Whether you have a fascination with historic artifacts and homes, weapons of war or avant garde art and sculpture, Savannah’s rich selection of museums has something for every interest.
209 W St Julian Street
Experience Prohibition and the Roaring Twenties like never before. At the American Prohibition Museum you'll journey through the most infamous time period in American history from the inception of the 18th Amendment to its repeal 13 years later. Take photos with Al Capone, dance the Charleston craze, feel the weight of a Tommy machine gun, and much more. End your experience in an authentic Speakeasy bar and enjoy a period-themed cocktail and music.
329 Abercorn St
The site interprets the life of Andrew and Mary Low, their family and other inhabitants of the site, including Low's daughter in law, Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts. The house contains one of the Souths' finest collections of mid-19th century furnishings, decorative arts and a beautiful garden and courtyard. Located one block from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
655 Lousiville Rd
Located in the Coastal Heritage Society’s Tricentennial Park, Battlefield Memorial Park commemorates the Battle of Savannah, which took place October 9, 1779. The battle was the second bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War.
2 Canebrake Rd
Explore the many gorgeous blooms and plant life that this historic 50 acre garden has to offer. Enjoy educational programs for all ages throughout the year as well as a spectacular Holiday Lights show and other special events. Take in the beauty of the Camelia Trail, Rose Garden, Bamboo Collection, the Daylily Collection, and the Orchid Greenhouse and more.
Museum Entrance and Shop
323 E Broughton St
This house was completed circa 1820 by Isaiah Davenport and is an exceptionally fine example of Federal architecture. Its proposed demolition in 1955 provided the catalyst for the city's organized historic preservation movement and was the founding activity of Historic Savannah Foundation which leads the movement today. Admission. Last tour at 4 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, St. Patrick's Day. Closes at 1 p.m. on the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve.
3894 Fort McAllister Road
This scenic park showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. Explore the Civil War museum and the grounds with cannons, a furnace, bombproof barracks, and palisades. Learn about the Civil War and soldiers' lives at living history Soldier programs. Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss, and salt marsh - a beautiful location for camping, fishing, boating, and picnicking.
655 Louisville Rd
This National Historic Landmark is the oldest & most complete Antebellum railroad facility of its kind still in existence in the U.S. The museum gives visitors the opportunity to engage in interactive experiences, such as participating on the handcar, touring the historic rail-cars and taking a guided site tour by train which showcases the museum's fully operational turntable.
14 W Macon St
One of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture found in the South, the Green-Meldrim House was designed by New York architect, John Norris, and constructed in the early 1850's. The house has many unique and modern features for the day and was General Tecumseh Sherman's headquarters upon arriving in Savannah during the Civil War. Last tour 30 minutes prior to closing.
230 Barnard St
Harper Fowlkes House is an 1842 Greek Revival mansion located on Orleans Square. Alida Harper left her home to the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia to be used as state headquarters. She wanted future generations to see the lifestyle of the mid-1800s, including the home's richly furnished interiors, important oil portraits, original architectural details, and period antiques.
9930 Ford Avenue
Your visit to Savannah would not be complete without a day trip south to experience Henry Ford's Southern Town. This driving trail takes you to 30 historic sites mostly related to the Henry Ford era in Richmond Hill. Download the COASTAL BRYAN HERITAGE TRAIL free mobile app for a fully narrated tour and directions. Not all sites open to the public.
10 E Oglethorpe Ave
Visit Savannah's first National Historic Landmark, exploring the life of the daughter, debutante, wife, adventurer, and artist who launched the Girl Scout Movement in the midst of the seismic changes of the Progressive Era - Juliette Gordon Low. Accessible restrooms and elevators available throughout the site. Tour tickets available at juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org.
32 Abercorn St
Come and experience the beauty of this over 100-year-old masterpiece for yourself. This historic theater is a lovingly restored venue in the heart of Savannah's Historic Downtown. Originally opened in 1921, they currently host a wide range of events throughout the year including films, concerts and much more including major festival events.
207 E Gordon St
Built in 1856, Massie School was Georgia's first public school and operated until 1974. Today it serves as a museum with a variety of exhibits devoted to Georgia's local & state history. The center is a great place for visitors to learn about Savannah's unique historic district architecture & historic preservation. Additional exhibits include information about Georgia's Native Americans & a replica 19th century classroom with interpretation about education during that era.
175 Bourne Ave. Pooler, GA 31322
Feel the excitement at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Hear true stories of our World War II heroes and experience the intensity of air combat missions.
This Museum is a treasure that offers a glimpse into the past and a sense of what it's like to be a true patriot. Covering an area of nearly 90,000 square feet, the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is situated on 13 acres in Pooler, Georgia, only minutes from historic downtown Savannah.
The Museum honors the men and women who helped defeat Nazi aggression by serving in or supporting the greatest air armada the world had ever seen - the Eighth Air Force. Vintage aircraft, theater presentations, and hundreds of artifacts are just some of the tools used in telling the powerful stories of the Eighth. Each exhibit becomes a compelling and powerful example of sacrifice, courage and patriotism.
Enjoy interactive exhibits, guided tours, on-site dining, museum store, library & archives, chapel & memorial gardens, Group tours available.
