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Savannah History Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small but worthwhile

We spent just over an hour here. Found it pretty interesting. Saw the Forrest Gump chair, an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Surprisingly worthwhile

This is located in the same building as the visitor center. The museum has an eclectic range of... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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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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303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4217
Yamacraw Village
+1 912-651-6825
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Savannah History Museum was a delight. It was full of many hidden treasures, especially, if you are a history buff. I will make plans to spend more time there during my next visit!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent just over an hour here. Found it pretty interesting. Saw the Forrest Gump chair, an interesting display on Juliette Low and other interesting displays. Nicely restored building.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is located in the same building as the visitor center. The museum has an eclectic range of exhibits relating to the history of Savannah.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed November 2, 2018

I found this place because I was seeking shelter from the rain while I was attending a conference in Savannah. Entrance fee to this little gem is 7 USD for adults which includes a guided interactive tour about the role of Savannah during the revolutionary...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

It takes 30 min to visit, very small and actually nothing special. If you have extra time and want to see the Forrest Gump famous bench there you go.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

We began our trip by visiting the museum. It gives a good overview of the area and one can book tours from here. We picked up a hop on and off tour here that lasted all day. We also met here for a ghost tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony C
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Will be a quick stop because it is quite small. It is a self-guided museum. It did contain some interesting sites And they offer a 15 minute film prior to entering the exhibition.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank coleenham
Reviewed October 12, 2018

A visit to the museum gives interesting background to Savannah's story, which is good to know for those who are planning to visit some of the mansions in the historic district. Some eye-opening exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

We took a day trip to Savannah and decided to explore some of the history of the area instead of just shopping at River Street. We were pleasantly surprised with this museum. It had lots of great exhibits on Savannah's role in the major wars...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

I travel a lot for work and try to find something local to do when we get the free time. We happened across this museum and decided to check it out. Upon paying admission and checking out the museum a gentleman marched past me beating...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 14, 2015|
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Response from Emily_Beck | Property representative |
$7 per adult $4 per child (ages 2-12) Children under 2 are free. Ask about the discount admission ticket!
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I just seen on my local news that a family from NC went to visit this museum recently. They have an 11 yo old handicapped child. They were told they couldn't come in the museum because her wheelchair would get the carpet dirty. This is so uncalled for. I hope everyone that reads this will not visit this museum or if you do how about giving them a piece of your mind! How can you mistreat a child that has no control of how she is! People are so inconsiderate. There's no excuse for this. They...More
July 09, 2013|
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The museum in question has special wheel chairs that are designed for them. The wheels do not have any grit or other stuff that would add more damage to the rugs. The family was asked to let the child use one of their chairs. It was something about the museum chair not having the proper harness to keep the child upright. The person on the staff did not properly explain to the family what the problem was. It wasn't a case of just getting the carpet dirty. It was about not being able to use...More