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Owens-Thomas House

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Address: 124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
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+1 912-233-9743
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one...

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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Excellent example of best architecture in Savannah

This is a very popular house tour in Savannah so I recommended getting there early. We only had to wait 20 minutes and they operate very efficiently. The outdoor waiting area... read more

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New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very popular house tour in Savannah so I recommended getting there early. We only had to wait 20 minutes and they operate very efficiently. The outdoor waiting area has benches and rest rooms. There is also a gift shop where you can pass some time if you have to wait. All I can say is that this... More 

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Natick, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jacque Belcher's 45 min. tour was a well-paced mix of family and architectural history, enthusiasm and humor. My wife and I learned much about 18 & 19th century lifestyles.

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Hayward
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We toured using the ticket which got us into the Telfair Art Academy and Jepson Museum. We only had to wait 15 minutes. Bathroom on the premises with easy access.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went solo on this excursion, weekday during Spring Break in March ~ weather was gorgeous but not to fear, most of this tour featured modern air-conditioning! That said, the curators have really put themselves out to restore most details to their original state (I found the paint techniques on walls especially awe-inspiring). If your guide is half as awesome... More 

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Grant, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Part of the Telfair Museum properties, this tour is included as one of three sites with the purchase of your ticket. This was a beautiful home and story presented by a knowledgeable guide with a gift of storytelling with a sense of humor. In addition our guide was very good interacting with the guests before and after the tour.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We (2 adults and 2 kids) went on the guided house tour. Our tour guide was Michelle. She did an excellent job. Easy to understand and follow, and very informative. She gave a scavenger sheet for the kids which the adults used also. Tour was neither too long, nor too short.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely one of the most interesting of the various historic houses open to visitors. You are required to form part of an organised tour, but the staff are reasonably knowledgeable and informative. Well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew very little about the history of this house and all the servants/staff who were a part of its heritage. Our tour guide Jacqui brought the story home to us. We are happy to have spent our weekend time at this lovely property and tour. Take a moment to sit and enjoy the sunshine in the garden.

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and that Jacqui made it a great experience. More 

Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have toured many historic homes. This was one of the best. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and charming. Very glad we visited. Your ticket also gives you admission to two other spots, one being the Telfair Art Musuem which is a gem.

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Auburn, Alabama
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Purchased a package through Old Savannah Tours which included several old homes and museums. Owens Thomas was our first paid visit. Ticket lady there was extremely rude and would not accept our tickets. She pulled out a binder which clearly showed they had some sort of agreement or partnership with Old Savannah but she said she could not accept our... More 

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