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Girl Scout First Headquarters

Girl Scout First Headquarters is located at 330 Drayton Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401. This historic site is owned and opperated by Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia and houses a museum and a shop. We offer tours and programing, which must be booked using this form. To see hours and program information, please take a moment to carefully read our FAQs and Daily Programs information. 

History

The Girl Scout First Headquarters building, formerly the carriage house for Juliette Gordon Low’s adult home, which is currently called the Andrew Low House, was willed to the Girl Scouts of Savannah, GA, Inc. upon her death in 1927. The building has served Girl Scouts longer than any other building in the nation and is the only building left by Juliette to Girl Scouts. Jointly with the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, Girl Scout First Headquarters was declared Savannah’s first National Historic Landmark (as the “Juliette Low Historic District”) in 1965; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. During times of need & transition, space within the building has also been shared with other organizations benefiting the community (Community Chest/United Way and the Junior League of Savannah) and the world (The British War Relief Association during World War II). On January 15, 1996 the First Headquarters building reopened to the public in its current incarnation as a museum, program center and shop. Today, it offers exciting interactive educational experiences for Girl Scouts and the community and, on weekends and school breaks, is usually staffed by local Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors. It also houses the council’s archives, available by appointment for research purposes. Groups from Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia may make an appointment to conduct a special ceremony in the museum or the courtyard. Volunteer opportunities for adults include shop support, museum interpretation, program delivery, and archival support.

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BUY A BRICK: Buy a commemorative, engraved brick for the FHQ courtyard. Bricks are 4”x8” in size and cost $100 each.  Share a message or just list your name. Purchase bricks online!