Massie Heritage Center [GA]
The Massie Heritage Center, part of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School system, presents the history of Savannah, Georgia and the surrounding area. Particular emphasis is given to architectural history. The center is housed in three Greek Revival structures—one of which was Savannah's first public school, opened to the public in 1856. In 1865, the school was designated as being for African American students only. Today, a portion of the second floor recreates a 19th-century classroom.
The center offers self-guided tours, guided tours, exhibits, 17 educational programs, and the option of creating a custom program for students. Teachers who participate in an educational program receive suggested pre- and post- visit activity listings. Reservations are required for groups of more than 10 who would like a guided tour. The website offers children's activities.