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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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As featured in 3 days in Savannah
Ranked #36 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We enjoyed our tour of this historic home. The lady that led the tour was very knowledgeable of the home and its former residence. As home tours go, I would recommend this tour for price and the interior of the home. It was truly a great experience of a beautiful landmark.

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Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our tour guide was very well spoken and clearly enjoyed telling us about the unique art and furnishings in the home. If you're touring the home because of the book/movie, do your homework first and you'll know where the key events take place. It is unfortunate that you don't get to see the pipe organ upstairs. However, I can understand... More

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Sun City Center, FL
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7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Pros: Beautiful home, great history Cons: Tour is overpriced for its length, only get to see bottom floor of the home First, I would like to say that I recommend trying to get into the first tour of the day as it's usually a little smaller and more intimate if you will. We went on the first tour on a... More

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