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“Sherman lived here!”

Green-Meldrim House
Ranked #50 of 220 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.
Reviewed 24 March 2014

This is a beautifully preserved PreCivil war home. The home has only had 2 owners prior to the Church that now owns it. The know so much about the family and the home's history! Please dont miss this beautiful and historical home. I would allow 30-45 minutes. You will not be sorry you saw this one! It was General Sherman's headquarters during his occupation of Savannah.

Thank JKCDMom
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Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

The tour was very fascinating and the guides were a real delight. Also you were encouraged to touch and feel the furniture, moldings, silver, etc. - which is unusual on a historic home tour.

We were also going to tour the Owens-Thomas House but the staff in the gift/ticket shop was so rude we decided not to - not all like the genteel Southern hospitality of all of the Green-Melcher staff.

Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

The Green-Meldrim House was one of the highlights of our Savannah trip! Much better than anticipated! The architecture and furnishings were beautiful, the guides knowledgeable. The antiques, the history, and the stories were just wonderful. Highly recommend!!

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

My wife and I plus another couple toured the Green-Meldrim House in early March 2014, A beautiful, historic house in Savannah. Unfortunately, the quality of dur tour varied from good to less than good as the docent - or tour guide - changed as our group moved from one floor to the next. As a student of the Civil War I, personally, was a bit disappointed by the extent to which the marketing of the house focused so much on the fact that General W.T. Sherman had (on invitation) uses it as a headquarters after the fall of Savannah (for about 6 weeks), while the tour lacked a corresponding focus. Nevertheless, as is true of so much of Savannah, the Green-Meldrim House is a grand dame to be honored for her history and beauty. The tour is not handicapped-accessible.

1  Thank GeezersOnTheGo-123
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

This is worth doing. The house has been in continuous use since it was built; the church next door now owns it and hosts events in it. I had two guides/docents, and both were very knowledgeable. The rooms and furnishings are impressive. After a miserable experience at the Sorrel-Weed house nearby, it was nice to warm up and hear about the home's history and General Sherman's stay.

Thank ecc1002
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