Best known as the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, this historic home was designated as Savannah’s first National Historic Landmark in 1965.
10 East Oglethorpe Avenue
1 block south of Wright Square
The lovely Regency mansion is another treasure attributed to the talented English architect William Jay. Known for its architectural beauty, the home features a columned portico, and double stairway. A beautiful iron fence encloses a lovely Victorian garden. The top floor and addition were added in 1886.
The home was originally built in 1818-1820 for Savannah mayor James Moore Wayne, who would later serve as a US Congressman and Supreme Court Justice. In 1831, Moore sold the home to his niece, Sarah Stiles, and her husband, William Washington Gordon I. Gordon was the founder of the Central of Georgia Railway, and grandfather of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts. Juliette, affectionately known as Daisy, was born here on Halloween in 1860. In 1886, Daisy married William Low and moved into the Low family home on Lafayette Square. The James Moore Wayne House remained in the hands of Gordon family until purchased by the Girl Scouts in 1953.
The home has been lovingly restored and is furnished with many original Gordon family pieces. It opened in 1956 as a program center and historic house museum. It is presently owed and operated by the Girl Scouts as a living memorial to Juliette Gordon Low. Girls Scouts from all over the country come to Savannah to visit the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in order to take part in programs and to learn more about their inspirational founder and the early days of scouting.
Girl Scout troops, schools groups, families and individuals are all welcome to tour the Birthplace.
For more information about hours and guided tours:
Phone: (912) 233-4501
Email: [email protected]
For more information about Juliette Gordon Low:
Juliette Gordon Low Biography