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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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OK Museum. Great Presentation

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
JAGR32
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Greenwich, CT

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Greenwich, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 

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Pembroke, Virginia
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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.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

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Manchester, Tennessee
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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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was the last place we went on our vacation and I enjoyed it. The civil war section was a site to see.

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Baisieux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were so lucky to be able to join the battle of Savannah battlefield enactment. I wish we had a history teacher like our actor-guide when we were kids. This is an experience anyone who loves history must do in his life.

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Ludowici, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We took a homeschool field trip to the museum. I would say the best field trip we've done so far! The battle re-enactor was great! He was wonderful with the kids and kept them engaged into the re-enactment. It was a great history lesson and my son talked about it all the way home! I really recommend a trip to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Our Revolutionary Re-Enactor did an outstanding job of interpreting the battle of Savannah. He explained the importance of the battle in gaining our independence from Britain and our relationship with the French. Even though the group was small, our re-enactor displayed much enthusiasm. I applaud him for dressing in the colonial era clothing on a 92F degree day.

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Sparta, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wonderful overview of the history of Savannah. We go on July 4th every year, and this year we were so lucky to visit the museum on the 3rd, right at the time a tour started. The tour was a wonderful way to live a little history, complete with re-enacting the battle of Savannah. Our family really enjoyed it.

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We decided to take a day trip down from HHI to visit Savannah. A place we've always heard about how beautiful it was. As soon as we crossed over the bridge into Savannah the first thing we had on our list to do was the Children's Museum. Our 3 boys were excited to spend a little time to play there.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to tell us about your experience! We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Savannah History Museum and took advantage of our 3-museum, 3-day ticket, the See 3 Pass! We are sorry you were unable to visit Savannah Children's Museum this time around, but we hope you... More 

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Additional Information about Savannah History Museum

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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