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Mercer Williams House Museum

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 429 Bull St, Monterey Square, Savannah, GA 31401-4935
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+1 912-236-6352
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Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This home and museum is now open for tours - but don't ask them about the...

This home and museum is now open for tours - but don't ask them about the "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" book or movie.

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Interesting tour but short

This is probably more famous for the movie "Midnight" than for its history, but still worth a visit. And it does have some history. The tour is about 30 minutes and you only see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Windham, New York
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was shocked when I realized that you could tour Mercer House. I've been going to Savannah off and on a few years back when this tour wasn't available yet...so over ten or so years ago. I was just happy walking around the outside of this house imagining all the life this house has seen. I'm a big fan of... More 

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Mary Esther, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course we had to tour this home after having read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It's a beautiful place. The docent was very knowledgeable regarding the beautiful antiques and artwork in the home. While he acknowledged the murder that took place there, it wasn't overplayed. It was truly a museum experience and a tribute to the... More 

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San Diego
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably more famous for the movie "Midnight" than for its history, but still worth a visit. And it does have some history. The tour is about 30 minutes and you only see the first floor and the garden. People still live in the house. If only have time for one house tour, I would probably select on of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only do you get to experience "midnight in the garden of good and evil" you also get the backstory of the house which is just as interesting. Worth the stop.

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Thank Dave C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a great story behind this house (not just Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil); however, a family lives in the home, so the second floor of the home is not accessible during the tour.

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Graham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have seen the movie or read the book, there is no substitute for actually being there. Our guide was very knowledgeable. He could answer anything about any of the very unique artifacts that are in the house. I wish the tour was a little longer and you could explore more areas of the house. However, it's understandable since... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time visiting the home of Jim Williams. Internal home was great but don't talking about Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. They talk about it briefly on the tour but this is not conversation they like to talk about on the tour. It was told to us that they will remove you from the tour... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One lap around the block and you'll realize the home is in terrible shape. I do not think many people know the house is owned by Jim's sister, Dorothy (whom he apparently despised), who only runs these "tours" to pay the property taxes on the home (which she cannot otherwise afford). The tour is over-priced and you are not allowed... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you've read the book &/or seen the film, "Midnight in th Garden of Good and Evil", you likely have an impression of Jim Williams for better or worse. A visit to his best and last home may shape that opinion. Certainly a colorful character, he had many facets and the tremendous energy to pursue his antiques business and salvage... More 

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

If you love visiting historic homes, don't miss this one! Beautiful and charming, a real look back at the South in former times.

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