Green - Meldrim House of St. John's Church
- Historic Attractions
AboutOpen *most* Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the house is the active parish house of adjacent St. John's Church.
Please call the church office during business hours at (912) 232-1251 (Monday-Friday) to confirm that the house is open when you plan to visit as it may be closed for private events or church functions. Thank you for your understanding.
The suggested donation for a tour is $10 for adults, $5 for students.
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Our docents are always eager to introduce visitors to this National Historic Landmark, one of only 2,500 in the United States. Located on Madison Square in the heart of historic Savannah, this was the headquarters of U.S. General Sherman during the Federal occupation of Savannah in 1864.
The house is also one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the South and designed by architect Mr. John S. Norris. Since 1943, the house serves as the active parish house for adjacent St. John's Church (Episcopal). Most of the volunteer docents are members of the church. As a result, the house may be closed for church events. Please check the website to see if the house is open on the day you wish to visit.
Several Savannah events are hosted at the house: Tour of Homes (November), Savannah Art & Antiques Weekend (March), NOG’s Secret Garden Tours of Savannah (April), as well as many music events.
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HOUSE TOUR DAYS & HOURS
The house will be open for tours on Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last tour at 3:30 p.m.
* 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.
* The house may be closed for parish functions and will be closed during Christmas (mid-December until after New Year's Day) and during Holy Week and Easter.
For questions, please call the St. John's Church office at (912) 232-1251 (Church office hours are Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
HOUSE TOUR DONATIONS
The suggested donation for a tour is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and pre-school children are free.
GROUP HOUSE TOURS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For private tours of the church, please contact the church office at (912) 232-1251 or at email@example.com.
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 at (912) 232-1251.
HOUSE RENTAL FOR EVENTS
To inquire about renting the house, email Connie McCay at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at (912) 232-1251.
Please inquire about tours of adjacent St. John's Church (built 1853) when visiting the Green-Meldrim House. Church tours are offered as part of the house tour on a limited basis.