We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc.

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4800
Phone Number: +1 912-777-6099
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum captures the Civil Rights...

The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum captures the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah. See a Timeline of Civil Rights History that begins in 1865. Read the story of the Father of modern Civil Rights movement in Savannah, Reverend Dr. Ralph Mark Gilbert who reorganized the local chapter of the NAACP in the 1940s segregated South. His successor Westley Wallace Law led the Civil Rights Movement, in Savannah, through the turbulent 1960s with nonviolent protests that resulted in the downtown businesses in the city of Savannah being desegregated by 1963. Visitors to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum also experience a "church theatre" which symbolizes the church organization and NAACP working in tandem to make the Savannah Civil Right movement a success. In the theatre guests watch a video that is a window into that history from the men and women who were on the front lines of Savannah's Civil Rights Movement.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 154 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Excellent museum

Warning!!! The leaflet which you can find at the visitor centre indicates this museum opens at 10am - in fact it opens at 11am. However, when we turned up shortly after 10am, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
rotterdam0892
,
Bath, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 152: English reviews
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
339 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Warning!!! The leaflet which you can find at the visitor centre indicates this museum opens at 10am - in fact it opens at 11am. However, when we turned up shortly after 10am, the kind lady who was indoors opened the building for us (we had to wait outside for her to turn on all the lights and tv screens for... More 

Helpful?
Thank rotterdam0892
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My love of Savannah has been heightened thanks to Ms. Ross & this wonderful museum. You will learn more about the Civil Rights Movement from the vantage point of the African Americans in Savannah who used non-violent protests and economic boycotts to gain equality for themselves. This is the history you can't find in the history books at school. This... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joey E
Enterprise, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My visit to this museum was well worth the trip to historical Savannah. I was told some facts that don't get printed in some history books. You have to "dig" for the kind of information that you will receive here. Our guide was very knowledgeable and eager to share what she knew about the African American history of Savannah, Ga.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ahayes76
Banner Elk, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative- I am so glad we took time for this hidden gem of history! The staff shared personal stories and took time to share a lot of the history of Savannah's role In the Civil Rights struggle and the local history. As we toured the rest of our trip, we saw the city with new eyes because of what... More 

Helpful?
Thank Laura B
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm from Auckland New Zealand and had to return to the place that made such an impression on me several years ago. Still tells the local story of a national experience so well.

Helpful?
1 Thank vide0cam
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A superb museum that takes you through the Civil Rights struggle of African Americans in Savannah. Whilst it explains the era and nationwide struggle then it is Savannah's history with its leaders and institutions that is explained. The graphics, displays, videos and historic building setting are modern, thorough and excellent at taking you through the struggle. Don't miss it.

Helpful?
1 Thank Tony I
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled to Savannah with 3 friends in August and whilst in Georgia decided to visit this museum one afternoon. We are so glad we did as it gave us such a great insight into the civil rights movement in America, with real stories, videos and pictures showing what life was like during that time. The staff were wonderful! Thoroughly recommend... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gill W
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Saturday on a visit to savannah. An outstanding educational experience. Don't miss the short documentary on the desegregation of savannah. Staff is willing to share their first hand knowledge with guests. Important history all should be aware of to understand how we git to where we are today.

Helpful?
1 Thank Clayton A. A
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Civil Rights museum in Savannah during our tour of the South and were blown away by it. It’s a really excellent look at the era of segregation in Savannah from 1900 – 1970. Displays are informative and well-done, covering different aspects of segregation from education to voting via social aspects such as lunch and cinema arrangements. The... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank JessicaDavies
London, Canada
Level Contributor
48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very thought provoking and informative with amazing staff on top of that. Definitely worth the visit while you are in Savanah.

Helpful?
Thank Thomas V

Travelers who viewed Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc. also viewed

Savannah, Georgia Coast
Savannah, Georgia Coast
 
Savannah, Georgia Coast
 

Been to Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc.? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc. and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
New Orleans, Louisiana
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc. staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?