We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Massie Heritage Center

207 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
912 395-5070
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #20 of 119 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
Write a Review

88 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    56
    27
    4
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
62 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bluffton, South Carolina
Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
67 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Garden City
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
60 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roswell, Georgia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The model of Savannah with the accompanying soundtrack is a marvel that should not be missed. The staff is very courteous and hospitable. They really should charge more for the tour!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a self guided tour thru the longest used school in Savannah. My kids enjoyed seeing how the classroom was and there is a cool display that gives a history of savannah with lasers to point out various locations and facts.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lula, GA
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Massie School has always been a favorite stop for our student groups. Their programs are always top notch and student friendly! I always appreciate how they are willing to do custom programs to meet the needs of my group. Buttons, John, Charlotte, Sandee and all the staff are always friendly and eager to work with us!

Was this review helpful? Yes
milford, CT
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a wonderful museum, both for children and adults. The guide we had was really excellent. The restoration of Savannah and it's architecture, it's Native peoples, and the birth of education in Savannah are all covered here.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Massie Heritage Center also viewed

 
Savannah, Georgia Coast
Savannah, Georgia Coast
 

Been to Massie Heritage Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Massie Heritage Center, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing