The Mercer-Williams House Museum is a historic building and museum located in the Savannah Historic District’s Monterey Square. Construction began in 1860 but was delayed by the American Civil War, and was finally completed around 1868.
The building was used as the Savannah Shriners Alee Temple for a number of years and then remained vacant until 1968 when Jim Williams purchased it. Williams was one of Savannah’s earliest restorationists and embarked on a two-year project to restore the Mercer House.
Today, the Mercer-Williams House is owned by Williams’ sister, Dorothy Kingery, who kindly opened it for the public to enjoy. The site houses Williams’ private collection of 18th- and 19th-century furniture, 18th-century English and American portraits, drawings from the 17th century and a large collection of Chinese export porcelain.
The Mercer-Williams House Museum is located at 429 Bull Street and is open Monday through Saturday, 10:30am to 4:10pm, and Sunday, noon to 4pm. There is a museum gift shop open Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm, Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, 10:30am-4:30pm.