Massie Heritage Center
Massie Heritage Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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The Massie Heritage Center should be your first stop in Georgia's first city! Massie provides the best orientation for your visit with a 3D model of Savannah's entire Historic District, including three laser-lit narratives of the city's history projected onto the model. Massie's six exhibit rooms inside the historic 1856 Greek Revival school house offers visitors the unique opportunity to learn about Savannah's many architectural styles, the earliest inhabitants of the Georgia coast, the historic preservation movement in the city, and what school was like in the 1800s inside our authentic heritage classroom. We are located on beautiful Calhoun Square, Savannah's only architecturally original square, at the corner of Abercorn and Gordon streets. We look forward to seeing you!
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Carl R
Portland, OR692 contributions
May 2021 • Family
I rate this pretty low on the things to do in savannah. It’s an old school. Has a maritime , model boat section, talks about enslaved people to a great degree. If you can go for free... ok. Otherwise see all that savannah has to offer elsewhere. Did not fire my imagination in any way
Written May 17, 2021
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Fletch1946
Fair Haven, NJ1,032 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
The Massie Heritage Center provides a good view of life in Old Savannah and what it was like to be in school there. Exhibits cover most of Savannah’s history. Staff and docents were very helpful and informative.
Written May 3, 2021
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SuzyQu15
Brooklyn, NY1,540 contributions
Sep 2021
This museum is housed in the city’s first school building. There are several rooms highlighting different areas of interest (architecture, maritime, Education), and a recreated period classroom. We were fortunate to have the guide all to ourselves and she gave a very interesting, informative talk.
Written September 28, 2021
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janicelynnross
10 contributions
Mar 2022
Warmly greeted by a staff person. I was fortunate to be there when a tour group came in and got to listen to a knowledgeable docent explain Savannah's early history and its layout, using the excellent 3-D model of the city. Upstairs, we sat in an old classroom and another knowledgeable docent explained the school's history and how it fits into the city's and nation's history. Also, great exhibits (self-guided tour) on Native Americans, ships, and Savannah architecture. Quiet garden out back.
Written April 2, 2022
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Johanna M
Kiawah Island44 contributions
Jan 2022
We stumbled on to The Massie Heritage Center and were met with a fantastic couple of hours! The Center has many wonderful, and diverse, exhibits. It should be the first stop if you are interested in Savanah early history, as well as present-day ventures.
Our docent, Karen Clark, was excellent. She knew the exhibits well, the history, and current issues. She fielded many questions from us and was able to handle them all well. Don't miss out on a great experience.
Written January 21, 2022
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marftrip
Kernersville, NC264 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
I waited till later in my trip to visit the Massie Heritage Center, and realized quickly I should have started here. They tend to emphasize their role as a public school, but really should more prominently highlight their exhibits on Savannah architectural styles, the incredibly important role of historic preservation in today’s heritage tourism, and their large model of historic Savannah with light show! Going through these galleries help you better understand the history and architecture of Savannah as you wander around. I was also able to tap into the extensive knowledge of a fabulous docent (and I apologize for not writing down your name!), who added much to the exhibits. You can also hop off here if you start with a trolley tour. Highly recommend.
Written November 26, 2021
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mtt1220
Oviedo, FL184 contributions
Jun 2023
This is a hidden gem. I was so impressed with the interactive nature of the exhibits...kept the kids and adult entertained and learning. I believe that Sherry was our guide. She was a fountain of knowledge and I could have listened to her for hours! She made historical Savannah come alive. Best tour we're had in Savannah.
Written June 6, 2023
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Larry S
SC198 contributions
Mar 2020
An excellent place to start your visit to the city. A good historic, architectural and mapping overview which will definitely assist in making your visit all that much better. Oh, and check out the Boys and Girls toilets out back in the garden....
Written March 15, 2020
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Travelers Voice
Conroe, TX2,065 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This historic school room visit was one stop on the old town trolley Christmas tour. The old school room provides a good glimpse at the past and has some good displays of old Savannah and a good model ship display. Since it was Christmas, they had a good gingerbread house display, too.
Written December 18, 2019
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childs12
11 contributions
This is a three building two story museum that is a self guided type tour. It has a very large mini sculpture of the layout of savannah with a lazer pointed, voice narrated introduction which was very informative and cool. The museum talked about the architecture, rebuilding process, founders and more. There are a few different interactive things you can do which was fun. The upstairs of the main building is set up like an old classroom which I loved. The staff was very friendly and helpfull regarding the museum and city in general. Very glad we did this. I would suggest doing this on the same day as you take a trolley tour (we used Oglethorpe and it was great) as one of the first things you do when you arrive because it will really help merge the info learned on the trolley tour with more info and actual artifacts.
Written March 9, 2014
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