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Andrew Low House

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Address: 329 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: +1 912-233-6854
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Andrew Low commissioned New York architect John Norris to design and...
Andrew Low commissioned New York architect John Norris to design and construct his house in 1848. Norris came to Savannah to design the Custom House on Bay Street and remained in Savannah to build many desirable residences with the latest in technology and luxury. The Italianate exterior features intricate cast iron railings and side balconies contrasting with the smooth stuccoed brick walls. The well proportioned rooms are decorated with elaborate plaster cornices and carved woodwork. The delicate balance of exterior restraint and opulent interior resulted in an elegant villa for the family.
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Another historic house

This was a nice historic place to visit. You could tell the tour guide really cares about the home. The house has some nice artifacts but there is a lot of stairs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Columbia City, Indiana, United States
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Columbia City, Indiana, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was a nice historic place to visit. You could tell the tour guide really cares about the home. The house has some nice artifacts but there is a lot of stairs.

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San Francisco
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you have time to see only one antebellum home while in Savannah, chose this one for its vast collection of period furnishings. We especially enjoyed seeing the unusual upstairs bathing room. Andrew Low was the father-in-law of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the American Girl Scouts (originally called Girl Guides). She inherited the house when her husband died in... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We took the last tour of the day. Our docent, Eve, was delightful and knowledgeable. If you enjoy history and old homes you will not be disappointed. The woman at the museum shop counter was charming and kind (I wish I could recall her name) and shared great overall Savannah information with us. The Andrew Low house was stunning and... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Andrew Low House, an Italianate style designed by architect John Norris, circa 1847, was completely restored in 1952 by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, who also own the house. Andrew Low was originally from Scotland and came, as a young man, to Savannah. A shrewd businessman involved in the cotton trade, Low became the wealthiest... More 

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Escanaba
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

No original fixtures, don't get to see the kitchen in basement only main floor and upstairs bedrooms. Whole tour lasts about 25 minutes but part of the 3 houses for $21.00 package that my wife and I took advantage of and that price it was worth it.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Toured parlors, dining room, study, upstairs 4 bedrooms & bathroom. Would have been cool to see the basement kitchen & servant's quarters but that was not part of the tour. Docents were very knowledgeable & friendly.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed our tour but made the mistake of arriving too late in the morning. There were four tours going on at once and we had to wait. The house us beautiful. Don't miss the special picture on the landing of the stairs. Our guide was excellent! You can buy a three house tour for a discount but spread the... More 

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We love to visit house museums wherever we travel and the Andrew Low House is one of the best house museums we have ever visited. We purchased the triple house tour ticket at a good savings for the three. Because the house stayed in the family until after Juliette Gordon Low's death this house is in fantastic condition and there... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This house has never fallen into disrepair, and the house has many of its original furnishings as well as original doors, light fixtures, windows, etc. Robert E Lee was friends with Andrew Low. Lee stayed here many times and there is a room named for him. This is also the former home of the Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low.

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New Orleans, LA
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

On our last trip to Savannah, we visited both the birthplace of Juliette Gordon and the home she lived in after marriage. The home and gardens were beautiful. We were impressed with the Docent who was very knowledgeable about this home and Juliette's childhood home.

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