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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...more
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The property is fascinating, and there is so much history to learn about on the level of this single home. The historic interpreter was very knowledgable and handled some of the less pretty aspects of our history with such candor and grace.
Thank Jaime L
MaryT3783, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
Thank you for your comments, we are glad that you enjoyed the tour.
Our guide was incredible knowledgable, passionate and informative. This is not your average mansion tour. It was as much about the people who lived there was also who was enslaved there. So many thing were special about the home and so too were the residents.
We had a tour with a lovely, knowledgeable Savannah lady. She shared her history of the home and pointed out things of interest as we continued the tour. I wish I could remember her name, because she deserves a 5 star review for a tour...More
Thank Judy H
MaryT3783, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed the tour.
The AA docent provided a chilling and factual narrative that focused on the inequities between the slaves and owners, at times going over the top in her zeal to outline the horrors of slavery instead of focusing on the features of the home itself. In...More
Not worth the money. That's not to say it's a bad tour. It's a good tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and cordial. I say it's not worth the money because it is likely more interesting to read the history of the house and family in...More
This was the first of three historic homes my sister and I visited recently. What I appreciated most was that the tour started in the slave quarters prior to touring the home. Our guide stressed the economics of the times and the role enslaved persons...More
Hello! Telfair Museums admission includes all three sites, including the Owens-Thomas House. While there is no option to purchase admission for just a single site, please note that kids 12 and under get in free, and students... More
Hello! Telfair Museums admission includes all three sites, including the Owens-Thomas House. While there is no option to purchase admission for just a single site, please note that kids 12 and under get in free, and students ages 13-30 get $5 off with a student ID. Please let us know if we can help with anything else. Thanks!