Green-Meldrim House
Green-Meldrim House
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
This National Historic Landmark -- one of only 2,500 in the United States -- is located on Madison Square in the heart of historic Savannah. It was the headquarters of General Sherman during the Federal occupation of Savannah in 1864. It is also one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the South. Since 1943, the house has served as the active parish house for adjacent St. John's Church (Episcopal). Most of the volunteer docents are members of the church. As a result, the house may be closed for church events. Several Savannah events are hosted at the house: Tour of Homes (November), Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend (March), NOG’s Secret Garden Tour (April 15, 2023 - Tickets available), & many music events. To learn more, visit the website. It's also across the street from the Sorrel Weed House.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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travelinspiration
Dallas, TX355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Green-Meldrim exceeded our expectations!! It is beautiful inside - very surprisingly so, and interesting history. Decent docent guide. Only open on T/Fri so plan accordingly - no online tickets sold in advance. Great neighborhood. Highly recommend!
Written 26 October 2021
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mudpuppy78
Madison, AL160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We walked here from St. John's Cathedral, a couple blocks on the historic Savannah streets. We wanted to experience some of the history of the end of the Civil war here. There are many historic homes you can tour here, but this one has more of a story to tell. Knowing that Sherman was here at the time was a big draw. It's not all original, but enough is that it has a lot of significance. The tour guides did a super job of explaining the home and furnishings. Very glad we visited....ran into another couple from our hometown in WI on the tour too!
Written 21 March 2020
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Patty S
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I don't really feel it's fair to say 1 star, because the home is stunning and very unique. However, the tour itself is terrible. There's a $10.00 fee, which is okay. The lady downstairs (our tour guide) was okay, but once we moved upstairs and had an older thin lady with blonde hair, she was so incredibly rude. Unfortunately, we were extremely uncomfortable, couldn't enjoy the tour and left mid way through the upstairs. They are so paranoid that you will touch something (most furnishings are not original and were donated by Church members, so I'm not why they make you feel uncomfortable) that they treat you like you are a student on a field trip. No photo's allowed. I received a business text and had to ready it and she snapped at me "No photos allowed!" Not sure why. All others tours we did allowed photos. She was snappy with responses and would have purposeful silence if you said something to your partner, as if you spoke in class. Hated not to see the entire property, but she made me and my friend very uncomfortable. Most guests are travelers and enjoying vacation, this attitude is not necessary.
Written 8 December 2022
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cruisegirl54
Albuquerque, NM8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is a very informative tour of this historical house. You get to tour the entire house and learn the history of its occupants and learn some of the history of Savannah. A great way to see inside one of these mansions and learn about its history.
Written 24 October 2021
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nancycinti
Cincinnati, OH4 291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Having toured many historic homes, this one stands out for its unusual architecture and beautifully preserved details. The tour includes two floors with upstairs and a downstairs guide. Both guides were very knowledgeable about the house and it’s history. There are no barriers or ropes, you enter each room and can view the furniture and details up close.
Written 26 March 2022
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Lorraine C
New Port Richey, FL12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
So grateful my husband and I crossed the street in front of Madison Square and found the Green Meldrim House, Sherman's headquarters in the Civil War. A Gothic Revival, the tour guides were so informative, woman of the church with a wealth of knowledge. A highlight of my visit to Savannah. Visit the St John's Episcopal Church next door, georgios church.
Written 30 September 2021
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D J
RatherNotSay287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Don’t miss this tour! By far our favorite house tour in Savannah! The property is today the same as it was originally. The docents are wonderful, the tour is so in depth and fascinating, the family history very well documented and displays always enhancing, especially now that they’ve procured nearly 100 pieces of the home’s original furnishings from the family!!! I can’t say enough good things about the care of the house and the docents who guided us. They love the house and the history. Make sure you go to the church connected with the home and view the largest pipe organ in Savannah! The docents there are just as welcoming and knowledgeable! Thank you Mary, Doug, Frank, and the elegant lady of our first floor home tour that I missed your name!
Written 24 May 2023
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Hallers575
Ann Arbor, MI9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Exceptional presentations from volunteers. No pics allowed; however, the info shared with such enthusiasm will not be forgotten. Don’t want to spoil the tour, but financial info as well as info related to General Sherman make this a don’t miss tour. Out of the three homes we toured, this was by far the most majestic home. A national treasure and experience. We went early, 9:50, for a 10 am tour. Reasonable ticket prices.
Written 15 March 2022
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Goffers78
Livonia, MI85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The history behind the Green-Meldrim House is long and fascinating. The home is beautiful and immaculately kept. We were disappointed that pictures are forbidden, and the tour guide for the lower portion of the house clearly did not want to answer questions and seemed somewhat annoyed that we dared ask them. The tour guide for the upstairs part was so much better!
Given a chance again, we may have opted for a different home tour, but it was an interesting look into the past
Written 5 February 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We will share your feedback with our coordinators to help improve docent training.
Written 6 February 2020
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LeighanO91
135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We loved the house. It was the tour guides thoroughly made me angry. We got there at 3:00 PM on a Saturday. The 3 girls argued back and forth on who was going to take us on the tour, one said she did the last one, one said can one of you take the top floor. I was about to get my money back when another couple came in. It ruined my enjoyment of the house. Not sure if the girl that ended up doing the tour was new because she did get confused a couple times.
Written 12 May 2024
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