The best museums in Savannah in September 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Savannah, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. American Prohibition Museum1

    American Prohibition Museum

    Savannah, GA
  2. Georgia State Railroad Museum2

    Georgia State Railroad Museum

    Savannah, GA
    The Georgia State Railroad Museum is situated in Savannah, Georgia, at a historic site of the Central of Georgia Railway. This location is steeped in history and offers a unique insight into the railway's past. The museum is part of a historic district that is included in the National Register of Historic Places, making it a significant site for history enthusiasts and tourists alike.
  3. Owens-thomas House3

    Owens-thomas House

    Savannah, GA
    The Owens–Thomas House & Slave Quarters is a historic home located in Savannah, Georgia. It is operated as a historic house museum by Telfair Museums. This significant site offers visitors a glimpse into the past, showcasing the history and architecture of the period.
  4. Congregation Mickve Israel4

    Congregation Mickve Israel

    Savannah, GA
    Congregation Mickve Israel in Savannah, Georgia , is one of the oldest synagogues in the United States, as it was organized in 1735 by mostly Sephardic Jewish immigrants of Spanish-Portuguese extraction from London who arrived in the new colony in 1733. They consecrated their current synagogue , lo
  5. Green-meldrim House5

    Green-meldrim House

    Savannah, GA
    The Green–Meldrim House is a historic site located at 14 West Macon Street, on the northwest corner of Madison Square, in Savannah, Georgia. This location is easily accessible and is a significant part of the city's history, making it a point of interest for tourists.
  6. Fort Jackson6

    Fort Jackson

    Savannah, GA
    Fort James Jackson, located in Savannah, Georgia, holds the distinction of being the oldest existing fort in the state. This coastal fortress, built directly on the Savannah River, measures approximately 100 meters in length and 65 meters at its widest point. It stands as a testament to the region's rich history and strategic importance during various periods of conflict.
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    Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

    Savannah, GA
    This museum documents the history of the Civil Right Movement in Savannah. Three floors of photographic and interactive exhibits and more.
  8. Andrew Low House Museum8

    Andrew Low House Museum

    Savannah, GA
    The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, also referred to as the Wayne-Gordon House, is a popular historic house museum owned by the Girl Scouts of the USA. It is also known as 'The Birthplace' and serves as a national center for the Girl Scouts. This house museum attracts a wide range of visitors, from general public to Girl Scouts, due to its historical significance and connection to the Girl Scouts organization.
  9. Sorrel Weed House9

    Sorrel Weed House

    Savannah, GA
    The Sorrel–Weed House, also known as the Francis Sorrel House, is a historic landmark and museum located at 6 West Harris Street in Savannah, Georgia. It is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival and Regency architecture in Savannah and was one of the first two homes in the State of Georgia to be made a State Landmark in 1954. With a size of 16,000 square feet, it is also one of the largest houses in the city.
  10. Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace10

    Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace

    Savannah, GA
    Juliette Gordon Low Historic District consists of three buildings—the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace (also known as Wayne-Gordon House, First Girl Scout Headquarters , which was the carriage house for the Andrew Low House , converted for use by the Girl Scouts in May–June 1912, and said Andrew Low H
  11. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences11

    Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Savannah, GA
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    King-tisdell Cottage

    Savannah, GA
  13. Jepson Center For the Arts13

    Jepson Center For the Arts

    Savannah, GA
  14. Fort Mcallister14

    Fort Mcallister

    Savannah, GA
    The park houses Fort McAllister, which is known as the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. This historical site offers a glimpse into the past, allowing visitors to understand the strategic importance of this fort during the Civil War.
  15. Ships of the Sea Museum15

    Ships of the Sea Museum

    Savannah, GA
    The William Scarbrough House, located in Savannah, Georgia, is a historic house built in 1819. It is nationally recognized for its Greek Revival architecture, a style that was popular in the United States during the early 19th century. The house has undergone several alterations over the years but has largely been restored to its original appearance. It is one of the few surviving works of architect William Jay, making it a significant piece of architectural history.
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    Savannah Children's Museum

    Savannah, GA
  17. Davenport House Museum Entrance and Shop17

    Davenport House Museum Entrance and Shop

    Savannah, GA
  18. Scad Museum of Art18

    Scad Museum of Art

    Savannah, GA
    The SCAD Museum of Art boasts a permanent collection of over 4,500 pieces. This collection includes a diverse range of art forms such as haute couture, drawings, paintings, sculptures, photography, and prints among others. This extensive collection provides a comprehensive overview of various art forms and styles.
  19. Flannery O’connor Home Museum19

    Flannery O’connor Home Museum

    Savannah, GA
    The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home is a historic house museum located in Savannah, Georgia. This is the childhood home of the renowned American author, Flannery O'Connor. The house, built in 1856, is a significant part of the city's history and offers a glimpse into the early life of the author.
  20. Mercer Williams House20

    Mercer Williams House

    Savannah, GA
    The Mercer House, which is now known as the Mercer Williams House Museum, is a historic building that was constructed in the 1860s. The house was built by General Hugh Weedon Mercer, a notable figure in American history. This house is a significant part of Savannah's architectural heritage and offers a glimpse into the past.

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