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Bug Fest 2019, Summer Hours @ Savannah Children’s Museum & more

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Bug Fest 2019 Savannah

Savannah Children’s Museum invites the public to attend Bug Fest 2019, the annual family-friendly celebration buzzing with bug themed crafts, activities and workshops. The event will be held Saturday, May 25, 10AM-2PM at the Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

This year, attendees can learn about the importance of bees and other natural pollinators with the Coastal Empire Beekeepers Assn., enter the Insectarium with Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus Entomology class, meet some friendly reptiles from Georgia Reptile Society, while learning about their healthy diet of bugs, build your own insects with Snapology of Savannah, discover bug biology and how insects play a vital role in Savannah’s waterways with Ogeechee Riverkeeper and enjoy bug-themed Zumbini with Desirae Suggs, a licensed Zumbini instructor, on our stage at 11 am and 1 pm.

Savannah Children’s Museum educators will also be delivering programs and activities, such as the eat-a-bug club, insect activities and many other creepy crawly programs throughout the day. Prowl food truck and Savannah Square Pops will be on Sugar Beet Bluff picnic area, just outside of Savannah Children’s Museum’s entrance with delicious food and ice pops available for purchase.

The Coastal Heritage Society vendor cart will also be on-site with bug related merchandise for purchase.

Admission to Bug Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $8 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members. The day of Bug Fest, there will be a special $90 membership promotion for guests who sign up to become members on-site.

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UPCOMING COASTAL HERITAGE SOCIETY EVENTS 

May 27: Summer Hours Begin (Monday-Saturday from 9AM-2PM Closed Sunday) @ Savannah Children’s Museum
June 1: Sensory Soft Saturday @ Savannah Children’s Museum, 2:30-4:30PM
June 3-July 12: Summer Camp at Savannah Children’s Museum and Georgia State Railroad Museum

Register for Summer Camps 2019 at Coastal Heritage Society here.

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World Oceans Day festivities @ UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Is., Savannah

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

World Oceans Day Skidaway Aquarium Savannah Celebrate World Oceans Day @ UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium on Skidaway Is. in Savannah, Sat. June 8 2019, 11AM-4PM

People of all ages are invited in celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8 at the UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island. Throughout the day, visitors can tour behind the scenes at the aquarium, encounter reptiles, interact with horseshoe crabs and learn about the incredible animals of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.  Learn how to catch blue crabs on the dock behind the aquarium & interact with marine life found on the Georgia coast during this family-friendly event

Cost: General Admission to the UGA Aquarium. Only cash or check accepted for aquarium admission. Find admission prices here.

June 8 is designated by the United Nations as World Oceans Day to celebrate conservation of this important resource around the world.

World Oceans Day on Skidaway Island, Savannah
June 8 2019
11AM-4PM
UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium
30 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411

Sandbox at the Stables Memorial Day Family Festival, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Don’t miss out on this fantastic chance to support the outreach programs @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Sandbox @ the Stables
10AM-2PM Mon. May 27 2019
Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Pope Avenue will be closed on Memorial Day.

Hosted by Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort

Lawton Stables
190 Greenwood Dr.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Sandbox @ the Stables is a Memorial Day Celebration benefiting The Sandbox. Learn more here. 

Activities (some free, some require activity tickets) scheduled include:

  • Craft projects
  • Inflatable water slides and bounce houses and a mini train ride!
  • Pony rides
  • Facepainting
  • Family games
  • “Island Explorer” Corner: Excavation Station, I3 (Imagine.Invent.Inspire.) Makerspace, Mad Scientist, Spin the Wheel (Everyone’s a winner!) and Friends from The Coastal Discovery Museum and The Outside Foundation!

The Cowpoke Caper Parade is back again at High Noon. Come dressed as your favorite cowpoke and bring your cowpoke name – creativity is key. Free bandanas to the first 50 entries.

