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“beautiful home, great tour”

Green-Meldrim House
Ranked #48 of 218 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located in Madison Square, this was the headquarters of General Sherman after he occupied Savannah in 1864.
Sykesville, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“beautiful home, great tour”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was the most beautiful home I toured while in Savannah. The tour was given by a very knowledgeable person. The house has a small model of Savannah in it - we learned about how the city layout was planned. It costs to tour this home - $10 for adults, $5 for students. It was well worth the money.

Visited June 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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901 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Nice tour”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is an enjoyable tour of a home which was Sherman's Headquarters during his stay in Savannah. Great stories told and lovely home inside. St. John's church runs this and it is next door to the church and across the street from Madison Square so can visit several places in short distance. No photographing allowed inside home but still nice, reasonable tour. Note that they only take cash payment for tour. This home does have staircase. I did not see elevator so not sure if handicap accessible.

Visited April 2014
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Waterloo, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful house”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

The tour guide on the first floor was old and couldn't remember what he covered & what he didn't, but the upstairs guide was very good. This is a really old home that is owned by a church and it is not roped off. You are allowed to walk into the rooms. The church uses the rooms & antique dishes for after church functions. And brides, getting married at the church, use one of the bedrooms upstairs to get ready. All other houses we visited were roped off.

Visited June 2014
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NY
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Stunning!”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Green-Meldrim House is one of the most beautiful homes in Savannah. We were welcomed by very friendly and extremely knowledgeable docents (southern hospitality at its finest) who encouraged everyone to ask questions and spent a great deal of time discussing the architectural details, the changes in the landscape, and of course, the history of the home and Savannah in general. As others have noted, it was the headquarters for Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman during the winter of 1864-5 following his March to the Sea (he famously offered President Abraham Lincoln the city of Savannah as a Christmas gift). Sherman chose wisely, this is a stunning home. If you visit Savannah, you should definitely put this tour on your list of things to do. You won't be disappointed!

Visited March 2014
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Saskatoon, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Beautiful house, friendly people”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were very warmly welcomed at the Green-Meldrim House. The staff and guides (volunteers?) are very gracious and knowledgeable. The house is owned by neighbouring St. John's church and is still regularly used by the congregation for numerous events. For that reason, don't expect a "museum house" furnished as it would have looked in a certain period. Nonetheless, the rooms, plasterwork, staircase, skylight etc. are all magnificent. This house also has a very important history, because General Sherman lived here for six weeks in 1864-5 during his occupation of Savannah.
One tip: the house is not open every day, so check the opening times.

Visited May 2014
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