Once home to Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, this historic mansion has been restored to its 19th-century glory and offers tours and hosts Girl Scout events. Visit the first National Historic Landmark in Savannah to see exhibits that follow the Low family and the genesis of the Girl Scouts. The Basics
Owned and operated by Girl Scouts of the USA, the restored mansion is adorned with period pieces, artwork, and exhibits on the Girl Scout movement and its founder. Prebook your tour as they are required for entry. Combine a trip to Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace with other Savannah stops on a historic walking tour or via hop-on hop-off trolley. Visiting on a guided city tour gives you a broad look into Savannah’s rich history and architecture.Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- The mansion is a popular stop for Girl Scouts, architecture enthusiasts, and history buffs.
- Book tickets in advance—some tours cater to Girl Scouts and others are geared to the general public. Be aware that tours sell out and self-guided tours are not permitted.
- Leave time at the end of your tour to visit the courtyard gardens and gift shop.
- The mansion is fully wheelchair accessible, but gravel paths in the garden limit navigation of the outdoor areas.
Located off of East Oglethorpe Avenue in Savannah’s Historic District, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is easily accessible on foot or by public transportation from nearby accommodations and attractions. You can also visit via the Old Town Trolley.
When to Get There
You can swing by the mansion year-round—tours are typically offered Monday through Saturday from midmorning to midafternoon—but if you want to visit in peak season be sure to book tickets in advance. The site is busiest in June, July, and over school holidays. Other Girl Scout Sites in Savannah
Savannah is home to a wealth of Girl Scouts history. After a trip to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, grow your knowledge of the Girl Scouts by visiting nearby sites such as the Girl Scout First Headquarters building and Girl Scout Camp Low. Or, delve further into the history of Juliette Gordon Low with a stop at her adult home—the Andrew Low House. Use the Pioneers in Preservation Pass to visit the Low House and two others for one low price.