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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 #29 of 199 things to do 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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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW 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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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The guide provided more insight into the civil rights movement than was written on the posters etc., so we stayed longer than we originally intended.

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Charleston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I visited the Savannah Civil Rights Museum. There was interesting information about the civil rights movement in Savannah. The museum is small and ow-budget - nothing glitzy, but good information none-the-less. It was worth the visit.

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This was a small "low tech" but powerful little museum that focused on the Civil Rights activities in Savannah. A must for everyone to learn about what life was like in the South during this time period

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My wife and I popped by on a Friday afternoon on which we had only about an hour to spend, and this museum fit the bill perfectly. We started at the top with an informative (if a bit dated) short documentary video that brought us up to speed on the history of the civil rights movement in Savannah. Next, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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East Coast Canada
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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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