The Savannah Volunteer Guard


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Henry Kennedy touring the Historical Museum and SVG pieces.





See the Guard at the Savannah Visitors Center and Museum

The Savannah History Museum is housed in the old Central of Georgia Railway passenger shed, a National Historic Landmark built in the 1850s and 1860s. The railway used the building until 1972. In 1984, a historical attraction called The Great Savannah Exposition opened in the building. The Coastal Heritage Society took over operation of the successor to the Exposition, the Savannah History Museum, in 1990. The museum is now home to more than 10,000 artifacts-- the largest collection of artifacts in the entire coastal community.
The Savannah History Museum showcases the city’s history from its founding in 1733 to the present day. Inside, you can see exhibits about the Revolutionary War Battle of Savannah, rare dugout canoes from the 1800s, and a changing exhibit of women’s fashions from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The museum is also home to Forest Gump’s bench, one of Johnny Mercer’s Oscar Awards, and a carriage owned by the family of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Lowe. Other exhibits include weapons and military uniforms, as well as items from Savannah’s railway history. Visitors may also enjoy our plush theatre and film presentation, "Savannah the Survivor."

Hours of Operation 912.651.6825
8:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday - Sunday
Admission Prices
$3.75-Military, students, seniors 55/over, and AAA
Children Under 6 free with parent or guardian
Special group rates available for motor coach tours

The Guard is fortunate to have so many members, family members, and descendants who have graciously donated many items of interest to the Savannah Visitors' Center Museum. There are several displays that include the contributions to Savannah's security and history made by the Guard since 1802. Below are some photographs that are also in the archive and may be downloaded for personal use.

Memorial Day Parade
The Savannah Volunteer Guards' Flag Click for history
Training on the 6-inch gun. Undated
World War I soldiers working on a 6-inch gun. Undated.
Men relaxing in the motor pool. Undated.
Six-inch gun deployed to the trenches of France
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Lt John Allen Bakley, Spanish-American War
Gerald Story
Fort Screven, GA, 1917 World War I
Fort Bragg, Camp Battery, July 1922
Fort Bragg, Camp Battery, July 1922
B Co Team, Spanish-American War, August 27, 1903
Camp Northern in Griffin, GA, Spanish American War, 1898
Charles H Runyon at Fort Screven April 1918
Captain Robert F. Riley, Commander A Company, World War I
France, 1918
SVG posing in France during World War II
Memorial Day Parade