10 Best Things to do with Kids in Savannah: Indoor Fun, Outdoor Adventure

Savannah is a great vacation destination for families, offering numerous attractions perfect for young visitors and their adult companions.

The Savannah Children’s Museum, a two-level outdoor playspace located in the ruins of the old Central of Georgia Railroad station, is a great place for kids to burn off steam and let their imaginations run wild. The museum is adjacent to another kid-friendly attraction--the Georgia State Railroad Museum, an outdoor landmark featuring antique locomotives and an intricate model train.

Savannah’s Civil War forts provide an excellent opportunity for children to learn about history while exploring fascinating 19th-century structures. Fort Pulaski National Monument’s moats, drawbridges, ramparts and tunnels provide hours of entertainment for curious kids and their parents, and the Saturday cannon firings are always a hit.

Animal lovers will adore Oatland Island Wildlife Center, which features winding nature trails and dozens of species native to Georgia, and the University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium, an intimate attraction with an array of indigenous marine life.

Girl Scouts can’t leave Savannah without touring the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, home of Girl Scouts of the USA founder Juliette Gordon Low. The historic home features original antiques and artwork and tells the story of the founding of the Girl Scouts.

Other must-see attractions for kids include Forsyth Park, the Jepson Center for the Arts, River Street, Skidaway Island State Park, Old Fort Jackson, the Pirates' House restaurant, the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and the Massie Heritage Center.



The first National Historic Landmark in Savannah, this iconic gem is the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Built in 1821, the English Regency-style townhouse has been elegantly restored and is furnished...  Read More



Among the most picturesque places in Savannah, this peaceful 588-acre park borders Skidaway Narrows, part of Georgia's Intracoastal Waterway. Its soaring palms and live oaks are dripping with Spanish moss and veil an abundance of wildlife,...  Read More



Nestled on a gorgeous tract of land at the very end of Skidaway Island, the University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium is a small yet fascinating place for visitors to learn about indigenous marine life. The aquarium--the first...  Read More



If you're looking to pick up some Savannah souvenirs during your visit, River Street is the place to shop. But Savannah T-shirts and magnets aren't the only reason to hit up the historic street that overlooks the Savannah River. There's...  Read More



This 19th-century fort, which was occupied by the Confederate Army during the Civil War, is a must-see for history buffs. Only a 15-minute drive from Downtown Savannah, Fort Pulaski was designed by Napoleon's engineer, and though it fell during...  Read More



Train-loving tots and railroad buffs alike adore the Georgia State Railroad Museum, considered the largest and most complete antebellum railroad repair facility still in existence. Guests can enjoy lunch in a restored dining car before heading...  Read More



This 30-acre park at the southern edge of the Historic District has a little bit of something for everyone. The park's magnificent two-tiered, white cast-iron fountain, which was made famous in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, is a...  Read More

Jepson Center for the Arts
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This striking 64,000-square-foot modern art museum features an impressive permanent collection and hosts major traveling exhibitions from around the world. The Kirk Varnedoe Collection, the Jepson Center's permanent collection, includes works by...  Read More



At Oatland Island Wildlife Center, the intimate wildlife experience of a zoo meets the untamed beauty of nature, creating an unforgettable outdoor adventure for all ages. Along a two-mile trail through tranquil marshes and maritime forests,...  Read More



This two-level, outdoor museum, which opened in June 2012, encourages kids to use their hands, make noise and interact with their surroundings. The Savannah Children's Museum features more than a dozen exhibits in the Imagination Station,...  Read More


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