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Mercer Williams House Museum, Savannah

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.3/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
The site of the shooting that inspired John Berendt's 1994 novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," Mercer Williams House Museum is also a beautiful example of Civil War-era architecture. The house was designed by John S. Norris for General Hugh W. Mercer, and the building began in 1860. Construction was interrupted during the war, but was completed in 1868. In 1969, Jim Williams purchased the abandoned house and restored it. The house is well-known as the scene of the 1981 murder of Danny Hansford, Williams' assistant. Williams was tried for the crime four times and received a final verdict of not guilty. On the tour, you'll have the chance to admire the antique furniture, 18th-century portraits, 17th-century drawings, and Chinese porcelain that Williams collected. Purchase tickets for the tour online. Before you head to Savannah, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Savannah travel itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Savannah has to offer, including Mercer Williams House Museum.
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  • If you are a fan of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" this is a must see. The gorgeous house where this history really too place. Was used in the filming of the movie as well. Great tour guide...  read more »
  • We loved this tour. The guide was so knowledgable an friendly. We never felt rushed. We felt like he really loved his job. The only downfall is there are no pictures allowed not even in the garden. 
  • Having recently read the book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil" just prior to our visit to Savannah, my husband and I opted to take a tour of the Mercer Williams House. We were glad we did. Alt...  read more »
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