There are many entertaining and educational Savannah attractions that can appeal to Ft. Stewart families. Here’s more.

For those with families based on Ft. Stewart, you don’t have to travel far for entertaining and educational spots for young kids. It just takes a 45-minute drive from Ft. Stewart to reach Savannah attractions with family-friendly appeal. Consider the following spots for your next outing:

Jepson Center

Looking to expose the family to the arts? The Jepson Center is an art museum with a place for the younger set. Dubbed ArtZeum, it bustles with two dozen artsy activities for the entire crew. Guests can get busy with the magnetic wall, which allows you to create works of art using household items. Become a virtual curator and choose what art to show, explore a glass house, and turn 2-D shapes into 3-D objects.

Directions: Take East Oglethorpe Highway/US-84 E/GA-38/GA-196 and turn left on Leroy Coffer Highway. Turn left onto Ocean Highway/US-17 and continue to follow N/GA-25. Merge onto I-95 N/GA-405 North toward Savannah. Merge onto I-16 E/GA-404 East via Exit 99A toward Savannah. Stay straight to go onto Montgomery Street. Turn right onto West York Street. The Jepson Center is located at 207 W. York Street.

Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low

If you have a Girl Scout in the family, consider a visit to the historic house where Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was born. Step inside and learn the life story of Low, known by loved ones as Daisy, and the history of the Girl Scouts. Decked out with original and period furnishings, the seven-room house boasts interesting features from original artwork by Low to a staircase with its curved mahogany rail. Wrap up your experience visiting the interactive library and exploring the garden and courtyard.

Directions: Take East Oglethorpe Highway/US-84 E/GA-38/GA-196 and turn left on Leroy Coffer Highway. Turn left onto Ocean Highway/US-17 and continue to follow N/GA-25. Merge onto I-95 N/GA-405 North toward Savannah. Merge onto I-16 E/GA-404 East via Exit 99A toward Savannah. Stay straight to go onto Montgomery Street. Turn right onto West Liberty Street. Turn left onto Drayton Street. Turn left onto East Oglethorpe Avenue. The Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low is located at 10 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum

This pair of museums—two Savannah attractions in one—goes after kiddie attention spans, while pleasing parents in the process. Train-loving tots can go for a ride on a classic steam engine or diesel locomotive at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. The outdoor play area at the Savannah Children’s Museum, with its water features and maze, allows young ones to get their ya-ya’s out.

Directions: Take East Oglethorpe Highway/US-84 E/GA-38/GA-196 and turn left on Leroy Coffer Highway. Turn left onto Ocean Highway/US-17 and continue to follow N/GA-25. Merge onto I-95 N/GA-405 North toward Savannah. Merge onto I-16 E/GA-404 East via Exit 99A toward Savannah. Take Exit 167A at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Turn left onto W. Jones Street and the museums are located at 655 Louisville Road.

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