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Georgia Historical Society-Hodgson Hall

Georgia Historical Society-Hodgson Hall

Georgia Historical Society-Hodgson Hall

501 Whitaker Street (Near Forsyth Park)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 651-2125

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00a - 5:30p

The Georgia Historical Society is the oldest continuously operating state historical society in the Southern United States and one of the oldest historical organizations in the United States.

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Georgia State Railroad Museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum

655 Louisville Road (Across from Visitors Center)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 651-6823

Hours:
Monday - Sunday 9:00a - 5:00p

The Central of Georgia Railroad and Canal Company was chartered in 1833. By 1843, it was the longest continuous railroad under one central management in the world. The Central reached its peak in the early 1920s and was the largest employer in Savannah.

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Girl Scout First Headquarters

Girl Scout First Headquarters

Girl Scout First Headquarters

330 Drayton Street (Near Lafayette Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 232-8200

Hours:
Sunday - Saturday: 10:00a - 4:00p

The Andrew Low carriage house was built in 1848 and was the Girl Scout First Headquarters. Juliette Gordon Low, who was the founder of the Girl Scouts, converted the carriage house into the Girl Scout Headquarters shortly after she founded Girl Scouting in March, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia.

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Jepson Center for The Arts

Jepson Center for The Arts

Jepson Center for The Arts

207 West York Street (Near Telfair Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 790-8831

The Jepson Center was open to the public in 2006. There are 7500 square feet of gallery space for major traveling exhibitions of contemporary art as well as permanent collections of art. The building has a 220 seat auditorium, community gallery, education studios and 3500 square foot interactive gallery for children and families.

The Jepson Center is also home to the original iconic Bird Girl statue, made famous in the Jack Leigh photograph on the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

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Massie Heritage Interpretation Museum

Massie Heritage Interpretation Museum

Massie Heritage Interpretation Museum

207 East Gordon Street (Near Calhoun Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 395-5070

Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00a - 4:00p
Sunday: 12:00p - 4:00p

The Massie Heritage Center was named for its benefactor, Peter Massie, who died in 1841, leaving $5000 for the establishment of a school for the poor in Savannah. The Massie School operated as a public school until its closing in 1974, and is Georgia's oldest school in continuous operation.

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Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

175 Bourne Avenue
PoolerGA  31322
(912) 748-8888

Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 9:00a - 5:00p

Note: Located in Pooler, GA 14 Miles, 20-25 minutes via I-16 W and I-95 N.
Or, 11 Miles, 20-25 mins. via US-25 W (E Bay Street) and US-80 W.

Visit one of the world's most powerful museum experiences, the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. This 90,000-square-foot museum is dedicated to preserving the history and stories of the Eighth Air Force, the "greatest air armada of all time."

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Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House

124 Abercorn Street (Oglethorpe Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 790-8889

Tours:
Sunday - Monday 12:00p - 5:00p
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00a - 5:00p
Last tour is at 4:30p

The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America. This most important and architecturally significant house was begun in 1816 and completed in 1819.

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Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

460 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 231-8900
Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00a - 5:00p
 

The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum is named in honor of the father of the movement charted by local African Americans and adhered to the principles of nonviolent protest. Gilbert came to Savannah as pastor of the historic First African Baptist Church on Franklin Square, where he served from 1939 to 1956.

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Savannah Children's Museum

Savannah Children's Museum

Savannah Children's Museum

655 Louisville Road(Across from Visitors Center)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 651-4292

Summer Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00a - 2:00p
Sunday: Closed

The newly opened Savannah Children’s Museum is a wonderful open-air playground fantastic for exploring and creative play. Please make sure you have plenty of water and sunscreen. 

The landscaping is beautiful, with play levels built right into the ruins of the old train depot. Exposed bricks, beams and ironwork are everywhere. The top level has a water table, musical instruments and blocks stations. The second level expands into a huge play area with a maze, playground, book nook, dress-up area, more blocks and oversize board games.

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Savannah History Museum

Savannah History Museum

Savannah History Museum

303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (located in the Visitors Center)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 651-6840

Hours: 
Sunday - Thursday: 8:30a - 5:00p
Friday - Saturday: 9:00a - 5:00p

The Savannah History Museum is located in the Main Visitor's Center. The Visitor's Center occupies the building that was originally the Central of Georgia Railway passenger terminal, a National Historic Landmark. Construction of the building begin in the 1850s and was completed in the 1870s. The 'Central of Georgia Railroad' used the building until 1972.

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Ships of the Sea

41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 232-1511

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00a - 5:00p (Last Admission 4:15p)

The Ships of the Sea Museum is located in the William Scarborough mansion built in 1819. One of the earliest examples of the Greek revival in Savannah, this beautiful home was built for William Scarborough, president of the Savannah Steamship Company. It features Roman-style windows that flank the entrance and a monumental Doric portico with a fanlight overhead.

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Telfair Museums

Telfair Museums

Telfair Museums

121 Barnard Street (Near Telfair Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 790-8800

Hours: 
Sunday - Monday: 12:00p - 5:00p
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00a - 5:00p

The Telfair Museums consist of 3 musems; The Telfair Academy (shown), the Owens-Thomas House, and the Jepsen Center of Contemporary Art.

The Telfair Academy is a former mansion built from 1818-1819 for Alexander Telfair, son of Revolutionary War patriot and Georgia governor Edward Telfair.

The Telfair Academy is the first and oldest public art museum in the South. Founded through the bequest of Mary Telfair (1791–1875), a prominent local citizen, the museum opened in 1886 in the Telfair family’s renovated neoclassical Regency-style mansion, known as the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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