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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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If you have seen the movie it is surreal to be standing in the house.

This was a beautiful house with some unbelievable antiques so it wasn't just about the famous murder, book and movie. The story behind Jim Williams is fascinating as he really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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London, Ontario

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London, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful house with some unbelievable antiques so it wasn't just about the famous murder, book and movie. The story behind Jim Williams is fascinating as he really helped Savannah by restoring many old homes. Our guide was well versed in the history of the house, it's construction, renovation, antiques and it's art work. He also gave us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must see SAVANNAH attraction! Worth every penny! Our tour guide was very informative and funny. Beautiful home!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love the History of this place and this House. Savannah is a great place to visit and this was a highlight. Tour guide was cool and house was cool. Take this tour!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great tour of this home. The tour guide was very informative and friendly. The tour was only able to see the gardens, and the main floor of the home. It is a lovely home filled with many interesting antiques that were collected by Jim Williams.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Jim Williams was an artist and one of the men who helped save the Historic district. He spent two years restoring this house and it is a beauty! As well as his collections of art and treasures throughout the house! He saved many houses in Savannah. This was his last residence. You must do this Tour of this house! book... More 

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Fairfield, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you love historic homes, murder mysteries , antiques, quirky , eccentric characters and the book or movie " Midnight in the Garden of Good or Evil", this tour is for you. We loved this glimpse into Williams' home. Yes, it may be quite different from when he lived there, yes there is no real mention of the murder (although... More 

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North Massapequa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful house to tour. Jim Williams was a very interesting man . There is an amazing collection of art and antiques that Mr. Williams has filled this home with. The film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was based on Mr. Williams story and was filmed here. I would recommend watching the movie if you... More 

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Point Pleasant, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was a house that we were very much interested in touring. The story of Jim Williams was very intriguing however, we were not told anything that we hadn't already heard. The tour guide seemed more interested in rushing us in and out than really telling us anything interesting. She spoke more about his taste in art and design than... More 

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mtaylor593
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Disappointed that the tour was only four rooms on the first floor. Our docent was not a local and seemed very scripted. Also, felt weird that the resident cat was allowed to roam freely.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were so excited to see the setting of Midnight in the Garden!! A little disappointing not to be allowed beyond the first floor living areas, but also really cool that the house is still lived in by Jim Williams sister!! If you don't know who Jim Williams is, I imagine this tour might seem less interesting or pricey, but... More 

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Additional Information about Mercer Williams House Museum

Address: 429 Bull Street, Monterey Square, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 236 6352; 877 430 6352
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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