Green-Meldrim House
Green-Meldrim House
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
This National Historic Landmark -- one of only 2,500 in the United States -- is located on Madison Square in the heart of historic Savannah. It was the headquarters of General Sherman during the Federal occupation of Savannah in 1864. It is also one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the South. Since 1943, the house has served as the active parish house for adjacent St. John's Church (Episcopal). Most of the volunteer docents are members of the church. As a result, the house may be closed for church events. Several Savannah events are hosted at the house: Tour of Homes (November), Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend (March), NOG’s Secret Garden Tour (April 15, 2023 - Tickets available), & many music events. To learn more, visit the website. It's also across the street from the Sorrel Weed House.
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  • D J
    239 contributions
    DON’T MISS THIS TOUR!!!
    Don’t miss this tour! By far our favorite house tour in Savannah! The property is today the same as it was originally. The docents are wonderful, the tour is so in depth and fascinating, the family history very well documented and displays always enhancing, especially now that they’ve procured nearly 100 pieces of the home’s original furnishings from the family!!! I can’t say enough good things about the care of the house and the docents who guided us. They love the house and the history. Make sure you go to the church connected with the home and view the largest pipe organ in Savannah! The docents there are just as welcoming and knowledgeable! Thank you Mary, Doug, Frank, and the elegant lady of our first floor home tour that I missed your name!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 May 2023
  • Heather R
    Lilburn, Georgia41 contributions
    Well-Preserved, Gorgeous, and Fascinating!
    Stunning house with priceless treasures and informative guides. Surprisingly, the house and its furniture has been kept very similar to the way it was over a century ago. Fascinating stories of the history that took place here. Welll done tour and so enjoyable!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 June 2023
  • Mary M
    Des Moines, Iowa6 contributions
    Outstanding Historic Site & Tour
    We’d rate this as one of the best home tours in Savannah. A lot of history here! The tour guides will fill you in on very interesting facts about the owners of this luxurious mansion and General Sherman, who was invited to use the house as his headquarters at the end of the Civil War. The tour guides are truly excellent!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 November 2023
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Dowe T
Land O' Lakes, WI24 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
If you love the charm of the old south mixed with the historical significance of a single location, this is a must see. This is the house offered to General Sherman to be his headquarters while staying in Savannah on his famous march to the sea campaign. In no small way did this gesture by Mr. Green, likely spare Savannah from the destruction of other parts of Georgia during the campaign. Listening to the history of the home and war time usage as a headquarters was very educational. The tour guide we had was excellent
Written 23 November 2023
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Mary M
Des Moines, IA6 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We’d rate this as one of the best home tours in Savannah. A lot of history here! The tour guides will fill you in on very interesting facts about the owners of this luxurious mansion and General Sherman, who was invited to use the house as his headquarters at the end of the Civil War. The tour guides are truly excellent!
Written 5 November 2023
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Heather R
Lilburn, GA41 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Stunning house with priceless treasures and informative guides. Surprisingly, the house and its furniture has been kept very similar to the way it was over a century ago. Fascinating stories of the history that took place here. Welll done tour and so enjoyable!
Written 17 June 2023
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D J
RatherNotSay239 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Don’t miss this tour! By far our favorite house tour in Savannah! The property is today the same as it was originally. The docents are wonderful, the tour is so in depth and fascinating, the family history very well documented and displays always enhancing, especially now that they’ve procured nearly 100 pieces of the home’s original furnishings from the family!!! I can’t say enough good things about the care of the house and the docents who guided us. They love the house and the history. Make sure you go to the church connected with the home and view the largest pipe organ in Savannah! The docents there are just as welcoming and knowledgeable! Thank you Mary, Doug, Frank, and the elegant lady of our first floor home tour that I missed your name!
Written 24 May 2023
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Patty S
2 contributions
Dec 2022
I don't really feel it's fair to say 1 star, because the home is stunning and very unique. However, the tour itself is terrible. There's a $10.00 fee, which is okay. The lady downstairs (our tour guide) was okay, but once we moved upstairs and had an older thin lady with blonde hair, she was so incredibly rude. Unfortunately, we were extremely uncomfortable, couldn't enjoy the tour and left mid way through the upstairs. They are so paranoid that you will touch something (most furnishings are not original and were donated by Church members, so I'm not why they make you feel uncomfortable) that they treat you like you are a student on a field trip. No photo's allowed. I received a business text and had to ready it and she snapped at me "No photos allowed!" Not sure why. All others tours we did allowed photos. She was snappy with responses and would have purposeful silence if you said something to your partner, as if you spoke in class. Hated not to see the entire property, but she made me and my friend very uncomfortable. Most guests are travelers and enjoying vacation, this attitude is not necessary.
Written 8 December 2022
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Lea S
55 contributions
Mar 2022
This was General Sherman's Headquarters during the Civil War so it survived damage. Its visiting hours are limited, so check times before stopping in. For some reason, they do not allow photographs.
Written 19 April 2022
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David S
77 contributions
Apr 2022
Thank you staff! I very much wanted to visit this house for historic interest (Civil War HQ---Genl Sherman). Unfortunately wasn't open, but staff let me in for quick 10 min walk-through. Wonderfully accommodating and considerate. Thank you! House is in great condition with massive collection of household furnishings.
Written 13 April 2022
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nancycinti
Cincinnati, OH4,193 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Having toured many historic homes, this one stands out for its unusual architecture and beautifully preserved details. The tour includes two floors with upstairs and a downstairs guide. Both guides were very knowledgeable about the house and it’s history. There are no barriers or ropes, you enter each room and can view the furniture and details up close.
Written 26 March 2022
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Deanna s
42 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We ended up here after our civil war walking tour. Finding out it was general Sherman's head quarters we went in. I was hoping to find out more about sherman's stay there but the ladies spent forever talking about every piece in every room. They were very bossy about us wondering on our own and what should have been. 40-45 minutes was an exhausting 2 hours!!
These ladies were very proud of the houses.
Written 19 March 2022
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Hallers575
Ann Arbor, MI9 contributions
Mar 2022
Exceptional presentations from volunteers. No pics allowed; however, the info shared with such enthusiasm will not be forgotten. Don’t want to spoil the tour, but financial info as well as info related to General Sherman make this a don’t miss tour. Out of the three homes we toured, this was by far the most majestic home. A national treasure and experience. We went early, 9:50, for a 10 am tour. Reasonable ticket prices.
Written 15 March 2022
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