Veterans’ Day soldier demos, cannon firings @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Veterans Day demos Savannah Old Fort Jackson In addition to Savannah Children’s Museum, Coastal Heritage Society membership allows you to enjoy Savannah History Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, and Pin Point Heritage Museum. Each unique site offers an array of family-friendly programs throughout the year. Here’s what’s coming up:

Guardians of Savannah: The Men Who Occupied Fort Jackson at Old Fort Jackson on Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11 2015:

Bring your kids to honor individuals who have or who currently serve in our Armed Forces. Their service is tied to the heritage of those who served at Fort Jackson.  Witness the firing of one of the largest and oldest cannon still being fired in the U.S. today, a 32 Pounder Seacoast Gun cast in 1824.  Take part in a host of family-friendly activities and demonstrations to remember many of the individuals and units in the American, British, Confederate, and Union armies that served at Fort Jackson. Nov. 11 2015 at Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA (912.232.3945).


loyalists liberty Savannah History Museum Loyalists & Liberty: A Revolutionary War Experience at Savannah History Museum, certain Friday & Saturdays in November:
The story of Savannah’s role in the American Revolution comes alive. This hands-on family-friendly experience starts in Savannah History Museum, where you will learn about Savannah at the time of the Revolution, conditions of a soldier in the American militia, and events leading up to the 1779 Battle of Savannah. The program concludes on Battlefield Memorial Park with musket firing demonstrations, while you join in our reenactment of the militia attack on this British fortification.

This experimental program is offered on select days including Nov. 13 & 14; Nov. 20 & 21; Nov. 27 & 28 at 10:30AM, 12:00PM, 1:30PM and 3PM. For more information, call 912.651.6840 x 303.


Sensory Soft Sunday for children with autism Savannah Savannah Children’s Museum will continue to host Sensory Soft Sunday as a unique offering for families with children who have special needs. Savannah Children’s Museum will open from 9-11am on Nov. 15 and Dec. 13 to provide these families an opportunity to make connections while enjoying SCM’s many exhibits in a sensory friendly way.

Through discussions with the special needs community, Savannah Children’s Museum discovered that there are few offerings of this kind in the region. Museum staff feel it is especially important to provide all children, regardless of age or ability, an opportunity to experience all that Savannah Children’s Museum has to offer.

The goal of Sensory Soft Sunday: provide an exclusive time period for the families of children with special needs in order to reduce anxiety and overstimulation that can occur when the museum is open to the general public. The trains at Georgia State Railroad Museum, our adjacent facility, will not operate during this exclusive time period, to eliminate the sound of whistles.

To promote a calm atmosphere, the number of attendees is limited. The staffing, however, is not reduced so families may have increased staff interaction as desired or needed. A designated ‘quiet zone’ is located in the orange caboose at Savannah Children’s Museum.

Pre-registration for Sensory Soft Sunday is required and payment is due upon arrival. To register, email Liz Stratford at

Cost: $7.50 per person over 18 months, free for Coastal Heritage Society Members
Time: 9am-11am on the following Sundays: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13
Location: Savannah Children’s Museum 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401

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