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Owens-Thomas House

124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
+1 912-233-9743
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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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124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
+1 912-233-9743
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Reviewed yesterday

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. The house is beautiful and the guide was very nice and informative. We visited this house and the Jepson and Telfair museums all on one ticket. Well worth the price

Thank lynyrdb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love history and old homes. The Owen-Thomas House is incredible with a history. Our tour guide was a great presenter; he told us the information in a professional way and allowed us time to see the house. If you like historical place, I recommend...More

Thank DKatz21
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was in Savannah for a day and always love to visit historic homes in cities I visit. The Owens-Thomas House was recommended. The tour began in the Carriage House which also contained rooms for some of the slaves who lived on the property. Our...More

Thank Mary F
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are glad that you enjoyed your tour of the Owens-Thomas House!

Reviewed 4 days ago

The demand for constant symmetry leads to some odd quicks like fake windows and doors that lead no where. The house has tons of character and the guide gave a pretty interesting historical narrative. As a bonus the admission also allows you to visit two...More

1  Thank Morcant
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are glad that you enjoyed visiting all 3 of Telfair Museums sites!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Highly recommended to see how Savannah was in the past. Pay for this and also get admission to the Jepson Center and Telfair museum.

1  Thank john1969696
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went early in the morning and took the tour with just one other guest. Our tour guide was Raymond and he was excellent! Not only did he know about the history and architecture of the building, he knew details about historical figures relevant to...More

1  Thank noloc21
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your comments. We are glad that Raymond provided a great experience and you were able to learn a lot about the house and Savannah. We hope you were able to visit all 3 Telfair Museums during your stay.

Reviewed 6 days ago

On a day trip to Savannah, my family and I decided to tour the Owens-Thomas House. Around half of our group had already been to Savannah, and we decided that the Owens-Thomas House was a "must see" for the rest of our group. I was...More

Thank Chloe B
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit! We’ll make sure Jacqui hears your comments. We think that an accurate and honest interpretation of the history of slavery is one of the most important parts of our mission. In an effort to make sure we interpret...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like arquitecture, is a great to see one of the most beautiful of Savanna, a place full of history.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our visit! The house tour guides are super knowledgeable and informative. We learned so much about history and culture! Beautiful home!

Thank Tatiana_NikVS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alot of history in that house. I recommend it. Get 3 museums for the price of 1. The tour last around 45 minutes. The Guide is very knowlegable and very quick to answer any questions.

Thank tmcqueen1963
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you enjoyed your tour at the Owens-Thomas House.

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18 December 2016|
Response from Carol210 | Reviewed this property |
That's the only way you can tour the house is with the tour guide and is part of the admission price. It seem the tours run about every 15-20 min.
17 December 2016|
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Response from Mary T | Property representative |
Hello! Telfair Museums admission includes all three sites, including the Owens-Thomas House. While there is no option to purchase admission for just a single site, please note that kids 12 and under get in free, and students... More
20 May 2016|
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Response from KMB1117 | Reviewed this property |
We went to all 3. The Owens-Thomas House was our favorite. We spent the most time there. The Owens-Thomas House has guided tours at set times. The other 2 are self-guided. The Telfair Academy has 19th and 20th century... More