American Prohibition Museum: Unique Historical Experience
275 Ratings
Step back in time at the American Prohibition Museum in Savannah's City Market. Explore the history of Prohibition, from anti-alcohol rallies to the passing of the 18th Amendment. Discover the far-reaching consequences of this fascinating era.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • American Prohibition Museum - Through immersive displays and state-of-the-art dioramas, museum goers will learn how Prohibition and Temperance shaped thinking and culture for more than two hundred years of American history. Not your average “Dry” Museum, the American Prohibition Museum features state-of-the-art displays such as: A recreated 1918 Street Scene, setting the stage in “Anywhere, USA” A captivating Tent Revival featuring fire and brimstone preacher, Reverend Billy Sunday Carry Nation’s Hatchetations and a bar demolished by her signature hatchet Lillian M.N. Stephens and Adolphus Busch squaring off and pleading their side of the argument A dimly lit Moonshine Scene, tucked back into the heart of America’s wilderness A hidden gem of a Speakeasy bar, serving up period authentic cocktails And much, much more… Experience this one-of-a-kind attraction when you visit Savannah!
What's Included
  • Includes museum admission
What's Not Included
  • Transportation to/from attraction
  • Food and drinks
  • Museum closed on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17).
Additional Information

The American Prohibition Museum, situated in Savannah’s City Market, stands as the sole museum across the entirety of the US that centres around Prohibition’s history. Visitors, while at the museum, would be transported back into history to the early 1900s when anti-alcohol movements dominated the nation, and the alcohol issue became a significant point in US politics. The genuine narrative of America’s battle against the alcohol crisis, the adoption of the 18th Amendment, its influence on the country and the vast implications of Prohibition’s 13-years span, are all vividly presented within the confines of the American Prohibition Museum.

  • Guests of all ages are allowed in the museum during all operating hours, but photo ID is required at the door to receive a wristband for admittance to the Speakeasy. Guests under the age of 21 are not permitted in the Speakeasy.
  • Children 3 yrs of age and younger are free
  • Open August - March 10am - 5pm. Last entry 4:15pm. April - July 10am - 6pm. Last entry at 5:15pm
  • Emotional support animals and pets are not allowed.
  • Per Georgia State Law, there is no speakeasy service on Sundays. Mocktails are available, only
American Prohibition Museum
209 W Saint Julian St
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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May 26, 2024
Fun at Prohibition museum - Unique experience and a lot fun. Learned facts we didn't know. The displays are well done with lots if photos and information. The two way mirror was fun to watch people try to Dance.
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May 11, 2024
Don’t miss it! - This was a highlight of our recent trip to Savannah. There’s so much information in this museum! We loved having a cocktail in the speakeasy as well. Definitely recommend!
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May 4, 2024
Great - Was very informative yet entertaining opened our minds to how devastating that era in history was we were never aware that the women’s suffrage movement was so involved in prohibition
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Apr 21, 2024
The Prohibition Era - We did the guided tour and it was fabulous. Learned so much about this time in history. There is so much information and documentation about this time period and it was so interesting. The tour guide was a wealth of knowledge and made the tour even more worthwhile. The speakeasy at the end of the tour was fun and the crème de mint drink I ordered was delicious.
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Apr 17, 2024
It’s worth a visit! - We did not do the guided tour, but found that costumed staff here and there still shared adages about the place. Very realistic wax people and the old photographs and information posted were really cool. The daiquiri on the cocktail lounge was delicious!
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Apr 15, 2024
Fun and Educational! - Highlight of our trip. Learned so much about Prohibition. Very engaging and much larger than it appears from the outside. Our group of 12 had a personal tour guide and he was outstanding!
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May 20, 2024
Sunday at the speakeasy - Museum informative Very disappointed that the speakeasy was not open for drinks This should be clearly stated We are from out of town and didn’t know local laws
Review provided by Viator
May 8, 2024
Embedded in the action - The museum can be a self or guided tour and you can even add on a class to make era cocktails or buy a ticket to have one at the speakeasy at the end of the tour. There are staff dressed in period attire and several rooms to explore with the different facets of prohibition (the pros and the cons). There are a few life size displays through out and many rooms to see. If this seems interesting, I recommend stopping in and grabbing a drink at the speakeasy after your tour is complete.
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May 5, 2024
Surprisingly Good - I did not know what to expect, so my expectations were pretty low. Surprisingly, the Prohibition Museum was fun and informative! Took off one star because it was crowded and I felt a little rushed. Vintage cocktails at the end were a nice touch. (The Jack Rose was excellent!) A fun way to spend an hour or two.
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Apr 20, 2024
Interesting - Very cool artifacts. Would recommend the guided tour, not self guided. You will get much more out of the tour with a experienced guide to tell you all the stories.
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up to 9 guests
1 Adult
July 2024