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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: 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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Interesting for History Buffs

Some excellent artifacts and interpretations of life in Savannah during various time periods. Not interactive enough for young kids, though they do make an effort to include a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
SunnySide8266
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow - what a great museum! Lots of History and wonderful things to see. We really enjoyed the old cars and all the displays in this museum.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some excellent artifacts and interpretations of life in Savannah during various time periods. Not interactive enough for young kids, though they do make an effort to include a few hands-on displays for kids. Very light information on Civil War, WW I and WW II. Strong material on Revolutionary War.

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Thank SunnySide8266
Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was such a nice break from taking the tour. It was August and 100 degrees. If you love history this was a fabulous place to learn about Savannah/Georgia history. Very interesting exhibits. Does not take long at all.

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Thank Dakneec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for our first stop coming into Savannah and it help give us perspective for the other tours and activities we did the rest of the weekend. Highly recommended to be the first stop when first visiting Savannah. Beautiful building.

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Thank Meredith S
Fairhope, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is packed with many interesting displays, we had a great time reading about and seeing so many things from the past. It is across the street from the Georgia Railroad Museum, also worth visiting!

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Thank Trisha B
Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we need a quick escape from the rain my husband and I took the free DOT public transport to the museum and ducked inside. Unfortunately for us we arrived after 4pm, and were not able to finish walking through the entire museum before closing! We enjoyed about half of the museum, but we are history nerds and love reading... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We specifically wanted to see the bench used on the Forrest Gump film. We were disappointed that the bench in the museum is a bench like the one used in films such as Forrest Gump. Never toes,, the museum was quite interesting and we took photos by the bench anyway.

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Hillsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cool break from the heat. Almost too much jammed in the space. Tons to see and read. The Low exhibit is great

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Savannah History Museum covers the history from 1733 to the present. It's located in the visitors center in the old Central of Georgia Railway Train Shed dating to the 1850s. The adult tickets for the museum are only $7 and you really do get your moneys worth. Right outside the museum is the Battlefield Memorial Park where in 1779... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not enough to inform an overseas visitor. For locals may be more relevent. Not cheap either - makes me appreciate European museums more than ever.

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