Hodgson Hall

Across Whitaker Street from Forsyth Park, Hodgson Hall was built in 1875. The Italianate-Greek Revival building is open to the public and is a treasure trove of manuscripts, records, and artifacts relating to Savannah and Georgia's history to house the Georgia Historical Society historical collections and administrative offices. Designed by Detlief Lienau, noted 19th century New York architect and a founder of the American Institute of Architects, the building was conceived as a memorial to William B Hodgson, distinguished scholar and active member of the Society. Its high vaulted ceilings, decorative ironwork, and well-filled shelves encourage the researcher to stay and search for elusive historical information. The Society added the Abrahams Annex to Hodgson Hall in 1970 to provide a secure, climate-controlled storage facility for the Society's expanding collections. Extensive renovations have enhanced the building's beauty, utility, and accessibility.

Location:
501 Whitaker St.

Open:
Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 - 5:00, Saturday 9:00 - 3:00
Free Admission

Phone:
(912) 651 - 2128