Historic sites to welcome visitors again with pandemic precautions

Photo courtesy of CHS
The Savannah Children's Museum will again welcome visitors this spring.
The Coastal Heritage Society will reopen all Savannah-area historic sites and museums that the organization manages with comprehensive pandemic-safety precautions beginning on March 4, according to a CHS press announcement.

For the safety of all guests and staff, each CHS site and museum will be observing social-distancing protocols, implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures, and will require both staff and guests to wear face masks. Visitors are asked to adhere to the pandemic-safety regulations and recommendations imposed by Savannah’s municipal government, the Chatham County Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“People are looking for safe activities and, because our museums are spacious and largely open-air, people feel confident about coming to them,” said Sandra Baxter, CHS CEO.

During the initial reopening phase, CHS sites and museums will each observe new operating hours.

The Georgia State Railroad Museum, the Savannah History Museum, and Old Fort Jackson will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the Savannah Children’s Museum will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Pin Point Heritage Museum will be open Thursdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the Harper Fowlkes House will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a special opening day on March 4.

While some CHS attractions have been open for special occasions since the pandemic forced the closure of its sites and museums, this is the first time since the pandemic’s onset that all six of its historic locations are planned to remain open to the public indefinitely.

The mission of the nonprofit Coastal Heritage Society, founded in 1975, is to provide educational experiences to the public through the preservation and presentation of historic cultural resources in the region, often through historical reenactments staged amid significant sites in the Savannah area.

Visit chsgeorgia.org to learn more about CHS sites, admission information, ticket sales, and membership opportunities.

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