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“An Architectual Gem”

Green-Meldrim House
Ranked #50 of 218 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 16 May 2009

The Green Meldrim house is absolutely gorgeous. We had two guides.. one for each floor and both were very knowledgeable and gave us great information on the house. It is beautifully appointed and very ornate complete with marble fireplaces and silver doorknobs. The furniture really shows the opulance for the time. It was built in the mid-1800s. It really felt like we stepped back in time when we walked through the doors. The house isn't open every day as it is also the residence of the clergy for St. John's. The place is still actively used.. even the silver. This is where Sherman stayed on his March to the Sea. That invite probably saved the city from burning. I recommend touring this house.

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Reviewed 6 April 2009

I was so bored while touring this house. The tour guide was terrible! He was a little old man that reminded you of Ben Stein's character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. He spoke in such a monotone, I think I fell asleep twice standing up. The house is beautiful but I wouldn't waste my time in touring this house. The tour guide sidn't seem as though he knew very much about the house when you asked a question. I also didn't like the fact that the church next door now owns the house and it is used on a regular basis.

1  Thank Lil_Red_76
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Reviewed 3 December 2008

The house itself is really cool. The history is par for the area. The architecture really is innovative. Worth the time and the money.

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Reviewed 29 June 2008

We enjoyed the tour very much. One of the few homes you are able to enter in almost every room, except for the carriage house which has been converted to a private church residence. Most of the home is in its original state. Our tour guides pointed out many points of interest. The Saturday tour stops at 1 PM. We picked this home as a must see due to the reviews we read and were very glad we did. If you enjoy old homes rich in history this is one you should see.
Tampa, FL

4  Thank eveana
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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).

4  Thank Kelrobin
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