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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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Inexpensive, and a nice break from the heat.

We went to this museum for one reason above all others. Air conditioning! It’s an old train depot that’s home to three attractions. The history museum is on the lower level, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2016
Lee B
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The reenactment of the battle of Savannah from the Revolutionary War was performed with energy, intelligence, and infectious enthusiasm. The presentation is just under an hour long, and attendees are encouraged to interact and participate. We stumbled onto this, but it turned out to be one of the highest highlights of our trip. I think it's Fridays and Saturdays only.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Had some history info to start our trip and it was a rainy day so indoor activity. The movie was very outdated but informative.

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I guess there is a lot to see of the history of Savannah, but there was not a lot of it it be seen here. A self guided tour was done quickly, and really more could be seen my just walking around the various squares in the town and taking a walking tour of the area.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We went to this museum for one reason above all others. Air conditioning! It’s an old train depot that’s home to three attractions. The history museum is on the lower level, and it’s nice for the price. You kind of get what you pay for. It’s not an extravagant museum, and a lot of what’s offered is text on large... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a small Museum telling the history of Savannah and includes sections on the British settlement, the revolutionary war and details of some famous Savannah residents also some details about the two world wars and Savannah's participation.

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I dropped in here just to see what they had. Was not really impressed. They need to include admission in cost of trolly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Participating in the reenactment battle was a fascinating experience! It was a highlight of everyone's day. We learned so much, thank you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the Savannah History Museum. Be sure the ask for the battlefield tour while you're there. It's included in the admission fee and adds to the experience! It's about and hour long and the guide is dressed up as a militiaman.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We really enjoyed visiting museum. This is one that has many historical artifacts that make it worth visiting. Plan on at least 2 hours.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Pretty good, but was expecting more exhibits Not very big. There was ig sections dedicated to the Girl Scouts.

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