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Mercer Williams House Museum

Address: 429 Bull Street, Monterey Square, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 912 236 6352; 877 430 6352
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Ranked #47 of 200 things to do in Savannah
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This home and museum is now open for tours - but don't ask them about...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This home and museum is now open for tours - but don't ask them about the "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" book or movie.
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Greensburg, Kansas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Having read "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," I was especially interested in seeing this house. I was a bit disappointed that they didn't even allow pictures of the garden. Our guide was quite well informed about the history of all the antiques and art as well as how they had been acquired. This says something "Enquirer-like" about... More 

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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The tour was conducted very fast and it didn't mention the occurrences detailed in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" at all. Only the first floor of the house was included, I really wanted to see the ballroom and the organ!

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Contributor
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11 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It is a cool house with a great story however, it was a pricey for a half hour one floor tour. Interesting to see the garden and a couple rooms it was interactive or conversational just a long monologue. The antiques are fun. The gift shop gives you a view of the garden.

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Apex
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Nice tour-only get to see downstairs which is a third of the house. Tour guide did a nice job and filled us with lots of information. Tons or period furniture and art work-very impressive. It's a significant house for Savannah so we would recommend it.

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Mansfield, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love these old mansions and their art and furnishings and the stories. We had a great tour guide and then the house kitty a black friendly female joined us and toured as well. My mother was a great antique lover and it must of rubbed off on me and the guide was quite knowledgeable about the furnishings and accesories

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Regina, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed this tour. It was not very long, and relatively pricy, but our guide was very knowledgable. The art and decor were the highlights of the tour.

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Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

After reading reviews here, I worried about acknowledging that I'd seen Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. As it turned out, there are photos from the making of the movie and the tour guide discussed the book and movie a bit. The highlight for me was seeing the art in the house, though of course I also enjoyed... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Joined the tour of this house on Monterey Square for a fascinating half hour of history. Actually the tour started in the Carriage House Shop on Whitaker Street and you pass through the store of novelties and souvenirs before the tour and again after the tour ! So much for merchandising! Delighted to find out that the movie was also... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Just reread the book Midnight in the Garden of good and evil a few weeks ago do it was wonderful to visit where all the drama actually took place! Beautiful house and interesting decor. Watching the movie again next week!

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Newport News, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

What a wonderful surprise. We took the tour recently on their first tour of the day, 10:30. When we arrived it appeared we were going to be the only ones on the tour. When the lady who was going to lead us first started I was not overly impressed...that changed quickly. Just as we were starting two more joined, she... More 

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