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Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

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Address: 460 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 231 8900
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum, named for an early Civil Rights leader, documents the history...
This museum, named for an early Civil Rights leader, documents the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah.
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If you're interested in American history you must visit this museum!

I visited this place today (visiting from England) and thought it was amazing. There is so much information and the lady on the desk (Rosslyn) was extremely pleasant, we had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I visited this place today (visiting from England) and thought it was amazing. There is so much information and the lady on the desk (Rosslyn) was extremely pleasant, we had a good chat. I would thoroughly recommend this place to everyone - this history needs to be remembered and places like this need support.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent presentation of the history of racial discrimination and civil rights movement in Georgia and especially Savannah area. Video was well done and staff very friendly and helpful. I suggest you add it to your "must see" list in Savannah.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you want to see the whole picture of Savannah, this museum is highly recommended. While local tours are excellent, the ones I encountered failed to mention anything about Savannah's history of segregation. This museum was informative and heart-warming.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Excellent small history museum. Nice and very informative exhibits. Helps give a context for Savannah's civil rights history. Definitley worth the trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

When we arrived at the building we wasn't sure where to park, because there wasn't a sign stating free parking. So I had to get out and asked customer service where was it ok for me to park. The representative did not give us a tour which I thought it would of been great since I was out of town.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were happy to find this nice museum, which did a surprisingly professional job of telling the amazing story of Savannah's civil rights struggle. Don't miss the inspiring documentary film!

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I wasn't even aware that Savannah had a civil rights museum, but I'm so glad that I found this place. I didn't know what role the city played in the movement and this place was so informative. They had great displays and videos and after the Loraine Motel in Memphis and the MLK museum in Atlanta, I'd have to say... More 

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Windham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Highly professional presentation of events of 1960s that brought integration to Savannah a year prior to the Civil Rights Act. Gives a perspective that is not available anywhere else in the city. Educational and worth a visit.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One can spend up to 1.5 hours in there (if you are inclined to watch a little documentary movie). This museum shows how Savannah was part of the civil rights struggles of the entire South and in what respects it was somewhat different.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We were very impressed with the knowledge of Ms.Rosalyn. We were greeted with a warm and pleasant smile as we entered. Savannah has a very rich history and there was a short film that was very informative about some of the significant events that happened in the surrounding areas. We will definetly return. She made us feel like family. She... More 

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