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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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Lots of beautiful artwork and antiques

We enjoyed the tour of the home very much. Our tour guide gave very interesting information about the antiques that Mr. Williams collected and about his participation in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Cedar Springs, Michigan
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Kirklin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Ok, no Mercer ever lived here. They did start building this mansion. You get the first floor tour and garden tour. Beautiful rooms, amazing stairwell, tons of paintings and other antiquities. One of best home tours in Savannah!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Ive wanted to visit this house for years and finally got the chance! Alex was our guide and he was amazing! I could have spent all day in that house! I just wanted to close my eyes and imagine Mr Williams smoking a cigar, blowing the smoke upwards as if to point out that stain glass ceiling he refurbished himself... More 

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Cedar Springs, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the tour of the home very much. Our tour guide gave very interesting information about the antiques that Mr. Williams collected and about his participation in the restoration of scores of homes in Savannah. We liked being able to see the inside of one of the magnificent historic homes, and would recommend the tour to anyone who enjoys... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I thought the tour was very interesting and informative. The tour gives a lot of information on the art collection and the restoration of the home. I remember looking at some candle holders and then the tour guide stated that George and Martha Washington once owned them. WOW!! No mention of the murder, book or movie. But still a good... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

I've been a fan of the Mercer Williams House since I read the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The preservation of historic Savannah has Jim Williams all over it. Our tour guide was great and full of Savannah and Jim Williams knowledge. The house was beautiful. Dr. Kingery was even downstairs and spoke to us. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful tour! Alex, our tour guide was amazing! I've been to Savannah several times and find different things to do every time. My favorite destination.

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Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We toured this place because it is the house from the midnight in the garden of good and evil. It is a good tour and we learned some very interesting facts. If you are a fan, it is a must.

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las vegas
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43 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our first stop in Savannah for an early afternoon tour. Our docent was very knowledgeable and communicative about the history of the magnificent home, its furnishings, the art, the garden and of course its people. My wife, being familiar with the movie, enjoyed the scene of the crime. We very much enjoyed the time here and in the immediate surrounding... More 

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San Diego, California
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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very funny because the guide asked if everyone knew why we were visiting this house, and I laughed and said "I explained it to my husband" (since he had not read the book or seen the movie). Worth while for the art collection and furniture. Looks like the Disney Haunted house from the outside.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited the Mercer House today and took the tour. The previous tour was full but they fitted in a small party of five of us. The guide was very informative. Previous visitors have written the The Book/film don't get mentioned. Our guide spoke mostly about Jim Williams restoration of the house but when we got to the study there were... More 

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