Andrew Low House
The home of antebellum cotton merchant Andrew Low was designed by John Norris and was constructed in 1848-1849. The 19th-century Italianate house exterior features intricate cast iron railings and side balconies contrasting with the smooth stucco brick walls. The well-proportioned rooms are decorated with elaborate plaster cornices and carved woodwork. The delicate balance of exterior restraint and opulent interior resulted in an elegant villa for the family.
THe house remained in the family until the death of Andrew Low's daughter-in-law, Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of Girls Scouts USA. The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia purchased the hous from her heirs in 1928. Following many years of loving maintenance and conservation, the house was opened to the public in 1950.
The Andrew Low House is located at 329 Abercorn Street (in Lafayette Square). Open Sun 12pm-4pm and Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Adult admission is $10; student admission is $8; and Scouts/Groups $8. Senior, AARP, AAA, and other discounts are available. Call 912.233.6854 or visit www.andrewlowhouse.com for more information.