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Mercer Williams House Museum

429 Bull Street, Monterey Square, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912 236 6352; 877 430 6352
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Ranked #37 of 121 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

While it was fun to see the home described so well in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and while James Williams had some beautiful antiques and paintings and interesting decorating ideas, you don't really see much of the house, they won't discuss the book, and our guide mumbled his way through the tour in a rather bored... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very glad that we saw the house after seeing the movie again before our visit to Savannh...only the first floor was open for viewing, but it was still worth the price to see some very rare & unique treasures in the house! Our guide Scott was very knowledgeable and often answered questions & referenced the movie " Midnight in the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I've waited a long time to finally see the house connected to one of my favorite movies. It did not disappoint. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about so many of the fine antiques in the house and the work that Jim Williams had done to restore it. Wish we could have seen the organ but it is upstairs in... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

You cannot visit Savannah without taking a tour of this home. Our tour guide Warren was filled with so much history and detail it was amazing. We watched the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil later that day which I wish I would have seen first.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After reading all the other reviews we were pretty much expecting to be gagged on arrival so as not to ask questions! However, this was definitely not the case. Obviously the focus of the house is not specific to the famous events that occurred there, and nor should it be. Jim Williams was clearly an interesting and talented man, and... More

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was not what I expected, but it was an amazing tour. The tour guide was so friendly and very informative. The home was beautiful and all of the rooms were so unique. Mr. Williams sure did have an eye for extravagance!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you are going to the museum to look for bullet holes in the ceiling of the study, don't bother. They cover up that entire portion of the history of the house quite well. If you are going to see the interior design and enjoy the sunken garden, you will not be disappointed.

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Summerfield, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

When the movie came out I said I wanted to go see this house. After all the hoopla I was terribly disapointed. You can only see 1 floor as the sister is still occupying the home. The tour guide just acted like oh I have to be here and with this came disapointment. Would I recommend it to friends probably... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

This a short but sweet tour. I wish we could remember the name of the older gentleman who gave the tour, because he was terrific. He was a combination in voice and demeanor of James Earl Jones and Morgan Freeman. He presented the history and facts eloquently and nicely. You only get to see a single level of rooms because... More

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you only tour one house in Savannah then this is it. Eclectic designs that catch the eye. It does feel eerie inside if your a fan of book/movie....boring movie if you ask me, feel asleep. Beautiful home to visit.

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