New this year: a visit from “Captain Jack Sparrow.”

Food available for purchase.

Admission is $5 per person; tickets for concessions and activities are $1 each(some activities are free). Sandbox Annual Members receive $5 in concession tickets for each paid admission. Become a member here.

Park and Ride: Park and Ride: Guests parking is at the Trolley Stop inside the Greenwood Dr. Sea Pines Gate. Ride the free trolley to Lawton Stables. (There is NO Event parking at Lawton Stables) Sea Pines gate fee waived for this event only. Let Security know you are attending this event.

Raffle: Win 2 Jetblue tickets and a 3 day, 2-night stay at a Marriott Vacation Club. Purchase tickets online here. Only 500 tickets will be sold for this raffle.

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Savannah Parent & Me Activities: Art Start @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

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Start your day with art! Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Savannah museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome @ this Art Start Stroller & Toddler museum tour.

May’s featured exhibition is Savannah artist Katherine Sandoz’s site specific installation “katniss.”  .

This commissioned work is a large-scale suspended sculpture that forms a constellation of abstracted botanical shapes inspired by the aquatic Sagittaria plant genus. The installation is comprised of acrylic elements and transforms itself as you shift your location and perspective in the Jepson Center, aided by the ever-changing light conditions throughout the atrium. Dynamic and lively, the sculpture evolves in the manner of the native vegetation that inspired its arrangement.

Come play and learn.

$5 per child
Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Learn more & register online here. 

Thursday at 10:30–11:30AM
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Upcoming Art Start & Toddler Tours

June 20 2019 theme: Complex Uncertainties. Register online here. 
July 18 2019 theme: “The Prints of Dame Laura Knight.”  Register online here. 

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(Free with admission) Drop-In Studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Drop-In Studio Telfair Museums Jepson Savannah 2019
Daily Drop-In Studio
Daily | 1–4PM
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center
FREE with museum admission. Find museum admission cost & hours here. 

Unleash your creativity and join us in our studios every day for artmaking projects for all ages!

Work at your own pace and comfort level through an array of creative mediums such as watercolors, collage, calligraphy, origami, coloring books (for adults, too!), and much more. Each month features a special project designed to connect with a specific exhibition at the museum. A studio assistant is always on hand to answer questions and assist guests. Drop-In Studio is open year round and perfect for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Upcoming Drop-In Studio Projects
Each month, the Jepson Center offers fun new art projects @ the daily Drop-In Studio to relate back to the exhibitions on view in the museum.

May Katherine Sandoz: katniss
June Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America
July The Prints of Dame Laura Knight
August Suzanne Jackson: Five Decades

Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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Savannah autism resources: Sensory Soft Saturday @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Sensory Soft Sunday Savannah autism 2019

Make connections while enjoying our many exhibits in a sensory-friendly way.

Savannah Children’s Museum will open early from 9-10AM Sat. for families with special needs or children who have autism to enjoy the site with less crowds and tailored sensory friendly programming.

Tickets: $8 for all guests and FREE for members.

Attendees are welcome to stay after 10AM for regular museum hours.

Savannah Children’s Museum exhibits can be enjoyed by all ages but are designed for children 12 years old and younger.

Pre-registration is required for this event as space is limited. Please contact Elisabeth Chappell at echappell@chsgeorgia.org or (912) 441-9106 to reserve a spot.

Sat. June 1, 2019
9-10AM
Savannah Children’s Museum

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Juneteenth 2019 FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

FREE Family Day 2019 Juneteenth Telfair Museums Jepson Center Savannah Save the Date
Juneteenth Free Family Day, Sat. June 8 2019, 1-4PM.

Juneteenth is the oldest public celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

Telfair kicks off its 12th annual Juneteenth observance with a Free Family Day filled with storytelling and demonstrations highlighting African American history and Gullah culture on Sat. June 8 2019.

