Located in Savannah’s popular City Market, the American Prohibition Museum is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. Highlighting an era of gangsters, rum runners, and flappers, the museum brings the Roaring Twenties to life with over 20 intoxicating exhibits and an authentic speakeasy. Featuring 21st century technology and immersive displays, the museum takes guests on a journey through the past to the early 1900s when anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and America’s struggle with alcohol was brought to light.
Not Your Average "Dry" Museum - step back in time to a wild era of flappers, bootlegging, and gangsters.
Learn the history behind the iconic V8 and how it led to the birth of NASCAR.
Explore the stories of Al Capone, Scarface, and the other historical gangsters of Prohibition.
View confiscated items from mobsters and 200+ Prohibition-Era artifacts.
Discover why Savannah was referred to as the “Bootleg Spigot of the South.”
Slip into our Speakeasy to enjoy authentic craft cocktails.
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The American Prohibition Museum located in Savannah’s City Market is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. While here, guests will travel back in time to the early 1900s, as anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and the “booze problem” was pushed to the fore-front of American politics. The true story of America’s struggle with the liquor question, the passing of the 18th Amendment, its impact on the nation, and the far-reaching consequences of the thirteen years of Prohibition all come to life within the walls of the American Prohibition Museum.
Through immersive displays and state-of-the-art dioramas, museum goers will learn how Prohibition and Temperance shaped thinking and culture for more than 200 years of American history. Not your average “Dry” Museum, the American Prohibition Museum features state-of-the-art displays such as:
A recreated 1918 street scene, setting the stage in “Anywhere, USA”
A captivating Tent Revival featuring fire and brimstone preacher, Reverend Billy Sunday
Carry Nation’s Hatchetations and a bar demolished by her signature hatchet
Lillian M.N. Stephens and Adolphus Busch squaring off and pleading their side of the argument
A dimly lit Moonshine Scene, tucked back into the heart of America’s wilderness
A hidden gem of a Speakeasy bar, serving up period authentic cocktails
And much, much more…
Experience this one-of-a-kind attraction when you visit Savannah!