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Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters: Tours & Tickets

Closes in 29 min: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Built as a beautiful Regency style mansion in 1819, the Owens-Thomas House, along with its adjacent gardens, carriage house, and slave quarters, allows visitors to explore the complicated relationships between the most and least powerful people in...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
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Reviewed today

Very nice tour of home and slave quarters. Is a package deal if you also want to see art museums, and worth the price.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank William O
Reviewed today via mobile

Savannah is an amazing city as you know if you’ve been. This tour is a must for history and architecture buffs. I write this post ( my first ever ) because of our tour guide Miss Linda. She is the idea of southern charm. She...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank disneydad5477
Reviewed today

Savanah is an old city and the buildings around the various squares were built in the 1800's. The Owens-Thomas house is no exception. Entering the home you step back in time into a world of privilege. Not only do you learn about the various owners,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Thomas S
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful southern home (architecturally), depicting an extremely wealthy family, who were slave owners. The tour is rich in history, with period furnishings throughout the house. Not the best tour I have ever been on, but very nice.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Nancy and Mark P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice house, ok tour. I think it’s over-priced for what it is, and I have been to far more beautiful stately homes with more interesting things to see/hear for less.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gina C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful southern home with on site slave quarters. Rich in Savannah history. The story of how it was built and the families that owned it, were important to the early history of Savannah.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lisa E
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Lisa, thanks for sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful Architect, great history how the house was built during those times, and the role of the slaves in the house and just how the division of human life under the bases of how this country was to discovered under the grace of God.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank francesc412
Reviewed 5 days ago

This beautifully preserved residence is a living history lesson. The disparity of the haves & havenots has never been clearer.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank seethis327
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are some really cool buildings, houses, parks and monuments all over town. The Owens house and tour is first class.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MikeD868
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Mike, we think so too.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The docents and film are very good and explain the history of the house as well as the city at the time the house was built. A very well-planned tour and well-executed. Amazing house! Well ahead of its time, with running water and flushing toilets...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kathyf595
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Kathy, we are glad you enjoyed the tour.

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Brittany T
May 14, 2019|
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Response from BHH1103 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Be sure to go very early to the Owens-Thomas House. They only can take so many people on each tour. They can fill up quickly. The docent told us to show up early and we were very glad we did.
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dohar1968
October 13, 2018|
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Response from Judy H | Reviewed this property |
We purchased the tickets on site.
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papopipo2000
December 18, 2016|
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Response from Carol210 | Reviewed this property |
That's the only way you can tour the house is with the tour guide and is part of the admission price. It seem the tours run about every 15-20 min.
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