Tour of Homes & Gardens
March 27-30 2014
For the past 78 years, Savannah has played host to the Tour of Homes & Gardens which offers residents and visitors alike a rare opportunity to enter some of the City’s finest private homes. HSF partners with the Women of Christ Church to host the Tour–giving participants the chance to admire restored interiors and special furnishings that have been treasured by families for generations. In addition to a variety of walking tours, guests will enjoy seminars, special trolley tours, evening events and some of the best food and hospitality the South has to offer.
Savannah is home to the largest urban landmark historic district in the United States. In this one square mile area, there is an astonishingly well-preserved city encompassing the beauty, architecture and history of the old South. Savannah was founded in 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe whose colonial plan was based on a grid of residences and broad thoroughfares with spacious public squares at regular intervals. This design has not only been preserved, but it has become the foundation upon which the Hostess City built its preservation reputation over the last six decades. Oglethorpe’s plan remains largely intact with 21 oak-canopied squares surrounded by lovely homes and churches which give Savannah a character of its own. The recent restoration of Ellis Square near Savannah’s City Market brings the total number of intact squares in the city to 22!
For more information about the 79th Annual Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens, please visit the Tour website!