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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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Hours:
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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Interesting side Trip

We stopped by the Savannah history Museum and found it entertaining. It was outside of the downtown area though it's still accessible by walking.

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped by the Savannah history Museum and found it entertaining. It was outside of the downtown area though it's still accessible by walking.

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Luckily we visited on a day when the re-enactment of the Battle of Savannah during the Revolutionary War was given. Children participate with a uniformed soldier dressed from the revolution. Adults participate too. The kids will have a memorable experience. Check which days this is given, not every day.

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Thank parrots2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

All of the tours mention that the bench that Forest Gump sat on is in the visitor center. They don't tell you that it is a paid admission. The lady working was very sweet and gave my son a little scavenger hunt to do. This kept him interested and looking at everything. I wish it was more interactive. Only took... More 

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Thank Kate N
Corona, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful, once Savannah train station, has now been transformed into a visitor center and museum. There is also a free part in the hall, and an free informative movie about Savannah's history.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I were seeking a more wholistic view of Savannahs history and this museum was the closest we got. It's got some great memorabilia and the special exhibit was great (about the Girl Scouts and Juliette Gordon Low). Very cute. Just wish there was a more linear path to travel - there was an abrupt jump from the... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Savannah is filled with hundred of years of history, so it was rather disappointing to see how underwhelming the Savannah History Museum was. Its not laid out well or curated well. The most interesting exhibit was the Juliette Gordon Low area, that was very informative. The cost is reasonable and it doesn't take long to go through. It's just a... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in when the tour bus stopped here. The museum is small. It cost $7.50 per person and you can go through rather quickly. If you go, don't skip the opening film. It is one of the best parts of the visit. My one complaint is that the museum was so cold that we had to leave. Bring a... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small history museum attached to the visitor's center. It's not that big, which could be good or bad depending on what you were looking for. We were hoping for some more information on the city itself, how it grew during colonial times, etc, but we didn't seem to find much of that. I've seen worse museums, and it's ok if... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice little museum. They have a guy in revolutionary war costume who does a tour and fires a musket. I think if you love history you will enjoy it. Children would probably get bored very quickly. You can buy a combo ticket for this and the train museum that sits behind for $15. Individually the museum is... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky that our trolley tour stopped here or I don't know if we would have toured it. I am so glad we did. The exhibits were interesting, even holding the interest of my 19-month old grandson (especially the train). We were told when we bought the tickets for the museum that they would be doing a re-enactment in... More 

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