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Massie Heritage Center

207 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
912 395-5070
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Ranked #19 of 110 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Dayton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a good way to start your first visit to Savannah. Very interesting and well done. The presentation was good and lots of facts. We were with a group ages from 9 - 80. Everyone enjoyed this stop.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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112 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I had a groupon that gave me a trolley tour and a visit into Massie School House. I was expecting more of an overview of education in Savannah and GA instead of an overview of the entire city. You get information of the layout of the city, an average school house room and some other tidbits of the city. No... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Wonderful museum with so much information about the layout of Savannah, how the city grew, how fires changed it and how 7 ladies began the preservation work that makes Savannah what it is today. Great display of an early classroom in the first public school in Savannah that encourages interaction….costumes you may wear, slates and chalk to use. Well worth... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a three building two story museum that is a self guided type tour. It has a very large mini sculpture of the layout of savannah with a lazer pointed, voice narrated introduction which was very informative and cool. The museum talked about the architecture, rebuilding process, founders and more. There are a few different interactive things you can... More

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Robinson, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This was an educational stop in Savannah. We found the model and narative about how the city of Savannah was planed out very interesting. The school room was well set up and the clothes that could be worn for photo shots was fun. A nice stop and we received free tickets to tour with our Olgalthorpe Trolly Tour. A great... More

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Visit this museum for a great overview of how the city was planned. They feature a room with a laser feature that highlights how the city was planned and built and then later how it expanded and changed due to fire, growth, etc. Another helpful display show cases architectural styles you will see while touring the city. Other areas feature... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The tour guide very knowledgeable and a very good educator to the group. History of school is pretty amazing.

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A cool model of the city with laser guided tour of it's evolution. A nice restored classroom from it's beginning and courtyard. Very friendly attendants.

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lanex
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

this heritage site was formally a school. so fitting for a continuing educational site. loved learning about savannah - particularly the evolution of its architecture

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Marshall, Michigan, United States
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Husband and I took this tour as part of a package we had purchased upon our stop at the visitor center. This place was very informative. I particularly liked the film on preservation, as well as the stained glass window panels, etc. The sections are the various types of architecture were also interesting. Although we are not teachers, we did... More

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