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“a 19th century architectural gem”
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. The house was the scene of the shooting death of Jim Williams' assistant, Danny Hansford, a story that is retold in the 1994 John Berendt novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The house is currently owned by Dorothy Kingery, Williams' sister, and is open to the public for tours.
It's been at least 15 years since I visited the Mercer Williams House before, so we visited again. Unfortunately, you only get to visit the first floor of the beautiful house because the upstairs... Read more
First off, one star off because the older woman working the register in the carriage house was extremely snarky. We arrived around ten minutes early for our reserved tour time to pay for tickets... Read more
One of Savannah's most notable historic homes, the Mercer-Williams House is best known for the central role it played in John Berendt's 1994 true crime masterpiece, 'Midnight in the Garden of Good... Read more
Mercer Williams House
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Mon - Sat: 10:30 am - 4:15 pm
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