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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
Phone Number:
+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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Beautifully furnished Savannah mansion

This home was lovingly restored by Johnny William - who also restored over 50 other homes in the area. The docent was knowledgeable about the art and antiques. The sunken garden... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This home was lovingly restored by Johnny William - who also restored over 50 other homes in the area. The docent was knowledgeable about the art and antiques. The sunken garden was a nice surprise. Would have loved to see the 2nd floor, but the fire code prevents that.

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The furnishings are amazing, wonderful stories attached to them all. Sadly, could not see bedrooms because it is a private home; really quite grand!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my 4th time in Savannah and I finally I visited the Mercer House. I am both a fan of the book and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil but even if you aren't I would recommend visiting. The construction of the home was started before the Civil War and finished after. Some reviewers were disappointed... More 

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Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As long as you aren't looking for specifics about Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, you will likely enjoy the art and architecture of the home. Visitors are only allowed to tour the downstairs, but get an eclectic view of the home including an off the wall 70's powder room that sticks out like a sore thumb in... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed. 12.50 per person to get in. Bottom floor and garden only and you can't take pictures. You can go online and see more of the house than you can on the tour.

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Savannah, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a tour of the main level of Jim Williams house. The antique dealer in the book midnight in the garden of good and evil he was acquitted of murder four times. The only mention of the murder is that Mr. Williams was trying to protect his property and his life. The house was not in very good condition most... More 

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Middleburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've read "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (and if you're going to Savannah, you SHOULD read it), this is a must! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and we loved all the backstories about the characters from the book!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by to tour the Mercer Williams House on one of the stopped on the Trolley Tour. Make sure you tour this house while in Savannah. The history and stories that are part of this house are entertaining and informative.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't think it was worth the price but if you are a fan of the movie/book, In the Garden of Good and Evil, as my wife is, then I guess you gotta go.

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fort worth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever since I saw the movie "Garden of Good/Evil" I've wanted to visit this home. It was absolutely awesome and while we were there we caught a glimpse of the current owner. Doesn't get any better than that! Went back to the hotel and watched the movie again!

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