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Massie Heritage Center

207 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
912 395-5070
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Ranked #21 of 121 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Massie Heritage Center should be your first stop in Georgia's first city! Massie provides the best orientation for your visit with a 3D model of... more » Owner description: The Massie Heritage Center should be your first stop in Georgia's first city! Massie provides the best orientation for your visit with a 3D model of Savannah's entire Historic District, including three laser-lit narratives of the city's history projected onto the model. Massie's six exhibit rooms inside the historic 1856 Greek Revival school house offers visitors the unique opportunity to learn about Savannah's many architectural styles, the earliest inhabitants of the Georgia coast, the historic preservation movement in the city, and what school was like in the 1800s inside our authentic heritage classroom. We are located on beautiful Calhoun Square, Savannah's only architecturally original square, at the corner of Abercorn and Gordon streets. We look forward to seeing you! « less
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Villa Rica, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I literally thought I was loosing my mind seeing the same square , but after taking the self guided tour it made a lot more sence how the town is set up in squadrons (each square is a minitown) 23 total this school explains it all with a large model of the town. and a graft on the floor describing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This museum was quite impressive and the self guided tour was informative. The best part was the second floor classroom.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We were very lucky to have a private tour with one of the volunteers. He sat with us upstairs in the classroom and described the school's past and it's significance in history. You can see the old classroom, the separate playgrounds for boys and girls. There is also a self guided tour. There were a very few months when the... More

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paminpoq
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8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a great place to take children. It activities very appropriate for young children (building blocks). I was told at the front desk that lots of field trips come through. As an adult going without children, I did not enjoy.

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Dallas, Texas
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69 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was impressed by this historical place that used to be a school. There were a few galleries. The first one had a history of Savannah and Ogelthorp. There was a gallery that focused on architecture, good for the math wizzes and the Native American room. Most impressed by the old classroom with old desks and fixed like a traditional... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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68 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Really enjoyed this experience.Our docent was extremely knowledgeable and gave a great tour. The building dates back to 1856 when it opened as the first public school in Savannah and still has the original classroom where you sit in reproduced desks of that day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The heritage center was not on my list of things to do while in Savannah, but decided to stop by on a whim. I am happy I did. The guided tour was awkward because no one else showed up. A tour for one. The exhibit rooms were small but FULL of great examples of Savannah history. The museum does an... More

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Garden City
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We really liked the laser show. It was very informative about the design and history of Savannah formation. The museum displays were neat and well laid out. It wasn't overwhelming and the price was great.

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Orlando, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was educational without being stuffy and boring. You can do a self guided tour or one of the very friendly and helpful staff will guide you. Best room was a room set up as in the 1800's. They even provide apparel that the kids can try on to see what they would have looked like. Should be a definite... More

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Sacramento, California
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Reasonable fee for a self-guided tour, which provided interesting information about the area and life in historic Savannah. The staff is very friendly and helpful answering questions. One even provided what could only be called a "mini tour" right on the spot while answering our questions. We enjoyed visiting.

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