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Mercer Williams House Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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429 Bull St, Monterey Square, Savannah, GA 31401-4935
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We found it very interesting. The home is beautiful and well worth your time and money particularly if you are interested in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dhorres
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I decided to visit the Mercer house based on the reading of the midnight in the garden of good and evil book and also having seen the movie movie. As people have commented it was short on conversation around the book. Actually...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kel126lY
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took the tour in August. You are not allowed to take pictures on the tour only of the outside of the house. The tour is only of the first floor as this is the private home of Jim Williams sister. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 243shannond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It would be way too expensive to visit inside the multiple historic homes/museums in Savannah, given that they all charge for admission—wish they had some sort of historic home ticket allowing multiple visits....anyway I picked this home out of all the options because of familiarity...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wendyk621
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place! Our guide Zach was passionate about sharing the history of house with us and his enthusiasm was contagious. I, like many others, am a huge fan of the book and movie inspired by place, but it's so much more than that....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hsteinmiller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, you should! If you have read it, don't miss the Mercer Williams House tour! It is so interesting and really gives you a glimpse of the way Jim Williams lived. You cannot tour...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mythreesuns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, let me say, the house is gorgeous. The art and architecture are wonderful. The tour guide was very knowledgeable as well. It also has a great gift shop. However, don't expect to go on this tour and see much of the house. They only...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Julie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a huge fan of historic house tours and a huge fan of the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, so I couldn't wait for this tour! First of all - our guide was TOTALLY open to talking about the book and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jackie6202015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historical home is absolutely stunning. The antiques that are located in the home are breathtaking! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the home and all the items located in the home. I went because I read the book Midnight in the Garden of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank la_chano
Reviewed August 12, 2019

My wife was interested in ding the tour since she read the book that coincides with the house. It approx 40 min and the narrator was very good. It is only for 3 rooms and a hallway.

Date of experience: August 2019
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QuickWhitTravel
June 21, 2019|
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Response from GoThere88 | Reviewed this property |
Also...I was there Thursday, June 13, 2019. An elderly gentleman, long time resident of Savannah, was the tour guide. He is fabulous! Ask him anything about Savannah history or the Mercer house history - he knows it all!
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BamaGal83
December 19, 2018|
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Response from gstuyvesant | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn’t get Back sooner but don’t get on iPad much. Has lots of local Savannah history. Was worth going for sure if your in the city
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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.
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