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Massie Heritage Center

207 E Gordon St, Savannah, GA 31401-5003
+1 912-395-5070
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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!
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207 E Gordon St, Savannah, GA 31401-5003
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"school room"
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"native americans"
in 11 reviews
"city plan"
in 10 reviews
"laser show"
in 7 reviews
"trolley tour"
in 22 reviews
"center offers"
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"great place to learn"
in 4 reviews
"architectural history"
in 5 reviews
"wonderful museum"
in 4 reviews
"calhoun square"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"back in the day"
in 4 reviews
"historic district"
in 17 reviews
"model ships"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the visit"
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"savannah area"
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"old town trolley"
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

So OK, it's another old building with old furniture but you can watch the interactive model of Savannah which will show you which parts burned and were rebuilt as well as military advancements and retreats throughout. Upstairs is an authentic classroom and a separate building...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is one of the only stops where we hopped off the tour bus and was glad we did. The lady that gave us the tour was very informative. I was not a big history fan as a child but have found as an adult...More

Thank hesster
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

The tour was fantastic and the best part of our trip. Bob was the best guide ever. He has a heartfelt passion for the history of the city.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We brought our troop of 6 teenagers (13&14) to Massie for the tour. It was very informative & fun for all of us. We all walked away learning info that we will probably retain for the rest of our lives. Thank you! This tour is...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

I was very impressed with the large model of the city. It gives an excellent idea of how the squares were formed. It also dramatically maps out the fires.

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Highly recommend for both children and adults. This Center offers a realistic picture of life in Savannah through pre-revolutionary war, revolutionary war and civil war. It focuses on early settlers, the lay-out of Savannah as a city, architecture and education. Wonderful interactive exhibits for children...More

Thank Bean89
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Nicely laid out museum that shows the history of Savannah and the history of the boarding school. This old school house is the oldest one in Georgia. Most of the objects on display you can touch, making this a great place to take your kids.

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a must.. Before touring Savannah this center will give you an overview of how Savannah came to be and all you need to know about the architecture of the many beautiful homes and monuments in the squares.

Thank edwarddN9856MQ
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were interested to see how thing weere displayed. They had an old time school room set up on the 2nd floor. I attended an old elementary two room school. So it was similar. There were other good displays as well, Native Americans, and the...More

Thank aliceheimbach
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Bob, an elder gentleman was absolutely engrossing in his depiction of Savannah history and held the attention of all of us from ages 20 to 70 (not easy to do)! The laser guided city model layout of all original homes was both interesting and entertaining....More

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Yes, that was the "hike" but more of a stroll. Very informative! Our girls were 14 years old. We did the carriage ride prior and the hike repeated some info but offered plenty new. The hike was definitely more... More
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Here is the information from their website: internet(dot)savannah(dot)chatham(dot)k12.ga(dot)us/schools/massie/default.aspx Hope this helps. Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm Closed St. Patrick's... More
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