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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 #28 of 110 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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White Plains, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I am currently visiting Savannah with my family. We were hoping to visit the museum while we were here, and I see that there is a review posted as recently as today. However, the web-site is apparently down, and the telephone number has been disconnected. I did not try to go directly to their location to investigate further. I gave... More

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St. Paul, MN
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We learned much about the Civil Rights movement that we'd not been aware of. The film in the chapel is the best place to start in this small yet worthwhile museum. The gentleman at the front desk was welcoming and helpful.

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Reno, Nevada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We have visited a number of museums and historical sites relative to African American history. Prior to this stop, I seldom remember Savannah being mentioned. This museum opened my eyes to the unique and effective civil rights movement that was organized here. It is not a museum about the happenings across the country, but rather only those in Savannah. I... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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215 reviews 215 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We were really interested in visiting the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum but it turned out to not actually be as interesting. Although the museum had some fascinating exhibits, it was so poorly run that it felt like more of a waste of time and money than anything else. The gentleman at the front wasn't very friendly when we... More

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