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Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace

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Address: 10 East Oglethorpe Avenue, (corner of Bull St. and Oglethorpe Ave.), Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912-233-4501
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Experience the extraordinary at Savannah’s MUST-SEE Destination! Juliette...
Experience the extraordinary at Savannah’s MUST-SEE Destination! Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 1818-1821, Savannah’s first Registered National Historic Landmark. Enjoy a guided tour of the authentically furnished Gordon family home as it appeared in 1886. Explore the amazing and lively stories of four generations of one American family, including Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912. Elevator accessibility
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Good for girls scouts to visit.

Nice house, informative docents but not my cup of tea. I did enjoy the gardens which were just starting to bloom.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Culpeper, Virginia
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Culpeper, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Nice house, informative docents but not my cup of tea. I did enjoy the gardens which were just starting to bloom.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first house to tour in Savannah. Only $10 for a chance to see a bit of history. When you start, you get to see a silent video relating to the Girl Scouts. That video and the actual tour of the house takes perhaps an hour or a bit more. But it's well worth the time and money.... More 

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Oxford, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

An old house for lived in by the founder of the Girl Scouts. Interesting tour for the Girl Scouts in your family. Take time to watch the silent movie in the waiting area.

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Mumbai
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17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited it as part of a ghosts tour. The interiors were were so elaborate and intricate. A lot of the original furniture has still been maintained and displayed. There was also a first edition alice in wonderland in the library. however, as part of the night tour we were only allowed to tour the ground floor. The entire house,... More 

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Hudson Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

As a lifetime member of the GSUSA and a Gold Award recipient I had to visit the Juliette Gord Low Birthplace while I was in Savannah. The tour was incredibly informative and well done and our guide was fantastic. The video, a promotional film produced in 1918, which is screened at visitor center in the house is fun and neat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Plan ahead especially if you are taking a group. Loved "Rainy Day" activity. Tour home is worth visit as well. Gift shop ok - not necessary.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

As a former Girl Scout, I couldn't come to town and not visit this house! I really didn't ever know much about Juliette Gordon Low, so this guided tour was very interesting. Although we had a tour guide, we weren't rushed at all and had plenty of time to look at everything in each room and ask questions. Highly recommend!

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Los Angeles, California
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Apparently, it is a Savannah custom to close many attractions and restaurants for the first two weeks of January, if not the entire month, for " cleaning and restoration". Not the best time to visit

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Jacksonville, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The guide was excellent in telling the story of Juliette Low's life as she lived it in the house...with handicaps of hearing difficulties, and unfortunate marriage...but the strenght of character to "carry on: I asked the guide about the tour when young scouts were present and the tour deals more gently with the difficult life that the founder of the... More 

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Monmouth, ME
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I am a lifetime Girl Scout and when I had an opportunity to visit Savannah in January I jumped at it. The Birthplace was at the top of my Must-do list. Imagine my disappointment to find that the Birthplace is closed for the first part of January! My guidebook did not mention this nor does the website. SO disappointed... sniff... More 

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JGLBirthplace, Advocate at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that you visited Savannah during our annual maintenance and cleaning, and we certainly hope you do return! I am not sure what website you visited, but as you are planning your next visit to Savannah, please consult http://www.juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/visit-us/hours/ where all our closed dates are listed. More 

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