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Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

Address: 460 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 231 8900
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Ranked #18 of 107 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum, named for an early Civil Rights leader, documents the history of the Civil Rights...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum, named for an early Civil Rights leader, documents the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This museum gives great insight into the struggle for civil rights in Savannah. By wandering outside of the historic area I found that the struggle is on going.

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Shelburne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The two of us really enjoyed visiting this museum and learning about the civil rights struggle. It IS sad to look back at the way things were, but also a relief to think they have improved. The displays and the staff were wonderful. You really need to visit if you go to Savannah. We learned a lot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Sometimes it makes me sad to revisit the past. Sometimes it angers me. Then I come out and look around to see where we are today. The feeling of euphoria is indescribable. A must see for E V E R Y O N E..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Our family very much enjoyed visiting this small museum and learned a lot about the civil rights movement. The film really helped to convey some of the context behind the museum exhibits. Museum exhibits were very informative. The entry fee was very reasonable. We were here for about an hour and had to miss other Savannah museums to make this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Great museum! Tons of historical information. Rosalyn was awesome and you can tell she loves her job! Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The more you read and see in the museum the more you realize that the USA was a model for apartheid in South Africa - democracy and civil rights for whiter people and disgusting oppression for black people (I am white, by the way). And this existed for over 100 years after Lincoln's 'emancipation' from slavery. You shudder when you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Small, intimate museum. Reasonable entry fee. Staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. Museum is keyed to the role of Savannah's African-American and White civil rights leaders of the 1960's, their struggles and their eventual victories. You know the story. . ."if we don't know our history, then we are bound to. . .".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Covers the Savannah Civil Rights movement with two interesting videos, a variety of good pictures, a reconstruction of the famous "lunch counter" and friendly and knowledgeable staff to fill in different details. Will never forget the story of the boycott of the Levys department store...loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This museum has three floors with information about civil rights. It gives one a history of the civil rights movement in Savannah and the struggle for equal rights. There are two videos for the visitor to watch. One part of the museum has a display with a lunch counter and a waitress and black customer. Another has a display of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I wish the place didn't smell like dust, but I really enjoyed our visit. If you're interested in civil rights, this museum has 2 very interesting videos and many exhibits relating to the civil rights movement in Savannah. Just don't expect the place to be pretty. Located on Martin Luther King Blvd.

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