Savannah and the Girl Scouts have a rich history going all the way back to the founder’s great great grandfather. Check out these five (or nine, depending on how you count them) places you can find Girl Scout History alive and thriving. You might even earn a badge, patch, or bandana!

Please note that the hours and opportunities listed below are subject to change and may have specific or different COVID safety policies.
Please contact the locations before visiting to confirm.

01

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

10 East Oglethorpe Avenue

A designated National Historic Landmark, the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace honors one of the nation’s most remarkable women whose vibrant story, artistic talents, and organizational achievements inspire generations of visitors. Juliette Gordon Low’s contributions to girl’s lives and American culture have made her Birthplace one of the most visited historic house museums in Georgia and the nation.
Learn more about their programs and tours.

02

The First Headquarters

10 East Oglethorpe Avenue

The Girl Scout First Headquarters is an easy 3 block walk from our hotels. Along the way, you’ll pass through 3 beautiful historic squares and the Colonial Park Cemetery. The Headquarters, formerly the carriage house for Juliette Low’s adult home, offers exciting interactive educational experiences for Girl Scouts and the community and is often staffed by local Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts.
You can check out their FHQ FAQs and daily programs information pages to get all the details on the best way to book a tour.

03

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, GA 31322

Live “Your very own, Night at the Museum” at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth. Your scouts will experience a special Museum tour, Mission Experience, Flashlight Scavenger Hunt, Dinner, Snacks, a Movie, and other Additional Activities. Or visit with your troop during the day for the Scavenger Hunt, tour, and a chance to help with The Poppy Project.
Contact Kristin Singleton for more information.

04

Coastal Heritage Society

The Coastal Heritage Society  runs 6 historical museums and sites and 5 of them have girl scout-centered programs to choose from.

At Old Fort Jackson in the Girl Scout Militia Program, scouts will be trained to send messages with Signal Corps flags and by telegraph and taught how to load and fire a cannon!

At the Georgia State Railroad and Savanah History Museum, scouts will be introduced to three generations of the Gordon Family and learn how each served Savannah, the country, and influenced Juliette Low’s life.

At Pin Point Heritage Museum, scouts will learn about the community of Pin Point and the African roots of its thriving Gullah culture. They will also participate in activities that touch on Gullah foodways, music, language, and more.

Finally, at the Harper-Fowlkes House, scouts will learn how preservationist and businesswoman, Alida Harper Fowlkes’ dreams and determination decided the fate of the house and the objects in it, as well as the fates of several other properties in the city.

Learn more about all the attractions and how to book at chsgeorgia.org

05

Laurel Grove North Cemetery

802 W. Anderson St

The Laurel Grove North Cemetery, home of the resting place of Juliette Gordon Low, is an 8-minute drive from our hotels. Laurel Grove North Cemetery is located on a portion of the former Springfield Plantation and named after the native Laurel Oak trees which once inhabited the site. The cemetery is open to the public daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Groups of 10 or more must register ahead of time at 912-651-6772.

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