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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 Home

Lots of interesting and unique facts about this home. Tours are very frequent. Young man who was my tour guide, Raymond, was excellent.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Mendham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of interesting and unique facts about this home. Tours are very frequent. Young man who was my tour guide, Raymond, was excellent.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have time to visit just one house while in savannah, I would highly recommend OT house. The history behind the house is fascinating and the architecture helps you travel through time. The entrance fee, along with OT also includes Jepson center and Telfair museum, so $20 entry fee goes a long way. The tours at OT are very... More 

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

Thank you and we will let Jon know that you enjoyed his tour. We agree that admission to all three Telfair Museums is a great value! More 

Apex, nc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our tour guide was a staunch, educated southern lady who only laughed at her own jokes and answered Condescendingly to the young ladies brave enough to ask questions. Otherwise, it was very interesting and informative.

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

Thanks for responding. We pass along your comment about your tour guide to the appropriate staff. If you know her name, please let us know at info@telfair.org. But we are glad you found it informative and hope that you were able to visit the other two Telfair sites. More 

Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of this home's creation and subsequent owners, coupled with well-versed and friendly tour guide, makes this house tour ($20 pp includes 2 other sites) definitely worth it.

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Mulmur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this Museum, the tour was helpful in understanding that period of history. We purchased a 3 museums ticket and really enjoyed all Three! Telpher Museum tickets was very worthwhile.

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

We are glad you enjoyed the tour at the Owens-Thomas House as well as the Jepson Center and Telfair Academy during your visit. More 

Blackstone, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit to this house is included in a 3 museum package. We had a great tour guide named Lois who gave us lots of information. The tour took about 45 minutes. The house is beautiful and fun to look at.

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

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed the tour. More 

Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical tour of what it was like to live in 18th Century Savannah. Story of slaves and pre Civil War world fully explained.

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new york ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour guides are great. Very knowledgeable. Nice to get a little bit of history. I love old houses and hearing their stories. We bout tour tickets for three museums and it was less than 50$ for 2 people. What a bargain! A great way to get some history for a value. We did all three tours in one day. In... More 

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

We are happy you were able to enjoy all 3 Telfair Museums during your visit! And we agree that one ticket to see three different, authentic Savannah experiences is a great value. Thanks More 

michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I toured this house with my mom 11 yrs ago and came back with my husband. It's about $42 for 2 people and gets you into 2 other museums that we did not visit. Tour guide was great with questions/explanations. The plumbing history is interesting to learn. Curved walls, slaves quarters, garden. Worth a visit.

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

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your second visit. More 

Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a few home tours while in Savannah and this was by far the best. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us more information than any other tour we took. It was interesting to learn about the architect as well as the family.

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

Thank you, we are glad you found the tour interesting. More 

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