Telfair’s celebration was founded by local historian and poet Vaughnette Goode-Walker, who remains the event’s creative force. Included are storytelling programs by longtime presenters Jamal Toure and Queen Quet, hands-on activities for students, demonstrations of traditional crafts, a 3PM musical performance, and more.

Details here. 

Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

(Hilton Head Family Events) Sandbox at the Stables Memorial Day 2019 Celebration

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Sandbox Lawton Stables Hilton Head Memorial Day 2019

Don’t miss out on this fantastic chance to support the outreach programs @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. and win 2 Jetblue tickets and a 3 day, 2-night stay at a Marriott Vacation Club.

Purchase tickets online here. Only 500 tickets will be sold for this raffle.

Sandbox @ the Stables
10AM-2PM Mon. May 27 2019
Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Pope Avenue will be closed on Memorial Day.

Hosted by Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort

Lawton Stables
190 Greenwood Dr.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Sandbox @ the Stables is a Memorial Day Celebration benefiting The Sandbox. Learn more here. 

Activities (some free, some require activity tickets) scheduled include:

  • Craft projects
  • Inflatable water slides and bounce houses and a mini train ride!
  • Pony rides
  • Facepainting
  • Family games
  • “Island Explorer” Corner: Excavation Station, I3 (Imagine.Invent.Inspire.) Makerspace, Mad Scientist, Spin the Wheel (Everyone’s a winner!) and Friends from The Coastal Discovery Museum and The Outside Foundation!

The Cowpoke Caper Parade is back again at High Noon. Come dressed as your favorite cowpoke and bring your cowpoke name – creativity is key. Free bandanas to the first 50 entries.

New this year: a visit from “Captain Jack Sparrow.”

Food available for purchase.

Admission is $5 per person; tickets for concessions and activities are $1 each(some activities are free). Sandbox Annual Members receive $5 in concession tickets for each paid admission. Become a member here.

$6 per vehicle for entry into Sea Pines Resort gate.

Park and Ride: Guests parking is at the Trolley Stop inside the Greenwood Dr. Sea Pines Gate. Ride the free trolley to Lawton Stables. (There is NO Event parking at Lawton Stables)

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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) Bug Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Bug Fest 2019 Savannah Savannah Children’s Museum invites the public to attend Bug Fest 2019, the annual family-friendly celebration buzzing with bug themed crafts, activities and workshops.

The event will be Sat. May 25 2019, 10AM-2PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

This year, attendees can learn about the importance of bees and other natural pollinators with the Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association, enter the Insectarium with Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus Entomology class, meet some friendly reptiles from Georgia Reptile Society, while learning about their healthy diet of bugs, build your own insects with Snapology, discover bug biology and how insects play a vital role in Savannah’s waterways with Ogeechee Riverkeeper and enjoy bug-themed Zumbini at 11AM and 1PM.

Admission to Bug Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $8 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find info on how to become a member here. 

The day of Bug Fest, CHS will offer a special $90 membership promotion for guests who sign up on-site.

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SCM Special Open Days & Closures

May 12: All Coastal Heritage Society sites FREE for mothers & grandmothers in honor of Mother’s Day
May 20-May 21: Special Open Day at SCM
May 25- Bug Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum
June 3-July 12: Summer Camps at Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum. Details here. 

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FREE admission for moms on Mother’s Day 2019

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Free admission for moms mother's Day Savannah Jacksonville zoo 2018

Free for moms on Mother’s Day 2019 in Savannah 

On Sun. May 12 2019, admission to all Coastal Heritage Society sites in Savannah are FREE for mothers and grandmothers in honor of Mother’s Day! That includes:
*Savannah Children’s Museum. Program schedule here.
*Georgia State Railroad Museum
*Old Fort Jackson
*Pinpoint Heritage Museum

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FREE Bring Your Mom to Workout @ Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah , 10:15AM Sat. May 11 2019. Kids should be in 1st – 5th grade. Details here.

