Add These Museums to Your Savannah Bucket List
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Beat the Savannah heat by spending time inside cool indoor museums, or enjoy the sunshine by wandering around Savannah's outdoor museums. Either way, you'll learn something new and see places you've never seen before -- the perfect recipe for an eye-opening Savannah adventure.
Completed circa 1820, The Davenport House marked the beginning of Savannah’s historic preservation movement.
Davenport House Museum
Visiting the Davenport House is essential in experiencing the history of Savannah and its historic preservation renaissance. This 1820 Federal-style dwelling was built by Isaiah Davenport and his crew for his growing household. The Davenport House is one of the oldest brick structures in the city, and its furnishings and artifacts display a glimpse of home life in the 1800s.
Savannah Children's Museum
This outdoor museum features over a dozen exhibits designed to expand the imaginations of children including an exploration maze, a reading nook and a sensory garden. Check out the video above to see how you and your kids can experience the Savannah Children's Museum.
Pin Point Heritage Museum
Experience the Gullah/Geechee culture first hand. Explore the refurbished museum complex and experience multimedia presentations, exciting exhibits and unparalleled views of the marsh. Learn more about Pin Point Heritage Museum first-hand from the museum's historical interpreter and Pin Point native, Gail Smith, in our in-depth podcast interview or this quick video about how this culture is an important pillar of Savannah's African American history.
Jepson Center for the Arts
The Jepson Center for the Arts opened to the public in 2006, and features over 7,500 square feet of gallery space for major traveling exhibitions of contemporary art and installations of works from the permanent collection. The museum's modern architecture was built with ADA standards in mind, allowing everyone access to cool off before the next stop.
The new Tybee Island Marine Science Center is now located on North Beach.
Tybee Island Marine Science Center
The Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers many opportunities for responsible handling of artifacts and marine creatures. Touch fiddler crabs, horseshoe crabs and hermit crabs in the center’s Touch Tank. Beach and marsh nature tours are led by marine scientists who will teach you about Tybee Island ecology.
Georgia State Railroad Museum
Bring the whole family to the Georgia State Railroad Museum to explore historic railcars firsthand. Hop on board a historic steam or diesel locomotive for a fun and educational site tour. History is way more fun when you can take it for a ride!