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Mercer Williams House Museum

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Address: 429 Bull Street, Monterey Square, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 236 6352; 877 430 6352
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This home and museum is now open for tours - but don't ask them about the...
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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My wife and toured most of the homes in the historic district on our recent trip and although all had their attributes , the tour guide on our Mercer house tour was extremely well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Long Island City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the tour of this home still furnished as it was by Jim Williams. For the people on the tour who were mostly interested in learning anything related to the movie "Midnight in the garden of good and evil" you will be disappointed as for the most part that was glossed over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Mercer Williams house was one of four historic houses that we had guided tours of yesterday. It was our favorite tour. I expected to be disappointed, thinking that not much could be covered in 35 minutes. I was wrong. We had a wonderful docent who had a thorough knowledge of the house's history, Mr. Williams' work in restoring several... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I know it is human nature that when five people experience the same thing...inevitably there will be five very different points of view but for those who have been somewhat "harsh" of Dr. Kingery and how she has chosen to propel Mercer-Williams House forward under her ownership...please remember that regardless of the book/movie...this is the sister of Jim Williams, trying... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

So much interesting and tragic history in this home. We went on a ghost tour that took us in front of the house and told us some gruesome history. I wish we would have had time to go on a tour of the inside, but I will recommend that you check it out.

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Greensboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

For fans of "Midnight," not just the movie but the book, this is a must see. The home brings so much to life, as well as giving the visitor an opportunity to view Williams' restoration and collections.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and toured most of the homes in the historic district on our recent trip and although all had their attributes , the tour guide on our Mercer house tour was extremely well versed in not only knowledge of this old home but many "side light" items that were quite interesting. We learned a few things regarding "southern" architecture... More 

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

But if you are going *just* for the movie, then you will likely be disappointed. I say the movie and not the book because the negative reviews I've read appear to be by those who just saw the movie. The book goes into more detail. Still, the house has a separate history, as well as the general historic preservation movement... More 

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Greensburg, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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