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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 #29 of 110 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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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have never read or seen Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. My Husband and I took the tour of the house as we wanted to see what the inside of one of these beautiful mansions looked like. The house was gorgeous! All the antiques, the paintings from the 1600-1700's, OMG! The French Tapestries..WOW! The detail in the... More

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Conyers, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the tour thru the home... Even though you only see the main floor the history was very interesting... This is a must see!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My mom re-read "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" before coming to visit. The number one attraction that was a must see was the Mercer Williams House. I had never seen it on previous visits to Savannah but I'm glad we made the reservation. Alex, our tour guide, was our best guide in Savannah! He knew everything related... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Tour only covers the first floor but the guide is well versed on the history of the house and it's furnishings.It's really beautiful and I enjoyed it--plus all the antiques have a unique history of their own--loved the sunken garden ! It is a wonderful tour and I enjoyed the connection of the Williams family to the history of... More

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This house was on my wife's list to tour. I was totally unaware of the history behind the house or the fact that a movie was made on site, related to that history. The person conducting the tour was extremely knowledgeable regarding the house, its furnishings, and its history. If you relish art of days gone by then this is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

As a huge fan of the book and film, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, I had high expectations of Savannah. The town is nice but not as pristine as I had expected. However, the Mercer Williams House did not disappoint. It is still occupied by members of the Williams family but tours are granted around the ground... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Was a treat to see the home featured in the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". I loved the book and it was fun to see the history in person. Beautiful! The tour is only limited to the first floor.

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Goshen, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The house tour of the former Jim Williams of Midnight in the Garden between Good and Evil is a great summation of both book and movie. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about each and every piece in the house. If you are an antique's nut, it's a "can't miss"

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Alex was my tour guide. He did a great job. I had been on other house tours that day and some guides were drab and monotone. Alex was not any of those. You only get to see the bottom half of the house, but it's still worth it. It's a fascinating home, especially knowing about the crime that once took... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Suggest making a reservation for tour time to save waiting. Tour is 35 minutes long. We did enjoy it very much. Our tour guide was excellent. He reminded me of James Earl Jones with a very dignified voice. The home was beautiful and the carriage shop had lots of neat items. Interesting the way they deal with " the serious... More

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