The Coast / Savannah

Savannah History Museum

303 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Delve into Savannah's colorful past at the Savannah History Museum, located in the old passenger station of the Central of Georgia Railroad and home to more than 10,000 artifacts. The structure, a National Historic Landmark, 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 Forrest 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. Grab breakfast or lunch on the patio or aboard a real dining rail car at the Whistle Stop Café located behind the museum, open daily.

The Savannah History Museum is operated by the Coastal Heritage Society, a non-profit organization that preserves two National Historic Landmarks and provides educational experiences for the public.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:30PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:30PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:30PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:30PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adult $7

    Child (2-12) $4

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Party Facilities

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages