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.