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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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small historical museum

Our last stop before leaving town. Small but had lots of interesting information about Savanahh. Would recommend. By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sbkig
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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative, the renactment was great, it is well worth the stop, and reasonably priced. The staff was welcoming as was the entire city of savanna.

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Nakina, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great museum. Our kids participated in the Siege of Savannah program and had a blast! Great historical interpreters. Loads of fun! Would definitely recommend this to everyone!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an hour to spend during our bike rental and many museums in Savannah close early on Mondays, so we ended up here. For a city so clearly steeped in history, this museum is pretty disappointing. Dark, nonsequential and at points - bewildering (there is an entire section about hats). It is in a beautiful building with a place... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At $7.50 per person, this isn't the most wasted money you'll spend in Savannah, but don't be surprised by the lip service given to history of the area before Oglethorpe, the incredibly confusing layout, and misinformation in the displays. Previous visitors have taken to marking false information off the signs in pen, and the curators have not even bothered to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many towns have their local history museum. Savannah has goon above the average with their trip through their history.

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last stop before leaving town. Small but had lots of interesting information about Savanahh. Would recommend. By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area, it is definitely worth the time to stop in and see the museum. Very well laid out. Activities for younger children. Very informative. A little larger than I expected, so I was pleasantly surprised.

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Newton Falls, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit this museum the last day of our trip, and we were glad we did. It is a very interesting mix of different aspects of Savannah's history. I particularly enjoyed the Juliet Lowe girl scout exhibit and the quilts and weaving exhibit.

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Savannah is a beautiful city rich in history and architecture, but the museum is sorely lacking in illustrating its own heritage. An entire section is highlighting the Girl Scouts, the fake replica of the Forrest Gump Bench and highlights of the military battles. Nothing of the people, the society of the times , what makes Savannah the unique city it... More 

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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

She this museum first, then go on the Historical trolley (the white one) and if you are lucky you will have Billy B (I think that was his name) as a tour guide.

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