Highlights of Your Tour
Our neo-gothic sanctuary,
The two oldest Torah scrolls in North America,
Our Holocaust Torah (you will learn of its ties to our congregation),
Our collection of letters from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and 10 other presidents
Congregation Mickve Israel is located in the Historic District of Savannah on beautiful Monterey Square on Bull Street (our physical address is 20 East Gordon Street, but the entrance for tours is at 20 Wayne Street).
We offer tours that start at 10am. . The last tour starts at approximately 3:30pm. Tours last between 30-45 minutes. There are no tours on Saturday or Sunday, most public holidays, and on those Jewish holidays when the Sanctuary is closed for services. (Tours are offered on Super Museum Sunday from 1-4.)
The tours are led by experienced and enthusiastic docents, all of whom are volunteers, and most of whom are members of our congregation.
If you will be visiting Savannah during a period that includes a Jewish or Federal holiday and would like to verify that we’ll be open, please check with us. Tours typically last between thirty-five to forty-five minutes, but we recommend allowing extra time for browsing the excellent selection of gifts and souvenirs available in our Judaica & Gift Shop.
No reservations are necessary for individuals taking a tour, so long as you plan on arriving during the hours listed above. There is a charge for the tour which goes to assist in the upkeep of our historic facilities.
Group Tours require advance arrangements. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details and our Welcome Specialist will contact you to finalize your reservation.
Parking: Please note that our facility does not have a parking garage or lot, so be sure to bring change for the parking meters. There is ample on-street parking at either the two-hour or five-hour parking meters around Monterey Square, and parking rates are generally $1.00 per hour.