Tours of Savannah’s Historic City Hall
First Tuesday Tours of City Hall
Are you interested in learning more about City Hall’s history, architecture and art? Join us for our monthly lunch-time tours of City Hall the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. Tours are free, but space is limited and registration is required (register online, by calling (912) 651-4212, or emailing Archives@savannahga.gov). The First Tuesday Tours are intended for individuals and families and are geared to a mature audience.
Youth Group Tours
The City of Savannah offers tours year round for youth groups at approximately a 3rd grade level of comprehension and up. Tours last 30 to 45 minutes and covers elements of history, architecture, and government. Upon request, a mock council meeting can be incorporated into the tour program. Tour groups are limited to no more than 25 students at one time and chaperones are required. To schedule a tour, please call the Municipal Archives at (912) 651-4212 or email Archives@savannahga.gov. Limited time slots are available and must be scheduled a minimum of three weeks in advance. Arrangements may be made for groups needing special accommodation. Please contact the Municipal Archives to discuss how to make a tour work for your group.
Adult Group Tours
Tours for adult groups between 10 and 25 people can be scheduled on demand based on docent availability (groups of less than 10 individuals should attend the First Tuesday Tours). Arrangements may be made for groups needing special accommodation. To schedule a tour, please call the Municipal Archives at (912) 651-4212 or email Archives@savannahga.gov.
Can’t make it for a tour and just want to stop by
You can visit City Hall Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. View the first floor Rotunda, crowned with a beautiful stained glass dome, and the current "Art in the Rotunda” exhibit. Upon staff availability, you may also be able to view our rotating exhibit in the second floor Council Chambers. Ask security guards for access. City Hall history booklets are available at the security guard station in the Rotunda.
Can’t visit us in person and want a virtual experience
- Savannah City Hall Architectural Tour, Presenter: Dr. Robin B. Williams, Chair of Architectural History, Savannah College of Art & Design (Recorded March 2020, part of Dr. Williams "Urban Traces" series)
- A Birds-eye Chat from the Roof of City Hall, Presenter: Jonathan E. Stalcup, Architectural Historian and Owner of Architectural Tours of Savannah, with Luciana Spracher, Director, City of Savannah Municipal Archives (Recorded: January 2021)
- City Hall history booklet
Tours of Historic City Properties
"Benevolent Burials: Charitable Organizations Represented in Savannah’s Laurel Grove Cemeteries," self-guided tours of Laurel Grove North and Laurel Grove South cemeteries. Prepared by Mark O'Dell, Georgia Southern University, for the City of Savannah Municipal Archives, 2022. Companion Hungry for History program on creation of the tours "Benevolent Burials" (recorded May 3, 2022).