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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 #16 of 121 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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Fostoria, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You can't go wrong with visiting the Green-Meldrim House A.K.A. General Sherman's Headquarters during the Civil War! So much history in this place and well taken of by the owners, St. John's Church next door. The tour guides were very hospitable and knowledgeable. They took their time to answer all our questions.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Visit this house if you can - it is different from any other house in the area, the guides are charming and knowledgeable and the architecture interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the rooms, learning about the history of the family, having some of the design features pointed out and chatting to our tour guides.

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Trenton, M
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I'll spare you the story of the house, you can read that in other posts here, but please don't pass on this house. $10/per person, consider it a donation to help preserve this wonderful piece of American History. Be sure to take in all this house has to offer, from the front doors, that open into the walls, to the... More

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Atlanta GA
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40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Green-Meldrim is one of the most unique and beautiful homes in Savannah due to it's original gothic revival architecture. The home was built by John Norris for Charles Green an English cotton merchant and ship owner. Mr. Green persuaded General William T. Sherman to 'use the house' as his headquarters during Sherman's March to the Sea in exchange for sparing... More

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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132 reviews 132 reviews
42 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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