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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“slave quarters” (183 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
+1 912-233-9743
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We had a wonderful guide who knew her history inside and out. There wasn't a question we asked that she didn't know the answer to, and then some! It was interesting to hear the story of those times, and how people lived, and the reasons...More

Thank Elsie R
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Nice 50 minute tour of a house on the square...3 levels (stairs only) to view living as it was back in the 1890s. Good guide and knowledgeable about facts. We were tired from our Food walking tour...but glad we did this house.

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This was a great place to see and our guide was awesome! Lots of info and definitely a must see while in Savannah!

Thank Kelly A
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thanks Kelly, we are glad you enjoyed your tour at the Owens-Thomas House.

Reviewed 19 February 2017

We toured this amazing house today. Our tour guide was Drew and he was smart and knowledgeable about the history, architecture and design. We were the only two on the tour which allowed us to ask plenty of questions and Drew to tailor his tour...More

Thank FLIrishLass
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thanks and we will let Drew know that you enjoyed his tour. We are glad that you were able to visit all 3 Telfair sites with your one admission ticket. We think it's a great deal too!

Reviewed 17 February 2017

We toured the Owen-Thomas House which was included in the admission to the Telfair Academy, and the Jason Center. We enjoyed the tour given by Michelle. She was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions, never making us feel rushed. It's worth the price...More

Thank Pamela W
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed Michelle's tour and were able to visit all 3 Telfair Museums with your one admission ticket.

Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is the first Savanah house to have inside "flush " toilets. Our guide was an historian and was well versed on the intricacies of the house.

Thank Sue G
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

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

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Interesting home and witty tour guide. Enjoyed every minute of this guided tour through the mansion. If you have time, make sure to purchase the 3 sites for $20 - pretty great deal, which includes access to Telfair's other two properties (Museum and Gallery.)

Thank Tamara D
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

We are glad that our interpreter at the Owens-Thomas House made the tour enjoyable for you. And we agree that the 3-site ticket (also good for admission to Jepson Center and Telfair Academy) is a great value!

Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you visit once historic home in Savannah, this is the one you should choose. We arrived shortly after the 10 am opening and we were the only people on the tour. Our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. However, the obvious attraction is the home...More

Thank travelin-tool
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is part of the Telfair @$20 pass. We visited this the day after we went to the two museums. We took a tour which started in what was once the slave quarters and moved into the formal gardens and down the staircase to the...More

Thank Zach84Jake62
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The tour starts in the old carriage house and living quarters of the slaves. It's a two-story building with the hay loft above the carriages and the other half was where the slaves congregated after work and slept upstairs. Outside the formal garden was created...More

1  Thank Sharon V
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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