The Andrew Low House
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.
The house remained in the family until the death of Andrew Low’s daughter-in-law, Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia purchased the house from her heirs in 1928. Following many years of loving maintenance and conservation the house was opened to the public in 1950.
Plan Your Visit:
- Open Monday through Saturday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM
- Open Sundays 12:00 to 4:00 PM
- Special hours are available for group tours by prior arrangement
- The house is closed major holidays and the first two weeks in January
- Reservations are requested for groups of ten or more
We have a few parking spaces available on our lot at the SE corner of Drayton St & Charlton Street! Our Museum Shop staff can provide you with a “parking pass”.
Reservations and Museum Store: