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Mercer Williams House Museum

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 429 Bull St, Monterey Square, Savannah, GA 31401-4935
Phone Number: +1 912-236-6352
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10:30 - 16:30
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Sun 10:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

This home and museum is now open for tours - but don't ask them about the...

This home and museum is now open for tours - but don't ask them about the "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" book or movie.

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Must visit for fans of the movie

I'm a huge movie fan and love, love, love Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil. To actually see Mercer-Williams House and relive some of my favorite scenes from the movie was a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mercer Williams house is one of the most beautiful buildings in Savannah - great proportions, high ceilings, spectacular windows. It houses a great arts collection. It was also the settings of the real story behind the 'Midnight in the garden of good and evil' - watch the movie before going on a tour, you will recognize a lot of things... More 

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Thank Inna K
Regina, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had read the book and watched the movie so I was excited to go. The tour includes only the main floor. Guide enjoys his job and gave detailed descriptions of all the art. It was more about the house and art than about the man behind the house and art - we learned about him more through our other... More 

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don't expect to learn anything about the deaths that occurred in this house., which total three. Do your own research and learn about them so you catch the various sudle hints during the tour. If you don't do research first you will be disappointed if you are expecting to learn more about the murder.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on an impromptu visit of the Mercer Williams House Museum. I am so glad that we did. The stories and history alone are worth the price (the guide was amazing), but the house itself is so intricately restored and beautiful you can’t lose on this tour. The old carriage shop serves as gift shop and entry point to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a huge movie fan and love, love, love Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil. To actually see Mercer-Williams House and relive some of my favorite scenes from the movie was a special treat. Jim Williams was a fascinating man and his home a beautiful, eclectic collection.

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Thank Wanda P
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any desire to see inside one of the old Savannah mansions, this is a great choice. This home is beautiful, the history of it is interesting, but what made it worth it was our tour guide. I don't remember his name, but he basically reminded me of Morgan Freeman. He was so pleasant, well versed in the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Max, our tourguide, was informative and provided us with interesting and detailed facts about this beautiful home with 15 foot celings and decorative moulding throught the home. The tour lasted about thirty minutes, an ideal amount of time to see the rooms on the main floor. There are many antiques including porcelain, paintings, and tapestries. The tile floor in the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the lamppost light at the front sidewalk os "on" the house is open for tours. We walked in to get tickets without reservations. Our guide told us the owner lives full time in the home. Buy tickets at the carriage house gift shop behind he home. The tour was short, covering some of the rooms on each side of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Home of Jim Williams, at the center of the book that made Savannah famous, "The Garden of Good and Evil." Gorgeous Civil War-era mansion has architectural interest. The guided tour shows off William's museum-quality antiques collection.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of old paintings and antiques that have been well preserved. The design and layout of the Mansion is awesome.

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