This is the Andrew Low House where his daughter Juliette Gordon Low lived from 1886-1927. It was built by Mr. Low in 1849 and remained in the family until Juliette's death. In this house was the first Girl Scout troop was organized in 1912 and upon her death, Ms. Low willed the house to the Girl Scout's of Savannah. Later The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (how is that for a name!) bought the house for their headquarters and later opened it to the public.
In the photo my wife and a friend are posing with the Girl Scout salute which they used as girls in their troop.
It is worth a visit to see the magnificent furnishings many of which were made by the premier names of the time and the cast iron balconies which are so popular in Savannah.
built in 1847 the andrew low house was designed by john norris. andrew low was a weathy cotton factor and ship owner. at this time, low was the richest man in savannah. general robert e. lee CSA was a frequent guest at the low house. low's son willian mackay low married juliette gordon who founded the girl scouts of america. open to the public.
The Andrew Low House is a historic home that is now a museum open to the public. The house was built in the late 1840s, by Andrew Low, a wealthy cotton trader, and was later occupied by his son William Low and William's wife Juliette, the founder of the Girl Scouts. After Juliette's death, the house was purchased by the Georgia chapter of the Colonial Dames of America, who preserved it as a museum. The home's most famous guest was Robert E. Lee, who had been stationed near Savannah before the Civil War.
When we did the Old Savannah Tour, the Platinum Pass for $6.00 included entry to five museums including
• Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and the
• Andrew Low House
Of course as a former Girl Scout, I knew about Juliette Gordon Low.
I took the first picture, which I assumed was the Juliette Gordon birthplace because I saw a Scout emblem. But it was neither the Andrew Low house (photo 4) nor the birthplace (photo 5). It is actually the Hamilton Turner House 330 Abercorn Street, Lafayette Square which was not included on any of the tour tickets. The Girl Scout emblem is on a signpost which points along the street to another house.
"The Birthplace," as it is commonly called by Girl Scouts nationwide, was built in 1821 and was the city's first National Historic Landmark.
Open for Tours
* 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
* 11 a.m.-4 pm p.m. on Sunday
* Closed on Wednesday November-February; Wednesdays March-October, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Guided tours for guests—provided on a first-come, first-served basis—begin approximately every 15 minutes, depending on the number of reserved tours scheduled
# Adults (ages 21 and older), $8
# Registered Girl Scout adults, Girl Scouts, children and students (ages 5-20), $7
# Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children), $25
# Children under age 5, free
The other house (the Andrew Low house) was the home of the parents of Juliette's husband William Mackey Low (son of Andrew)- she lived there 1886 to 1927 when she died in the house. It was here where Juliette Low's first troup meeting on March 12, 1912, assembled 18 Savannah girls.
The Andrew Low House Museum has tours daily, except Thursdays, led by professional docent tour guides every half hour. Tour times and days are:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM
Sunday 12:00 Noon until 4:30 PM
Last Tour of the day begins at 4:00 PM
Closed Thursdays and Major Holidays.
Admission prices are $8 for Adults and $4.50 for Children 12 and under and for Girl Scouts
Built for Andrew Low around 1848.
Guest of the house have included William Makepeace Thackeray, and Robert E. Lee. It was here in 1912 that Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop in America.
The house remained in the family until her death 1927. It was bought by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America as
their Georgia headquarters.
This Greek Revival/Italianate-style mansion was the home to Julliette Gordon Low from the late 1800's to her death in 1927. She was best known for being the founder of the Girl Scouts of America.