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“A brief history of time.”

Savannah History Museum
Ranked #43 of 210 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Bradenton, Florida
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39 reviews
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“A brief history of time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Interesting museum with lots of local information and artifacts. We went to avoid being out in Hurricain Sandy and were very pleasantly surprised.

Visited October 2012
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Athens, Georgia
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“The picture above is of the Telfair Art Museum and not the....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Savannah History Museum so do not be confused. The Savannah History Museum is an enjoyable, pleasant series of exhibits that as I wandered through I kept thinking "this could be so much more". There is a lot of focus on Savannah during the Revolutionary War and the WBtS--especially the naval portion of the latter--w/ some very good exhibits there as well as quite a number of dioramas and displays. A wonderful exhibit on JG Low and on Savannah textiles is part of the museum but there is just a lot lacking. W/ all of the movies made in Savannah the only two mentioned are "Forrest Gump" and "Midnight...". And w/ all of the famous people that Savannah has produced the only ones given any serious examination are Low (as mentioned above) and Johnny Mercer and the only items on display about Mercer are one of his Oscars and a Grammy.
I was told that funding is an issue--and I can seriously under-stand that but I still think w/ a little effort this museum could be chock full of Savannah treasures.
Note this is part of the Coastal Heritage Society and you can get a discount ticket for it and the RoundHouse museum across the street (take advantage of the discount) but not for Ft Jackson (also worth a stop)

Visited October 2012
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Covington, Georgia
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“Great place to learn about Savannah”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Savannah is a city with a history that predates the American Revolution. Yet it remains interesting and up to date. Here at the museum, one can view artifacts and read about this remarkable city from the time of Oglethorpe, the revolution, through the Civil War, and even learn about the many modern film productions that have used Savannah as their locale..

Visited October 2012
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Flat Rock, Michigan
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

I bought tickets to this museum as part of a trolley tour package. It is attached to the visitor center and a central trolley stop. That's the best part LOL. The trolley company promoted it saying it had the bench from Forrest Gump and something else...can't remember now. It is a really lame museum, saw they whole thing in about 20 minutes. It does have some girl scout history, uniforms and such. If you are interested in that, I would recommend, otherwise skip this and save a few dollars.

Visited October 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Quick History of Savannah”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

My husband is quite the history buff so we typically end up visiting the local history museum wherever we vacation. The Savannah History Museum is wonderful for the history buff's spouse - it has enough history to give the buff their fix but not so much that you are standing beside them pulling you hair out. There is not very much to the Museum so you will not be stuck walking around for hours. There is an interesting mix of subjects since Savannah was the birth place of Georgia, the Girl Scouts, and planned cities in the US. There are also some fun pieces from Forrest Gump and Johnny Mercer to mix things up further. The Museum is not located in the heart of downtown but I believe most trolley tours go by so there is an alternative to driving.

Visited October 2012
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