303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
National Historic Landmark
The Savannah History Museum is located inside the old Central of Georgia Railway passenger shed, a National Historic Landmark built in the 1850s and 1860s. The building also houses the Visitor Information Center.
The museum is now home to more than 10,000 artifacts and showcases the city’s fascinating history from its founding in 1733 to the present day. The museum is home to Forest Gump’s bench, one of Johnny Mercer’s Oscar Awards, and a carriage owned by the family of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Lowe. Other exhibits document Savannah’s military history from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm and include a wonderful collection of weapons, uniforms and other military artifacts. Railway exhibits include vintage engines, passenger cars, coal cars, cabooses and other historic relics. A trip to the history museum is a must for those interested in learning more about Savannah’s rich and varied history.
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