Don’t cross museum visits off your to-do list just because you’ve traveled to Savannah with the whole family. The city has an impressive array of family-friendly museums that provide hours of entertainment for busy kids and their families.
If you dig cool historical details and want to give your kids free rein to roam and play, then head to the Savannah Children’s Museum. The two-level, outdoor museum, which sits on the site of the former Central of Georgia Railroad building, features more than a dozen exhibits including an underground archeology table, imagination playground and life-size building blocks.
The Savannah Children’s Museum is part of the Coastal Heritage Society’s Tricentennial Park, which also houses the Georgia State Railroad Museum. The outdoor museum’s restored antique locomotives and model trains will impress railroad buffs of all ages.
Art lovers and their children will adore the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts, a modern art museum with a two-floor play space just for kids. If you can drag your little ones away from the interactive displays, feel free to take them through the museum’s other exhibits, including an impressive permanent collection featuring work by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg.
Other must-see family-friendly museums include the Massie Heritage Center, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Fort Pulaski museum, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum and the Pinpoint Heritage Museum. And current and former Girl Scouts can’t leave Savannah without stopping by the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, a house museum dedicated to the founder of the Girl Scouts.