Andrew Low House Museum
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Visit the Andrew Low House to see how people lived and worked in a grand mid-19th-century Savannah house. You'll learn about cotton factor Andrew Low, the first owner of the house, and his family, including his two wives Sarah and Mary, their children, and extended relations, especially Girl Scout founder Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low.
Other people associated with the house include the many individuals who labored to build and sustain the property, from architect John Norris to Low's enslaved and free servants, including butler Tom Milledge and his wife Mosianna, a cook. Famous visitors to the house included the Low family's friend Robert E. Lee and English writer William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared in 1856 that the house was "the most comfortable quarters I have ever had in the United States."
In the 20th century, the Andrew Low House evolved from a home and workplace to the headquarters for The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia, and is now an important historic house museum in the heart of Savannah's National Historic Landmark District.
The Andrew Low House's important collection of paintings, furniture, silver, and glass, many of which belonged to the people associated with the house, provides a visual reference to the past. Together with the historic garden, Greek and Italianate Revival-style architecture, and fascinating stories about the generations of people related to the site, the Andrew Low House gives life to local, national, and international history.