Savannah Children's Museum

Savannah Children's Museum

3 Places Kids Love in Savannah

Savannah is the ultimate romantic hot spot in Georgia – everyone knows that. But did you know it is also a great place to vacation with the family? Here are three must-see attractions in Savannah guaranteed to bring smiles to your kids' faces.

Eat at The Pirates' House Restaurant

The Pirates' House in Savannah. Photo by Lesli Peterson
The Pirates' House in Savannah. Photo by Lesli Peterson

Dining at The Pirates' House is a must for any kid (or parent)! Kids receive a fun pirate hat to don while chowing on a plethora of options from the children’s menu. Mom and Dad will love the Southern favorites like shrimp and grits or pecan fried chicken! We recommend visiting during the dinner hour. Don't forget to tell your server you want a tour of the haunted building. It's free, but you'll want to tip your pirate-guide.

Take a photo in front of Forsyth Park Fountain

Forsyth Park in Savannah
Forsyth Park in Savannah

The fountain at Forsyth Park is an iconic photo stop, so be sure to snap a family selfie when you visit. More than just a fountain, though, this park holds a number of great activities for the family.

 

Leopold's Ice Cream at Forsyth Park in Savannah
Leopold's Ice Cream at Forsyth Park in Savannah

During the warm months, kids can run through the fountains to cool off. Saunter through the Saturday farmers market and pick up a King of Pops treat or Leopold's Ice Cream. Don't miss the playground, too, which offers a great respite for kids growing weary from a long day exploring.

Ride the rails at the Georgia State Railroad Museum

A diesel train at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah
A diesel train at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah

The top-notch Georgia State Railroad Museum is small but packed with loads of fun. Ask for a tour to experience it to the fullest: board the old rail cars, operate a hand car and take a short steam train ride on-site.

Pro tip: Opt for the "See 3 Pass," which gives you three days to visit three museums within the Coastal Heritage Society for a great price. Museums include the rail museum as well as Savannah History Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum, Old Fort Jackson and Pin Point Heritage Museum.

 

Used by Confederate forces as headquarters of the Savannah River defenses during the Civil War, Old Fort Jackson still has a functioning cannon. - GDEcD Photography
Used by Confederate forces as headquarters of the Savannah River defenses during the Civil War, Old Fort Jackson still has a functioning cannon.

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Published: January 2019
Written by: Lesli Peterson