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Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc.

460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4800
+1 912-777-6099
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A must do

I only rated it average as in comparison to some places I have been it was a little run down... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
bj18
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northern england
Better than expected

Very small museum and not what you would expect. My kids learned so much about black history in... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Jen J
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The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum captures the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah. See a Timeline of Civil Rights History that begins in 1865. Read the story of the Father of modern Civil Rights movement in Savannah, Reverend Dr. Ralph Mark Gilbert who reorganized the local chapter of the NAACP in the 1940s segregated South. His successor Westley Wallace Law led the Civil Rights Movement, in Savannah, through the turbulent 1960s with nonviolent protests that resulted in the downtown businesses in the city of Savannah being desegregated by 1963. Visitors to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum also experience a "church theatre" which symbolizes the church organization and NAACP working in tandem to make the Savannah Civil Right movement a success. In the theatre guests watch a video that is a window into that history from the men and women who were on the front lines of Savannah's Civil Rights Movement.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4800
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I only rated it average as in comparison to some places I have been it was a little run down & needs some money spent on it. It was well put together & informative & well worth a visit. Great staff. I wish they made...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Very small museum and not what you would expect. My kids learned so much about black history in Savannah. My husband and I are from Canada and we have always wanted to hear more about some of the struggles that took place down south. The...More

1  Thank Jen J
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Don't pay for a regular tour group with this. Walk in and pay the fee to tour the museum. It is a nice tribute.

2  Thank Greta M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Civil Rights is vital for our country to survive! This museum gives you a great snapshot. My suggestion is to tour the First African Baptist Church first and then walk down to this museum. The tour starts with a documentary film. I suggest you engage...More

1  Thank Linda K
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I recommend for anyone who visits Savannah to go and visit the civil rights museum. We had a fantastic time and learned a lot that I didn't know from the civil rights era. Thank you Me. Cutter!

1  Thank Royce M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We first went to the museum on a Friday afternoon less than an hour before closing. One of the staff members suggested we return the next day to have the full experience. She was right. We returned on the Saturday morning at 10am sharp and...More

1  Thank Kendra N
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The information that we learned is invaluable. Mr. Cutter has such a wealth of knowledge about the Civil rights movement in Savannah GA.

1  Thank Alfreda M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is walkable from historic Savannah. It has some great information, photos, and clips. It isn't overly large.

1  Thank X8133SJlaurab
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This museum focuses on the Civil Rights movement in Savannah, especially the boycott of downtown stores in 1960-61. The effect of the exhibits is dramatic and emotional. The visit gives a different view of Savannah than that experienced just walking through the famous squares.

1  Thank Burt H
Reviewed 2 June 2017

While focused mostly on Savanna/Georgia civil rights events, there was enough detailed history and powerful displays that typified the struggle for equality throughout 19th and 20th century America.

1  Thank Louis M
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dvdcutter
12 August 2017|
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This should actually be answered by Greta , I think.
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Karen C
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Response from dianeegreen2016 |
The prices for admissions are $10. 00 for adults and $6.00 for students. All senior citizens (over 65) $8.00. All admissions are plus tax.
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