Savannah museums and educational centers cover everything from colonial history to maritime history to African-American history. There is truly something for everyone. Many of the museums are located in historic buildings and are treasures in their own right.
The Savannah Visitor Center is a great starting point for your visit. It is home to the Savannah History Museum which owns more than 10,000 artifacts and showcases the city’s fascinating history from its founding to the present day. It offers an interesting audiovisual overview of Savannah, as well as info on organized tours, and self-guided walking, driving and bike tours, free maps and brochures. It is a good place to park your car while exploring the historic district, and is also the starting point for most of the guided tours.
Art lovers will want to be sure to visit the Telfair Museum of Art and Sciences which serves as a regional and national resource for art, culture and history. The museum is located in the beautiful Telfair mansion, one of Savannah's most beautiful works of art.
For African-American history enthusiasts, there are several interesting museums and educational centers:
For maritime buffs, be sure and visit the Ships of the Sea Museum in the magnificent Scarborough mansion. William Scarborough was president of the Savannah Steamship Company, and one of the owners of the steamship “Savannah,” the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.
Below are more Savannah museums and art and educational centers that may be of particular interest. Just click on the link to learn more about each one.
Green-Meldrim House Museum
Andrew Low House Museum
Davenport House Museum