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American Prohibition Museum | Savannah GA

The prohibition era was a tumultuous time in American history. From those in favor of to those against, combined with the people who made millions of dollars defying the ban, conflict was rampant. One thing was certain: There was a ban in place, and it was not working. In Savannah GA, there is a museum dedicated to telling the whole story of the prohibition era, which is much more than you read in the history books! A trip to the American Prohibition Museum – the ONLY museum in the United States dedicated to this era – will enlighten you with their life-like wax figures and exciting multimedia exhibits. It is a sensational place to visit, and we can’t wait to return!

Travis Spangenburg Tells Us
More About the Prohibition Era

Fun Facts

  • 1 The American Prohibition Museum is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the prohibition era.
  • 2 You can have a drink in an authentic speakeasy at the museum.
  • 3 The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution was passed in 1919 to ban the sale, production, transportation and distribution of alcohol.
  • 4 In 1933, the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution repealed the 18th Amendment.
  • 5 The consumption of alcohol was not included in the ban.

What to Eat: The Shrimp Factory

While walking from shoot to shoot on Historic River Street in Savannah GA, we stopped to chat with a friendly hostess outside of The Shrimp Factory. We were so thrilled with her friendliness that, after completing our shoots in the area, we went back there and had lunch. It turns out that The Shrimp Factory is a locally owned restaurant (since 1977!) that serves up not only warm hospitality but delicious food, too, from Lowcountry Boil to shrimp and grits and everything in between. Of course, we also had a helping of warm peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. We’ll have to go back and investigate, too, because, apparently, it’s a well-known haunted spot. We experienced weird magnetization of one piece of silverware, and that, according to our hosts, is just the tip of the iceberg!

Visit the American Prohibition Museum | Savannah GA

American Prohibition Museum
209 W. St. Julian Street
Savannah GA 31401
(912) 314-4054
Located next to Ellis Square in the City Market, just blocks away from Robinson Parking Garage

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