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Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

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Address: 207 E Charlton St, Savannah, GA 31401-4605
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Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood, during the Great...

Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood, during the Great Depression on Savannah's LaFayette Square.

Off-hour, group, and private tours are available by request.

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A definite must for lovers of O'Connor's writings

A much smaller home than some of the mansions owned by the cotton merchants, it's still a great example of how the average person lived. Most of the pieces in the home have been... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sharon V
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A much smaller home than some of the mansions owned by the cotton merchants, it's still a great example of how the average person lived. Most of the pieces in the home have been donated, but the pram O'Connor used is still in the front room. Our tour guide was well-versed in the history of the house and the additions.... More 

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Philly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a wonderful tour by a knowledgeable and obviously interested staff member. The home has been lovingly cared for and there are many personal artifacts belongings of Flannery and family. Highly recommended

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Savannah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this house interesting because most of the other museum houses are very grand houses that belonged to the wealthy. This one is a good example of more of an upper middle class family's house. The most interesting to me was the kitchen. You rarely see kitchens in museum houses, and this one seems to be of the 1920's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I was extremely lucky to have a private tour of this house as it was a Sunday in the quiet season. Frances, the guide described many fascinating facts about Flannery O'Connor, a southern author of whom I'd recently heard. The tour is only $6 and you get to see the ground floor and the first floor. There is a very... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you love O'Connor (and I and I my husband have read all her works more than once), this is a must-see. Our docent was an absolute expert on all things Flannery and as we were her only guests, we spent an illuminating and informative 2 hours breathing the air and experiencing the spaces of the young, forming writer. This... More 

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Thank Judy T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great tour with a fantastic engagement from the staff. Strongly recommend this tour if you would like to get a view of the life of Flannery O'Connors life.

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Thank Lars J
Cincinnati
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is certainly not the grandest historical home Savannah offers, It's kind of strange when the docent ambles into the living room and begins an informal tour. But if you read Flannery O'Connor, this narrow row house provides an accurate glimpse of life in the 1920's . Most of the furnishings are time appropriate, provided by SCAD so they give... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Our group of six ladies thoroughly enjoyed our visit through the Flannery O'Conner house, and even more so our docent. Please take time and visit this historic house, learn about this authors early life and enjoy the wonderfully restored home with original furnishings and family items. Photographs featured in the Jepson Museum on a wall display were taken in the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It was a 20 minutes tour with a very likeable docent, relaxed and conversational experience. The house seems like a beautiful place to grow up, views of a Cathedral square, little garden and sunroom. Contains cute photos and notes of Flannery as a baby. It will also give you a glimpse of how urban middle class lived - a nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband, 3 children and I visited Savannah this August and are big fans of Flannery O'Connor. We knew from her work that she was from Savannah, so looked around to see what might attractions might be available related to her life. Her childhood home is on the same city square as the Catholic Cathedral, so it was very convenient... More 

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Cody S, General Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this review

What wonderful, kind words! Thank you so much for your visit and review. We definitely do enjoy having guests and sharing our love of Flannery, especially with kiddos- even if they aren't always up for a half-hour, historic home tour! It is always our goal that our visitors feel the homey-ness of Flannery's childhood and feel as welcome as they... More 

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