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Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

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Address: 207 E Charlton St, Savannah, GA 31401-4605
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+1 912-233-6014
13:00 - 16:00
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Fri - Wed 13:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood, during the Great...

Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood, during the Great Depression on Savannah's LaFayette Square.

Off-hour, group, and private tours are available by request.

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Really Fun (and easy) tour

Great for book lovers and writers. This is the authors childhood home; not where she wrote. However, the foundation has done their work well and there are lots of great details... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denise A
Columbia, South Carolina
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bryn athyn
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visiting this home as it had great reviews. We've never read any of her books. We enjoyed seeing a middle class home and parts of the tour were interesting but the guide while nice had a dull delivery. He kept losing everyones interest and people were restless and wandering around.

Thank Clara C
Columbia, South Carolina
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for book lovers and writers. This is the authors childhood home; not where she wrote. However, the foundation has done their work well and there are lots of great details and original furnishings to create a living picture of the whole family and influences. Our tour guide was excellent. This is a easy tour, fairly short with places to... More 

Thank Denise A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Cody was our fun energetic tour guide. We had no idea who Ms Oconnor was. But Cody explained so much about her, little anecdotes about the house, why some things were placed the way they were that it made it one of the best tours we had in the city! She really made the tour fun and enjoyable. If you... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The tour not only gives you the scoop on Flannery Conner's fascinating childhood, it takes you back to the Irish neighborhood that she lived in in the 1920's and '30's.

Thank MariaSanFrancisco_CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have been a fan of Flannery O'Connor's writing for many years, after being introduced to her stories as an English major in college. If you are a fan of her work, this is a must-see. Though the house itself is not large, (I believe it is the narrowest dwelling in the city of Savannah) it has a significant amount... More 

Thank hpangloss
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

A much smaller home than some of the mansions owned by the cotton merchants, it's still a great example of how the average person lived. Most of the pieces in the home have been donated, but the pram O'Connor used is still in the front room. Our tour guide was well-versed in the history of the house and the additions.... More 

Thank Sharon V
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361 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful tour by a knowledgeable and obviously interested staff member. The home has been lovingly cared for and there are many personal artifacts belongings of Flannery and family. Highly recommended

Thank appetitetogo
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

I found this house interesting because most of the other museum houses are very grand houses that belonged to the wealthy. This one is a good example of more of an upper middle class family's house. The most interesting to me was the kitchen. You rarely see kitchens in museum houses, and this one seems to be of the 1920's... More 

Thank HHHannah
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

I was extremely lucky to have a private tour of this house as it was a Sunday in the quiet season. Frances, the guide described many fascinating facts about Flannery O'Connor, a southern author of whom I'd recently heard. The tour is only $6 and you get to see the ground floor and the first floor. There is a very... More 

Thank irenal2015
Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you love O'Connor (and I and I my husband have read all her works more than once), this is a must-see. Our docent was an absolute expert on all things Flannery and as we were her only guests, we spent an illuminating and informative 2 hours breathing the air and experiencing the spaces of the young, forming writer. This... More 

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