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The Georgia Historical Society

501 Whitaker St, Savannah, GA 31401-4830
+1 912-651-2125
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Great Resources for Georgia Genealogy/History

The library of The Georgia Historical Society has a massive collection of resources from Colonial... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Piedmont, South Carolina
Outstanding Interior. Good Collection

At the north end of Forsyth Park (a must see attraction), this interesting building has an... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Peter K
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501 Whitaker St, Savannah, GA 31401-4830
+1 912-651-2125
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The library of The Georgia Historical Society has a massive collection of resources from Colonial Georgia to present. Plan on a couple of days to learn the system and how to find information. The building is a treasure in its self. Check the hours the...More

Thank robert_whittaker
Reviewed 4 April 2017

At the north end of Forsyth Park (a must see attraction), this interesting building has an outstanding library interior with three-story ceiling and even period gas lights. Architectural buffs will like a stop here. For anyone with a Georgia connection, this is the one-stop resource,...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a beautiful building which now houses priceless books of historical value to Georgia. My grandchildren were wanting to meet Dr. Stan Deaton who does historical spots for PBS that they see in school. The lady at the desk was helpful in making that...More

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

While visiting Savannah we arranged a trip to the historical society for our girls. They had a great time seeing artifacts and learning about some of Georgia's history.

Thank Roadtripmom6
Reviewed 11 April 2016

If you don't know how the 'library' (NOT an archival depository for sure!) is set up don't expect any assistance; the staff are too busy talking to each other and doing whatever they do on their computers to help. IF you ASK for WHEN you...More

3  Thank findfamilytree
Reviewed 25 November 2014

I have visited many historical societies, archives and clubs...from the Filson Club in Louisville,KY to the Virginia Archives in Richmond and this place has the worst attitude. At first I thought it was just me but when standing out front an elderly lady commented, "...they...More

9  Thank drew d
Reviewed 24 October 2014

the wonderful smell of old books is the first thing you notice as you enter the building and then the magnificence of the architecture. A great place for research , just keep in mind these records are precious and one of a kind artifacts. Although...More

2  Thank Cindy D
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This afternoon I wound up two days of researching my Savannah-area ancestors and couldn't be more complimentary about the staff and my entire experience at this wonderful facility. I had read some of the earlier (uncomplimentary) reviews and can't even imagine any negative input, based...More

1  Thank reelangler
Reviewed 4 July 2014

This is an incredible state treasure and well worth the visit. I was doing research on early immigration to Georgia and was able to get a tremendous amount accomplished in a relatively short amount of time thanks to the knowledgeable staff. Since it's open on...More

1  Thank ESL954
Reviewed 15 May 2014

GHS might want to reconsider who they have working the front desk. She seemed very annoyed at our questions and asked us to step aside to assist other guests . Comical to see the next guest ask the same general questions about genealogy and the...More

4  Thank AaronandKaren
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28 September 2017|
Response from robert_whittaker | Reviewed this property |
There is not a parking lot for the Historical Society. Whitaker Street runs in front of the Historical Society and it has no parking. I always found free parking on the street behind the Historical Society [Howard Street] or... More