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Owens-Thomas House

124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
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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, 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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  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“indoor plumbing” (166 reviews)
“slave quarters” (181 reviews)
“tour guide” (154 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
Downtown
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

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.

Thank tomsalpaton
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

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

Reviewed 11 January 2017

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.

Thank 370happytraveler
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 10 January 2017

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

Thank columbiatraveller
Reviewed 5 January 2017 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...More

1  Thank Lindsay G
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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

Reviewed 4 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank dolittledigger
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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

Reviewed 4 January 2017

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.

Thank missie1972
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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

Reviewed 30 December 2016

Owens Thomas house was part of our Savannah Tours package. It was very interesting. Most interesting was their indoor plumbing for a house built in the early 1800's.

Thank Dlorenz56
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Thank you for visiting the Owens-Thomas House. We are glad that you found the tour interesting.

Reviewed 26 December 2016

Well worth the time - the guided tour is extensive and conducted by very knowledgeible guides. The history of this house is extremely interesting to history buffs.

Thank Richard1206
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We heard about this house on a walking tour and made a point to come back to this specifically. This has so much interesting history and is a neat look into the technology of the past. Very interesting for history buffs (and their spouses!)

Thank CJ F
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Wonderful tour of the house, a little spendy at $21, but very detailed 45 minute tour of the house. Gave us the history, use and details about the house construction since it was built. Very interesting history of Savannah thrown in.......Thank you!!! Sorry, wasn't allowed...More

1  Thank William S
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed the tour. The $20 adult admission ticket also allows you one visit to both the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center over 7 days, so we hope you were able to also see one or both of those museums...More

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papopipo2000
18 December 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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papopipo2000
17 December 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
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kmoney4
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Response from KMB1117 | Reviewed this property |
We went to all 3. The Owens-Thomas House was our favorite. We spent the most time there. The Owens-Thomas House has guided tours at set times. The other 2 are self-guided. The Telfair Academy has 19th and 20th century... More
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