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Massie Heritage Center

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Address: 207 E Gordon St, Savannah, GA 31401-5003
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+1 912-395-5070
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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The Massie Heritage Center should be your first stop in Georgia's first...

The Massie Heritage Center should be your first stop in Georgia's first city! Massie provides the best orientation for your visit with a 3D model of Savannah's entire Historic District, including three laser-lit narratives of the city's history projected onto the model. Massie's six exhibit rooms inside the historic 1856 Greek Revival school house offers visitors the unique opportunity to learn about Savannah's many architectural styles, the earliest inhabitants of the Georgia coast, the historic preservation movement in the city, and what school was like in the 1800s inside our authentic heritage classroom. We are located on beautiful Calhoun Square, Savannah's only architecturally original square, at the corner of Abercorn and Gordon streets. We look forward to seeing you!

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History Abounds!

The Massie Heritage Center is a former school that now contains a museum about the history of Savannah, as well as a schoolroom with displays. Very informative and enjoyable.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
TaraB0997
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Massie Heritage Center is a former school that now contains a museum about the history of Savannah, as well as a schoolroom with displays. Very informative and enjoyable.

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Inwood, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was a last minute find and we are so happy we found it. As a teacher it was really awesome to see how classrooms looked like and for my kids to see it as well. Besides for a classroom they have a native american room, architecture room, maritime room and history of savannah room. Great fun. the workers there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Had ridden by here on a trolley tour and decided to go back and tour the museum . Glad that I did. Lots to see and expertly displayed. I especially enjoyed the old school room upstairs. Highly recommend.

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Thank AnnCBowen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I took my second trip to Massie the other day. I love their interpretive displays and the huge scale diorama of Savannah in the middle of the first room. I especially liked the very detailed model ships from different eras and the two statues of General Oglethorpe and Tomochichi. Thought provoking and well worth the visit. The woman at the... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Tickets to this museum was a part of our trolley package and it was great. As a teacher, I really appreciated seeing the exhibit on education. There are also exhibits on the city, Native Americans, and a maritime exhibit. This is a must see when you go to Savannah!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Tickets to this museum was part of our Oglethorpe Greyline Trolley Tour package and walked back to it after our tour ended and was nice postscript to the historical district we just saw on the tour. Even if you didn’t take the trolley tour, I would still recommend stopping by if you’re a history buff or like learning about the... More 

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Thank Carol210
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

If you have the slightest interest in savannah this is a must see. There is a city plan which shows how the city is laid out and points out the city parks. It describes the fires and shows what part of the city was destroyed Another room describes the shipping port. This is the second largest port on the east... More 

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Thank Victoria C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

If you are a teacher you will love this place. It was so much fun just to see how it used to be. It gives you a new appreciation for how things are done now.

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South Amboy, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We went to Savannah today and went on the Trolley tour. This was an add on to our tour and well worth it. Since we were from New Jersey we tried to get alot in a few hours. Then drive back to our Hotel in by Hilton head, Sc. Well the first floor of museum explained how Savannah got established... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very dull and disappointing. Left the museum after 5 minutes. I would recommend skipping. Disappointed

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