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Temple Mickve Israel Archives - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

20 E Gordon St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA


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About Temple Mickve Israel Archives

Congregation Mickve Israel is one of the oldest in the United States, as it was organized in 1735 by mostly Sephardic Jewish immigrants of Spanish-Portuguese extraction from London who arrived in the new colony in 1733. It is a rare example of a Gothic-style synagogue. The synagogue building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Attractions Near Temple Mickve Israel Archives

Casimir Pulaski Monument
Casimir Pulaski Monument0.08km from Temple Mickve Israel Archives

The Casimir Pulaski Monument stands as a testament to one of the earliest Polish patriots involved in the American Revolution.The monument was dedicated to General Pulaski by Polish immigrants who had recently migrated to Savannah between 1888 and 1903. The uniquely-designed monument offers an interesting juxtaposition: an image of Pulaski mounted on horseback surrounded by four lioness figures located beneath an antique lamppost at the apex of a low mound.

Monterey Square
Monterey Square0.1km from Temple Mickve Israel Archives

Monterey Square, is a stunning and vibrant area surrounded by picturesque old oaks, intertwined with cobblestones that trace the path of the exquisite historic homes that proudly show the community’s rich history. Visitors to Monterey Square get to explore the past as well as enjoy recreational activities like walking along the Savannah River or visiting one of its many shops offering eclectic finds. There is something for everyone - from antique stores to trendy cafes.

Calhoun Square
Calhoun Square0.14km from Temple Mickve Israel Archives

Calhoun Square, is a small town with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The town center was once home to a general store and post office, but now features charming cafes, pubs and boutiques. Community events are held throughout the year in Calhoun Square and the local population enjoy potluck dinners, art raffles and movie nights at the community park. With its quaint homes and friendly residents, Calhoun Square well deserves its status as one of the most picturesque towns in the state of Georgia.

Mercer-Williams House Museum
Mercer-Williams House Museum0.14km from Temple Mickve Israel Archives

This is a historic landmark from the 19th century. Built in 1860 and held in the same family for over 100 years, it was owned by Jim Williams until his death in 1990. Inside, visitors can explore the first floor with period antiques and various artworks, as well as view the second floor where Jim Williams's office was located and learn more about his life. visitors can meander through the lush courtyard garden while marveling at how nature has been intertwined with man-made elements.

Forsyth Park
Forsyth Park0.14km from Temple Mickve Israel Archives

Forsyth Park is one of the largest parks in the Chatham county, Georgia. The Park covers 30 acres of land just south of Gaston Street and north of Park Avenue. The east border of Forsyth Park is Drayton Street and on the west is Whitaker. For locals and tourists, Forsyth Park is a hub of social interaction.

Massie Heritage Center
Massie Heritage Center0.17km from Temple Mickve Israel Archives

The Massie Heritage Center, offers patrons the chance to explore the interesting and unique history of this region. From storytelling sessions to educational activities, visitors can learn about how area residents lived over 100 years ago. The facility houses six period-style rooms representing local lifestyles from 1783 through 1828, showcasing military and political items as well as everyday items that were common during that time.

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Chatham County
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Chatham County is the northernmost of Georgia's coastal counties on the Atlantic Ocean. It is bounded on the northeast by the Savannah River, and in the southwest bounded by the Ogeechee River.