We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: +1 912-233-1547
Website
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S....

Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S. We offer tours, food festival (last Sunday in October), destination weddings and services every Fri/Sat and holidays. See our website for calendar of events.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 703 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 561
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Wonderful and insightful

Our tour guide was full of excellent information and I truly learned a great deal. You can visit many places and never learn anything, not here. Very nice folks and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Scott K
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

703 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 692: English reviews
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our tour guide was full of excellent information and I truly learned a great deal. You can visit many places and never learn anything, not here. Very nice folks and a pleasurable experience!

Helpful?
Thank Scott K
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We paid our $7.00 entry fee and enjoyed an hour and a half history lesson on Judaism in Savannah. We toured the synagogue and the museum. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Carol L
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The second oldest house of worship in Savannah is a treasure of history as well as both architectural and religious interest. The beautiful sanctuary is unusual for a synagogue, with many details more typically found in churches, but reflective of the neo-Gothic architectural style so popular at the time. This is the third building, as the first was lost to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Phyllis W
Chicago
Level Contributor
72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are interested in religion, history, people or interesting stories, visit the Mickve Israel Temple. They have a Torah (The Old Testament) that goes back to about 400 years prior to bringing it to Savannah. These people mingled with their neighbors and were helpful to their community. Their story will inspire everyone and it is worth a trip to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alvinandjune
New Jersey
Level Contributor
88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very unusual temple style and sanctuary design not common to Jewish synagogues. Tour provided interesting information about the early history of the jewish community in Savannah and also some fun facts - for example - girl scout cookies have always been kosher since the first bakery to bake them was the kosher bakery in Savannah.

Helpful?
Thank SusanAdventure
Turnersville, New Jersey
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice tour with short audio to give some history. Beautiful structure! Old Torah scrolls on display in the museum upstairs.

Helpful?
Thank luketinaeileen
Lititz, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a wonderful trolley tour and hopped off to tour the temple. Their sign said tours were given until 4pm but when we rang the bell at 3:30 they said they said they just finished their last tour & turned us away. What a waste of our time as then we had to wait 15 minutes for the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris S
Dawson, Georgia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Informative and entertaining tour of an amazing Temple, built by early Savannah residents who fled Portugal as the Spanish Inquisition encroached on their lives. Descendants of the original families are still connected with the Jewish community here. The Temple itself is beautiful, built more like a cathedral than a temple, and the educational center offers glimpses of scrolls that are... More 

Helpful?
Thank Doug P
Bellport, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so moved at the history in this Temple. I had never been to a synagogue before and our guide, Joel, was so wonderful in explaining things and showing us around. I was moved to tears at times. Wonderful place to visit!

Helpful?
Thank Daryl E
skibumMD
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful synagogue with very interesting 30-45 tour. Wish we had a little more time in the museum to enjoy it, but there was another tour coming through. Would recommend to anyone interested in Jewish history, or just history of Savannah.

Helpful?
Thank skibumMD

Travellers who viewed Mickve Israel Temple also viewed

 
Savannah, Georgia Coast
Savannah, Georgia Coast
 

Been to Mickve Israel Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mickve Israel Temple and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question
Bluffton, South Carolina
Zur Moshe
Hartsdale, New York
1 month ago

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Mickve Israel Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?