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Owens-Thomas House

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Address: 124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
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+1 912-233-9743
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one...

The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America. Inspired by classical antiquity, this style of architecture takes its name from England’s King George IV, who ruled as Prince Regent from 1811 to 1820.The house was designed by the young English architect William Jay, one of the first professionally-trained architects practicing in the United States. The elegant residence was built from 1816 to 1819 for cotton merchant and banker Richard Richardson and his wife Francis Bolton. Mr. Richardson’s brother-in-law was married to Ann Jay, the architect’s sister. Three years after the house’s completion, Richardson suffered financial losses and sold his house, which later came under possession of the Bank of the United States.

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Interesting hour visit

Our tour was very interesting, the history and period furnishings were notable, but the architecture and mechanical workings of the house were truly fascinating. Worth the time... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our tour was very interesting, the history and period furnishings were notable, but the architecture and mechanical workings of the house were truly fascinating. Worth the time and money

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your tour at the Owens-Thomas House. More 

West Charleston, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is yet another stop on the old town trolly tour worth going to, this is one of the oldest homes in the city, and it was the first to have indoor plumbing on 3 of its floors! Our tour guide was full of information, and could answer any questions that were asked. Excellent place to stop and tour for... More 

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed both your trolley tour and your visit to the Owens-Thomas House. More 

Etowah, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The house is beautifully restored. Our guide was excellent. She explained the history of the house and the furnishings. You get to see a lot of rooms. You can purchase a ticket that also showed entry to the Telfair Museum and The Jedson.

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed your visit at the Owens-Thomas House and also Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center, which are all included in the single price of admission. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to the Owens-Thomas House as part of a day trip to Savannah. I really liked that it included a tour with the ticket price, which covers all of the Telfair Museums. It was recommended by my tour guide if I only had the opportunity to go to one house museum as it is the most complete, intact 19th... More 

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry that you didn't get as much information as you would have liked about the house, but our tour guides really welcome questions during the tour and are usually available afterward to provide additional information. Please feel free to email us at info@telfair.org if you want any additional information about the Owens-Thomas House. More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely home seen by tour about every 20 minutes. Very hospitable, informative and one gets a peak at the period housing of the day. Reasonably priced as well.

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your tour at the Owens-Thomas House. More 

Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting part of our Savannah vacation. The tour displayed what life was like for a rich southern family and their slaves. Not a large place and nothing like the southern plantations but still a worthwhile visit.

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment and for visiting Telfair Museums. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

nicely done tour which shared enough history of the family and savannah to whet my appetite to learn more. the house isn't big but has some interesting features (early plumbing and use of basement to store ice and water) which were unique. i recommend a visit/

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment and for visiting Telfair Museums. More 

Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of the Owens-Thomas House amazed and educated us. The house is considered to be one of the best examples of English Regency architecture in America. Designed by a young English architect, William Jay, the house had several noteworthy features: running water 20 years before any other house in Savannah; guest dining room with fancy trim and a unique... More 

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed your tour of the Owens-Thomas House. More 

Washington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour of a historic home that truly gives you a picture into what antebellum life was like. Unlike some of the homes you can tour, this home is furnished with period pieces and you get a true feeling for how they lived.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour. Raymond was truly a fountain of knowledge. His ability to pass that information on was exceptional.

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