Built for a wealthy cotton tycoon and now used as a church rectory, this glamorous Gothic-style home on Madison Square served ... More
Built for a wealthy cotton tycoon and now used as a church rectory, this glamorous Gothic-style home on Madison Square served as the lodging of choice for General William Tecumseh Sherman during his somewhat unwelcome stay in Savannah. From a desk in an upstairs bedroom, Sherman dictated a telegram to Abraham Lincoln, offering the city as an extravagant 1864 Christmas present. Admission: Adults, USD3; children and students, USD2. Credit cards not accepted.
I highly recommend stopping into the Green-Meldrim house for its architecture, beautiful and unique details, and fascinating history. The tour guides are members of the church and are very knowledgeable and have a personal interest in this home. It was one of the highlights of my time in Savannah.
I loved this place. I have an old home myself in Hawkinsville, Ga & have always been intrigued by the ghost stories & photos. In April I was on a Savannah ghost tour & dinner at the Pirate House and we stopped briefly outside this home & took photos. We did not go inside. I have been on several ghost tours & this is the 2nd time in a row I have taken a good ghost photo on this kind of outing in Savannah. This time of a girl floating by the overhead ceiling light at the arched doors by the court yard. I have her face in a bonnet and the bow tying it and her shoulders and dress, I felt chills went I was standing there photographing my husband in front of the arched doors. I zoomed in on the photo and just a little above her head there is an ugly & very creepy face of a man looking down towards her. I had the creeps when I was standing there but we saw nothing of course, but I used a 6 pix HP camera. These tours I highly recommend, take plenty of batteries & tons of pictures. You may take several hundred before you get anything good. Good luck ghost hunters, they are out there. But Best of all this house is beautiful even without the ghosts.
The architecture of this house is fascinating, especially the skylight designed to "clear the air". Some of the furnishings are original, but most are a mish-mash of donations. The docents are knowledgable (the home is now the Parish House for the Episcopal Church next door) but don't let them talk you into joining a tour in progress (as we did). Wait for the next full tour. At $5.00 this is really a bargain tour compared with others in Savannah.
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