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. 

 

 

 

Parking

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

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

appropriate arrangements.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Does the Tour sell out?
Yes! Typically by end of October.  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 STQRY Guide App at noon, December 6th.  You will get directions regarding this download after you purchase your tickets on Event Brite. For those who do not wish to download the STQRY Guide 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 color-coded wrist band, your ticket to the tour.  Tour headquarters will be at The Jepson Museum at 207 W. York Street.

 

Is there transportation included?
Because the homes and tour sites are in close proximity to each other, transportation is not necessary. Walking allows you to take in Savannah’s historic scenery. For those who feel some transportation aid would be helpful, we have contracted with Old Savannah Tours, for an additional $10 charge to you, to take participants from headquarters to the Massie Heritage Center.  This is a central location to many of the homes and inns, on a continuous loop during the day.  Tickets are available on our Event Brite page under the "Purchase Tickets" tab or at headquarters the day of the tour.

 

What if I don’t want to walk or purchase tickets to the Trolley?
Savannah does have pedicabs your can hire and also has a free bus service that runs throughout the day called the DOT.  For more information on the DOT, check out https://www.connectonthedot.com/. There are also tour trolleys that run thoughout the city with hop on/hop off privileges through the day.    

 

What should I wear?
Wear appropriate walking shoes to stay safe on Savannah’s uneven streets.  The bricks and cobblestones can be treacherous is some locations.  

 

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.

 

Where should I eat?

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 STQRY Guide app!  
 

What is there to do before and after the Tour?

From shopping to exploring Savannah's historic sites, there's plenty to do while you're in town! Take a look here and here to explore events happening over Tour weekend.