Savannah History Museum
Savannah, GA 31401
Sunday - Thursday: 8:30a - 5:00p
Friday - Saturday: 9:00a - 5:00p
The Savannah History Museum is located in the Main Visitor's Center. The Visitor's Center occupies the building that was originally the Central of Georgia Railway passenger terminal, a National Historic Landmark. Construction of the building begin in the 1850s and was completed in the 1870s. The 'Central of Georgia Railroad' used the building until 1972.
The Savannah History Museum is now located in the historic Central of Georgia Railway train shed. The museum gives you a glimpse into Savannah's past with a story starting in 1733, spanning the American Revolution and Civil War, to the Industrial Revolution and beyond. The museum is now home to more than 10,000 artifacts – one of the largest collections of artifacts in the entire coastal community.
The museum features a variety of exhibits, including an 1890 steam locomotive, an antique cotton gin, and artifacts from the Civil War, Revolutionary War, and other eras. The museum is also home to Forest Gump's bench, one of Johnny Mercer's Oscar Awards, and a carriage owned by the family of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Lowe. A small theater shows a film that provides an overview of the city's history from its founding in 1733.
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 8:30a - 5:00p | Friday - Saturday 9:00a - 5:00p