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Telfair Museums Telfair Academy

121 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401-3612
+1 912-790-8800
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Designed by British architectural prodigy William Jay in the neoclassical Regency style, the Telfair Academy is a former mansion built in 1819 for Alexander Telfair, son of Revolutionary War patriot and Georgia governor Edward Telfair.In 1875, Alexander’s sister Mary – heir to the family fortune and last to bear the Telfair name – bequeathed the house and its furnishings to the Georgia Historical Society to be opened as a museum. After significant renovation by German-born architect Detlef Lienau, whose adaptations included the addition of the Sculpture Gallery and the Rotunda, the building opened to the public in 1886 as the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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121 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401-3612
Downtown
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Telfair is a beautiful museum, housing all kinds of special surprises. I thoroughly recommend a visit.

Thank Janet C
Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Telfair Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Thanks for being our guest!

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Nice museum. It was included with the Owen's Thomas house ticket. Also Jenson Center is included so this is one of best deal on seeing things. Most are priced individually. We loved seeing original rooms and furniture. Many nice period paintings.

Thank wildchildk
Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Telfair Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 21 August 2016

The museum was a lovely break from a hot day of touring the city. The staff was so kind and courteous. The art just wonderful. I'm use to large museums so I was surprised to see the large variety of art forms represented at the...More

Thank Queeniefb2468
Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Telfair Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016
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We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a very nice museum. A lovely home converted into a museum. Lovely paintings and great works of art with a gallery of sculptures (this area is currently closed.

Thank newmansd
Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Telfair Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thanks for stopping by!

Reviewed 18 August 2016

We went a couple years ago. I don't recall the price but the girl working there said we would be her guest for the day. She took our names and gave us a sticker to wear on our shirt. It must have been some kind...More

Thank jaycoflo
Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Telfair Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 14 August 2016

Firstly, and superficially, a tip for overheated travelers - this place is cool as in well-air conditioned, and was a welcome respite even without the interesting exhibits. Also, there is a grate near the ticket counter which has a blast of cold air as an...More

Thank moscowrose
Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Telfair Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

We're glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for being our guest.

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The front portion of this building was a home built in 1819 and the rear is a museum. It is also the home to the "Bird Girl' statue from the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Thank John L
Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Telfair Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 11 August 2016

The impressive entrance with statues of Rubens and others is deceptive. The elderly lady on the ticket desk apologised because the sculpture floor was closed but there were three floors to see and out ticket was good for days so we could come back. Also...More

Thank hmlhhf
Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Telfair Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thanks for taking the time to offer your comments. Please know that we give all guest feedback consideration.

Reviewed 11 August 2016

Beautiful Savannah house turned art museum. This isn't a time consuming visit, but it is worth the stop. The building is amazing and the art contained within is breath-taking. Taking the guided tour will definitely enhance your experience. Cool off in the a/c, relax and...More

Thank Tomorrow R
Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Telfair Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thanks for stopping by!

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I loved the Telfair museums and the Owens Thomas house museum. They exceeded my expectations, so beautiful, unique and the latter old fashioned, and upscale. I absolutely enjoyed every moment. Very very impressed. I love Art's and crafts, antiques and older homes.

Thank Rachel F
Mary T, Manager at Telfair Museums Telfair Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

We're glad you had such a good time! Thanks for visiting!

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