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Massie Heritage Center

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Address: 207 E Gordon St, Savannah, GA 31401-5003
Phone Number: +1 912-395-5070
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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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OK museum, but short on exhibits

Let me start by saying that there was nothing bad here. It's just that the museum didn't seem to have any particular great stuff either. Probably the most interesting section... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 April 2016
Cliff S
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Lynnwood, Washington
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Lynnwood, Washington
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying that there was nothing bad here. It's just that the museum didn't seem to have any particular great stuff either. Probably the most interesting section dealt with the different architectural styles which are difficult for me to keep track of.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The Massie Heritage Center offers a wide variety of educational items for children. It was my daughter who told me to revisit the Massie Heritage Center because her class recently visited. I had visited the Massie Heritage Center years ago and thought it would be a great way to reacquaint myself with some of Savannah’s offerings. The day I went... More 

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Thank ConciergeSav
Westchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

great museum to visit. lots of historical information - different structures of homes, schools. Good place to spend some time

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Thank Mishy119
Georgetown, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This museum is okay, just not much to it. It is small and mostly consists of posters to read rather than artifacts. As a teacher the upstairs school room model was interesting. This museum was included with our trolley ticket package we bought. I am very glad we did not pay for it since it would not have been worth... More 

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Thank Roxygurl761
Seminole,Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

A beautiful education center noted for its architectural design with wooden cupolas and gable roof. It is the oldest Georgia school that was in continuous operation. There are three large rooms to tour. We enjoyed the typical classroom with authentic desks that had ink well holes. You will see some of the clothing worn by the teachers and many terrific... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

narn architectural styles, history of area and more. Learn a lot about the natives that were in area 10,000 + years ago. Some great old historical geographical naps to look at from the 1860's.

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Thank James99946
Sebago Lake, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I've been coming to Savannah for vacations for years and bought a house here this year. This was the first time I visited the Massie Heritage Center! First, there is an amazing model of the historic district that has a vocal narrative coordinated with laser lights that is wonderful. The exhibit is beautiful and you'll get a great sense of... More 

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Thank MaineNick
Macon, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We got free tickets to view this center from our trolley tour. It was a nice stop but not really my cup of tea. The exhibits were well thought out and displayed, there were a lot of interactive areas. It was tricky to travel between the three buildings and sometimes it felt a little random with the offerings. Personally, I... More 

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Thank Victoria J
Savannah, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I have visited here on numerous occasions and learn something new each time. It is not only Savannah's history, it's about America's history. The staff are cordial and very serious about presenting the history. The building has been restored to preserve the best part of Savannah's history. I look forward to visiting there again.

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Thank Tina H
Wexford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

I wasn't aware of this museum originally, but it was part of the trolley tour package, so we decided to stop. It is a cool little museum that is worth taking a look at. It has great interactive displays for kids AND adults, and shows Savannah's layout and history in a large 3-D format map (about 10 feet by 10... More 

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