The Coast / Savannah

Green Meldrim House

14 W. Macon St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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The Green-Meldrim House is one of the South's finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture. The most expensive 19th century house in Savannah, its unique crenellated parapet and "oriel" windows add to the gothic flavor. Numerous original adornments remain in the interior of the home. The Green-Meldrim House features an elegant curved stairway with a skylight above and oriel windows on the east side of the house which bring in light from three sides.Constructed as a residence for Mr. Charles Green, who came to Savannah from England in 1833, the home was designed by a New York architect, Mr. John S. Norris, who was also responsible for designing the Custom House and several other fine homes. Mr. Green had arrived in Georgia with little means, but made his fortunate as a cotton merchant and ship owner in Savannah and amassed enough money by the early 1850s to build his Gothic villa, which is considered one of the most elaborate homes in Savannah. Hoping to protect his home and his cotton from destruction when Union General William T. Sherman's army drew near in December of 1864, Mr. Green rode out to meet the Union commander and invited the Civil War commander to use his home while in Savannah.Tours are conducted in English, and we have brochures in German, French, and Spanish.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 1:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $10

    Pre-School Age Children $0.00

    Students $5

    Facility Amenities

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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