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Savannah History Museum

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Neighborhood: Yamacraw Village
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Address: 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
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
Description:

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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Small museum with unusual historic exhibits

I found this museum to be a good place to start on my stroll through historic Savannah. There is a lot on the Girl Scouts history but also on the early history of Savannah, its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
suzanochka
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Temecula, California
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoy the video about Savannah's history and then stroll through almost 300 years of history including a stream train.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not much to see there. Mainly info on British attack of Savannah during Revolutionary war. Another exhibit was of Girl Scout founder julieeTtes Low.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Warning: I'm a bit of a history nut, so, my opinion might be skewed! Aaron is a fabulous tour guide that led us through the Siege of Savannah and definitely guided his guests of 1779 through a thorough understanding of the times. He took us out to the actual field of the Siege and fired the musket (we fired our... More 

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Maynardville, TN
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the Savannah History Museum. It was wheelchair-accessible for my daughter. The day that we visited, we were able to watch a Revolutionary War re-enactment of a soldier firing a musket. Very entertaining! Don't miss this museum on your trip!

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Temecula, California
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157 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this museum to be a good place to start on my stroll through historic Savannah. There is a lot on the Girl Scouts history but also on the early history of Savannah, its development, a train, dentist's office, historic dresses, some Indian artifacts, Revolutionary War uniforms, etc. There is good information provided at the Visitor's Center. A good... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, the only reason we really only stopped here was to see the Forrest Gump bench. My husband is a huge fan of the movie. Once we got there, we found there was so much more to this little museum. We enjoyed looking at the exhibits, especially the Revolutionary and Civil War exhibits and the one on Juliette Gordon Low.... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of new history to see and learn.you must be a museum person to enjoy this.lots of neat artifacts in there

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in after our trolley tour. The A/C is great, and it is well worth looking at. Not huge, but has some great artifacts in it. It's not that expensive and worth looking through.

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1 Thank danya j
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little history museum with well laid out displays and good large theatre. Clean exhibit area and nice staff. More rail info and exhibits would help.

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Thank rodkpage
Severna Park, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this museum, visiting it twice during our stay. Great information, friendly staff, and fun hands-on exhibits. Make sure you visit!

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