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“Fabulous home”

Green-Meldrim House
Ranked #46 of 210 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located in Madison Square, this was the headquarters of General Sherman after he occupied Savannah in 1864.
NC
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2008

Was quite blown away by the interior of this home . . . well worth the visit. The details of the architecture and moldings, practicality of the doors, charm of window seats, and beautiful floors add to the breathtaking scale of the rooms. The mirrors alone are amazing.

As mentioned by others, Sherman stayed here following his march to the sea. The very smart home owner and others helped save Savannah from destruction. On another interesting note, Sherman's grandson was married in the church next door who owns the house in the 1980's (pretty surprising).

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New Port Richey, Florida
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230 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Number one Home to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2007

We just returned from a visit to Charleston,SC & Savanah,Ga. The Green-Meldrim House was the highlight, the volunteers of the church who do the tours are wonderful and the home is so well loved and maintained. So many interesting architectural details, hidden doors, the wonderfull skylight. If you see only one home in Savanah make this the one.

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10 Thank Gator58
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“A fantastic tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2007

My husband and I have toured historic houses in many cities, and this is one of the best we have seen. We were able to tour all rooms (except the kitchen), both downstairs and upstairs, with no barriers as is often the case. The interior was spectacular--15-foot ceilings on the main floor, huge rooms, exquisite plaster cornice work, original interior (except the furnishings, which are from the period). The exterior is high-style Gothic Revival.

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8 Thank vacristine
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Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The House to See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2006

From the inventive fixtures (electricity wasn't placed in the house until 1921) to the beautiful ceiling work to the hidden closets (they taxed the rooms in the house so they didn't have closets) this is the house to see. We were fortunate enough to speak to a woman that was a friend of one of the Meldrim children. She talked of roller skating up and down the hallway floor with her friend. This house is just beautiful. If I were going to see only one house in Savannah, this would be the one!

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Chicago
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33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Extrordinary Skylight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2005

The architectural features of this house are fascinating - - especially the skylight once used to "clear the air" in the house. The furnishings are not all original and include a mish-mash of donated items. The docents were very knowledgable (the house is now the parish house for the Church next door) and the admission price of $5.00 a bargain. One tip - - we were encouraged to join a tour in progress and if I were to do it again would wait until the beginning of the next full tour. The history of General Sherman's stay and his relationship with the owner of the house alone are worth the trip through the house.

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