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Massie Heritage Center

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Address: 207 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 395-5070
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The Massie Heritage Center should be your first stop in Georgia's first...
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!
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A visit was included with our trolley Groupon. Glad we went. Very nice staff and informative display of public schooling in early Savannah. I especially liked the historic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Salisbury, North Carolina

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A visit was included with our trolley Groupon. Glad we went. Very nice staff and informative display of public schooling in early Savannah. I especially liked the historic preservation movie/displays in the adjacent building.

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Crystal River, Florida
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a cool self guided tour! History of architecture is great. I learned that Savannah has about a dozen styles of it. The school part was really interesting in that how many students were enrolled. What a contrast to today's schooling! Then there's the history with the civil war and how it was used as a hospital. This whole... More 

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Port St. Lucie, Florida
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Oldest school transformed into a museum. Lots of hands on things for kids to experience, even costumes from the era and the chance to ring the school bell, which we did! Great for school age kids to see how learning was back in the day. Well maintained. Self guided tour.

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Bought tickets for this with our trolley tour. To begin with the A/C felt really good on a 98 degree day. Bob the tour guide was great. They have a room dedicated with miniature layout of how Charleston is laid out. Another room with miniature ships traveled local seas, another with the history of the types of architecture. Also a... More 

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Chardon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This center includes an early school classroom, an active model of the entire city of Savannah with audio and lighting information and a room with historical pictures, documentation and models that depict the relationship between the resident indian tribes and the English settlers.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Along our exploration of Savannah, my Mother in Law, my sister, and I toured this house. Walking through these historical houses is like taking a time warp. It is amazing to walk through and see the decorations and details of the house. Listening to the way and reasons why the house was laid out the way it is gives you... More 

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Fair Play, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A small but very informative museum about the history of Savannah Georgia. Make sure to go upstairs and try on the vintage costumes and participate in class.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice model of the city with lasers to tell story downstairs. Out buildings have nice hands on of architecture. Upstairs is set up as classroom. Garden is divided to keep girls and boys apart.

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Semmes, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Massie Heritage Museum was on a tour put together for us by our hotel concierge. The museum was like an old school building with interesting bits of Savannah history, an old school room, a model of the city of Savannah and some other sculptures and exhibits of interest. The museum featured quality works and displays and was spread across... More 

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Deerfield beach Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We received 2 free tickets to go when we booked a trolly tour. Glad we went. There are so many great old places to see in savannah you cant get to them all. Glad we got to this one. It is a look into the history of the architecture of savannah as well as an old school house. The laser... More 

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