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Mercer Williams House Museum
Type: Historic Sites
Built in 1871, this house is one of the most beautiful homes in Savannah and also one of the most famous. Originally built by architect John S. Norris for General Hugh W. Mercer, great-grandfather of... Read More
Built in 1871, this house is one of the most beautiful homes in Savannah and also one of the most famous. Originally built by architect John S. Norris for General Hugh W. Mercer, great-grandfather of famed lyricist Johnny Mercer, the house, located on Monterey Square in the Historic District, was later occupied by the infamous Jim Williams, the Savannah socialite featured in John Berendt's popular novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Today guests are invited to meander through the house, which features furniture and artwork from Williams' personal collection, including 17th-century drawings, 18th- and 19th-century portraits, Chinese porcelain and 18th- and 19th-century furniture. The house also boasts a gift shop, which sells Midnight memorabilia such as Bird Girl statues, audio CDs and copies of the book.
- Mercer House: Mon-Sat 10:30am-4:10pm; Sun Noon-4pm
- Carriage House Shop: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10:30am-4:30pm
- Tours Adult $12.50; Student $8; Child (5 and under) Free