Sorrel-Weed Historic House Tours
Come see why the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation &
SCAD Vernacular Architectural committees voted it one of
the Most Important Homes in Savannah
Revisit the antebellum days of the old south! Experience this Grand Savannah home that will intrigue and entice you with her rich and extraordinary atmosphere of southern history, fine antiques, and outstanding architecture.
Walk the corridor frequented by a welcome guest, Gen. Robert E. Lee, as well as many other famous and wealthy Gentlemen of the Old South!
Historic House Tours run daily between 10:00am – 4:30pm
(except a few Holidays)
The Sorrel-Weed House was one of the First two homes in Georgia to be designated a State Landmark in 1954. The Historic Marker in front of the house, includes a brief history of Francis Sorrel, the man who built the home in the late 1830’s. The name “Sorrel-Weed” is the last name of the first two owners of the home, Francis sold the home to Henry D. Weed, a local merchant in Savannah at the time.
The seven lady’s that started the Historic Savannah Foundation had their very first meeting inside the parlors of the Sorrel-Weed House in 1939. The home was, at the time, being used as a Museum with several donated antiques and fine art on display. It wasn’t until the 1950’s when their ideas to restore and preserve Savannah started to take shape, and reverse a trend of decay in the city. Thanks to those “Seven Ladies” we get to enjoy these great historic buildings in Downtown Savannah today.