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Mercer Williams House Museum

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
As featured in One Day In Savannah
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Address: 429 Bull St, Monterey Square, Savannah, GA 31401-4935
Phone Number: +1 912-236-6352
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Must visit for fans of the movie

I'm a huge movie fan and love, love, love Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil. To actually see Mercer-Williams House and relive some of my favorite scenes from the movie was a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wanda P
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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't expect to learn anything about the deaths that occurred in this house., which total three. Do your own research and learn about them so you catch the various sudle hints during the tour. If you don't do research first you will be disappointed if you are expecting to learn more about the murder.

Thank Trails4GMZ
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided on an impromptu visit of the Mercer Williams House Museum. I am so glad that we did. The stories and history alone are worth the price (the guide was amazing), but the house itself is so intricately restored and beautiful you can’t lose on this tour. The old carriage shop serves as gift shop and entry point to... More 

Thank AmyBehrklar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a huge movie fan and love, love, love Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil. To actually see Mercer-Williams House and relive some of my favorite scenes from the movie was a special treat. Jim Williams was a fascinating man and his home a beautiful, eclectic collection.

Thank Wanda P
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have any desire to see inside one of the old Savannah mansions, this is a great choice. This home is beautiful, the history of it is interesting, but what made it worth it was our tour guide. I don't remember his name, but he basically reminded me of Morgan Freeman. He was so pleasant, well versed in the... More 

Thank Joe G
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Max, our tourguide, was informative and provided us with interesting and detailed facts about this beautiful home with 15 foot celings and decorative moulding throught the home. The tour lasted about thirty minutes, an ideal amount of time to see the rooms on the main floor. There are many antiques including porcelain, paintings, and tapestries. The tile floor in the... More 

Thank TheSfamily4
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the lamppost light at the front sidewalk os "on" the house is open for tours. We walked in to get tickets without reservations. Our guide told us the owner lives full time in the home. Buy tickets at the carriage house gift shop behind he home. The tour was short, covering some of the rooms on each side of... More 

Thank GoThere88
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Home of Jim Williams, at the center of the book that made Savannah famous, "The Garden of Good and Evil." Gorgeous Civil War-era mansion has architectural interest. The guided tour shows off William's museum-quality antiques collection.

Thank Peter K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of old paintings and antiques that have been well preserved. The design and layout of the Mansion is awesome.

Thank Gavin B
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As fans of the book and movie, "Midnight in the Garden of Evil" we expected a more expansive tour. However, the home is occupied by James Williams sister so only a few rooms were available. While many scenes of the movie were filmed in the house, the camera fools you in to believing the rooms are enormous. The tour itself... More 

Thank ZZMimi
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed learning the history of this historic home. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The gift shop is cute! A must after your tour.

Thank Sarahppr

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