Field Trips to the Research Center

GHS Research Center Temporarily Closing for Renovation and Expansion

The Georgia Historical Society Research Center in Savannah will be temporarily closed to the public beginning Thanksgiving 2018. The Research Center will reopen in the fall of 2020 following a much-needed renovation and expansion.

Field trips as well as research and image request services will be unavailable during this time. On-line resources will continue to be available on the GHS website. The administrative offices located in the Jepson House Education Center will continue to operate on a normal schedule throughout the closure. GHS educational programming and the annual Georgia History Festival will not be affected.

If you have any questions please contact Patricia Meagher, Director of Communications, at (912) 651-2125, ext. 122.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming our members and patrons to the newly-renovated Research Center in 2020!

More information on the renovation is available at

GHS offers unique field trip experiences to the Research Center in Savannah. Surrounded by the beauty of historic Hodgson Hall, students explore primary source material from the collection and learn about archives, research, and history.

  • Limited to groups of 30 or less (groups can split and rotate).
  • Grades 5 – 12.
  • Typical field trip lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.

Teachers can work with GHS education staff to develop a custom field trip or select one of our previous field trips:

  • We the People
  • Leadership in Colonial Georgia
  • World War I
  • Help! I’ve Been Assigned a Research Paper
  • Yellow Fever in Savannah

Interested teachers should fill out the following form or contact the Education Coordinator at or (912) 651.2125, ext. 152.

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If you are interested in participating in our Research Roundup field trips in October, please select a date from the following dropdown. Skip this field if you are interested in another time.

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