Which Savannah activities should we incorporate on our Girl Scout trip?
To plan an incredible experience for your Girl Scouts, you need to know your options.
With many free things to do in Savannah, planning a school trip on a budget is very accessible. However, if your expenses allow, the following Savannah activities provide an fun and educational experience that is worth the price.
Student Group Rates:
$ = $10 or less
$$ = $11-20
$$$ = $20+
Telfair Museum ($$)– “Telfair Museums, the oldest public art museum in the Southeast, has been an integral part of Savannah’s social landscape for over a century. Since opening its doors to the public in 1880s, the museum has grown from a renovated family mansion into a distinguished cultural institution boasting three architecturally-significant buildings; a permanent collection of approximately 4,000 works of art from America and Europe, dating primarily from the 18th-21st centuries; and a history of dynamic educational programming, community outreach, and exciting exhibitions. ”
Georgia State Railroad Museum ($) – “Located in Tricentennial Park, Georgia State Railroad Museum is a beautiful National Historic Landmark located at the old Central of Georgia Railway Savannah Shops and Terminal Facilities. With a fully operational turntable, you have the chance to explore historic railcars, experience the handcar, and go on guided tours.”
Savannah History Museum ($) – “Located in Tricentennial Park, Savannah History Museum allows you to walk through the city’s history from 1733, spanning the American Revolution and Civil War, all the way to today! Located in the historic Central of Georgia Railway Train Shed you can also see exhibits highlighting Savannah’s musical, cultural and artistic contributions from the famous bench from Forrest Gump to the life of Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low.”
Savannah Children’s Museum ($) – “The museum is currently entirely outdoors and located in the old Central of Georgia Railway Carpentry Shop lower level and upper courtyard. The museum features over a dozen exhibits designed to expand the imaginations of children including an exploration maze, a reading nook and a sensory garden. Our expert educators create fun daily programming so children and families can learn, explore and play!”
Old Fort Jackson ($) – “Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark offering daily cannon firings and exciting interactive programs for adults, kids and families! Only minutes away from historic downtown Savannah, you can experience unique views of Savannah’s riverfront and walk on the grounds of one of the oldest brick fortifications on the East Coast.”
Old Savannah Tours ($$) – “On our 90 minute Historic Overview, you will enjoy a fully narrated sightseeing tour of one of the largest National Urban Historic Landmarked Districts in the United States. Let us guide you through more than 270 years of American history. As you journey through our Historic District, you will ride along cobblestone paved streets beneath moss-draped oaks and experience the “Old South” with her stately mansions, beautiful squares, romantic riverfront and abundance of artifacts.”
Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours ($) – “Come aboard Capt. Mike’s Dolphin Tours and watch the bottle-nosed dolphin playing in their natural habitat. These fun loving, aquatic mammals are the most intelligent of creatures next to man and are unusually friendly. They frequently come right up to the boat.”
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Girl Scout Heritage Visit ($) – “The special Girl Scout tour of Juliette Gordon Low’s childhood home is an inspirational trip into the past. The traditional Girl Scouts’ Own and Pinning Ceremony in the historic garden creates a memory for a lifetime. And, of course, all our heritage visitors enjoy their time shopping in the museum store. In the other part of the Girl Scout Heritage Visit, Girl Scout troops choose one Special Interest Session. These fun, hands-on programs described here introduce Girl Scout troops/groups to the activities and creative expressions of early Girl Scouts, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon and her family and friends.”
Andrew Low House ($) – “Built on a trust lot facing Lafayette Square, the house, enhanced by its original mid-nineteenth century garden, provides a glimpse of the genteel life of nineteenth-century Savannah in an urban setting.”
Ghost Talk Ghost Walk Tour ($)– “Ghost Talk Ghost Walk is Savannah’s original walking ghost tour. Featured by The History Channel on their Haunted Savannah program and highly recommended by Fodor’s and Frommer’s guidebooks, we have become one of the city’s most popular tours. Ghost stories past and present are the focus of this 90 minute informative tour and children are always welcome.”
Hearse Ghost Tours ($$) – “Ride in real Hearses that were in service for more than 15 years with actual funeral parlors. Cruise over the cemeteries and through the beautiful streets of the Historic and Victorian districts. Hear of the spirits and ghost that are believed to haunt Savannah. You will see striking buildings where strange energies linger and you will hear the dark stories of the cities past on a potential paranormal journey you will never forget.”
Tybee Island Marine Science Center ($)– ” We offer an authentic hands-on learning experience for your girls. Our two-hour Coastal Georgia Badge Program for Brownie to Ambassador Girl Scouts are a blast…Build your own program by selecting between a beach ecology walk or a marsh ecology walk. Next, choose a sand sifting or seining activity. Last, the guided gallery tour is a required component for the badge. ”
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