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Massie Heritage Center

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Address: 207 E Gordon St, Savannah, GA 31401-5003
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+1 912-395-5070
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The Massie Heritage Center should be your first stop in Georgia's first...

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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I am a teacher, so this one of the highlights of my trip. We came across the Massie Heritage Center while on a trolley tour. We got off and went to check it out. There were... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2016
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Valley, Alabama
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Valley, Alabama
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I am a teacher, so this one of the highlights of my trip. We came across the Massie Heritage Center while on a trolley tour. We got off and went to check it out. There were several exhibits and things you could interact with. I was most excited about the classroom! You could dress up in clothing from that time... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

What a wonderful museum in Savannah to tell the history of the city and the area around Savannah, and stepping back into the public school building. It was fun to ring the principals school bell! This is a part of Savannah history and you should stop here on your Savannah visit.

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

As a native, I had visited the Massie Museum many years ago, but recently visited to take an out of town visitor. Seeing the Museum was part of the ticket price for our Trolley Tour, and I'm so happy it was! The room sized three-dimensional re-creation of the City of Savannah was truly enlightening because of the ingenious way the... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

We had a free ticket from the tour bus we took, and it was so fun. I believe its $8 a person. You will learn so much. We were the only ones there and was able to really soak it all in. There are even costume you can dress in. Very family friendly.

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Thank giantsgirl91
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Loved the school house upstairs. It had a lot of history and some interactive activities. Great place to show kids how school use to be.

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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Well worth the time to visit. Received tickets as part of the Gray Line City tour. Interesting displays of historical information. Guide was very knowledgeable and helpful in answering any and all questions.

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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

my 90yo Godmom and I visited as part of our trolley tour. it was very interesting and the docent was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I especially loved the classroom, the old timey clothes on hangers which people can try on (we did not) and the old photos off to the side. an hour to two stop over is recommended.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Knowing this had been a school, we were expecting an educational focus. And that's what we got, except it wasn't limited to a peek into Savannah's educational past. It also offered displays (many hands-on about the city's architectural detailing, a model of early Savannah's city plan, square by square, an immersion in maritime history with a river map on the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The museum was part of the Old Trolley Tours admission, otherwise, I don't believe that my wife and I would have stopped here. Not sure we would have spent the additional $7 to go in. As an Architect and architectural student, I personally did enjoy the brief listings of the 16 types of architecture within the City of Savannah. Maisie... More 

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Penn Yan, NY
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

This museum was part of our trolley tour cost. Otherwise I'm not so sure we would have spent the extra money to go in. There was a very nice 3-D display that you could listen to a narrative about the city and how it came to be with all the squares that make it up. That was very informative. The... More 

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