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Green-Meldrim House

14 West Macon Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912 233 3845
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As featured in 3 days in Savannah
Ranked #17 of 119 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Located in Madison Square, this was the headquarters of General Sherman after he occupied Savannah in 1864.
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stopped in here on a whim upon arriving in Savannah. I have to say this was probably the best house tour we went on, and that includes the plantation tours we had just done a few days earlier in Charleston. Our tour guide's name was Harry Walker, I believe, and he was funny, knowledgeable, and clearly... More

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Raleigh, NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The staff was passionate and incredibly knowledgeable. They knew about every detail - including artwork, furnishings, etc. It was hard to find the entrance to this mansion -the entrance is just beside the church and there is no signage with the name. Entry fee is $10/pp

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California, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Other than Biltmore in Asheville, NC this is by far the most impressive private residence that we have ever toured. It is fabulous! The guides were great and knowledgeable, over all a very enjoyable experience. The only drawback: Beware of the parking meters. The first tour was at 10:00a.m. The only parking we could find was street parking with meters.... More

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Washington DC
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131 reviews 131 reviews
42 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had walked all over and seen a number of historical sites. This is without exception the best home tour in Savannah we took. They've lovingly restored it and included many items that were donated that are appropriate for the period. As for history, Sherman lived here and it's been a Savannah landmark since it was built. The hours are... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The house caught my eye as soon as I saw it so had to go and read the sign. Once I found out it was Sherman's headquarters I knew that we had to do a tour. The cost was 10.00 which wasn't bad. The guy who did the tour for the downstairs couldn't remember what he had told us already... More

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Sykesville, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was the most beautiful home I toured while in Savannah. The tour was given by a very knowledgeable person. The house has a small model of Savannah in it - we learned about how the city layout was planned. It costs to tour this home - $10 for adults, $5 for students. It was well worth the money.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is an enjoyable tour of a home which was Sherman's Headquarters during his stay in Savannah. Great stories told and lovely home inside. St. John's church runs this and it is next door to the church and across the street from Madison Square so can visit several places in short distance. No photographing allowed inside home but still nice,... More

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Waterloo, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The tour guide on the first floor was old and couldn't remember what he covered & what he didn't, but the upstairs guide was very good. This is a really old home that is owned by a church and it is not roped off. You are allowed to walk into the rooms. The church uses the rooms & antique dishes... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Green-Meldrim House is one of the most beautiful homes in Savannah. We were welcomed by very friendly and extremely knowledgeable docents (southern hospitality at its finest) who encouraged everyone to ask questions and spent a great deal of time discussing the architectural details, the changes in the landscape, and of course, the history of the home and Savannah in... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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37 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were very warmly welcomed at the Green-Meldrim House. The staff and guides (volunteers?) are very gracious and knowledgeable. The house is owned by neighbouring St. John's church and is still regularly used by the congregation for numerous events. For that reason, don't expect a "museum house" furnished as it would have looked in a certain period. Nonetheless, the rooms,... More

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