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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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Guided House Tour

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... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lot of money to tour 1 house. It also gave you entrance to Telfair/Jepson Museums. Some of the engineering feats of the house made it worth it. Again if you don't mind paying for all 3. I enjoyed the Green-Meldrim house more. But, if you have the time, and don't mind the crowds, this is a popular house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you get a tour, which starts in the old slave quarters - it is hard to imagine how hard it must have been in Savannah's hot climate working in the oppressive kitchens the house itself is very interesting, and was well described by the guide an enjoyable tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great house tour. Our guide today was I believe Raymond and he was excellent. Full of knowledge! The house itself is beautiful. The slave quarters were so interesting to see. My top favorite house tour of Savannah.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour of the Owens-Thomas House. While it was nice, the house was not overly impressive, the tour guide was not inspired, and the price was not cheap. You can probably do better than this option

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Owen Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you like old houses with history this is great.....purchase a ticket and you get a wonderful tour of the home with some much history invovled.....highly recommend

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