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“Perfect way to start our visit to Savannah!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Massie Heritage Center

Massie Heritage Center
Ranked #48 of 210 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Massie Heritage Center should be your first stop in Georgia's first city! Massie provides the best orientation for your visit with a 3D model of Savannah's entire Historic District, including three laser-lit narratives of the city's history projected onto the model. Massie's six exhibit rooms inside the historic 1856 Greek Revival school house offers visitors the unique opportunity to learn about Savannah's many architectural styles, the earliest inhabitants of the Georgia coast, the historic preservation movement in the city, and what school was like in the 1800s inside our authentic heritage classroom. We are located on beautiful Calhoun Square, Savannah's only architecturally original square, at the corner of Abercorn and Gordon streets. We look forward to seeing you!
Maitland, Florida
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“Perfect way to start our visit to Savannah!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

After reading the terrific reviews of the Massie Heritage Center, we decided make it our first stop. - A Great Decision!!! The building is lovely and the narration and laser show about Savannah's history and design was very interesting, informative and entertaining. It's really helpful to understand how and why Savannah was built the way it was. It also helped us decide some of the things we wanted to see while in Savannah.
The classroom was also very interesting - my husband even posed for a picture wearing the "Dunce Hat"! -- We also enjoyed the gardens and Victorian Architecture Museum.
In addition to the museum itself, we also loved the graciousness of the Staff - Candy to be specific!!! Her knowledge & enthusiasm of the history of the museum as well as of Savannah itself, was very appreciated. She was charming and such a lovely representative of the warmth of Savannah’s Southern Hospitality. Many thanks to her!

Visited September 2012
3 Thank charlotte2go
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Don't Miss This Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

Our trolley stopped at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and after admiring the beautiful cathedral we walked back a few blocks to the Massie Heritage Center. We were greeted at the door by Mr. Julius Hornstein, one of the museum's docents. A lifelong resident of Savannah and a former student at the Massie School, Mr. Hornstein is an author and a fount of local history. The Savannah tour guides and trolley operators can give you facts, but the Massie Center brings the history of Savannah to life. You should definitely include the Massie Heritage Center on your itinerary if you're visiting this wonderful city. Try to visit on a day when Mr. Hornstein is in the house. If you're on one of the trolley tours, get off at the stop for St. John's Cathedral and walk back across Lafayette Square and Calhoun Square to the rather nondescript building on the corner of Abercorn and East Gordon Street. I believe the admission price is $7.00 for adults. It will be some of the best money you'll spend in Savannah.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Hazloke
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Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews
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“Visit Massie Heritage Center: Savannah's Museum for History and Architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

The new exhibits are awesome. Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of narrated stories and the laser lights travelling around the city squares of the historic district model. Be sure to visit the Boys' and Girls' gardens while you're there. Newly renovated, they are very attractive.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank gardener767
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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best view of Savannah famous city plan!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

It was suggested that the best way to experience Savannah's famous city plan was to walk it. However, I was traveling with a friend who couldn't walk very well and it was hot and rainy. Massie Heritage Center was the PERFECT place to start our visit of Savannah and learn out the city plan. There is an impressive ,detailed miniature replica of the whole historical district complete with an auditory laser show explaining the history. It was inside, air-conditioned with bathrooms. Mission accomplished!

Visited July 2012
3 Thank Toni L
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Savannah, GA
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Begin your Savannah Visit at Massie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

For the best orientation to the downtown district, a visit to this attraction will give you the best overview of the history of Savannah, the layout of the town, and architectural highlights. Newly-renovated building and exhibits offers something for every age group. The building is 100% handicap accessible; offers restrooms, and a great history giftshop!

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Director616
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