Massie Heritage Center

Massie School opened in 1856 as Savannah’s first free public school, operating continuously except for its use as a Union hospital during the Civil War Federal occupation of the city and as a Freedmen’s school during Reconstruction. Closed as a regular school in 1974, Massie reopened in 1977 as a teaching museum for history and architecture, serving over 20,000 visitors last year. Savannah’s Museum for History and Architecture has a wide variety of exhibits that can be combined and custom designed to meet your educational needs and offer hands-on opportunities for learning. Experience Massie’s 3-D city model and laser shows; stand in the shadows of architectural icons; sit in the seats of a 19th century classroom; view artifacts from some of Savannah’s lost architectural treasures and take a walk along the Coastal Georgia timeline from its earliest days until the arrival of James Oglethorpe.