5 Ways to Experience "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" in Savannah
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Visit the Mercer House
Walk to Monterey Square and you’ll find the infamous Mercer House, made famous by the novel. The home, flanked by palm trees, has an air of eeriness that makes every photo extra intriguing. The house is known for the real-life events involving Jim Williams, which were featured in both the book and movie.
The Bird Girl statue is located at the Jepson Center.
Snap a Photo of the Bird Girl Statue
This mysterious statue achieved fame when it was featured on the cover of the novel, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Originally located in Bonaventure Cemetery, this well-known statue was moved to the Telfair Academy to be part of the art exhibition titled Before Midnight: Bonaventure and the Bird Girl.
Explore Bonaventure Cemetery
Although the Bird Girl statue is no longer located in Bonaventure Cemetery, this hauntingly beautiful Savannah cemetery still plays a huge role in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Under the Spanish moss canopy, the cemetery is rich in history and mystery along with stunning sculptures. At 160 acres, Bonaventure is Savannah’s largest cemetery, making it an absolute must-see!
Photo courtesy of Clary's Cafe.
Dine at Clary's Cafe
If you’re familiar with the movie, you might remember a scene taking place at Clary’s with Luther, an eccentric character who always carried around a small bottle of poison. “Midnight” author John Berendt has been spotted dining at Clary’s over the years. Today, this restaurant has a stained glass portrait of the Bird Girl and other “Midnight” memorabilia.
Go on a Savannah Movie Tour
To dive deeper into movie trivia, film locations and fun facts about “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” go on a Savannah Movie Tour. This trivia-filled tour is perfect for film fans of “Midnight” and other famous features made in Savannah.