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Mercer Williams House Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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429 Bull St, Monterey Square, Savannah, GA 31401-4935
Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday

Best part of this tour is learning abut Jim Williams and all he did to save as many old historical mansions as he could in Savannah. You see the 1st floor only on the tour, it is gorgeous, but likely similar to the many homes...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 3wilddogs
Reviewed yesterday

I'll be honest, I didn't read the book, but the tour of this home was amazing. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of every detail of the history and contents of this beautiful mansion, and incorporated pieces of Savannah history into the stories he told. The...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Genevieve M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Mercer Williams House Museum is a MUST... a true museum, not just a restored mansion. Jim Williams made lasting treasures all through this beautiful home. It is a MUST DO on your tour list.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ddanielandd
kiksterstyle, Owner at Mercer Williams House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much. I'm happy that you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the tour because of the "Book" and outside of that if you don't know anything about it, the house is very fascinating with the art and other things collected by Jim Williams and the architecture.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank William O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I don't understand why some of these places won't let you take photos. It's not like we had a DSLR and set up to take professional photos. The tour was ok. It think it was overpriced for what you got. They are clearly banking on...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Chinamom_333
Reviewed 3 days ago

We weren't prepared for what we experienced. You can't get the full experience from the exterior. Such a grand, beautiful home, full of history and antiques.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I really didn't enjoy this tour. I actually thought it was very boring. The leader was ok. I thought it would be more to it .👎

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 169chelled
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, I did not read the reviews of the Mercer Williams House Museum before touring last week. This place is a total rip off and not worth paying $12.50 to tour. There was nothing in this run-down house to wow me. Please read the other...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Sam P
kiksterstyle, Owner at Mercer Williams House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I'm sorry you were disappointed.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide did a great job filling us in on the home's history and architecture. The work Williams did and his collection are noteworthy, the stories about him are fabulous! Definitely worth the time to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank absprag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have said, this is a "limited to one floor and a small garden" tour with no photos allowed. We were told that the descendants of Jim Williams have the sole rights to any images of the house and garden and that is why...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Jeanne323
kiksterstyle, Owner at Mercer Williams House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am so sorry to hear that your guide was rude and condescending. I will try to figure out who this was. Thank you for letting us know

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QuickWhitTravel
21 June 2019|
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Response from GoThere88 | Reviewed this property |
Also...I was there Thursday, June 13, 2019. An elderly gentleman, long time resident of Savannah, was the tour guide. He is fabulous! Ask him anything about Savannah history or the Mercer house history - he knows it all!
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BamaGal83
19 December 2018|
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Response from gstuyvesant | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn’t get Back sooner but don’t get on iPad much. Has lots of local Savannah history. Was worth going for sure if your in the city
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Brooklyn J
1 September 2017|
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Response from patterd7 | Reviewed this property |
There is only a guided tour. Parking can be tight in the city, so I would recommend Uber and/or walking.
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