March 21-24, 2019
The ICAA is pleased to partner with Classical Excursions to present this tour of Savannah, Georgia, during which participants will tour some of the finest homes, gardens, and sites within this beautiful city, with thanks to the Historic Savannah Foundation and the Savannah Historic District. Throughout the course of the program, experts and specialists will be present to speak on the subject of Savannah's architecture and decorative arts.
This tour is arranged by Classical Excursions. Please note that a registration form and deposit must be submitted to Classical Excursions and a confirmation of receipt must be received from Classical Excursions in order to be considered registered for this program. Payment of the $500 donation to the ICAA prior to registration does not guarantee placement on the trip. To inquire about registration for this program, please contact [email protected] or 413-243-4155.
Please note a fully tax-deductible donation of $500 per person is required to participate in this travel program. All travel program participants have the opportunity to receive a complimentary Individual level membership for one year to the ICAA.
Participants will visit one of Savannah's most impressive Regency residences, the Owens-Thomas House, which was designed by British-trained architect William Jay and built between 1816 - 1819. The House features a columned foyer leading to a brass-inlaid staircase, and a drawing room with a trompe-l'œil ceiling which gives the effect of a dome.
Isaiah Davenport House
The tour features a visit to the Isaiah Davenport House, built in 1821. The House is built in a red-brick Federal design, with finely crafted interiors throughout. The Historic Savannah Foundation was founded the same year the Isiah Davenport House was threatened with demolition, ultimately saving this important local landmark in 1955.
Harper Fowlkes House
Built between 1841 and 1845, the Harper Fowlkes House is designed in the Greek Revival style, featuring double curved stairs and a portico of four columns. The interiors of the House are lavishly embellished with classical details.
Mercer Williams House
During the tour, the group will visit the Mercer Williams House, one of Savannah's most celebrated mansions and the site of inspiration for the book and subsequent movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The Mercer Williams House is one of three houses in the city designed by John S. Norris, a prominent mid-19th Century architect. The house is an example of the Italianate style, featuring large Florentine-style windows and a cast-iron Corinthian portico.
Andrew Low House
Featured on the tour is a visit to one of the city's best-preserved houses, the Andrew Low House, which features an original formal garden. The house combines Grecian details with elements of the Italian villa style, embellished with intricate ironwork. The spacious rooms are decorated with period antiques, elaborate plaster cornices, and carved woodwork.
Participants will enjoy a visit to an 1859 mansion owned and restored by members of a renowned real estate dynasty, featuring contemporary interiors and beautifully-preserved rooms.
Private Historic Home
Included on the tour is a visit to a historic home decorated by prominent Atlanta interior designer Suzanne Kasler, interpreting a traditional style with a contemporary flair.
Featured is a tour of a private restored townhouse which includes its original 19th Century facade, designed by Savannah architect Christian Sottile and interior designer c.
Armstrong Kessler Mansion
Participants will enjoy a special private visit to the magnificent, newly-restored Beaux-Arts style Armstrong Kessler Mansion.
Private Trolley Tour
Included is a private trolley tour with Daniel Carey, President and CEO of the Historic Savannah Foundation, one of the nation's earliest and foremost organizations in the field of historic preservation. The tour will focus on examples of the Foundation's work in the city.
Private Walking Tour
The program includes a private walking tour of Savannah's historic district with Jonathan Stalcup, owner of Architectural Tours of Savannah.
- A three-night stay at the five-star Mansion on Forsyth Park in the historic center of Savannah.
- A private motor coach for all sightseeing, visits, transfers, and drivers as outlined in the itinerary.
- Three breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners.