Visit for FREE on “Super Museum Sunday” in early February in Georgia

Once a year, there is a special day in coastal Georgia when almost every museum in and around Savannah welcomes visitors in free-of-charge.

The first time I experienced it, I just stumbled on it with my then-future-husband, who was trying to work up the nerve to propose to me in Savannah. We went through countless beautiful exhibits — and even climbed to the top of the Tybee Island lighthouse — before he finally popped the question next to the Forsyth Park fountain.

Even without that kind of pressure on you, it’s fun to spend the afternoon exploring without spending a penny.

Among the options are historic estates, art museums, forts, an aquarium, a wildlife center and much more. There were just under 50 options for this event in 2012, including 19 in Savannah’s historic district. It was Feb. 5.

The event is put on by the Georgia Historical Society and its sponsors.

Below is a basic list of attractions that participated in 2012. To learn more, visit the Georgia Historical Society website at

  1. Andrew Low House Museum
  2. Battlefield Memorial Park
  3. Beach Institute African American Cultural Center
  4. Bonaventure Historical Society
  5. Congregation Mickve Israel
  6. Historic Dorchester Academy
  7. Historic Effingham Society Museum and Living History Site
  8. First African Baptist Church
  9. Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home
  10. Fort King George
  11. Fort McAllister Historic Park
  12. Fort Morris Historic Site
  13. Fort Pulaski National Monument
  14. Fort Stewart Museum
  15. Geechee Kunda
  16. Georgia Historical Society
  17. Georgia Salzburger Society
  18. Georgia State Railroad Museum
  19. Georgia Southern University Museum
  20. Girl Scout First Headquarters Museum and Program Center
  21. Harper Fowlkes House
  22. Isaiah Davenport House Museum
  23. Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts
  24. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, National Historic Landmark
  25. Massie Heritage Center
  26. Midway Museum
  27. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
  28. Oatland Island Wildlife Center
  29. Old Fort Jackson
  30. Telfair’s Owens-Thomas House
  31. Pin Point Heritage Museum
  32. Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
  33. Richmond Hill Historical Society
  34. Savannah Area Council of Garden Club’s Botanical Garden
  35. Savannah History Museum
  36. Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum
  37. Ships of the Sea Museum
  38. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  39. Telfair Academy
  40. Thunderbolt Historical Society
  41. Tybee Island Lightstation and Museum
  42. Tybee Island Marine Science Center
  43. UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium
  44. Wormsloe Historic Site


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