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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
+1 912-236-6352
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank lowens311
Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank ttaylor2u
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Shanangel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you read "The Book" as it's referred to by the locals, this is a must see, but there isn't much to see. The carriage house is now a lonely gift shop. From there you walk through the sunken garden. Gorgeous. Then up the rear...More

Thank Bev S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend this tour if you enjoy Savannah history, and impeccably furnished historical homes - colorful past or not. This is a popular tour in Savannah because of the book and movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," and most people come here...More

Thank miamifloridanative
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a disappointing tour. We did know the tour would be focused on the architecture and artwork, however you only see the downstairs which is four rooms and a staircase. The guide was knowledgeable of the art so the tour is not a complete...More

Thank lisaj1072018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This formal tour allows visitors to tour the first floor of the home of Jim Williams, made famous by John Berendt's book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". It was not "Midnight" centric in context. But the guide did mention where the shooting...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of this house is amazing. Tour guide was not rushing and was very knowledgeable about the house and it’s contents. Go for the tour of the house and history of its owners, and you will find out even more you didn’t know

Thank gstuyvesant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful house in Savannah, Georgia with a lot of history. The tour provides insite into the architectural elements, furniture, art, garden, and history of this beautiful home.

Thank Linda A
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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