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Massie Heritage Center

207 E Gordon St, Savannah, GA 31401-5003
+1 912-395-5070
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The Massie Heritage Center should be your first stop in Georgia's first city! Massie provides the best orientation for your visit with a 3D model of Savannah's entire Historic District, including three laser-lit narratives of the city's history projected onto the model. Massie's six exhibit rooms inside the historic 1856 Greek Revival school house offers visitors the unique opportunity to learn about Savannah's many architectural styles, the earliest inhabitants of the Georgia coast, the historic preservation movement in the city, and what school was like in the 1800s inside our authentic heritage classroom. We are located on beautiful Calhoun Square, Savannah's only architecturally original square, at the corner of Abercorn and Gordon streets. We look forward to seeing you!
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207 E Gordon St, Savannah, GA 31401-5003
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great exhibitions on the history of Savannah, native Americans and education in the 19th century. Should be a must visit when in Savannah.

1  Thank Victoria N
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Surprisingly good tour. Learned a great deal about Savannah itself and the early education system in the city. Great displays throughout. The docents were very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had four days in Savannah. Because there is so much to do not sure I recommend...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This is a good place to start a visit to the city. The huge diorama with the instructional recording and laser lighting of what is being discussed provide an educational overview and overhead perspective. It, plus the section on the port of Savannah and native...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Bob was our tour guide on Monday and he was a wealth of information - absolutely fantastic tour guide. I just moved to the Savannah area 6 months ago and I'll definitely be taking all of my out of town guests here for a tour...More

1  Thank erikaerin
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Loved the schoolhouse and the history of education in Savannah. Also loved the laser display of the growth of Savannah. Volunteer guide very helpful and answered our questions. Non profit museum worth visiting.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Great, informative tour. Enjoyed it even more than our trolley tour. Bob was our guide and he was the best. Very interesting. Especially enjoyed the school room. Tried taking the 8th grade final exam from 1895 and failed miserably. A must do.

Thank Susan L
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

I spent more time in the Massie Heritage Center than any other place during the Holiday Tour of Homes. There was so much amazing information to take in and I need to go back to continue looking. I've been to many museums in Savannah but...More

1  Thank fletcherkellie
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Massie Heritage Center is an excellent place to learn about the history of Savannah. It is also very enlightening to find out information behind the current architecture and layout of the downtown area. I really enjoyed the 3-D model of the historic district. There is...More

1  Thank Raygee67
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Massie Heritage Center is a little off the beaten path for tourists in Savannah but it is worth winding your way through the squares and back streets and lanes of the Historic District to find it. The Center is housed in an old school...More

1  Thank Jeff P
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

My friend and I wandered into this building expecting to see just an old school. This is a very well done museum that will explain a lot about Savannah and its history. One of the workers there, Ted, took the time to show us around...More

1  Thank Jan G
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Yes, that was the "hike" but more of a stroll. Very informative! Our girls were 14 years old. We did the carriage ride prior and the hike repeated some info but offered plenty new. The hike was definitely more... More
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Here is the information from their website: internet(dot)savannah(dot)chatham(dot)k12.ga(dot)us/schools/massie/default.aspx Hope this helps. Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm Closed St. Patrick's... More
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