Hyperformance Athletics, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
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FREE admission for moms on Mother’s Day @ the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens with purchase.
All moms get FREE general Zoo admission with the purchase of a child or adult ticket on Sun. May 12 2019
Offer not available online, tickets must be purchased at the gate. Details here.

Monthly kids’ art activity, story time & tour @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, April 15th, 2019

art start toddlers savannah telfair museums mommy me Art Start for toddlers, babies
May 16 2019 at 10:30AM
Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Once a month on the 3rd Thursday, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome @ this Art Start Stroller & Toddler museum tour.

May’s featured exhibition is Savannah artist Katherine Sandoz’s site specific installation “katniss.”  .

$5 per child
Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Register online here. 

Upcoming Art Start & Toddler Tours

May 16 2019 theme: Savannah artist Katherine Sandoz’s site specific installation “katniss”. Register online here.
June 20 2019 theme: Complex Uncertainties. Register online here. 
July 18 2019 theme: “The Prints of Dame Laura Knight.”  Register online here. 

Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tour
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Learn more & register online here. 

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Bug Fest 2019 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, May 25

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Bug Fest 2017 Savannah

Save the date for Savannah Children’s Museum annual Bug Fest 2019.

Savannah Children’s Museum will host its annual Bug Fest event Sat. May 25, 10AM-4PM.

Included in daily admission and FREE for members, Bug Fest is one Coastal Heritage Society’s biggest events of the year, involving demonstrations and activities all dealing with our creepy crawly friends. Find info on how to become a member here. 

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 651-4292

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CHS Summer Camps

Don’t forget, Coastal Heritage Society Summer Camps are now open for registration.
Spots go quickly, so register now to ensure your child has THE best week of summer camp they could ask for. Visit www.chsgeorgia.org/camps to learn more.

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SCM Special Open Days & Closures

April 22: Special Open Day at SCM & Earth Day Programs
May 12: All Coastal Heritage Society sites FREE for mothers & grandmothers in honor of Mother’s Day
May 20-May 21: Special Open Day at SCM
May 25- Bug Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum
June 3-July 12: Summer Camps at Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum. Details here. 

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(Hilton Head kids’ events) Free Family Night May 3 @ The Sandbox Childrens’ Museum

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Sandbox Museum Kids Hilton Head Bluffton Free Family Night

The Sandbox Children Museum’s next FREE Family Fun Night is May 3 2019 on Hilton Head Is.

This is a cost-free evening of fun for all ages. THEME: Cinco de Mayo.

Free entry to museum, outdoor activities and light refreshments while they last. First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain.

Supported by The Bargain Box of Hilton Head Island

Free Family Night
Fri. May 3, 2019
5:30-7:30PM
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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STEM Saturdays Savannah Children's Museum Hilton Head kids

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. now offers AWE-STEM Saturdays on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

3-4PM, Sat. May 11 2019.

Roll up your sleeves, put on your safety goggles, and get ready to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math! These hands-on,  facilitator-led STEM experiments will introduce concepts of chemistry, biology, and physics as kids learn about the world around us.

First Come First Serve.

Cost: FREE with Admission  |   FREE for Members

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Sensory Saturday

SENSORY SATURDAYS | AT THE SANDBOX

Sat. May 25 2019.

On the last Saturday of each month, The Sandbox Children’s Museum will open an hour early (9AM) exclusively for families with children who have sensory processing differences or those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Children with other developmental challenges are welcome @ these Sensory Saturdays.

Cost: Reduced Admission – $5/person (1 yr & older) | FREE for Members

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Sandbox Children’s Museum
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Chef, Train, STEAM Camps @ Coastal Heritage Society

Monday, March 18th, 2019

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Registration is now open for Coastal Heritage Society’s Summer Camps 2019, the popular Savannah summer programs inspired by learning through play.

