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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 #36 of 99 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Northport, Alabama
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The tour was ok, but felt I only saw a small portion of the home. I would have taken s longer tour or ask for more information.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I added this as part of the Savannah Heritage Tours Grande package for Midnight in the Garden sites. Touring the Mercer Williams House is really a must for Midnight in the Garden fans. To stand in rooms you saw featured in the movie as well as the book is most impressive. True guests are limited to the first floor since... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The staff are friendly, and more importantly courteous of the family who still live here. See what John William's did to this house is amazing. Its better if you know the history of the house, if you don't you will still enjoy the beauty of house.

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Berkley, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is the home that is where most of the action in Midnight in the Garden of good and Evil takes place. The book documents the true story, so read it first - it's a great read even if you aren't visiting Savannah. If you do read it, you will want to visit! Jim Williams was an antique collector like... More

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Canberra, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you've read The Book or seen the movie, you simply have to do this tour, no two ways about it. The house itself is stunning (although smaller than expected) and it's a thrill to be in there (make sure you watch the movie again afterwards). Having said that, it is a short tour so it felt very rushed and... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I haven't read the book or seen the movie, but this house is based on "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." After hearing some crazy stuff on a ghost tour the night before and knowing that it's based on a creepy book, we were excited to tour the house. To our dismay, none of the creepy stories from... More

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Sydney
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you're in Savannah you must do the tour of the Mercer House. My sister and I were the only ones late one afternoon and we thoroughly enjoyed hearing all the detail behind each room, where certain pieces were collected and the overall history. You don't have access to the entire house but don't let that put you off, it's... More

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Long Beach, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Whether or not you have read or seen "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" you will enjoy seeing the house where the events of the story took place. The house was restored by a renowned Savannah antiques dealer and beautifully combines lovely antiques in a homey setting. (The house is still owned and occupied by the restorer's sister.)... More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Beautiful home with beautiful antiques. Very short tour but I found it interesting. The carriage house has lots of interesting things.

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Rushville, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

After reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil my granddaughter and I were quite excited to see this home. The outside is quite lovely so we decided to take the tour. First of all, it was the most expensive of all the homes we toured. And the tour itself was terrible. We were rushed through four rooms on... More

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