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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 #38 of 107 Attractions 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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296 reviews 296 reviews
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

There is a lot of talk about this house, with parts of the movie (Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil) filmed here. But even without that aspect, this is a very pretty and historic home to visit. This house was built in the mid 1800's and was evidently almost doomed to destruction when Mr. Williams bought this house... More 

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Boston
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26 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I read "The Book" just before I headed to Savannah so wanted to see the house. It was decorated for the holidays which was a nice extra. Sadly you can only see the first floor and garden since Mr. Williams' sister lives upstairs. Very interesting furnishings and the added drama of the murder made it a compelling visit. Good tour... More 

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Hudson Valley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just about like everyone else who comes to Savannah, I had watched In the Garden of Good and Evil and decided to see the actual house and take the tour. From the outside the home is absolutely beautiful and the interior is just as beautiful with Mr. Williams collection of "kodak moment" portraits and antiques. The tour ran about a... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were very fortunate to have viewed this home on our January trip to Savannah as it seems most others close for refurbishment at this time. The cost is slightly more expensive than the other homes, but the notoriety is worth the up-charge. At first glance, you immediately recognize the elegance of this well-restored, historic home just a few blocks... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The house was beautiful, coupled with a wonderful tour by a very knowledgable staff member, worth the money. Would definitely suggest a visit while in town!

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Savannah, Georgia
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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is the home featured in the Savannah based movie-"In The Garden of Good and Evil". I HIGHLY recommend watching this movie before coming to Savannah and touring the home and then watching it again after touring the home. I believe that it will make the tour more enjoyable for you. The 40 minute tour and the docents are great.... More 

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

While the home was the center piece of the Midnight movie, the tour focused on the history and the antiques. It was fun to see the original tiled floor in the foyer as well as the office where the shooting took place.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The docent made the tour! He was wonderful wealth of knowledge of the house and all of the items in the rooms. You could tell he truly enjoyed all of home's wonderful antiques. You only see the first floor which is about 6 rooms. It was $26 dollars for two people and lasted about 40 minutes.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We had a great docent; who brought this fascinating house to life! The history, art work, sinken garden made this tour very enjoyable. Please note that is a home that is still lived in by Jum Williams sister.. We're glad this home is finally open.. We enjoyed every room, every story!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I was extremely interested in doing this tour but perhaps didnt do enough research. The house is absolutely beautiful and it's history is very rich and layered. This tour focuses mainly on Williams' history of restoring old homes, which is interesting in itself. However, we cannot go upstairs which is disappointing. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, and the tour... More 

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