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Savannah History Museum

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Neighborhood: Yamacraw Village
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Address: 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4217
Phone Number:
+1 912-651-6825
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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In the former Central of Georgia Railway passenger station & adjacent...

In the former Central of Georgia Railway passenger station & adjacent to the Savannah Visitor Center, the museum offers a brief introduction to the story of Savannah through exhibits and a short film on the history of the city.

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History museums are often a toss of the coin places and experiences. This one is certainly a part of that. Requires initiative to follow the layout, read and reflect. Then the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Georgetown, Texas
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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

History museums are often a toss of the coin places and experiences. This one is certainly a part of that. Requires initiative to follow the layout, read and reflect. Then the setting comes to life. A docent, dressed in period clothing, playing a drum begins an enactment. Period Language use is excellent. Communication skills are remarkable. He is a passionate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went back to the museum following the trolley tour. We found the exhibits well signed and the short film very informative.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the displays were interesting like learning about Savannah's role in the Civil War. There was a reenactment, but we didn't have a time to participate.

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Deltona, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

$7 admission fee gets you in. Several displays showed Savannah's history and a whole room is devoted to Juliette Gordon Lowe and quilts. I recommend - it is worth the visit. It is also right at the first stop of the trolley!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Forest Gump Bench is located in the museum. The reenactment is a great way to learn about the military history in Savannah. The man who did the reenactment was very passionate and knowledgeable.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to get an overview of the history of Savannah and learn about some of the events that make Savannah notable. I saw the bench from the movie, "Forest Gump;" and the 'bird girl' statue from the book (and movie) "Garden of Good and Evil." There were sections highlighting Savannah's role in wars (Civil; WWI/II). There... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see on your trip to Savannah.....the Revolutionary War Reenactment with....I believe the gentlemen's name was Aaron or Eric....he was amazing! Made the time period come to life for everyone! We all became part of the story and he actively drew us in for 45 minutes! He does this 5 times a day Reenacting different time pieces. We could... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the History Museum on our first day while staying in Savannah, so glad we did as Erin, our tour guide gave us a full insight to the history of this beautiful city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

View the story of the Native Americans, British conflicts, the importance of the railroad and cotton, the civil war, and the Girl Scouts all in one building for a nominal fee.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Very cool place to visit. It has a great short video before you walk thru the museum. The visitor center is in the same building. Plus the Railway museum is across the street. Great location downtown.

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