Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Savannah, GA 31404
Phone: (912) 232-3945
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $7, Children – $4
This National Historic Landmark is an amazing preserved fort along the Savannah River. President Thomas Jefferson authorized the construction of this national defense system in 1808. Fort Jackson defended Savannah from Union attack during the American Civil War. The whole family will enjoy the cannon firings and the daily interactive programs. Enjoy the beautiful riverside views of Savannah and the Talmadge Bridge while exploring one of the oldest brick fortifications along the East Coast.
Address: 711 Sandtown Road Savannah, GA 31410
Phone: (912) 395-1212
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $5, Children – $3
Animal lovers of all ages will have a great time at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Walk along the 2 mile trail and you will find 10 exciting exhibits, a peaceful pond and a flowing creek. View a variety of barnyard animals at the Georgia Farm exhibit. Observe owls, hawks, eagles and other large birds at the Birds of Prey exhibit. Watch the amazing flying squirrel soar through the air at the Wolf Wilderness exhibit. This wildlife center is fun for the whole family. Make sure to check out the gift shop on your way out for animal souvenirs.
Address: 175 Bourne Ave. Pooler, GA 31322
Phone: (912) 748-8888
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $10, Children – $6
Discover the history of the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Corps that served in the European Theatre during World War II at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Travel back in history through the exhibits, artifacts, archival materials and stories at this interesting museum. Two large aircraft immediately draw attention to visitors as they sit in front of the museum. The Combat Gallery houses original aircraft, engines, and scale models, along with many other artifacts. The Escape and Evasion exhibit is a model of a safe house that would be used by individuals who were part of the resistance in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Hidden in the wallpaper are secret codes and each room has hidden compartments used to store items to help Allied airmen make their way back to safety. This unique museum is fun for the whole family, especially younger boys interested in WWII.