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    The Beach Institute:

    502 E Harris Street

    Savannah, GA 31401

    Tuesday 12 PM -5 PM

    Wednesday 12 PM - 5 PM

    Thursday 12 PM - 5 PM

    Friday 12 PM - 5 PM

    Saturday 12 PM - 5 PM

    Closed Sunday & Monday

    502 East Harris Street

     

    The King-Tisdell Cottage:

    514 E Huntingdon Street

    Savannah, GA 31401

    Tuesday 12 PM-2 PM

    Wednesday 12 PM-5 PM

    Thursday 12 PM-2 PM

    Friday 12 PM-5 PM

    Saturday 12 PM-5 PM

    Closed Sunday & Monday

    514 E Huntingdon Street

    The Beach Institute and The King-Tisdell Cottage

    Adults: $10.00

    Military: $7.00

    Seniors 60 and over: $7.00
    Students: $7
    Children under 5: Free

    Please Contact Us for Group Rates.

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    The Beach Institute and The King-Tisdell Cottage are closed for the following Holidays:
    New Year’s Eve
    New Year’s Day (Day after New Year’s Day)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    St. Patrick’s Day Observance
    July 4th
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving
    Day After Thanksgiving
    Christmas Eve
    Christmas Day

    Closed to the Public when Private Events are held at either museum.

    Closed when severe weather conditions occur (T-Storms, etc are indicated by the national weather systems as a severe warning).

    Closed when events are held in the City of Savannah or City Limits that required streets closing (marathons, parades and so on).
     

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Closed for the following Holidays: 
New Year’s Eve 
New Year’s Day (Day after New Year’s Day) 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
St. Patrick’s Day Observance
July 4th 
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Closed to the Public when Private Events are held at either museum.

Closed when severe weather conditions occurs (T-Storms ,etc are indicate by the national weather systems as a severe warning).

Closed when events are held in the City of Savannah or City Limits that required streets closing (marathons, parades and so on). 
 
Mobility Access: All galleries at the Beach Institute are wheelchair accessible. 
Accessible Entrance and Parking: The wheelchair entrance is located in the garden entrance of the Beach Institute from Price Street Lane. There are accessible parking spaces immediately outside the wheelchair entrance located directly behind the museum on the Price Street Lane. An elevator provides access to the upstairs galleries.

Accessible Programs: The museums offer programs by appointment for audiences with special needs. Each year, the museums schedule visits for non-profit organizations serving senior and individuals with disabilities. For more information or to request a visit, please call 912.335.8868 or email kingtisdell@bellsouth.net 

Sketching: Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm). No easels, stools, or sketching while sitting on the floor is permitted. If galleries are crowded, staff may ask visitors to stop sketching or writing.
Photography for Studio Projects or Class Assignments: All Visitors must obtain and signs a onetime image-usage permission form from museum staff.  And visitors must also provide museum staff with official documentation concerning the Studio Project or Class Assignment while visiting the museums. Still photography and video taken from a handheld device are permitted for personal, noncommercial use. The camera must be at least three (3) feet from the work of art. Flash photography, tripods, additional lights and extension cords are not allowed.
Additional Guidelines:
•	No Touching. Visitors must at all times remain at least two feet away from all artworks and must not touch any paintings, sculptures, books, foyer furniture, or displays.
•	No Photographs. Visitors are not permitted to take any photographs inside the Museums at any time for any reason. This includes cell phone cameras and video recording devices of any kind.
•	No Food or Beverage. No food or beverages are permitted inside the Museums.
•	No Smoking. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the Museums or immediately outside the entrance.
•	No Firearms. Firearms are not permitted in the Museums.
•	No Pets. Pets are not permitted in the Museum, except service dogs for the disabled.
•	No Cellular Phones. All cellular phones and other electric devices must be turned off or put on vibrate before touring the museums.
•	Strollers: Baby strollers are welcome.
•	Children. All children must be supervised at all times by their accompanying adults. (Due to the fragile nature of the collection and the intimate environment in the galleries, children under the age of 8 must be supervised at all time while inside of the museums, and children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by at least one adult for every four children).
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