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.

Savannah History Museum

Neighborhood: Yamacraw Village
As featured in One Day In Savannah
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 651 6825
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: In the former Central of Georgia Railway passenger station & adjacent to...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 161 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
History of Savannah under one roof

Savannah's long history is difficult to encompass under one roof. However the folks of the Savannah History Museum have a done a great job covering a little bit of everything. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Susan G
,
Ambergris Caye, Belize

Similar Things to Do in Savannah

Add Photo Write a Review

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Level Contributor
59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Savannah's long history is difficult to encompass under one roof. However the folks of the Savannah History Museum have a done a great job covering a little bit of everything. A must see when visiting Savannah.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We enjoyed the history lesson from the actor who lead our reinactment. He kept our grandchildren engaged the whole 40 minutes. They loved being a part of the battle. Must visit for a history lesson

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Arvada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Amazing interactive tour! They run a couple of times a day in Fridays & Saturdays only. $7 adults (cheaper for kids). 1 hour in length. Got great history information from a knowledgable, enthusiastic young man. We started inside and then grabbed flags & muskets and marched outside to battle. Our guide even fired his musket a couple of times. Worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hamilton, Montana
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When traveling to the Savannah History museum, there is an exceptional presentation a young man is giving several times throughout the day of the Revolutionary War Battle for Savannah. It would be well worth your time to hear his amazing presentation. The children especially enjoyed his interactive style. Even I got involved carrying the Stars and Stripes of the thirteen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Delray Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
270 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Part of the Visitors center. We paid for entry to three museums. The History museum had a really nice exhibit on the Girl Scouts as well as the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and World War 2. We spent a couple of very pleasant hours there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, South Carolina
Level Contributor
41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There is a lot in this museum. It is located at the visitor center and is worth going to. It was a nice thing to go through as our first stop in Savannah.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenwich, CT
Level Contributor
65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It's a small museum inside the visitors center that gives you the history of Savannah. I wasn't impressed by much of the museum. They need someone to update the exhibits and put them in chronological order or something that makes sense. Then a young man came out and said he was going to do a presentation on the Battle of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pembroke, Virginia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

There's a lot of information about the history of Savannah and how it came to be and the dedication and hard work of Oglethorpe to make Savannah what it is today. There were some other interesting things in the museum, but it's mostly about Oglethorpe and the video.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This museum is a good starting point for visitors new to Savannah because it does outline the history of the city from its founding to current day. I especially enjoyed learning about the role Savannah played in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. There is also an informative Girl Scouts gallery. The exhibits aren't in chronological order although I didn't find... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester, Tennessee
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are interested in finding out more about Savannah this is a great museum. Plus, you can see The Forest Gump stool.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Savannah History Museum also viewed

 

Been to Savannah History Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Savannah History Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Savannah History Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?