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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 6 days ago

We really enjoyed the tour and was fasinated by the history of the house and the tenants. Loved the tour guide and the amazing stories! Don't miss this one!

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed that the second floor was not available to the public. Basically the tour covers only 4 rooms.

Thank happyretirees2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing and learning about Mr. Williams restorations and preservations of Savannah homes is fascinating and entertaining. But as a previous reviewer said, we were there because of Midnight in the Garden. We're standing in the room on the very spot where Danny Hansford was murd……..

Thank a1963corvette
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful house, but let's be realistic, the main reason people come here is curiosity about the events that transpired in the placed as described in the book/movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The house is owned by Mr. Williams'...More

Thank aida68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed hearing about the house and the owners. Things I didn’t know from reading the book. Even though we only toured the first floor I really got a sense of the rich history.

1  Thank Amy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forget the book and the movie! The reason to visit this house is for the historical significance and the life of Jim Williams whose passion for restoring old homes resulted in saving history from the wrecking ball. All of the items in the house were...More

2  Thank littlepepita
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we began our ($12.50 a head) tour of the Mercer Williams House - and you have to take a tour, having been lectured about not being allowed to take photographs inside - we had high hopes. Our guide was enthusiastic and well-informed. But when...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thiwas a must visit when you read the book. It’s exactly as described and the house and Gardens are worth he visit. We enjoyed the tour as it explained so much about the history.

1  Thank Dorothy Y
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is a beautiful home to visit. If you are fans of the book and movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” you will love it. Guided tour is very informative.

1  Thank hotgrandmacwt
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Savannah is history, and this place is a really neat piece of it. From the original builder to the last owner and the book and movie made of the events here (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) - go take the tour. Great...More

Thank tatteredflag
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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