Tour the Green-Meldrim House
The Green-Meldrim House is open on a limited basis due to COVID-19.
The house is currently open for tours on Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with the last tour at 3:30 p.m. The suggested donation for a tour is $10 for adults, $5 for students. You do not need a reservation to tour the house. Church tours are also available on Tuesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Please call the Church office at (912) 232-1251 if you have questions. Thank you for your understanding.
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 has served 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.
HOUSE TOUR DAYS & HOURS
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are offering tours on a limited schedule. Starting April 6, 2021, 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 Jane Pressly at 912-667-1584 or contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call the church office at (912) 232-1251.
[NOTE: Church tours are available on a limited schedule, Tuesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.]
St. John’s Church Tours: Since the Green-Meldrim House is the active parish house for St. John’s Church, we also encourage visitors to tour our beautiful, historic church next door [NOTE: Church tours are available on a limited schedule, Tuesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.]. (Something to consider as you plan your itinerary.) We are very proud of our majestic church building with its colorful stained-glass windows, which we like to share with the community and visitors to Savannah. Private group tours are available by appointment.
Please phone the church office at (912) 232-1251 to confirm that that church will be open on the day you wish to visit. Church tours are free to all with donations welcome. (suggested at $5 per adult); proceeds directly support those in our community needing assistance.
GREEN FAMILY FURNITURE
After 125 years, the Green Furniture has returned from France! You can see the furniture, along with historic documents and artifacts during regular house tours.