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King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation, Inc. - Beach Institute

502 E Harris St, Savannah, GA 31401

Located in Historic Landmark District

King-Tisdell Cottage - Beach Institute 1King-Tisdell Cottage - Beach Institute 2King-Tisdell Cottage - Beach Institute 3Historical Marker - Georgia Historical Society designationSankofa Gates - Garden @ the Beach Institute2016 Board of Directors - Recipient of the 2016 Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities.Beach Institute Lecture and Learning Series - Crowd attending January lecture "Trends in Plantation Tourism in the Low Country" with Dr. Amy PotterUS Presidents by Ulysses Davis - On permanent display at the Beach Institute
King-Tisdell Cottage - Beach Institute 1King-Tisdell Cottage - Beach Institute 2King-Tisdell Cottage - Beach Institute 3Historical Marker - Georgia Historical Society designationSankofa Gates - Garden @ the Beach Institute2016 Board of Directors - Recipient of the 2016 Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities.Beach Institute Lecture and Learning Series - Crowd attending January lecture "Trends in Plantation Tourism in the Low Country" with Dr. Amy PotterUS Presidents by Ulysses Davis - On permanent display at the Beach Institute
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The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation manages the Beach Institute African American Culture Center, the King-Tisdell Cottage and the Negro Heritage Trail Tour: An African American Journey.

Established in 1865 as a school for newly freed slaves, the Beach Institute is Georgia’s oldest still-standing school for blacks. It’s now home to Savannah’s African American Arts Center.

Dating to the 1890s, the King-Tisdell Cottage has served as a cultural museum of African American arts and crafts for more than three decades.

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clares150 | Dec 17, 2022
“A must see”

This is a must see. A part of Georgia history that a lot of the tours gloss over or leave out. The woman who gave us our tour was incredibly knowledgeable and not shy about delving into serious...

jdpsmith67 | Sep 28, 2019
“Off the beaten path”

The history of the family and community efforts to construct and preserve this home is a testament to the strength and perseverance of Africans desire to thrive in America. The inside of the home is...

wantiesaway | Apr 26, 2019
“Important addition to Savannah houses”

Savannah is a wonderful city and full of historic houses, many of which have beautiful furniture and artefacts. This four-square cottage is not one of them but it is a good visit for the other side...