Mickve Israel Temple, Savannah

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#9 of 19 in Historic Sites in Savannah
Consecrated in 1878, Mickve Israel Temple was built in an unusual Neo-Gothic style that echoes the elaborate architecture of the Victorian period--the only synagogue in the United States like it. Home to the third-oldest Jewish congregation in the United States, the temple and adjacent museum tell the tale of Judaism in the South. See the temple's Sefer Torah, a 15th-century Torah brought from London with the founding congregational members in 1733. Examine the letters written to the congregation by Presidents Washington, Jefferson, and Madison. Be aware that the synagogue may not be open during Jewish and federal holidays. Plan your visit to Mickve Israel Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Savannah trip itinerary builder website .
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  • October 3, 2017
    The tour was moderately interesting, but probably not worth the price of admission. I think the tour and the temple would be more meaningful to people of the Jewish faith.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We were lead on a very interesting and informative tour of the Temple, there is a great museum, with wonderful exhibits. There were Parchments of the Torah, from 648 AD, that were written on deer skin...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    Take and hour and see this unique and beautiful synagogue. We had a private tour, the guides start the tours as people arrive so there is no waiting, Our guide, Norman Hirsch, told us not only the the...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    Had a very nice docent named Rhonda who gave us the history of this synagogue. Very interesting and also a small museum upstairs tracing their history in Savannah.
  • June 11, 2017
    This is the 1st time I see an 18th century Portuguese-Spanish style Synagogue. Beautiful structure in the heart of historic Savannah!
  • June 26, 2017
    Best value tour in the city! Great history of Georgia and the first settlers
  • May 21, 2017
    Beautiful, historic synagogue in the heart of Savannah. Open for guided tours too!
  • February 5, 2017
    The guides do a wonderful job of explaining the history of the synagogue.

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