Savannah History & Art Museums
Is it any surprise a city as old and storied as Savannah possesses some of the most intriguing and well known museums in the country? Add to that the artistic and cultural influence that the Savannah College of Art & Design has had on Savannah. Explore all that Savannah has to offer in art, history, culture, and architecture at these famous Savannah museums.
Mercer Williams House Museum
The Mercer House was designed by New York architect John S. Norris for General Hugh W. Mercer, great grandfather of Johnny Mercer. Construction of the house began in 1860, was interrupted by the Civil War, and was later completed, circa 1868, by the new owner, John Wilder. In 1969, Jim Williams, one of Savannah’s earliest and most dedicated private restorationists, bought the then vacant house and began a two-year restoration. This house is one of the more than 50 houses Mr. Williams saved during his thirty-year career in historic restoration in Savannah and the Lowcountry.