Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
10 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA, USA
www.juliettegordonlowbirthpl… - (912) 233-4501
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Savannah Reviews
Girl Scouts in the House Apr 03, 2012
This house was the birthplace and early home of Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927), founder of Girls Scouts in the USA. She lived here until she married William Mackay Low in 1886. After his death in 1905, she returned to Savannah from the UK where they had lived. In England, she was acquainted with Robert Baden-Powell, founder of Boy Scouts, and his sister, Agnes, founder of Girl Guides. Juliette founded the Girl Scouts movement of the USA in Savannah in in 1912. The house was built between 1818 and 1821 for James Moore Wayne, a Savannah politician, and later owned by Juliette's grandparents. Also known as the Wayne-Gordon House, it was remodeled in 1886 when a fashionable piazza was added to the east side facing the garden.
In 1953, Girl Scouts USA acquired the house and operates it as the Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout National Center. House tours are given and it is a very popular stop for Girl Scouts. (They can earn a badge by visiting the house.) the house had continuously been in the Gordon and Low families and so all the interior furnishes are original. During the tour, visitors are reminded that Juliette, also known as Daisy, was very active and enjoyed pursuits such as decorative ironworking.
There is a Girl Scout shop in the visitor center.
Admission and house tour is $8. Interior photography is not permitted.
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For those who love history Mar 06, 2008
The Juliet Gordon Low House is amazing..only if you like history. If you are into architecture....fancy items and antigues then its for you. It is 2 levels..the lower leves rooms are beautiful with this awe-nspiring chandelier. The only draw back is some guides are long winded..but if you get a cool guide she will tell you funny stories.
It cost: $8 to get in but a dollar or so less if you are a girlscout.