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Savannah History Museum

Neighborhood: Yamacraw Village
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Address: 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 651 6825
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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.
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history of the South

a very nice small museum showing a lot of history of the South and the way of life many year ago. When plantation life was the norm for whites and how the blacks were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Washington, D.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were about 20 minutes in to the tour of the museum, which was good, when the costumed interpreter for the Siege of Savannah (1779 Revolutionary War battle) scooped us up for a tour of the primary battle site, which is adjacent to the museum. We were wowed by the 45-minute program by the interpreter, who kept us marching in... More 

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RHODE ISLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

a very nice small museum showing a lot of history of the South and the way of life many year ago. When plantation life was the norm for whites and how the blacks were treated,taken care of,in the area's of the South. But it also shows how many white people did not live in the style of wealth but were... More 

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Monroe, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My family and I visited the Savannah History Museum this past weekend and had a terrible experience. First off the young lady who sold us our tickets was extremely rude and unhelpful. She was completely unfriendly and almost had a cold demeanor about her. She was not helpful in explaining the offerings at the museum at all. We went to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I ended my visit to this museum real quick without even touring the entire building. The young girl at the front was EXTREMELY RUDE. Not only was I offended by the way she spoke to me but then accused me of not following the rules and then she asked another worker (a young male) to come and find me to... More 

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

After spending the morning at the outdoor children's museum across the street, we were delighted to spend the afternoon in the air conditioned history museum. I didn't know if it would hold my kids' attention (we bought a discounted pack of tickets to multiple museums), but they loved it. Tucked away in a corner behind the gift shop was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

This was some of the best time and money spent. We got to reenact a revolutionary battle on the field led by a wonderful soldier dressed in period clothes. He got us all involved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We took a tour of the battlefield with Lt. Bradford, he was dressed in full Revolutionary War uniform. It was great. The kids loved pretending to be in the battle. They even had wooden guns for the kids to use. History truly came alive for them. Highly recommend.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We stopped while traveling home from Florida. This was a wonderful place to spend a few hours, my children enjoyed the exhibits especially the steam engine. Well worth visiting if you're in the area.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

On a hot Savannah day, it is nice to your a museum. This museum is air conditioned. Savannah 's role in the American Revolutionary War was explained with artifacts and writing. Two early autos were there. A Baldwin train engine. And the bench on which Forest Gump sat. There were special exhibits on quilts and Juliet Gordon Lowe. A good... More 

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Burnsville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Our first Savannah stop on Diamond Bus Tours was at the Savannah History Museum where a majority of us Minnesotans devoted the entire time to perusing their bargain packed gift shop. Great variety of interesting, well-made clothing, books, food, collectibles (i.e., spoons, purses, t-shirts, jams, scarves) plus helpful, personable staff set this nonprofit gift shop apart. I distinctly remembered my... More 

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Additional Information about Savannah History Museum

Address: Address: 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 651 6825
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Yamacraw Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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