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Mercer Williams House Museum (The), Savannah

Mercer Williams House Museum (The) - Savannah, Georgia
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Mercer Williams House Museum (The)
429 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401Map
Monterey Square
+1 912 236 6352
Neighborhood: Historic District
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Built in the 1860s by the great-grandfather of singer and Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer, this splendid Italianate mansion is one of Savannah's most notorious buildings. In 1981, renowned Savannah antiques dealer Jim Williams allegedly shot and killed his assistant, Danny Lewis Hansford, in the house. Williams was declared not guilty after four trials, an ordeal that became the basis for the non-fiction bestseller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Today the house is impeccably restored and filled with 18th- and 19th-century antiques from Williams' private collection. Note that you can only visit the house by tour and you can reserve your slot online.

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Mercer Williams House Museum (The) General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:30 AM to 03:40 PM, Sunday from 12:30 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Other
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