Friday, May 8, 2009

~ April in Savannah

Mercer-Williams House

If there is a better time to visit Savannah than April, I cannot imagine when that would be. Yes, I know there are other months that might be just as perfect. As soon as we left the temperatures began to rise, and we know all about that. We have been there in August and October. Even October was meaner than April.
I rented the movie again of Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. Of course I found a few things that I had missed on the last trip. But I'm happy to say we ventured to the new areas I wanted to see.

If you have been to Savannah, or read reviews online, you no doubt heard to skip the tour at the Mercer-Williams house. Everyone who lives in the town told us the same thing each time we went there. Maybe the big difference is in who is giving the tour. I don't know. I think it was all more sensitive of an issue back in 2004 , when I think the house first was opened for tours. But when we went, you could not only ask about the "incident" in the house, the tour guide brought it up himself and said ask any questions you wish. But of course there is a time limit with the next group waiting to come inside, so that was kept to one question. And yes, we did go into the room where it happened.

I'm going to start on the last day of the trip. One of the reasons I rented the movie again was because of the foyer/hall floor in the Mercer-Williams house. The last time we watched the movie, I remember thinking that I wanted to see if that floor was really as beautiful as it was in the movie and if it was even there. It was. One hundred and forty year old English tiles.

John Cusak is one of my favorite actors. His work with the Lady Chablis in this one is fascinating. The beginning of the movie was more fun to see Savannah, the trial part wasn't what I wanted to see again.

The house is just one of the fabulous historic homes in the city. It is not what you would actually call a museum, although the tour guide did say that. It has been restored beautifully, but unlike some other homes, it is not decorated to the time it was built. Instead you see how Jim Williams decorated it. Which was great! The tour is overpriced in comparison to the other houses. The money goes to the owner who no doubt needs it for upkeep of such a huge place. You only see the first floor, which is about 3,000 sq. ft of the total 9,000 of the house. But if you are curious, go take a look!

Hope all you Moms have a wonderful Mother's Day!
See Y'all Soon~


  1. Φανταστικό...υπέρωχο...καταπληκτικό blog...ΜΠΡΑΒΟ..



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    It says:
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  3. Have you done the Midnight tour? We really enjoyed that. Love Savannah (almost as much as Charleston! LOL) and April is a great month to visit.


  4. We loved our visits to Savannah and St. Augustine so I really enjoyed these recent posts!
    I loved your photos and reading about your trip...

    I too loved seeing The Mercer House!

    Have a sweet weekend Donna!


  5. I would love to visit there! Such a romantic place!

  6. Ωωωω μα τα Αγγλικά είναι ..συνηθησμένη γλώσσα χιχιχι...ευκαιρία είναι πιστεύω να μάθετε Ελληνικά...δέν ξέρετε καμιά φορά τί μας επιφυλάσει η ζωή* έτσι δέν είναι;
    Ευχαριστώ έτσι κι αλλιώς γιά το όμορφο καλλιτεχνικό ιστολόγιο σας!!

    Γαληνεύει η ψυχή μου κάθε φορά που σας επισκέπτωμαι!!

    Υ.Γ..την επόμενη φορά θα τα πούμε στη δική σας γλώσσα.



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