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Savannah History Museum

303 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401 (Yamacraw Village)
912 651 6825
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As featured in 3 days in Savannah
Ranked #63 of 110 attractions in Savannah
Type: History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: In the former Central of Georgia Railway passenger station & adjacent to the Savannah Visitor Center, the museum offers a brief introduction to the... more » Owner description: In the former Central of Georgia Railway passenger station & adjacent to the Savannah Visitor Center, the museum offers a brief introduction to the story of Savannah through exhibits and a short film on the history of the city. « less
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Paris, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I'm not sue why folks are unhappy with this museum. It has some interesting exhibits explaining various facets of Savannah history. No, it isn't interactive or as modern as many other museums, but it isn't as expensive as they are either. I did not see the film, but did visit the Railroad Museum and the main part of the History... More

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Emily_Beck, Historical Interpreter at Savannah History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum! We're glad you felt that your time at SHM and at Georgia State Railroad Museum was informative and enjoyable. We hope that you will come back and visit us next time you are in Savannah, as we are in the process of reorganizing and enhancing our exhibit space! More

Savannah, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Don't waste money on the history Museum. Haven't checked out the railroad museum, hope it'll be a lot better. History museum was not coherent, jumped from one topic to another. Definitely not worth the money

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Emily_Beck, Historical Interpreter at Savannah History Museum, responded to this review

We're so sorry you felt that none of the exhibits at SHM were worth the cost of admission. We hope you will give us another chance later this year, as we are scheduled to reorganize and enhance our exhibit space in the coming months. (We also hope you found something to like next door at Georgia State Railroad Museum!) More

Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My husband and I are history buffs, and so after our bus tour of Savannah (we took the Old Town Trolley Tours, we recommend them!) we went straight to the Savannah History Museum. It's not very big, it should take you about 2 hours or so to visit. The history is basic, but well presented with interesting artifacts and displays,... More

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Emily_Beck, Historical Interpreter at Savannah History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your SHM experience, and we hope you will come back and visit us next time you are in the area. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This museum told Savannah's history well, as it is meant to. It has many cool artifacts and antiques, including the bench from Forrest Gump, my favorite thing there. My only disappointment was that you can't take your picture on the bench. Otherwise, it is a cool museum worth checking out.

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Emily_Beck, Historical Interpreter at Savannah History Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you liked the artifacts on exhibit at SHM! Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. More

Oakdale, Minnesota, United States
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

This museum is part of the Visitors Center. It is doable in a short amount of time. Presents the history of Savannah with good artifacts and information. The movie that is available to paid customers is also full of Savannah history. Has good, basic info that comes to mind when you are seeing the rest of the city.

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Emily_Beck, Historical Interpreter at Savannah History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that your SHM experience was a good one, and we hope you will come back next time you are in the area. More

Englewood, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A trip to Savannah should start with a visit to the Savannah History Museum. Here you will learn about the rich history of Savannah. From settlement, through the wars and into the modern age, you will follow the history of the magnificent city. One of my favorite galleries was the war galleries featuring a look at Savannah's role in the... More

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Emily_Beck, Historical Interpreter at Savannah History Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad you felt that your SHM experience helped to provide an historical overview for your trip to Savannah! We hope you will come back and visit next time you are in Savannah, as the Revolutionary War gallery which you mention as one of your favorites, is scheduled for expansion and enhancement later this year! More

Vergennes, Vermont
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I went to the museum and found that a lot of the exhibits really tied together some of the other attractions in the city. The girl scout exhibit was great and really compliments the Low house. Especially since you are unable to take pictures in the low house. Definitely go to the museum along with visiting the other sites within... More

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Emily_Beck, Historical Interpreter at Savannah History Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time at SHM and felt that it complemented your tours at other attractions in Savannah! Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. More

Cairo, Georgia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We went to the Savannah History Museum because it was super museum Sunday in Savannah which means free admission. Personally I don't think the museum would be worth the price of admission. There is not a lot to see actually and the displays don't seem to have much of a theme. There are a few neat exhibits but none worth... More

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Emily_Beck, Historical Interpreter at Savannah History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so sorry that you felt your free Super Museum Sunday experience at SHM, despite some apparently interesting exhibits, would not be worth an admission price. We are in the process of reorganizing our exhibit space, so we hope you will give us another chance in the future! More

Springfield, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

First of all, everyone needs to be aware that the "Forrest Gump Bench" that is on display is a replica. The museum is honest about it and states that it's a replica - but everyone else seems to think it's the real screen-used bench. It's NOT. The museum is a real treat. The lighting was perfect for reading all the... More

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Emily_Beck, Historical Interpreter at Savannah History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at SHM! Just a note about our bench: the bench on exhibit at SHM is NOT a replica. It is an authentic movie prop created by the props department of Paramount Studios. It was one of four fiberglass benches created for the filming of Forrest Gump in... More

Volcano, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
26 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

In storyboards and exhibits, this very nice museum covers the history of the city, with a special exhibit on Juliet Gordon Low (founder of Girl Scouts). Captivating place, if you like history museums (as we do).

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Emily_Beck, Historical Interpreter at Savannah History Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time at SHM! Thank you for taking the time to review our museum, and we hope to see you again next time you visit Savannah. More

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