Each week-long camp: “STEAM Studio Camp,” “Jr. Chef Camp” and “Jr. Engineer Train Camp” will take place in June and July 2019.

Campers will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of hands-on sessions focused on the unique themes they explore in-depth at CHS museums. The camps will be held at Tricentennial Park, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

The registration for these camps is $175 per child, aside from “Jr. Chef Camp,” which is $195 per child. A discounted rate of $10 off of each camp registration is offered for Coastal Heritage Society members.

The camps will take place from June 3 through July 12 2019. Pre-registration is required and tickets sell out fast.

To register, please visit www.chsgeorgia.org/Camps for all of the available dates and details.

“STEAM Studio Camp” offers campers a chance to participate in exciting activities that combine Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. Campers will experiment with various materials and tools to find creative solutions for the challenges that are presented to them each day. This camp is available for two separate age groups: 4 to 6 and 7 to 10 years old.

“Jr. Chef Camp” offers campers an opportunity to cook with Savannah Children’s Museum’s very own Charlie Cart Mobile Kitchen. Campers will engage in hands-on cooking lessons, preparing healthy snacks while learning about nutrition and health, history, science, math, and art. This camp is available for ages 7 to 10 years old.

“Jr. Engineer Train Camp” provides a unique experience that can only be found at Georgia State Railroad Museum! Campers will work alongside engineers, learn about steam and diesel-powered locomotives and engage in many interactive learning experiences. This camp is available for two separate age groups: 4 to 6 and 7 to 10 years old.

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Art, Video Game Development, Pre-K Camps @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Savannah Summer Camps 2019 art photography video game development pre-K painting drawing creative Savannah Chatham County Telfair Museums

Telfair Museums’ in Savannah offers 11 summer camps for kids ages 8-16.

Each week features a different age group & art-making theme, including videogame programming, traditional photography, drawing to crafting.

A popular summer camp, Art with Pros, brings in local artists each day to showcase their art & helps participants explore new techniques.

There’s also Museum Explorations Pre-K Summer Camp for ages 4-6.

Registration is open for Summer 2019. Details here. 

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(Savannah Spring Festivals) 2019 STEAM Fest @ Georgia State Railroad Museum

Monday, March 4th, 2019

STEAM Fest Georgia State Railroad Museum Savannah Coastal Heritage Society

You are invited to attend the 3rd annual STEAM Fest, an interactive family-friendly event designed to showcase STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education activities, @ Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah.

2019 STEAM Fest will be Sat. March 30, 10AM-3PM @ 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

Community partners will include: Oatland Island Wildlife Center teaching about animal biology, NASA Solar System Ambassadors Program will be educating on astronomy and space science, and Snapology of Savannah will provide STEAM-based LEGO® activities for event attendees. There will also be an indigo dyeing program focused on the science and history behind the dyeing process.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will offer enhanced programming throughout the day, including executive railcar tours, hand car activities, operating steam locomotive train rides, plus other science and engineering demonstrations.

Admission to STEAM Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Georgia State Railroad Museum, $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. This event is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members.

2019 STEAM Fest
Sat. March 30, 10AM-3 PM
Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Rd
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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ONGOING KID-FRIENDLY PROGRAMS @ COASTAL HERITAGE SOCIETY SITES, SAVANNAH

LOYALISTS AND LIBERTY BATTLEFIELD TOURS @ Savannah History Museum
Thursday-Saturday 10:30AM, 12:30PM, and 2:30PM
March through history and learn about the American Revolution in Savannah! Experience a black powder demonstration, immerse yourself in 1779 Savannah, and hear about the personalities that shaped the city’s fight for freedom!

OLD FORT JACKSON PROGRAMS @ Old Fort Jackson
Enjoy exciting interactive programs about life as a soldier for adults, kids and families. Guests can also learn various drills and forms of military communication used and watch a cannon demonstration using some of the oldest artillery in the Southeast. Daily cannon firing programs begin @ 11AM & 2PM

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