Green - Meldrim House of St. John's Church

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The Green-Meldrim House is one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture to be found in the South. The house was constructed in the early 1850s as the residence of Mr. Charles Green, an Englishman who came to Savannah in 1833.

In December of 1864, upon the invitation of Mr. Green, General William Tecumseh Sherman used the Green-Meldrim House as his headquarters when the Federal army occupied Savannah during the Civil War. It was here that General Sherman sent his famous telegram to President Lincoln offering him the City of Savannah as a Christmas gift.

After the death of Mr. Green in 1881, the house became the property of his son, Edward Green. In 1892, Judge Peter Meldrim purchased the house. It stayed in the Meldrim family until 1943 when they sold this historic treasure to their neighbor, St. John’s Church.

In 1976, the house was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The house is open to the public for tours on selected days.
-Walk-ins are welcome whenever the house is open.
-Reservations are not needed.
-Tours are conducted in English, and we have brochures in German, French, and Spanish.

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Last at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Last tour at 12:30 p.m.

The Green-Meldrim House is closed during Christmas (mid-December until January 7, 2020) and during Holy Week and Easter (April 14-22, 2019).

Donation for a tour is $10 for adults, $5 for students and pre-school children are free. Church tours are free to all with donations welcome.

Prearranged tours are available for groups of 10 or more for a suggested donation of $5 per person. For students of 10 or more it is a suggested donation of $3 per person. To arrange a tour for groups of 10 or more persons, call Sigrid Kirk at 912.598.8041 or contact us via email.

For private tours of the church, please contact the church office at 912.232.1251 or at

PLEASE NOTE: The Green-Meldrim House is the Parish House for St. John’s Church in Savannah and may be closed for church functions. For questions, please call the St. John’s Church office: 912.232.1251

To inquire about renting the house, email Tracey Inglesby at or call the church office at 912.232.1251.

The Green-Meldrim House is a valuable and wonderful place for receptions and special events.

We are proud to open the house for restricted use, as we honor and protect its many artifacts, while enjoying the beauty they provide. The fee schedule for events held in The Green-Meldrim House is noted below. The maximum number of guests in the house is 200.

Brides use for dressing & pictures only.
Parishioners: NO FEE
Non-parishioner Fee: $90
(A “parishioner” is classified as an active, contributing member of St. John’s Church in Savannah who wishes to use the facility for a personal event. Members’ clubs, associations or other groups do not qualify for parishioner fees.)

SPECIAL EVENTS (200 max. guests)
Parishioner Fee: $500
Parishioner-Sponsored Fee: $1,500
Non-Parishioner Fee: $3,000

All- Damage Deposit Fee: $200
(The deposit will be returned after the event if no damage occurs.)


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