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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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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...

Sabine K | Mar 12, 2019
“Add the King Tisdell Cottage to your Savannah house tours”

If you visit Savannah to see beautiful houses you need to add the King Tisdell Cottage to your list. Although it is neither grand nor has fancy furniture it will provide you with a much better...