American Prohibition Museum in Savannah, GA

Historic Tours of America209 W St Julian StSavannah, GA 31401
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Overview

Experience the roaring twenties at the immersive American Prohibition Museum in Savannah, Georgia. Relive the sordid history of temperance and prohibition while learning about the consequences of the 18th Amendment. This museum features over 200 artifacts, unique memorabilia like moonshine stills, and an authentic speakeasy that serves craft cocktails.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Savannah Travel Experts
  • This is a self-guided tour.
  • Most visitors spend about an hour inside the museum.
  • Drinks are not included in the tour price.
  • The Speakeasy is closed on Sundays.
  • Guests under the age of 21 are not permitted in the Speakeasy.
  • The American Prohibition Museum is accessible to guests with disabilities.

Description

from American Prohibition Museum
The American Prohibition Museum, located in Savannah's City Market, is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. While guests will travel back in time to the early 1900s, as anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and the "booze problem" was pushed to the forefront of American politics, the true story of America’s struggle with the liquor question, the passing of the 18th Amendment, its impact on the nation, and the far-reaching consequences of the thirteen years of Prohibition will all come to life within the walls of the American Prohibition Museum.

Through immersive displays and state-of-the-art dioramas, museum-goers will learn how Prohibition and Temperance shaped thinking and culture for more than two hundred years of American history.

The museum is open 364 days a year, from August 1–March 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the last admission at 4:15 p.m. (Closed on St. Patrick's Day.)
From April 1 to July 31, the hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the last admission at 5:15 p.m.

Guests of all ages are allowed in the museum during all operating hours, but a photo ID is required at the door to receive a wristband for admittance to the speakeasy. Guests under the age of 21 are not permitted in the speakeasy.

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Frequently Asked Questions about American Prohibition Museum

What are the Savannah Prohibition Museum hours?

The American Prohibition Museum, Savannah, Georgia, is open 364 days of the year. They are closed on Saint Patrick's Day and reserves the right to close for private events. Operating hours vary by season. Last admittance is 45 minutes prior to closing time. Please see the operating calendar in the ticket section above for the operating hours for your selected dates.

Where is the American Prohibition Museum located?

The American Prohibition Museum is located at 209 W Saint Julian St., Savannah, GA, next to Ellis Square in the City Market and just blocks away from Robinson Parking Garage.

What is the best way to get to the museum?

The easiest access to the museum is through Old Town Trolley Tours, which operates daily. The museum is Stop 9 on their Savannah tour route, with trolleys coming through every fifteen to twenty minutes.

Where can I park?

Metered parking spaces are available in the City Market area and on Broughton Street. There are two parking garages nearby: Whitaker Street Parking Garage (7 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA 31401) and Robinson Parking Garage (132 Montgomery St., Savannah, GA 31401).

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, there will be plenty of photo opportunities. Video recording is not permitted.

What's included in my American Prohibition Museum ticket?

Tickets include access to the museum and speakeasy. Please note: the speakeasy is closed on Sundays. Explore restored prohibition era vehicles, more than 200 historic artifacts, extensive collection of moonshine stills, captivating dioramas and hi-tech immersive displays, costumed docents that inform and entertain from start to finish, and an authentic speakeasy serving up craft cocktails.

Can I bring food and drink into the museum?

No food and drink is allowed in the museum, until past the point of the Speakeasy. Only drinks purchased in the Speakeasy will be allowed in the subsequent galleries.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

Yes, the American Prohibition Museum brings the roaring twenties to life by retelling the history of Temperance and Prohibition while learning about the unintended consequences of the 18th Amendment.

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes! The museum is fully ADA compliant with an elevator to the second floor. Access to the Speakeasy at night is gained through the front door.

Is the museum pet friendly?

Only registered service animals on leashes are permitted in the American Prohibition Museum.

How much time should I expect to spend in the museum?

Most guests spend an average of 45 minutes to an hour inside the museum. If you choose to stay longer in the Speakeasy, that is up to you.