Add These Museums to Your Savannah Bucket List


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.

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.

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the civil rights movement in the city and offers programs such as lectures, workshops and special events. It is housed in the historic First African Baptist Church and contains a collection of artifacts, photographs, documents, and multimedia presentations that tell the story of Savannah's African American community. The museum also serves as a center for research, activism and education. 

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.

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 immersive addition of the Telfair Children's Art Museum will be a welcome reprive for your little ones as they discover their inner Picasso's. The museum's modern architecture was built with ADA standards in mind, allowing everyone access to cool off before the next stop.

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.

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Andrew Low House Museum

The Andrew Low House Museum is a historically significant 1840s home located across the beautiful Lafayette Square from the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. It is open to the public and showcases a unique collection of furniture, paintings, glass and other decorative arts. The house also features a tranquil garden and courtyard, as well as the original carriage house that served as the first headquarters of the Girl Scouts. Come and explore the captivating history of this treasured home in Savannah.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers many opportunities for the responsible handling of artifacts and marine creatures. Touch fiddler crabs, horseshoe crabs and hermit crabs in the center's Touch Tank. Marine scientists who will teach you about Tybee Island ecology lead beach and marsh nature tours.

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!

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Beautifully displaying the legacy of the brave men and women of the Eighth Air Force and their contributions to victory in the Second World War is National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. The museum features an impressive variety of artifacts, photographs and interactive displays that chronicle the history and accomplishments of the Eighth Air Force and is also known for hosting events, educational programs and guided tours.

American Prohibition Museum

The American Prohibition Museum is a captivating and immersive experience that takes visitors on a journey back in time to the era of ‌Prohibition in the United States - offering a fascinating glimpse into the social and cultural impact. As visitors step through the doors, they are transported to the 1920s, a time when the production, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages were banned. The museum showcases a comprehensive collection of artifacts, exhibits and interactive displays that bring this tumultuous period to life.

SCAD Museum of Art

Housed in a beautifully restored 1853 Greek Revival building, the SCAD Museum of Art seamlessly blends historic architecture with modern design. The museum's collection features a wide array of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation art. Visitors to the museum can explore thought-provoking exhibitions that highlight innovative and cutting-edge artistic practices. The museum's curatorial team consistently presents engaging and thoughtfully curated shows that challenge traditional notions of art and push boundaries.

Graveface Museum

Graveface Museum is a "unique" art gallery that showcases the works of local and international artists. Housed in a historic building from the 1800s, the museum features various exhibitions and installations centered around true crime, secret societies and more. From horror-themed pinball machines and sci-fi to music and toys, visitors to the museum can explore a range of topics in an immersive and interactive way. It's a hair-raising experience that will stay with you long after your visit.

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