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Mercer Williams House Museum

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This home and museum is now open for tours - but don't ask them about the "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" book or movie.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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429 Bull St, Monterey Square, Savannah, GA 31401-4935
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All reviews midnight in the garden gift shop the study kevin spacey fire code tour guide sunken garden art and antiques book movie danny hansford private residence off limits lovely home pipe organ nice tour interesting history minute tour
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was in the middle of the book when I visited and of course eager to see the actual house itself. I thought they did a good job of focusing on the house's history and the art inside, while not actually avoiding the story of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank julie248
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have read "Midnight in the Garden of good and evil" you want to visit that place, and I am glad we did. A stunning house with exceptional art and old furniture, but I agree on previous comments that the visit was very brief,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CatrinN_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's get the obvious out of the way - if you want a tour that talks all about the death Danny Hansford as described in the book and film, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," this is NOT the tour for you. Jim...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scragglepuss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of the Mercer Williams House was by FAR my favorite tour we saw in Savannah. The architecture is beautiful and the guide did a great job telling us about the history of the home and how it came to be. As well as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SCD976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum depicts the troubled times in Savannah's historical past. A feeling comes over you as you explore the rooms and hear the story of this preserved mansion

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour made my day when my mom and I went. Our tour guide was very well educated in the history of the house. You enter through the carriage house (which is the gift shop) you go through the sunken garden, and into the house....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jess G
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

To start, I do recommend this tour if you are like me and are limited on time and just want to get into one of the gorgeous historic homes. I had read the book and seen the movie years ago, so that also appealed to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lowens311
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

FIRSTLY, the Mercer house is a beautiful home that was lovingly restored.  The tour started in the garden and focused on key individuals who either owned or designed the structure.  The rest of the tour was mostly focused on materials, architectural features and décor that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ttaylor2u
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you are familiar with the book or movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (or with Johnny Mercer) you will enjoy this tour. The docent was excellent. He gave a history of the artwork, the artifacts, and the home as well as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you love architecture and art, this is definitely worth checking out. Other reviews are accurate in that you are only getting a tour of the courtyard and downstairs which takes just over 30 minutes, but the history of this house, the art contained within,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Brooklyn J
September 1, 2017|
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Response from patterd7 | Reviewed this property |
There is only a guided tour. Parking can be tight in the city, so I would recommend Uber and/or walking.
Brooklyn J
September 1, 2017|
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Response from HappyTravellerNC | Reviewed this property |
Parking on the street is easy to find and you can just visit this museum. Enjoy!
April 10, 2017|
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Response from Holidav | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly. Less than an hour! Maybe 45 minutes. Depends on how many people ask questions at the end, and if you stick around to hear the guide's answers. You only see the back garden and the 1st floor's 4... More