King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation, Inc.
Beach Institute 502 E. Harris Street Savannah, GA
Distance from hotel: 15.5 mi
Phone: (912) 234-8000
When visiting or travelling through Savannah Georgia be sure to visit the King Tisdell Cottage. As an African American landmark, the site provides visitors the chance to experience African American history through exhibits, seminars, and events.
King Tisdell Cottage is located at 502 East Harris Street in Savannah and can be visited between Tuesday and Saturday inclusive. The respected Savannah historical site also acts as a cultural center for the community hosting speakers, presenters and more. The Beach Institute-which hosts the administration center for the foundation- was erected in the mid-19th century by the Freeman's Bureau. The Freeman's bureau was responsible for dealing with African American affairs after emancipation by advocating for the rights of freed slaves. At the King Tisdell Cottage you have the opportunity to participate in the historical process by training to be a volunteer curator. To qualify for the position you much submit a letter of interest to the center and complete a short course.
The foundation hosts art exhibits which reflect the African American experience as well as fascinating lecture series. The Cottage will help you experience African American culture first hand by developing a comprehensive understanding of Black life in the South.