711 Sandtown Rd
Acres of natural beauty and fascinating native wildlife await discovery at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Less than 5 miles from Savannah's historic district Oatland features a 2 mile long 'Native Animal Nature Trail' that winds through forest freshwater wetlands & salt marsh and links large animal exhibits. Home to over 50 different species of indigenous wildlife including wolves, cougars, eagles & bison.
1 Fort Jackson Rd
The 213-year-old landmark offers engaging programs about life as a solider for adults children and families. Guests can also learn various drills and forms of military communication used and watch a cannon demonstration using some of the oldest artillery in the Southeast. Daily cannon firing programs begin at 11am and 2pm.
9924 Pin Point Ave
For nearly 100 years, Pin Point was an isolated, self-sustaining Gullah/Geechee enclave founded by first-generation freedmen where life was deeply connected to the water. The former A.S. Varn & Son Oyster & Crab Factory has been transformed into an educational center for visitors to learn about the Gullah/Geechee culture through the community's unique lifeways, from daily life to religion, language and food.
11460 Ford Ave
The building in which the museum is housed was built in 1940 as a kindergarten by Richmond Hill's most famous residents, automobile industrialist Henry Ford and his wife, Clara. The tradition of teaching continues today as visitors learn about the Henry Ford's legacy in this small southern town.
655 Louisville Rd
Savannah Children's Museum's first phase, Exploration Station, is a unique one-acre, two-level, outdoor adaptive reuse project located in the former Central of Georgia Railway Carpentry Shop. The entirely outdoor museum features nearly a dozen exhibits and programs designed to expand the imaginations of children including an exploration maze, a reading nook, and a sensory garden.
303 MLK Jr. Blvd
The original passenger station of the Central of Georgia Railway now serves as the Savannah History Museum. A national historic landmark, the museum spans 1733 to present day Savannah and includes many exhibits that highlight the city's military musical and cultural contributions including a Juliette Gordon Low exhibit and the famous bench from Forrest Gump.
601 Turner Blvd
The SCAD Museum of Art is a premier contemporary art museum that features emerging and established international artists through commissioned works and rotating exhibitions; engages local communities with special initiatives of an international scope; and serves as a resource for SCAD students and alumni during their academic careers and beyond.
342 Bull St
Step into SCADstory — an immersive 4D experience that tells a universal tale of the dreamer in us all. Four decades of SCAD history are told with the magic and wonder of 25 SCAD disciplines, from animation to themed entertainment design. SCADstory is a journey like no other. Call or visit the website for times and tickets.
41 MLK Jr Blvd
Explore exhibits featuring ship models, paintings, and maritime antiques from the great era of Atlantic trade & travel during the 18th & 19th centuries. The collection is housed in the elegant home built in 1819 for William Scarbrough president of the Savannah Steamship Company. Home to the largest garden in Savannah's Historic District.
52 Diamond Causeway
Park visitors can enjoy six miles of hiking, bird watching, and biking on the trails that wind through maritime forest & salt marsh. Observe deer, fiddler crabs, raccoons, egrets, and other wildlife. They also offer a scenic campground which is nestled under live oaks and Spanish moss. Enjoy the picnic shelters or play on the playgrounds. There is so much to see and do here! Leashed pets are allowed.
207 W York St
Inside the Jepson Center is TechSpace, an interactive and technology-based gallery for visitors of all ages. TechSpace provides a window into some of the 21st-century techniques and technologies used by contemporary artists and examines how lines have blurred between visual art and computer science. TechSpace is included in the Jepson Center admission price.
121 Barnard St
The oldest public art museum in the South and the first art museum in America founded by a woman. Formerly the Telfair family mansion, the museum opened its doors to the public in 1886 through the bequest of Mary Telfair, creating the foundation for art and cultural education. Telfair Academy presents a celebrated collection of fine art, decorative art, period rooms, and is home to the Bird Girl.
207 W York St
Devoted to contemporary art and world-class traveling exhibitions, the Jepson Center links Telfair's past with its future unifying the museum's three distinct sites. Featuring highlights from the modern and contemporary collection and also treats visitors to an ever-changing array of exceptional artwork-from classical European masters to daring emerging artists.
124 Abercorn St
Visitors are guided through one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in America as well as the original slave quarters. The tour explores the complicated relationships of the most and least powerful people in 19th-century Savannah — the wealthy Owens family who owned the property and the many enslaved people who labored there. The National Historic Landmark home includes a formal parterre garden, a rare intact urban slave quarter, and one of the earliest systems of indoor plumbing.
30 Meddin Dr
Enjoy the amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean! Take in all 178 steps that lead to the observation deck, 145-feet above the ground! Across the street from the Lighthouse, you will find Fort Screven, one of the last coastal artillery batteries built along the East Coast. Self-guided tours daily. Last ticket sold at 4:30 pm. Closed Tuesdays. Admission charges & group rates available.
411 E York St
Relive Military History! This museum features curator Gary D. Webb's lifelong collection of military artifacts dating from the Civil War to present day including period uniforms, helmets, hats, and equipment from all conflicts. See for yourself the MIG-21 cockpit! Self-guided tours and staff available. Located on beautiful Columbia Square. 5 STAR RATING ON TRIPADVISOR!
7601 Skidaway Rd
A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of the colonial estate of Noble Jones, who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with the first settlers from England. Wormsloe's tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah. Visitors interact with costumed interpreters, view a museum with artifacts found on the grounds, and walk the nature trails along the marsh.