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Savannah History Museum

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Neighbourhood: Yamacraw Village
As featured in One Day In Savannah
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Address: 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4217
Phone Number:
+1 912-651-6825
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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In the former Central of Georgia Railway passenger station & adjacent...

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.

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Nice museum

It is a good museum, but I do not feel it was worth $7 per adult, $3 per adult would be what I would think it is worth and then ask for donation at the end.. A lot of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bradley, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Savannah History Museum located on Martin Luther King Blvd. was a great stop on our trip. It is filled with historical things, including quilts, trains and depot, etc. we had a very interesting presentation of the Revolutionary War Battle of Savannah. There is also a continuous 16 minute movie about the founding of Savannah. A must see visit.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is some Girl Scout info and photos you won't see anywhere else, but that's about the only unique part. Yep, the Civil War happened here and the uniforms looked the same as everywhere else. Nothing exciting, at least it was only $7

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Van Dyne, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to visit on Savannah's Free Museum Day, (so I can't honestly comment on the value for the entrance fee) and we had a fantastic experience and I would gladly pay to bring my family back again. The historic building itself is worth checking out, and while the museum is small there is a lot to explore and discover.... More 

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Bradley, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a good museum, but I do not feel it was worth $7 per adult, $3 per adult would be what I would think it is worth and then ask for donation at the end.. A lot of the exhibits are about Savanna. It does not take much time to go through it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a small museum, at first we thought we would take 15 min tops to see everything but we ended catching enactment of the battle at Savannah and it was really great and totally worth the time, the enactment took about 45 min perhaps. It was also very interactive (we weren't aware of that at first) but it was fun... More 

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Ladson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting museum. I learned a lot about Savannah here. The Julliette Lowe area really interested me, since I had been a Girl Scout for many years.

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History museums are often a toss of the coin places and experiences. This one is certainly a part of that. Requires initiative to follow the layout, read and reflect. Then the setting comes to life. A docent, dressed in period clothing, playing a drum begins an enactment. Period Language use is excellent. Communication skills are remarkable. He is a passionate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We went back to the museum following the trolley tour. We found the exhibits well signed and the short film very informative.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Some of the displays were interesting like learning about Savannah's role in the Civil War. There was a reenactment, but we didn't have a time to participate.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

$7 admission fee gets you in. Several displays showed Savannah's history and a whole room is devoted to Juliette Gordon Lowe and quilts. I recommend - it is worth the visit. It is also right at the first stop of the trolley!

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