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Green-Meldrim House

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Address: 14 W Macon St, Savannah, GA 31401-4356
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+1 912-233-3845
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Located in Madison Square, this was the headquarters of General Sherman...

Located in Madison Square, this was the headquarters of General Sherman after he occupied Savannah in 1864.

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Gorgeous Gothic Revival

I loved this house! It is gorgeous and unusual (Gothic revival!). The tour explains with just enough detail the history and the architecture. It was interesting to see the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved this house! It is gorgeous and unusual (Gothic revival!). The tour explains with just enough detail the history and the architecture. It was interesting to see the details that made the house more livable in the summer. This included a dome at the top of the stairs that could be raised to let the heat escape. The tour... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful, well maintained house! From the impressive front door, to the rest of the house, you will be amazed at the engineering accomplished so long ago.The plaster work and the beautiful chandeliers are also very impressive.The entire house is a treasure and should not be missed. Currently used as a parish house for the church next door, it is nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You purchase the tickets at the door. You can walk around on your own I believe, but its better to take the docent led tour- about every 30 mins. Loved hearing about some amazing feats of engineering in the home. You do have to climb a large winding staircase. The docents were excellent. The house is actually used now as... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see historic home to visit while in Savannah. This has history from the Civil War, period appropriate furnishings and is still a working home. The tour guides did a fabulous job describing the three owners of this home, were extremely knowledgeable about the construction of the home and gave great information about the occupants of the... More 

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north venice, florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the 1850's by Mr Green who became a good friend of General Sherman. Sherman lived there for 2 months during his siege of the South. Gothic architecture. Now the parish house for the church next door. Beautiful preserved interior. Original furniture replaced with period pieces.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous house !! The Green Family offered To allow Gen. Sherman the use of the house once the city of Savannah surrendered to the Union Army, Christmas, 1894. The house is magnificent. Do not miss seeing the plaster work and the beautiful chandeliers. Also make certain to ask to see the three-way front door. the entire house is a treasure... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house has been beautifully restored and filled with appropriate era antiques and art. The house is owned by St. John's church next door and actively used for church functions. The docent was knowledgeable. Best historic house that I saw in Savannah - you should go!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

During the Civil War the owner who was a British citizen invited General Sherman to stay there as his guest. There are mostly period pieces, but the previous families have donated some of the original pieces. More are expected from Paris where one of the family members lived for a number of years. This house is an excellent example of... More 

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Savannah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is the grandest Savannah house I have seen. I especially loved the pocket doors and pocket blinds. They still seemed to move so smoothly you could probably close them with one finger. The dome in the stairway was a very interesting way to deal with the heat. They lit gas flames around it, and opened the top of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great tours given by the docents, who obviously love the house very much. The amount of decorative detail in the house is really mind blowing - unfortunately though, you can't take pictures indoors.

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