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Savannah History Museum

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Neighbourhood: Yamacraw Village
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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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very nice, well organized museum

The Savannah History Museum covers the history from 1733 to the present. It's located in the visitors center in the old Central of Georgia Railway Train Shed dating to the 1850s... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The Savannah History Museum covers the history from 1733 to the present. It's located in the visitors center in the old Central of Georgia Railway Train Shed dating to the 1850s. The adult tickets for the museum are only $7 and you really do get your moneys worth. Right outside the museum is the Battlefield Memorial Park where in 1779... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Not enough to inform an overseas visitor. For locals may be more relevent. Not cheap either - makes me appreciate European museums more than ever.

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I cannot being to say enough of good things about this museum. My husband and I traveled into the visitors center and decided to go to the Savannah History Museum. You MUST GO when they have a guided tour of the museum and battleground. You will not forget it and you will definitely walk away with a REAL APPRECIATION of... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We love little museums like this one. It was quiet and full of items from Savannah history. We took our time to read the information and soak up the events that shaped this quaint city.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Enjoy the video about Savannah's history and then stroll through almost 300 years of history including a stream train.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Not much to see there. Mainly info on British attack of Savannah during Revolutionary war. Another exhibit was of Girl Scout founder julieeTtes Low.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Warning: I'm a bit of a history nut, so, my opinion might be skewed! Aaron is a fabulous tour guide that led us through the Siege of Savannah and definitely guided his guests of 1779 through a thorough understanding of the times. He took us out to the actual field of the Siege and fired the musket (we fired our... More 

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Maynardville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the Savannah History Museum. It was wheelchair-accessible for my daughter. The day that we visited, we were able to watch a Revolutionary War re-enactment of a soldier firing a musket. Very entertaining! Don't miss this museum on your trip!

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I found this museum to be a good place to start on my stroll through historic Savannah. There is a lot on the Girl Scouts history but also on the early history of Savannah, its development, a train, dentist's office, historic dresses, some Indian artifacts, Revolutionary War uniforms, etc. There is good information provided at the Visitor's Center. A good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Honestly, the only reason we really only stopped here was to see the Forrest Gump bench. My husband is a huge fan of the movie. Once we got there, we found there was so much more to this little museum. We enjoyed looking at the exhibits, especially the Revolutionary and Civil War exhibits and the one on Juliette Gordon Low.... More 

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