Savannah History Museum

 
The Savannah History Museum explores a variety of topics, ranging from pre-colonization to the present day. Exhibits focus on the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. Visitors can also learn about Savannah personalities, such as Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low. On a tour of the Museum, groups can see military artifacts, a 1908 steam locomotive, an exhibit about Native American cultures, a bench used in the film Forrest Gump, a 1902 Crestmobile, and more. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah, GA 31401. Chatham County.
Tel: 912-651-6825.
Hrs: See website.
 
SCHOOL
School groups can explore early Native American culture, the Civil War, and the impact that industrial technology had on Savannah and Georgia. Groups may also enjoy a self-guided tour, and the 18-minute film Savannah the Survivor. For a more hands-on experience, the 1779 Battle of Savannah program covers topics such as patriots and loyalists; colonial weapons and military tactics; and roles played by others in the American Revolution, including the French, and black soldiers. Students also participate in an interactive battlefield march.
 
Contact Info
Name: Megan Cox.
Phone: 912-312-4155.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th.
Group Size: Min. 10-25 students (varies per program).
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: American Revolution, Civil War, industry, social history, technology.
 
SCOUTS
In a multi-site program, scouts can learn about three generations of the Gordon family as well as Juliette Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts. This program begins in the Museum, then takes scouts to Battlefield Memorial Park and finally to Georgia State Railroad Museum, where they can have an open-air train ride.
 
Contact Info
Name: Megan Cox.
Phone: 912-312-4155.
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th
Group Size: Min. 10 scouts.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Citizenship, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: Civil War, industry, social history, technology.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups can have a guided or self-guided tour of the Museum to learn about early Native American culture, the Civil War, and the impact that industrial technology had on Savannah and Georgia. They can also watch the 18-minute introductory film, Savannah the Survivor. The 1779 Battle of Savannah program can teach them about the roles played by patriots, loyalists, the French, and the largest group of black soldiers in the Revolutionary War.
 
Contact Info
Name: Megan Cox.
Phone: 912-312-4155.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: American Revolution, Civil War, industry, social history, technology.