Massie Heritage Center

Massie Heritage Center, Savannah: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Massie Heritage Center Reviews: 4.5/5

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
About
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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blairkk25
New Jersey2,284 contributions
City Plan Exhibit and Architecture Exhibit
Jun 2021
I visited the Massie Heritage Center in June 2021. They had strict COVID19 safety procedures including taking my temperature and requiring masks. The lady at the ticket window was very nice and helpful. There was a city plan exhibit with a model of Savannah which was very interesting. The city plan exhibit included a statue of James Oglethorpe and Tomo Chi-Chi, information on the squares, a laser show. The laser show highlighted Bull Street and the squares from Forsyth Park to City Hall (Monterey Square, Madison Square, Chippewa Square, Wright Square and Johnson Square). It also showed the fires which impacted Savannah and the areas which were destroyed. I also enjoyed the Architecture Exhibit which covered in detail the different architecture styles which influenced architecture in Savannah. There was a small maritime exhibit. I think the City Plan Exhibit and Architecture Exhibit are worthwhile and can be covered in under a hour.
Written June 28, 2021
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Tyler S
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Great first stop!
May 2021
Excellent first stop in the city - the staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, there are a number of interactive exhibits, and it's a great place to learn about the history of the city, which makes exploring the city after more interesting as you approach it from an informed perspective. Also it's inexpensive! Well worth a visit.
Written May 31, 2021
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Tara C
Ladson, South Carolina, United States14 contributions
Great Start to the City
May 2021
My husband and I enjoyed this tour. It gives a great overview of the history of Savannah and is a good starting point to begin your tours of the city. Our guide, I can't remember her name, was very good, very knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to answer questions. I wouldn't say this is my favorite place to visit, but as stated above, if you've never been to Savannah before, this is a great place to start!
Written May 27, 2021
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Carl R
633 contributions
Yawn
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, NJ858 contributions
Well Worth a visit
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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travellerfromatown
Allentown, PA2,777 contributions
The model of Savannah and docent info is worthwhile
Apr 2021 • Couples
I enjoyed our short visit, primarily because the docent ( even during COVID) took the time to explain how Savannah was laid out, enhancing the museum’s model and audio explanation. We also loved the classroom and information about schooling in the past. The architecture exhibition was basic, but informative for those who might be wandering Savannah and looking at all the styles of buildings.
Written April 17, 2021
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Lois A
Fredericksburg, VA117 contributions
Cool School Room
Jan 2021
If you are interested in seeing a classroom from the 1950s, this is a really cool place to visit. The guy was SUPER nice and gave us all kinds of information.
Written January 25, 2021
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LJinSC
SC195 contributions
Start Your Savannah Visit HERE!
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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Judy R
White Plains, NY12 contributions
More interesting than I would have thought
Mar 2020 • Friends
I was with a tour group and this was on our schedule. I wouldn’t have thought it would’ve been so interesting. But we had a talk in an old classroom all about the institution and education years ago. What an eye opener! We then toured the rest of the building. I found the architecture section very interesting and enjoyed the scale model of the city. The guide told us about the History of the city and then lit up the parts of the city that were involved. It made history come more alive
Written March 9, 2020
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TravelersVoice
Conroe, TX1,969 contributions
Interesting historical school room tour
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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  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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