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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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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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Nicely presented displays on the history of Savannah. My wife enjoyed the quilting displays and other unusual topics aimed at the non=military. My favorite display was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave B
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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It probably only takes an hour to go through this museum and it is not expensive. They have some interesting artifiacts and you learn a lot about local history. It is well laid out and easy to move around. It is located in an old train station which is interesting in itself. Visitor info is in the same building and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to learn more about Savannah and American history. They have some really great artifacts and interesting information. Parts of some exhibits seem to generalize history, outdated or out of context to the area. They could really used updated graphics, video and displays to go along with their great information- you'd think with SCAD next door... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hey ! If you love History, this is the place for you. Me, it was a bit laid back, but it's a good rainy day activity. Forrest Gump's bench is here, as well as an impressive dispolay of early Girl Scout artifacts. On second thought, yeah, I enjoyed it. Invest 2 hours and visit, bring the kids.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got there just in time for a Mr. Charles Mcdonough to tell us all about a battle between the british forces and the 2nd South Carolina militia. It was a great visit for our kids as they got to be militia members and walk out on the battlefield. The story was fascinating and Mr. Mcdonough was engaging and authentic.... More 

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Maleny, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see museum.The narration and performance that takes you through are excellent.Not to be missed.Good for all ages.

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Emily_Beck, Manager of Interpretation at Savannah History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed our Loyalists & Liberty history programming. We offer Loyalists & Liberty on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays with programs beginning at 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do for any 'Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil' or 'Forrest Gump' fan. You are permitted to take photos and it is a great thing to do while waiting for your tour....or between tours!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum is on the same historic building as Savannah Visitors Information Centre and a stop on the hop on hop off Old Town Trolley Tour that we took. It describes the history of Savannah since founded in 1733 to the present including the wars, industries, cultures, etc. with some life size and interactive displays. Looking a bit old-fashioned... More 

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Thank GabyVM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely presented displays on the history of Savannah. My wife enjoyed the quilting displays and other unusual topics aimed at the non=military. My favorite display was a miniature soldier action display case depicting a revoultionary war battlefield scene. It's surprising that more museums don't do this to make the battle come to life. There was another larger diarama depicting he... More 

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an 1 1/2 hour exploring the wonderful, informative exhibits at the Savannah Museum. Exhibits highlight the people and process of how Savannah was settled. It also has a Juliette Low section that we enjoyed. Museum is housed in the visitor center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating exhibits illustrating Savannah's role in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Interesting to learn about how the area was settled and the types of industries which touched this area.

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