Andrew Low House

Andrew Low House

Andrew Low House

329 Abercorn Street (Layfayette Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 233-6854

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

Tours are on the hour and half-hour daily and the last tour is at 4:00p

The Andrew Low House combines Grecian details with elements of the Italian Villa style and has one of Savannah's most stunning ironwork balconies. A shuttered piazza overlooks a beautiful brick-walled garden in the rear of the home. The front garden has two hourglass-shaped flowerbeds and looks much as it did when first planted. The Andrew Low House features spacious rooms decorated with beautiful plaster cornices and carved woodwork.

The Low House was designed and built in 1848-1849 for Andrew Low, a wealthy cotton factor, who came to Savannah when he was only 16 years old. He began working in his uncle’s cotton firm and later became a partner. He married Sarah Cecil Hunter in 1843. Unfortunately, Andrew’s wife and 4-year old son died before the house was completed. Five years later, Andrew married Mary Cowper Stiles.

Andrew Low’s son, William Mackay Low, married Juliette Gordon in 1886. Juliette, commonly known as Daisy, moved in the family home on Lafayette Square. It was here that the widowed Juliette founded the Girl Scouts of America,

Juliette Gordon Low died in 1927 and bequeathed the carriage house (where the Girl Scouts held their meetings) to the Savannah Girl Scouts. The National Society of the Colonial Dames in Georgia purchased the Andrew Low House in 1928. The Low Home was officially opened to the public in 1952.