Twenty-two site driving tours of SRS are being offered to the public in 2017, providing openings for approximately 1,100 people to visit the site. Tour check-in begins at 12:30 p.m., at the Aiken County, S.C., Applied Research Center (click for map), located off Highway 278, near the northern boundary of the site. Guests will be given an overview presentation safety briefing and general driving tour of the site. The tour includes a visit to the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. Visitors will get an overview of the ecology lab’s history and mission, and get an up close view of animals that are native to the Savannah River Site. The tour will conclude at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Site tours provide an opportunity for those interested in SRS to better understand the Department of Energy’s facilities and workers that changed the face of Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale Counties, nearby cities and helped win the Cold War. Guests will also learn about facilities supporting future missions of the Savannah River Site.