• The Beach Institute

    African-American

    Cultural Center

    Gallery & Museum

  • The Beach Institute and The King -Tisdell Cottage are open!

    The Institute - Tuesday - Saturday 12 NOON - 5:00 PM

     

    The Cottage - TUESDAY - SATURDAY, 12 NOON - 5:00 pm

    Visit Our Gift Shop

    Browse our selection of art, jewelry, books, stationary, and much more

    FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE BEACH

    The Savannah Doll

    Show Exhibit

    Theatre of The Dolls Puppet Show & Workshop

    Tuesday, February 1 - SUNday, MARCH 20, 2022

    FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE BEACH

    join us FOR AN EVENING OF POETRY, MUSIC AND FUN ON THE LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH STARTING AT 6:00 PM UNTIL 9:00 PM! WE FEATURE LOCAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL POETS, MUSICAL TALENTS, AND STORYTELLERS!

  • Savannah's flagship museum for

    African-American and Gullah-Geechee Heritage

    THE SAVANNAH DOLL SHOW - 2023

    Wednesday, FEBRUARY 1 - SUNDAY, march 19, 2023

    EXCLUSIVELY HELD AT

    THE HISTORIC BEACH INSTITUTE

    502 EAST HARRIS STREET , IN LOVELY SAVANNAH, GA

    REGULAR ADMISSION HOURS - 12 NOON UNTIL 5:00 pm, TUESDAYS THRU SATURDAYS

    Please attend & bring a friend

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 912-335-8868

     

    The Beach Institute | Savannah, GA

    The Beach Institute African American Cultural Center

    Winner of the 2016 Governor's Award for the Arts & Humanities of Georgia

    The Beach Institute was founded in 1865 by the Colored Education Committee at the dawn of the Reconstruction Era, as the first official school for African-Americans in Savannah, GA.

     

    Built by Free and formerly Enslaved Negroes, the Institute was completed in 1867 with a generous contribution by philanthropist and inventor Alfred Ely Beach of New York,

    editor of Scientific American Magazine.

     

    For nearly 50 years, The Beach Institute was operated by the American Missionary Association, an integrated organization of abolitionists and education advocates.

     

    Today, the original historic building is home to The Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center, and owned by The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation, Inc. The Beach Institute is Savannah's flagship museum for African-American arts, history & cultural preservation.

     

    502 E Harris Street
    Savannah, GA 31401
    engage@beachinstitute.org
    912-335-8868
    King-Tisdell Cottage | Savannah, GA

    King-Tisdell Cottage | Historic Site and Artifacts Gallery

    Built in 1896 dedicated to preserving the history and culture of African-Americans in Savannah.

    Built in 1896, this Victorian-styled Cottage was home to Sara King and Robert Tisdell, members of Savannah's vibrant African-American entrepreneurial class.

     

    The King-Tisdell Cottage Museum was founded in 1981 by famed Civil Rights Leader, Historian and Preservation advocate, Mr. W.W. Law.

     

    Today, the restored Cottage is devoted to showcasing various aspects of Savannah's African-American commercial history and culture

     

    Come explore artifacts, exhibits and maps of Savannah's historic Negro Communities from the late 1800s and early 20th Century!

     

    514 E Huntingdon St

    Savannah, GA 31401

    engage@beachinstitute.org

    912-335-8868

    King-Tisdell Cottage | Savannah, GA

    Genealogy Research

    Support Center

    Open Tuesday - Saturday Noon - 4 PM

    Other times available by appointment. Located at the Penthouse of the Beach Institute.

    The goal of the GRSC is to facilitate research and preservation of our vital family histories. The knowledge of our ancestries broadens our scope and understanding of our noble heritage.

     

    Learn about how to initiate, investigate and manage your genealogy projects.

     

    We offer Ancestry.com, Find-A-Grave.com, Newspapers.com &YouTube tutorial videos, as well as charts, forms and methods to organize genealogy research & information.

     

     

    502 E Harris Street

    Savannah, GA 31401

    Penthouse Floor

    grsc@beachinstitute.org

    912-335-8868

  • Contact Us

    For information on exhibits, tours, art procurement, student visits and more....

    502 E Harris Street
    Savannah, GA 31401

    514 E Huntingdon St.
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Tue-Sat 12pm-5pm
    912-335-8868
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