Andrew Low House: 19th Century Savannah Living
21 Ratings
Step back in time and experience 19th-century Savannah living at the Andrew Low House. Explore the historic home and its original gardens on a docent-led tour.
Duration: 1 hour
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Andrew Low House - A visit to lovely Savannah would not be complete without a 40 minute docent-led tour of the historic Andrew Low House. This Italianate mansion was built for wealthy cotton merchant Andrew Low by John Norris a sought-after architect from New York. Andrew Low’s son William and Juliette Gordon Low the famous founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA inherited the home after his passing.
    Guest will experience a guided tour by knowledgeable docents departing about every 30 minute (on the hour and half hour) every day. Tours discuss the history of the house and the Low family, showing how they lived in the 19th century as well as those enslaved who lived and labored at the home. First floor rooms include the family’s formal and informal parlors, the library and dining room. Upstairs are a children’s playroom and a rare-for-the-period indoor bathroom, and bedrooms, two of which were once occupied by notable guests of the family.
What's Included
  • Museum Admission Included
What's Not Included
  • No bathroom facilities
Additional Information

The Andrew Low House can be visited via guided tours, setting off at half-hour intervals, every hour, daily. These tours give insights into the house’s history and its inhabitants, the Low family, portraying the lifestyle of a prosperous 19th-century Savannah family.
The mansion was constructed in 1848-1849 under the direction of John S Norris, a renowned New York architect, and exhibits a fusion of Greek Revival and Italianate design elements. The house occupies the whole southwest trust lot facing Lafayette Square.
The Andrew Low House features one of the few remaining original 19th-century gardens in Savannah, and it’s the only one accessible to the public. The parterre gardens’ blueprint, established mid-century post-construction of the house, have been maintained since, initially by the Low family, and subsequently by the current owners, the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America.

Andrew Low House
329 Abercorn St
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(21 Ratings)
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Apr 6, 2024
Historic home - The Andrew Low House is a well preserved historic home with original and sourced furnishings. The stories shared by the guide were interesting. She (sorry I have forgotten her name) loves her job and it showed in her enthusiasm. Juliette Gordon Low was the lady who started the Girl Scout movement in the USA.
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Oct 20, 2023
An Hour We'll Spent - An interesting, well-restored historic house. The guides are volunteer docents; the one we got was excellent.
Review provided by Viator
Aug 8, 2023
Great visit. - Was very interesting and informative. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Was a great addition to going to the Juliette Gordon Low house.
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May 16, 2023
Enjoyable Tour - Beautiful Home! - If you love historic homes and history, Savannah is a great place to visit. On a recent weekend get-away I chose to tour the Andrew Low House which is located in the lovely Lafayette Square. I was just a couple of minutes late for a tour. Rather than have me wait, the lady at the desk, suggested I catch up to the tour and pay the admission ($11) after I finished the tour. I thought that was very nice. Gloria, our docent, was well versed in the history, furnishings, and architectural details of the home. I enjoyed both seeing the home and learning about it. Even though, quite 'fancy' it felt like a family home. Juliette Gordon Low, famous for founding the Girl Scouts, was the wife of Andrew Low's son, William MacKay Low. After the tour I got the ‘tea’ from the lady who collected my money. Old William was having an affair and in the process of divorcing her when he suddenly died. It was messy, but she ended up getting the house. Many of the early Girl Scout activities were conducted at the home. Highly recommended!
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Apr 25, 2023
Highly recommend the Andrew Low House Tour. - Very good tour guide and the house was outstanding. The history and background given of the family really helps to understand the people of past Savannah.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 2, 2023
Great tour guide! - Beautiful house and we had a great tour guide who was very informative. I would recommend this tour to someone who is interested in architecture.
Review provided by Viator
May 26, 2024
Worth the Visit - This tour is underrated. Really well done by our excellent tour guide, and in my opinion, better than the Davenport House, which has more notoriety
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May 24, 2023
Very nice property! - Absolutely beautiful property with friendly and knowledgeable staff and even a gift shop! The docent was a great resource of information. Most of the tour is spent in the first floor main room hearing the story of Andrew Low and how his family became connected with Juliette Gordon, and the series of events that led her to launching the Girl Scouts. It’s a pretty amazing story. Much of the house you tour and view on your own as a period example of the home with about 30% of the items being original to the house and all being museum quality from the time period. Make sure you see the front gardens too! We really enjoyed the history and property, and it’s a sister property with the Green-Meldrim house!
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May 3, 2023
Enjoyed the history - I very much enjoyed touring this home. The tour was guided and lasted around 30 minutes, thus it can be easily combined with other activities in the area. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. I especially enjoyed learning about the Andrew Low family. This was the home that Juliette Gordon Low lived in when she started the Girl Scouts. There was a little discussion about her, but really focused on Andrew Low and his family.
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Mar 26, 2023
Interesting tour - We stumbled upon this tour when we were looking for the Scout Headquarters next door. The staff was very friendly and let us join a tour that just started and allowed us to pay afterward. They had scavenger hunt check-off sheets for the kids that were fun. The tour was just enough to entertain and inform. We enjoyed the tour guide pointing out specific details in each room, and how she helped our kids find the items on the sheet.
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
July 2024