5 Ways to Explore Savannah’s Girl Scouts Heritage

Explore Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace: A designated National Historic Landmark, the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, offers guided tours and special programs throughout the year. Today, the 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 to American culture have made her Birthplace one of the most visited historic house museums in Georgia and in the nation.

Take a Old Town Trolley Tours: Scouts of all levels can earn their Discover Savannah Badge (Councils Own) as they tour some of Savannah’s most iconic landmarks such as the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, the Girl Scout 1st Headquarters and the Andrew Low House. Troops will hear Savannah History as they are transported around Savannah with a Girl Scout Guide

Visit Old Fort Jackson: Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark offering daily cannon firings and exciting interactive programs for adults, kids, and families! Only minutes away from historic downtown Savannah, you can experience unique views of Savannah’s riverfront and walk on the grounds of one of the oldest brick fortifications on the East Coast.

Take a tour of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force: Located just minutes from downtown, your troop will learn about the roles of women during World War II through the “Doing Their Part” Girl Scout exhibition. Earn patches along the way, and see remaining artifacts from the brave soldiers.

Dine at The Pirate House: Since 1753, The Pirate’s House has been welcoming visitors to Savannah with a bounty of delicious food and drink and rousing good times. Situated a scant block from the Savannah River, The Pirate’s House first opened as an inn for seafarers, and fast became a rendezvous for blood-thirsty pirates and sailors from the Seven Seas. Here seamen drank their grog and discoursed, sailor fashion, on their exotic high seas adventures from Singapore to Bombay and from London to Port Said.