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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 119 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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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. He gave us great history of all of the artifacts in each room. He spoke at length about Mr. Williams and all of his contributions to Savannah. We had many questions and he was able to answer them all. I wish we could have taken pictures. Though we could not see the upstairs, our... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We toured the Mercer Williams House Museum mainly due to the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, knowing that the tour would not focus on that specific event. The house is located in the historic district of Savannah and within walking distance of other nearby sites. There is ample parking along the streets as well. There is... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our guide was full of historic information....amazing home! Furniture original to the house, as well as painting, sculpture, etc. so interesting...loved it! Was also home of Oscar winning song writer Johnny Mercer. Also known as the house in the movie "Midnight in the garden of good and evil" well worth the admission if you want to see real history. Excellent!

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Alexandria, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Husband and I went on Saturday. Cool tour of the house, but one sour point...before the tour I purchased a book and two small jars of honey in the gift shop in the Carriage House. The lady running the place offered to hold the bag for me while we toured the house. I watched her wrap the items while I... More

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Granite Falls, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our main objective for a surprise birthday trip. My partner loves the book the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and the movie too. So since this was a surprise 50th birthday trip it was our first stop. The staff made sure to acknowledge her birthday and the tour it's self was very informative. The home... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The tour guide was informative, but she was focused on only art and architecture. She was very vague about Jim's personal life, which I knew the full story of Jim's personal lifestyle, interests, and his questionable death circumstances, the circumstances of his 4 murder trials, and the tour guide seems to be under a don't ask-don't tell gag-order. All of... More

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Darien, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband,two granddaughters and I visited Mercer-Williams house in June 2014, We had a great time! The tour guide was a very informative. he answered all our questions, explained all the artwork he even told us how Jim Williams aquired his cat! We were a little disapointed that we could not go up to the second floor but we understood... More

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Frisco, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The tour guide was a very classy gentlemen that fit the atmosphere of the house, dignified and mysterious. It appeared just as we had seen it in the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The house is quite old, yet, has a contemporary feel to it and I could envison myself lving there.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The tour was interesting, our guide talked about the house being built, the restoration, where the art and antiques came from, a bit about Mr Williams' trips abroad etc. She was knowledgeable on the art works and gave us some history as well. There wasn't very much about the film in our tour and the trial and study connections were... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had a very knowledgeable tour of the Mercer Williams house today, did have a strange occurrence happen while we were in one of the main rooms. There was like a mist that floated over the decanter bottles and lingered. When I asked the staff @ the carriage house I was quickly dismissed as nothing happened.

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