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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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Great Tour

As the tour was great and interesting , it was disappointing that the tour only includes first floor of the house, as Jim Williams sister still still lives on upper floors

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great stories - but did not mention the major attraction to the house. The square across from the house was very good.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

As the tour was great and interesting , it was disappointing that the tour only includes first floor of the house, as Jim Williams sister still still lives on upper floors

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Kildare, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Having read "Midnight in the garden of good and evil" this was on our " definite to do " list. A magnificent mansion whose beauty was enhanced by the incredible breadth of knowledge of our superb young guide. Paintings, curios, sculptures, photographs, would love to return.

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Oxford, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We really enjoyed the tour of this home. We were surprised to hear that the family still lives there. A must see in Savannah.

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South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stopped by on a whim in the afternoon just to look at the house and go in the gift shop but on the way in we heard comments on how interesting the tour was so we decided to take a chance. It was totally worth it. Our guide was wonderful--he obviously loved the house and knew so many details... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We just walked in and purchased tickets a little after 10:30 on a Tues. morning. Our tour started at 11:10, which gave us a half hour or so to shop and have a bathroom break. Our 2 adult tickets were $25 plus tax. A very nice informative tour of the Mercer House garden and downstairs area. You will not see... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I wanted to tour this house because I had read the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil book. However, I had heard beforehand that they do not mention the "incident" during the tour and that turned out to be true. They barely mention the book either. However, that didn't bother me once I was on the tour because... More 

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grosse pointe
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This tour was fabulous. The docent was a bit quirky but the property was fantastic. It was so comfortable. I always wonder in certain places if it will be creepy or itchy, not at all, and it really rarely is. This is one of the best house tours ever. And the gift shop is nice. And when you are done... More 

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Williamsville
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220 reviews 220 reviews
72 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

For those interested in the titillating details of the events leading up to the publication of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (20+ years ago!) and the subsequent movie, I say get over it. Read the book and/or watch the movie. The tours being conducted of the Mercer-Williams House focus on the house's long history, as well as... More 

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Huntsville, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The house is very interesting and beautiful. The tour guide had a lot of knowledge of everything in the house. I was a bit disappointed that they did not mention anything about the boy falling off the roof, even though it was in the paper back when it happened. I heard that other things happened in the house, such as... More 

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