The King-Tisdell Cottage is a handsomely restored 1896 Victorian cottage named for
local black citizens Eugene and Sarah King, and later Mrs. King's second husband Robert
Tisdell. A proposed public housing project threatened demolition of the cottage at its
previous address, and it was subsequently moved to its current location. Today the
King-Tisdell Cottage serves as a black culture museum. Among other things, the museum
interprets Savannah and the neighboring sea islands with an emphasis on the contributions
and roles of African-Americans to the region's rich history. The museum contains many
interesting artifacts, including a bill of sale for slaves which was written in Arabic by
514 E. Huntingdon St.
Open Mon.- Fri. 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Sat. - Sun. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Closed holidays.
CLIMATE, RECOMMENDED CLOTHING
Hot and humid in summer, mild to chilly and breezy in winter. Rainy periods throughout
the year. Wear comfortable sportswear in season, with walking shoes. Insect repellant is
From I-95, exit onto I-16 east. Downtown Savannah is 10 miles ahead off of I-16.
Bus: Greyhound Bus Lines serve Savannah. Taxi Service is available from the bus station
to downtown Savannah.
Air: Large airlines carriers operate in Savannah. Car rental is available at the
FEES, COSTS, RATES
Admission $1.50 for adults and $.75 for children. Special group rates.
BASIC VISIT RECOMMENDATIONS
Savannah offers a wide range of tours and related activities. As a result, fees vary.
Information on tours and other activities is available from the Savannah Visitors Center,
in the restored Central of Georgia railroad station at 301 Martin Luther King, Jr.
Boulevard, at the end of Interstate 16.. The visitor center is open Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
ADJACENT VISITOR ACTIVITIES
Fort Pulaski; Historic
Savannah; First Bryan and First African Churches
On the World Wide Web, more information on historic sites and other attractions
can be found at Savannah