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Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

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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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124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
+1 912-233-9743
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Guides are very knowledgeable about the history of the families that lived here, very interesting to hear about the slave history

Thank tburchette
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed the history and architecture of this house. Lots of history. Good guide. I recommend a tour of this house along with the museum and Jepson Center package

Thank Africahunter
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Paul5776
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the time and cost. Very origional homw and wonderful preservation. The docent gave us great info!

Thank Exploration812631
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Evon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the architecture is amazing and the tour gives a great history of the property. defintely avoid the hotter months

Thank David D
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October 13, 2018|
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Response from Judy H | Reviewed this property |
We purchased the tickets on site.
December 18, 2016|
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.
December 17, 2016|
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Response from Mary T | Property representative |
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