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Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

460 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
912 231 8900
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Ranked #32 of 119 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This museum, named for an early Civil Rights leader, documents the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah.
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great review of the Civil Rights movement in Savannah. Could use an update to the facility to more appropriately honor those who by their force of will drug Savannah into the modern age in regards to racial equality.

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Atlanta, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

nice spot to take the kids to and to do alone within walking distance from other historic sites. the price is reasonable and the artifacts are neat. Small but good.

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Memphis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was an excellent opportunity to learn about the civil rights movement that took place in Savannah. I would recommend this to everyone. It talks about the sit-ins, boycotting of local stores, and how African Americans were able to learn a trade and earn money to buy their freedom. The cost was minimal for this exhibit. It is not a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

This museum is a couple blocks off Forsyth Park. We enjoyed our visit. I particularly liked the short movie with its oral histories of Savannah's civil rights fights.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We visited as part of the Freedom Trail Tour. The museum provides a lot of information about Savannah's civil rights and its pioneers. There is a lengthy video of interviews with some of those involved which is shown in theatre set up in a "church" (a nice touch). Something was wrong with the sound equipment and it was nearly impossible... More

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Savannah, Georgia, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Charmed by the mystique of Savannah? Be aware that behind the Spanish Moss is a long history not always pleasant. A visit to the Gilbert CR Museum will provide the facts on a side of Savannah history that many visitors never experience, but certainly should. The exhibits are well done and extremely interesting. Just wish there were more. A"must do"... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I loved this little museum. It is small but very well organized and presented, and you learn a lot from your experience there. Most of the exhibits are interactive and engaging for adults and children alike. Very moving at times, I was moved to tears at some of the graphic depictions of the mistakes of the past. Definitely worth a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Nicely put together historical exhibit. The introductory film was very moving. The place is a little hard to find and a bit worn around the edges. I hope more people will visit and help maintain this slice of history. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The museum looks small from the outside and when we visited it actually looked closed. We knocked on the door and waited a few moments and were greeted by the one employee (he had to leave the counter for a moment and locked the front door while he was away). He gave us a very good overview of the museum... More

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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We spent a great day starting with this museum and visiting the baptist church in the afternoon. Very informative and enthusiastic guides that added a lot to the experience. Very moving and we learned a lot. I hope many schools will take advantage of this essential institution and put it on their class trip visits. It's a must. You might... More

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