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Savannah History Museum

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Burnsville, United States
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Burnsville, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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Boulder, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We learned a lot more about the Revolutionary War than I expected. We stayed longer than expected. I enjoyed the Girl Scouts.

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Madison, Ohio
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This museum is located at the hop on/off first stop. The museum has many interesting artifacts and information on the history of Savannah. The placement of the artifacts did not seem to follow a timeline which took away from the experience. Still a good visit though.

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Oneida, New York
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17 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

my wife and I wanted to learn about the history of this beautiful city, so we decided to try the Savannah History Museum. It was well worth it! Many interesting exhibits to see, yet it only takes about 75 minutes to complete the tour (at your own pace). Price was reasonable ($15 for 2), ad we were glad we went!

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Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Quite a variety of things to see in this museum. I enjoyed the Brownie uniforms through the ages and the Civil War displays. Most of all I loved seeing the Forrest Gump bench. I wandered round Chippewa Square for ages earlier the same day searching for it!

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a great place to learn about the history of Savannah during the Revolutionary and Civil War and so on; plus it has another room dedicated to how "Girls Scouts" was started.

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seattle wa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The Savannah History Museum is a little hidden gem with a good introduction to the local history ranging from culture to the various wars in the area. It is small enough to gather the flavor of the area and not overwhelm a person with too much to take in (the Smithsonian for example is huge!). We enjoyed our visit and... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We enjoyed learning more about Savannah's history. I especially enjoyed the materials on Juliette Gordon Low. What an interesting woman! I was a Girl Scout but didn't know a lot about her life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Savannah History Museum is just across from the railroad museum and so we walked over. There are some interesting exhibits they are but what surprised me the most was Juliette Gordon Low. I'm not a big girl scouts fan, but I couldn't help but be impressed by all she accomplished and the impact to women today.

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Sebastian, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We enjoyed the movie as told by James Oglethorpe in the first person. A two hour tour of the museum was perfect and provided enough time for us take in the history of Savannah and many notable folks of it's history. Oh yeah, the people at the the visitor's information center were the most informative and helpful to help us... More 

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