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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 #73 of 119 attractions in Savannah
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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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Winchester,TN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Looked like a good sized museum from the outside but once we paid and began looking around it wasn't. There just wasn't much to see. Exhibits that were there were interesting but for the price we paid for our family I wish it could have been larger in size and took a little longer to visit.

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The museum is pretty small, I expected something bigger and "more complete". Overall it was interesting. A lot of history to discover, read and see. My kid enjoyed it as well because of the exhibitions. It's a nice place to go and learn about Savannah.

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New York City, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stopped here when transferring trolleys at stop 1, mainly to get out of the heat for a while. It was an interesting enough museum, pretty small, but a lot to read and learn. If you're a history buff I would recommend it. We blew through it pretty quickly. The movie at the end was pretty good. This is not... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We always like to go to a local history museum to get a historical foundation for the city we are visiting. Unfortunately, I was disappointed this time. I read the average reviews and tried to stay optimistic based on a recommendation for this museum as part of "how to do Savannah in three days." The video that you start the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you like history you should visit this place, but don't expect a lot out of it as it is just an average small history museum. In the back of the museum you will find a section dedicated to the Girl Scouts, this is probably the most detailed section of the entire place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Although the museum is small, the guided tour of the siege and battle for Savannah is worth the admission ticket. The tour guide was dressed for the period and got everyone involved. He became long winded inside and lost the attention of the kids. After his lecture he issued muskets to everyone and lead us in the reenactment of the... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I am glad we went on a tour of a battlefied, very informative and important to better understan and appreciate more what our ancestors went through so that we can enjoy this freedom. Don't miss it, and the tour guide John B. is amazing.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The talk and tour of the battle of Savannah site situated at the museum was excellent and the presenter gave a really interesting and well-informed talk and tour. Getting us to join in and recreate the march on the redoubt was a great experience and I'd recommend it if you wish to underatns what actaully happened in 1773.

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Chur, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The museum is rather small and not worth the money. Poor exhibits, rather cursorily information. Cannot recommend a visit.

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Belleville, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The museum touts that it has the Forest Gump bench... which is partially true. The bench they have is made from the mold that all the benches were made from for the movie. However, according to the information with the bench at the museum it was made after the fact and was never used in the movie. The bench that... More

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