Harper Fowlkes House
Harper Fowlkes House
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArchitectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles148 reviews
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jelaxo
London, UK165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I have to say, the people working here really make for a great experience. I had no prior knowledge of this place but realized it was part of the Bank of Americas "Museums on Us" program, so I was able to gain free entry and figured I'd give it a whirl. It really exceeded expectations. The people that work here are all so sweet and you can tell they really love what they do and they really love the house. It was a small tour and quite an interesting story - plus, pretty cool to see inside one of these beautiful, historic old houses. There are bathrooms and a beautiful garden to spend some time in without anyone rushing you out. Definitely recommend.
Written October 10, 2023
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Carol Ann J
Germantown, NY2,580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Harper Fowlkes House is a beautifully restored historic home on Barnard Street across from Orleans Square. The home is owned by the Cincinnatus Society in Georgia. The home has many original features, as well as pieces on display that were owned by the last woman who resided in the home and was responsible for the restoration. The taking of photos inside the home is prohibited.
Written October 3, 2023
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Helen S
Nokomis, FL111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Love the tours for the older homes in Savannah. The houses are always so interesting. I just wish that the tour individuals would take their time in noting all the comments. I always seemed to be rushed like they are hurrying to get to the next group. Some of the houses they need to show more floors. That's why we go to see them. NOT just one floor of a three story home.
Written March 27, 2023
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Mary Ellen H
Maryland13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The tour was provided by a very knowledgeable docent who provided a history of the house, the residents, and the relationship of this property and area to the City of Savannah.
The tour lasted slightly over an hour and provided time for exploring the outdoor areas and basement kitchen area independently in addition to receiving the narrated tour.
Written November 15, 2022
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Dear Mary Ellen, We are so glad that you found your tour of the home fascinating and informative! We are fortunate to have knowledgeable and engaging docents, and we be sure to pass on your compliments. Thank you for visiting! Come back and see us soon. Warmly, Harper Fowlkes House
Written November 21, 2022
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I-heart-my-passport
Detroit Native-Nashville Resident89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This house seemed to have to most access to rooms - there weren't many roped off areas, allowing a bit of roaming. Tour was short, about 30 minutes, interesting architectural history. It's one of five sights of the Georgia Coastal Heritage Society - search for their web site to buy a $20 pass to visit any three of the five (can also buy at any of the locations); it's good for three days.
Written October 25, 2021
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Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting! We are pleased you found your tour interesting and informative. We agree that the See 3 Pass, which gives access to any three of our six sites, is an amazing deal and a wonderful way to soak up Savannah's unique history. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warmly, Harper Fowlkes House
Written June 13, 2022
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lltravelmel1
st. louis475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
I highly recommend this tour. The older gentleman that was our tour guide was a plethora of knowledge about this home. We learned so much and really appreciated his insight. Such a great deal for $12.
Written October 6, 2021
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Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting! Richard is definitely so knowledgeable and we are fortunate to have him - we will pass on your compliments! We are glad you had a wonderful experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmly, Harper Fowlkes House
Written June 13, 2022
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA2,033 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Harper-Fowlkes House has the most imposing exterior facade of any of the historic Savannah houses that are open to the public, but it has the most expensive and least interesting tour of those that I visited. The house serves as the regional headquarters of the Order of Cincinnatus, and the upstairs bedrooms have been converted into reception and meeting areas, meaning the historic tour is really only limited to four rooms on the first floor. And even these rooms have been significantly modified over the years. What's left is a short tour (about 30 minutes) that is devoted half to the woman who built the house and the Order headquartered here, and a few minutes on the historic features of the house that remain.
Written February 22, 2020
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Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting. We are glad you found the home architecturally fascinating, and apologize you did not find the rest of the tour as enjoyable. We value your feedback and will use it to make improvements. We hope you give us another chance in the future! Warmly, Harper Fowlkes House
Written June 13, 2022
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mtmnj221
Henderson, NC120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were needing to kill some time and saw that they were doing tours every hour on the hour that day. Paid our $12 and it was about a 30 min tour. Maybe 40 min at a stretch. Interesting facts we learned about the property and it's owners. Mostly female owners who kept this property from ruin. Probably the best thing was learning about the Society of the Cincinnati's who now manage the historical trust of the property. Something new I never knew.
Written February 20, 2020
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Thank you for your review and for visiting with us. The neat thing about this house is that there is always something new to learn, even for those of us that have been working here for years!
Written March 2, 2020
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Caitlyn K
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The house is amazing and very interesting. It is very well preserved for the particular period the previous owner left it in. The tour guide, I do not remember her name, was very informative and answered a lot of our questions. I would recommend this house for anyone who is interested in interior design in the early 1900s.
Written February 14, 2020
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Hi! Thank you so much for visiting! We hope you will find the time for a return trip sometime.
Written February 17, 2020
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Cindy Stokes
Cincinnati, OH65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We really enjoyed this tour! We not only learned about the history and architecture of the house but of Savannah and the woman who saved this beautiful house!
We highly recommend the tour.
Written February 14, 2020
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Hi there! We're pleased as punch you had such a good time during your visit with us! We hope to be able to add alternate tours in the future, perhaps about the architecture and the preservation movement of which Alida Harper Fowlkes was a part. So please consider a return visit in the future!
Written February 17, 2020
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