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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 121 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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Panhandle Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you have read the book and know about the creative genius restorer who made this house into the beauty it is now, you'll appreciate it much more than just seeing the movie. Any home in Savannah that had Jim Williams as the restorer will be a stunner. I especially love the shutter enclosed back verandah on this house. I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

I was so excited to see this house. But you only get to see 4 rooms. And they don't talk about the movie. The home is amazing and the guide was incredible. But, it's still only 4 rooms

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Columbus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tour was ok but expected more. The tour only involves the downstairs and much of the tour is spent discussing the art in the home. The tour guide talked a lot about Jim Williams but didn't mention anything about the murder. Would have liked to have gone upstairs to see the ballroom and the organ. Overall, it is a good... More

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Winchester, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

When you visit this home, remember that the tour guide will not mention the events from "the book". That being said, we enjoyed the antiques and paintings. The courtyard was beautiful. I was disappointed that we didn't get to see the organ that is upstairs nor could we take pictures.

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Trenton, M
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24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Beautiful home designed by the same architect as designed the Green Meldrim house. The two are distinctly different though. Williams is certainly an intriguing personality and his sister still lives in the home upstairs, which is why you will not see that area, which is a big disappointed because the grand ballroom is upstairs and the famous pipe organ. You... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The tour and house were both average, and our tour guide, Mary, sure could ramble on and on about all of the artwork in the home, but I was very disappointed that we were allowed to take zero photographs, even without a flash, inside the house or the courtyard. When she was finished with each room, she never once asked... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 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

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
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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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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