Beginning Thursday, March 4th, 2021, ALL Coastal Heritage Society sites will reopen the public. Learn more about each site below.
The Coastal Heritage Society runs 6 historical museums and sites. First there’s the Savannah History Museum, located in Tricentennial Park. This museum allows you to walk through the city’s history from 1733, spanning the American Revolution and Civil War, all the way to today! You can experience exhibits highlighting Savannah’s musical, cultural and artistic contributions from the famous bench from Forrest Gump to the life of Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low.
The Savannah Children’s Museum, also located in Tricentennial Park, is the perfect place for families to explore and play! The museum is currently entirely outdoors and located in the old Central of Georgia Railway Carpentry Shop lower level and upper courtyard. The museum features over a dozen exhibits designed to expand the imaginations of children including an exploration maze, a reading nook and a sensory garden.
Georgia State Railroad Museum, the last of the sites located in Tricentennial Park, is a beautiful National Historic Landmark located at the old Central of Georgia Railway Savannah Shops and Terminal Facilities. With a fully operational turntable, you have the chance to explore historic railcars, experience the handcar, and go on guided tours.
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.
Pin Point Heritage Museum, located in the old A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory, is your chance to experience the Gullah/Geechee culture first hand. For nearly 100 years, the community of Pin Point was quietly isolated on the banks of the Moon River just south of Savannah. Now, you can explore the refurbished museum complex and experience multimedia presentations, exciting exhibits and unparalleled views of the marsh!
And Finally, Harper Fowlkes House where you can see the lifestyle of the mid 1800’s. The home features a traditional southern garden that you are welcome to roam and enjoy. There are fascinating architectural details, artwork and interiors to see. Learn about all the unique features and history of the Harper Fowlkes House by touring the home, located at 230 Barnard Street on Orleans Square in historic downtown Savannah, Georgia.