Savannah, known as one of the most walkable cities of the nation, is also the perfect place for touring and exploring historic museums. Learn more about the city's colorful past and get to know better its rich culture by going on a museum tour which is available all year round. Be sure to check out the museum's schedule to get the most out of your visit.

Here are the most visited museums in Savannah, Georgia.

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1. Telfair Museum of Art

Where: 207 W York St, Savannah 31401

Hours Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                             Sunday and Monday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Completed in 1819, the museum houses the oldest art museum in the South. It serves as a regional and national resource for culture, art and history. Some of its featured collections include American French and German Impressionists paintings, moldings, original mantelpieces, exquisite furniture, Savannah-made silver and some rare pieces from the Telfair family.


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2. Georgia Historical Society

Where: 501 Whitaker St, Savannah 31401

Hours Open:  Wednesday - Friday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

                             Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                             Sunday - Tuesday, CLOSED

Designed by architect Detlef Lienau, the Georgia Historical Society is home to a priceless collection of historical relics and documents. It is also the source of most of the historical research that is conducted in Savannah. It is the state's oldest cultural institution and one of the nation's oldest historical organizations.


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3. Andrew Low House

Where: 329 Abercorn St, Savannah 31401

Hours Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

                            Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

                             Monday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Designed and built by New York architect John Norris, Anrew Low House used to be the residence of Andrew Low (1848-1849), a wealthy cotton firm partner and director of the operation in Savannah. The place became host to a number of important visitors over the years including William Makepeace, an English author who visited  while doing lecture tours in 1853 and 1856. The museum features a collection of Girl Scout memorabilia which include books and uniforms. Visitors can also find a gift shop in the museum.


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4. Owens-Thomas House

Where: 124 Abercorn St, Savannah 31401

Hours Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                             Sunday and Monday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Completed in 1819, the Owens-Thomas house was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976 after being recognized as one of the nation's finest examples of English Regency architecture. The museum contains various collections of decorative arts and furnishing from the English Regency period; historical pieces from the Owens family, furniture from the American Federal and English Georgian periods, early Savannah silver and textiles; Chinese Export porcelain; and art from the 18th and 19th centuries.


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5. Green-Meldrim House

Where: 14 W Macon St, Savannah 13401

Hours Open: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

                             Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Built in the 1850s, the Green-Meldrim House received a National Historic Landmark designation in 1976 for being one of the finest in the American South and being one of the most lavish examples of Gothic Revival architecture. It is open for tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with the last tour scheduled to start at least 30 minutes prior to closing time.


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6. Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

Where: 207 E Charlton St, Savannah 31401

Hours Open: Friday - Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

                            Thursday, CLOSED

Built in 1856, the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home was the birthplace and childhood home of Mary Flannery O'Connor, one of the nation's outstanding writers. The house is now being maintained partly as a memorial to her and partly as Savannah's literary center. It is open to the public for free on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. From October to May, the house features literary activities at various times. It also presents special readings for Saint Patrick's Day and for the Georgia Heritage celebration.


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7. Juliette Gordon Low House

Where: 10 E Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah 31401

Hours Open: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                            Sunday, CLOSED

This lovely Regency mansion was designated in 1965 as the first National Historic Landmark in Savannah. Originally built in 1818-1820 for Savannah mayor James Moore Wayne, the Juliette Gordon Low House was restored and opened in 1956 as a program center and as a historic house museum. At present, it is owned and operated by the Girl Scouts who had assigned the place as a living memorial to Juliette Gordon Low.


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8. Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

Where: 460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah 31401

Hours Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                             Sunday and Monday, CLOSED

Named in honor of the late Dr. Ralph Mark Gilbert, father of Savannah's modern day Civil Rights Movement and leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum now houses the history of Savannah's civil rights movements. It chronicles the civil rights struggle of the oldest African-American community in Georgia from the period of slavery to the present.


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9. Davenport House Museum

Where: 324 E State St, Savannah 31401

Hours Open: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

                            Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Davenport House Museum is one of the best examples of Savannah's Federal-Style architecture. With an authentically restored interior, it features original plasterwork, beautiful woodwork and a hanging staircase. It was first opened as a museum in 1963. It is also the recipient of the Preserve America Presidential Award and the Georgia Governor's Award in the Humanities (2010).


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10. Massie Heritage Center

Where: 207 E Gordon St, Savannah 31401

Hours Open: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

                                                Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Named after its benefactor Peter Massie, the Massie Heritage Center features kid-friendly exhibits that highlight Savannah's culture, public education system and architecture which has been influenced by Greek, Gothic and Roman. Exhibits include information on state and local history along with historic preservation and a collection of period costumes.


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