Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Savannah

4.5
#9 of 17 in Museums in Savannah
History Museum Museum
The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum commemorates Civil Rights activities in Savannah led by local leaders such as Dr. Ralph M. Gilbert, Wesley W. Law, Hosea Williams, Mayor Malcolm MacLean and countless others including hundreds of school children, within the context of local African-American history from slavery to the present day.

The museum encompasses three floors of photographic and interactive exhibits, including an NAACP Organization exhibit, a fiber optic map of 87 significant civil rights sites and events, a lunch counter where sit ins occurred, and segregation exhibits.
Put Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Savannah trip itinerary maker.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
195 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Don't pay for a regular tour group with this. Walk in and pay the fee to tour the museum. It is a nice tribute.  more »
  • Civil Rights is vital for our country to survive! This museum gives you a great snapshot. My suggestion is to tour the First African Baptist Church first and then walk down to this museum. The tour st...  more »
  • I recommend for anyone who visits Savannah to go and visit the civil rights museum. We had a fantastic time and learned a lot that I didn't know from the civil rights era. Thank you Me. Cutter!  more »
Google
  • Our first trip to historic Savannah. Three day girlfriends weekend and we wanted to experience the African American culture. The attendants were very welcoming when we entered and very informative. They were well versed in the museum's history as well as other area attractions related to our event. I will be visiting again to experience with others that travel with me.
  • It was wonderful. I wished we had more time to see everything. Sis. V was very informative. Since I am a native Savannahian, I was proud that Savannah had documented very well her own Civil Rights fight and WON!
  • Went there in 2002(or 2003?) as part of a church youth trip. Having grown up in NYC in the 60's and 70's, didn't experience much overt prejudice. Heard the stories from my forebears who were Floridians, though. Seeing exhibits and a very moving film reinforced the struggle my peoples (African-Americans) went through to get us where we are... But, we've squandered the progress they bled and died for. *sigh*
  • If you love history, you can't miss this place. Personnel was very helpful.
  • Excellent spacing and the atmosphere was nice. Performed here with the Corey Brown Band

Plan your trip to Savannah

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Savannah

A city known for its bed and breakfast spots, Savannah has no shortage of accommodations for travelers. Whether you're backpacking through the South or looking for a luxurious getaway, this town boasts several hostels and unique inns with plenty of personality, as well as luxury hotels. If you've come to explore the city's history and architecture, stay in its famous historical center. For relaxing views, head to a bed and breakfast overlooking the riverbank or along Forsyth Park. Partiers and budget travelers can find more affordable accommodations throughout the city. Just remember to book well in advance if visiting for the massive St. Patty's Day celebration.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Savannah by other users

60 days in United States BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Savannah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA October, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Savannah & Blue Ridge BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in United States & Europe BY A USER FROM DENMARK August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Savannah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans