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FAQs

When is FHQ open and closed?

FHQ is open on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday-Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm.

During the summer months (June and July), FHQ is also open on Wednesdays.

FHQ is closed on Sundays and on the following holidays:
     St. Patrick's Day
     Memorial Day
     Juneteenth (observed June 20th,2022)
     Independence Day
     Labor Day
     GSHG Inventory | September 28-31
     Rock N' Roll Marathon
     Thanksgiving | November 25-27
     Winter Holidays | anticipated December 25-January 2 

Please follow us on Facebook for additional closings or updated holiday hours.
 

What programming does FHQ offer?

At this time, First Headquarters is not having programming. Guided and self-guided tours are available. Programming is now available a short walk away at the GIRL Center on Liberty Street! 

Do we need to make a reservation?

Reservations are required for guided tours. Self-guided tours are available frequently without a reservation, subject to tour schedules. Please see details on the Tours and Program Opportunities page!

What size groups can we bring?

As of Spring 2022, we require a minimum of 10 people for a guided tour. Per COVID guidelines, our current maximum occupancy for the museum is 20 people. Please follow Safety Activity Checkpoints guidelines regarding girl/adult ratios. 

Groups of over 20 participants should email our registrar for available options. With some allowances, such as more time for your visit, First Headquarters can accommodate larger groups.

Are you the same as or associated with Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace?

No. The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is a house museum and national Girl Scout program center owned and operated by the national organization, Girl Scouts of the USA. This facility, dedicated to interpreting the life and times of Juliette Gordon Low and her family, is located on Oglethorpe Avenue. They may be contacted at (912)-233-4501 or by visiting their website. Girl Scout First Headquarters is a Girl Scout museum owned and operated by the local Girl Scout Council; the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc. First Headquarters, in which the exhibits tell the story of the history of Girl Scouting, was left to the girls of the local council by Juliette Low herself and is now open to the public. 

Can you recommend attractions/hotels/restaurants in Savannah?

There are many sites in Savannah which are associated with the life of Juliette Gordon Low and the history of Girl Scouting - including Christ Church, Laurel Grove Cemetery, and the Andrew Low House. Check out our QuestFest website for more locations. 

The following restaurants, listed in no particular order, are within a 2 block radius of First Headquarters; Clary’s Café, Gryphon Tea Room, J. Christopher’s, Mellow Mushroom, Soho South Café, Firefly Café, Six Pence Pub, The Public and Parker's Market. The aforementioned restaurants are not officially endorsed by Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, but are simply listed due to proximity to First Headquarters.

Please take a look at our Program & Resource Guide. This publication is full of information on businesses from hotels to restaurants and area attractions that welcome and support Girl Scouts.

More information, maps, and friendly people who love to support Girl Scouts can be found at Visit Savannah.

Can we stay at a camp during our visit to Savannah?

Girl Scouts from other councils are welcomed at Girl Scout Camp Low on Rose Dhu Island, which is about 20 minutes from downtown Savannah. Camp Low offers rustic camping, platform tent camping, cabin unit camping and a small 2 bedroom house. To find out more about camp or to check availability and rates, please use our online camp reservation system.

What about the weather?

Savannah is beautiful... but humid, and often very, VERY hot AND temperamental. “Scoff,” you say. “I’m from _____ (fill in the blank with another rather warm and/or humid locale), we can handle this!” However, because of Savannah’s unique location and our miles and miles of salt marshes, the humidity levels and “pop-up” storms almost have to be experienced to be believed. Savannah’s weather is like its charm; very slow and low-key, so that you don’t even realize what’s happening until it’s almost too late. Because of this, FHQ reserves the right to alter any reservations due to inclement weather including, but not limited to: heat index, rain/storms, and other weather watches or warnings. In general, we encourage you to select indoor or water-based activities (near shelter) during the summer afternoons. Also, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! “But I just had a bottle of water!” Good! Have another! Trust us!

What are the hours during Girl Scout QuestFest?

Girl Scout QuestFest is our favorite time of year! To celebrate, we normally extend our hours to accommodate more girls. Check out the website for more information!


 

Payments and Refunds

A full refund (minus system processing fees) will be issued if the refund is requested at least 60 days prior to the reserved date. A 50% refund will be issued for cancellations requested 30 to 60 days prior to the reserved date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 30 days ahead of the reserved date. A full refund (minus system processing fees) will be issued if your reservation is cancelled by GSHG for any reason.