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Guided Tour of Congregation Mickve Israel's Historic Museum and Sanctuary

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Guided Tour of Congregation Mickve Israel's Historic Museum and Sanctuary Americas Most Unique Synagogue. Visit the only Gothic style Sanctuary in America, an Award Winning Museum with many historic artifacts including the1450s oldest Torah in America. Hear history of Savannah's settlement in 1733 to today. See Presidential letters starting with George Washington. Get the real local flavor from trained local volunteer tour guides.

Highlights:

  • Trained Docents (local volunteer guides)
  • Only completely Gothic Style Synagogue in America
  • Begun in 1733 - 3rd Oldest Jewish congregation in original 13 colonies
  • Oldest Torah in America scribed in mid 1400s
  • Storied Holocaust Torah and its connection to the US Mighty 8th Air Force
  • Congregation's role in America including the first year of the settlement, Revolutionary and Civil Wars, founding of Girl Scouts and much more.
Get real local flavor from our trained volunteer docents (volunteer guides). They cover the history and experiences of our congregation from 1492 to the present day. This is a good chance for non-Jews and Jews alike to see and hear about the experiences of some of the earliest immigrants to Savannah who arrived in 1733. Get a chance to see the only completely gothic style synagogue in North America. Most visitors say "Wow" when they first walk into the Sanctuary! See and hear about our Holocaust Torah and its unusual story.

You will visit our award winning museum and see the oldest complete Torah in America, a replica of the ship that brought the settlers to the new world, copies of diaries from the original 1733 settlers, many religious artifacts some from as early as the 1450s and others still used today. Learn of the involvement of our members in the Revolutionary War, The Civil War the civil life of Savannah, the saving of Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello, founding of the Girl Scouts, interfaith activities and social action projects.
Congregation Mickve Israel's Historic Museum and Sanctuary Congregation Mickve Israel's Historic Museum and Sanctuary
Americas Most Unique Synagogue Americas Most Unique Synagogue
Visit our award winning museum and see the oldest complete Torah in America Visit our award winning museum and see the oldest complete Torah in America
Most visitors say "Wow" when they first walk into the Sanctuary! Most visitors say "Wow" when they first walk into the Sanctuary!
 
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Guided Tour of Congregation Mickve Israel's Historic Museum and Sanctuary

Operating Times:

Continuous tours Monday through Friday starting from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Closed on National and Religious holidays. Closed Jan 2, 16, Mar 17, Apr 11, 17, May 19, 31, July 4, Sept 4,21,22, Oct 5, Nov 23,24, Dec 25.

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 6 months of the purchase date.

Duration:

35-45 minutes

Booth Location:

Congregation Mickve Israel is located at Monterey Square on Bull Street. Entrance to tours is on Wayne St. between Bull and Drayton Streets just off Monterey Square.

Nearest Intersection:

Bull Street and E Wayne Street

Parking:

Metered parking on street $.25 per 15 minutes.

Age Requirements:

Children 12 and under are Free.

Notes:

Group Tours require advanced notification. Please call 305-433-8395 to confirm groups. Sanctuary is wheel chair accessible.

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