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Savannah History Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Surprisingly worthwhile

This is located in the same building as the visitor center. The museum has an eclectic range of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carolyn S
Small museum but make sure that you stick around for the revolutionary war tour

I found this place because I was seeking shelter from the rain while I was attending a conference... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4217
Yamacraw Village
+1 912-651-6825
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located in the same building as the visitor center. The museum has an eclectic range of exhibits relating to the history of Savannah.

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this place because I was seeking shelter from the rain while I was attending a conference in Savannah. Entrance fee to this little gem is 7 USD for adults which includes a guided interactive tour about the role of Savannah during the revolutionary...More

2  Thank 374tabbyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes 30 min to visit, very small and actually nothing special. If you have extra time and want to see the Forrest Gump famous bench there you go.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We began our trip by visiting the museum. It gives a good overview of the area and one can book tours from here. We picked up a hop on and off tour here that lasted all day. We also met here for a ghost tour.

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Will be a quick stop because it is quite small. It is a self-guided museum. It did contain some interesting sites And they offer a 15 minute film prior to entering the exhibition.

Thank coleenham
Reviewed 13 October 2018

A visit to the museum gives interesting background to Savannah's story, which is good to know for those who are planning to visit some of the mansions in the historic district. Some eye-opening exhibits.

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We took a day trip to Savannah and decided to explore some of the history of the area instead of just shopping at River Street. We were pleasantly surprised with this museum. It had lots of great exhibits on Savannah's role in the major wars...More

1  Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

I travel a lot for work and try to find something local to do when we get the free time. We happened across this museum and decided to check it out. Upon paying admission and checking out the museum a gentleman marched past me beating...More

2  Thank ColonelCorn225
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The museum was somewhat hidden behind the visitors center on MLK blvd. It is well worth visiting, as it gives you a feel of Savannah's history. And they even had the bench that Forrest Gump sat on. Chippewa Square is where it was filmed. If...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This museum turned out to be a great hidden gem, which offered a wide variety of Savannah history. It covered the Civil War, the trains, the WWs, Juliette Gordon founder of the Girl Scouts and more. The exhibits were concise but very informative. The layout...More

1  Thank goldenparadox
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Response from Emily_Beck | Property representative |
$7 per adult $4 per child (ages 2-12) Children under 2 are free. Ask about the discount admission ticket!