The Coast / Savannah

Beach Institute African American Cultural Center

502 E. Harris St.
Savannah, GA 31401


Established in 1865 as the city's first school built specifically for African-Americans. Today, the Beach Institute is a center for a rich variety of African-American cultural programs, including traveling exhibits offered by national artists. The Beach Institute also houses a collection of 237 pieces of wood sculptures by nationally known folk artist, Ulysses Davis. The Beach Institute is open Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 5pm.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    General Admission $5.00 per person

    Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil Rights

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages