is limited to protect historic interiors and ensure a pleasant experience for all.
How will I know where the tour homes are located?
Home locations will be posted on our Tour Buddy App at noon, December 8th. You will get directions regarding this download after you purchase your tickets on Event Brite. For those who do not wish to download the Tour Buddy App, the homes will be listed in the Tour Guidebook distributed at Tour Headquarters the day of the tour. ALL tour participants MUST come to Tour Headquarters to pick up their wrist band, your ticket to each home. Tour Headquarters will be announced in late September.
Is there transportation included?
Because the homes and tour sites are in close proximity to each other, transportation is not provided. Walking allows you to take in Savannah’s historic scenery. To help any weary feet, an Old Savannah Tours will be available to take participants from headquarters to one of our farthest locations on a loop during parts of the day for a nominal fee (see below).
What if I don’t want to walk?
You will have the option to purchase a ticket on one of Savannah's Old Town Trolley buses. The charge is $10 for a round-trip ticket and is not transferable. The Trolley will run between headquarters and the Massie Heritage Center which is centrally located to several of the homes, inns, and museums. You can purchase tickets for this special Home Tour Trolley at our EventBrite sight when you purchase your tour tickets. You can also purchase a full day Trolley Tour ticket not associated with the Home Tour from Old Savannah Tours. Their full day passes have on-off privileges and are a wonderful way to see the rest of Savannah. Go to https://www.oldsavannahtours.com/ to learn more about their tours.
What should I wear?
Wear appropriate walking shoes to stay safe on Savannah’s uneven streets.
Can I bring my kids?
Well-supervised children are welcome but must pay the full ticket price. Children can be carried by parents, but strollers are not allowed inside the historic homes.
There are scores of restaurants in the Historic District, many within walking distance of the Tour route. We ask that you please visit the restaurants who advertised with us. They are listed in our tour booklet and featured on the Tour Buddy app!
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