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Green-Meldrim House

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Address: 14 W Macon St, Savannah, GA 31401-4356
Phone Number:
+1 912-233-3845
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

Located in Madison Square, this was the headquarters of General Sherman...

Located in Madison Square, this was the headquarters of General Sherman after he occupied Savannah in 1864.

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Gorgeous! Best historic home I saw

This house has been beautifully restored and filled with appropriate era antiques and art. The house is owned by St. John's church next door and actively used for church... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

This house has been beautifully restored and filled with appropriate era antiques and art. The house is owned by St. John's church next door and actively used for church functions. The docent was knowledgeable. Best historic house that I saw in Savannah - you should go!

Thank Va-Business-Owner
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

During the Civil War the owner who was a British citizen invited General Sherman to stay there as his guest. There are mostly period pieces, but the previous families have donated some of the original pieces. More are expected from Paris where one of the family members lived for a number of years. This house is an excellent example of... More 

Thank Sharon V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is the grandest Savannah house I have seen. I especially loved the pocket doors and pocket blinds. They still seemed to move so smoothly you could probably close them with one finger. The dome in the stairway was a very interesting way to deal with the heat. They lit gas flames around it, and opened the top of the... More 

Thank HHHannah
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great tours given by the docents, who obviously love the house very much. The amount of decorative detail in the house is really mind blowing - unfortunately though, you can't take pictures indoors.

Thank nathan b
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful, charming and enthusiastic guides brought our tour of Green-Meldrim house to life. It provided a great introduction to the history of the house and Savannah in general. And the house itself is beautiful. This was definitely a highlight of our visit to Savannah

Thank Rob3349
Orlando, FL
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

As long-time Civil War reenactors we have attended several period events at the Green-Meldrim House. On one occasion when we were gathered together, all of us dressed in Civil War era clothing and singing 1860's songs (yep, "Dixie" was right in there) accompanied by musicians playing authentic instruments, it suddenly hit me that we were literally standing where actual Civil... More 

Thank Rolumo2
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were on our way from our home in NYS to Florida. We stopped in the historic district of Savannah, GA with one purpose: To visit the Green=Meldrim House. We checked the opening times before setting out that day, which were 10-1 on Saturdays. We arrived at 9:42 am, along with another family who were in Savannah for the same... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Was looking forward to going on a tour of the house while in Savannah for a short vacation. Their website and their answering machine said they were open until 1 PM on Saturday's. Arrived at 12 PM, but they were closed. Rang door bell and called them on the phone, but no one answered.

Thank GMB-001
Russellville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enjoyed our tour and host was Very knowledgeable. Knowing General Sherman stayed here and standing in the same room where he composed his letter to President Lincoln where he presented him the city of Savannah was awesome.

Thank Barry W
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

A Magnificent piece of Civil War History. Beautiful House General William Tecumseh Sherman used for his Headquarters when the federal army occupied Savannah during the Civil War, upon the invitation of Mr. Green. It was at this time, December 1864 that General Sherman sent his famous telegram to President Lincoln offering him the City of Savannah as a Christmas Gift.... More 

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