Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
Type: History Museums, Museums
People of all ages and races are moved by this museum's brilliantly composed exhibits detailing Savannah's role in the civil rights struggle. Housed in a structure that was built in 1914 as an... Read More
People of all ages and races are moved by this museum's brilliantly composed exhibits detailing Savannah's role in the civil rights struggle. Housed in a structure that was built in 1914 as an African-American bank, the museum is named for Dr. Ralph Mark Gilbert, former NAACP president and dauntless hero of Savannah's civil rights movement. Today the three-story museum provides unparalleled insight into life during segregation, with highlights that include an exhibit dedicated to the NAACP, fiber optic map of 87 significant civil rights sites and events, a replica of a lunch counter where sit-ins occurred, and an extraordinary film with stirring first-hand accounts.
460 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Savannah, GA 31401
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Adult $8; Child $4
- Family-Friendly Museums: "Be sure to seek out the museum's director, who is always happy to give a personal tour."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum brings the civil rights movement to life with moving exhibits that are appropriate for all ages.