Savannah, Georgia: Statue of the Bird Girl

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Telfair Academy

Address:
121 Barnard St., Savannah, GA
Directions:
Telfair Academy. From I-95: Exit at I-16 East into Historic District. I-16 will turn into Montgomery St. Turn right onto Oglethorpe Ave., turn left on Barnard Street. Follow Barnard to Telfair Square. Proceed 3/4 around the square. Robinson parking garage at State and Jefferson.
Hours:
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
912-790-8800
Admission:
Adults $22.
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Statue of the Bird Girl

The popularity of this statue, seen on the bestselling "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" book cover, forced its removal from Bonaventure Cemetery. Now Bird Girl is indoors, and you have to pay to see her.

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Statue of the Bird Girl.

Bird Girl Statue

The Bird Girl statue is owned by the Telfair Museums, so it is sometimes moved to one of their indoor venues. It currently stands in the Telfair Academy at 121 Barnard Street. The exhibit room for the statue tells its history in relation to the cemetery where it originally stood. Photos are allowed. Admission gives access to all three of the Telfair Museums in Savanna, including the Jepson Museum (contemporary art) and the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters (historic house).

[Christine C., 03/18/2022]

Bird girl.

Statue of the Bird Girl

The Bird Girl statue has been moved to the Jepson Museum, and you are now allowed to take photos of it!

[Susie, 03/10/2015]
Statue of the Bird Girl

This is in a museum with a $12 entrance fee. I wasn't impressed. There was a sign that said no photos were allowed.

[Dan Kaplan, 10/08/2011]

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