Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, Savannah

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, Savannah (must see)

Juliette Gordon Low is best known as the woman who first organized the Girl Scouts in 1912, after meeting war hero Robert Baden-Powell. Always an energetic, happy woman, Low was known for jumping headfirst into new hobbies and interests. After her historic meeting with Baden-Powell, where she learned about the Girl Guides in England, Low returned inspired to bring the girl's scouting movement to Savannah, Georgia, and America beyond.

The building itself is a blend of Regency and Victorian designs. Like many other Savannah houses from the 1800s, it has a basic floor plan known as a “Savannah box.” In this particular house, the basic floor plan was expanded upon to create a grander house. The house is considered a National Historic Landmark, both for its age and excellent preservation, and for being the site of Juliette Gordon Low's birth. It had several different owners until it was purchased by the Girl Scouts of America in 1953. Its last private owner was an older woman who had had difficulty maintaining the house. After its purchase, the property was extensively restored and turned into an educational center and historical museum, as it remains to this day. Restoration efforts continue, to help restore and maintain the beauty of the old building.

Why You Should Visit:
Nice tour, reasonably priced, and there are many interesting things about the house and the lives of the people that lived there, not just Juliette.
The gift shop offers a nice variety of Girl Scout memorabilia along with local souvenirs, and you get to go into the gardens without paying.

Tip:
You have to book a tour; there is no self-guided option. They rarely book same day tours, however, so best to go online and get advance tickets.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am–5pm

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Sight Name: Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
Sight Location: Savannah, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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