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Owens-Thomas House

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Address: 124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
Phone Number: +1 912-233-9743
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12:00 - 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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Rich Savannah history and a unique home.

Visited this site on the Telfair 3 sites for one ticket. Had a guided tour and appreciate the guide time as there were only two of us on this tour. Interesting design and a great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this site on the Telfair 3 sites for one ticket. Had a guided tour and appreciate the guide time as there were only two of us on this tour. Interesting design and a great historic guest list. In a city filled with historic mansions it is great to see one in detail. You do not have to buy the... More 

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the architecture of the home and explained the various unusual characteristics of the home like the doors that didn't open except to give a room symmetry. It was interesting to see how they accumulated water and were able to distribute it throughout the house . This is well worth the time to explore this... More 

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Pooler, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour to learn about the history and culture of Savannah! Well worth the price and wait.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you'd like to get a peek inside one of Savannah's historic mansions, this is definitely the one I'd recommend. Even our kids (ages 13 and 10) really enjoyed it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The home, while it has been updated throughout the years, still offers a great insight into life for its earlier inhabitants, even using... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told it was a great tour but not so much. For $$ it was on the boring side. Beautiful house but disappointed.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun tour to take if you're interested in architecture and or history. The house is beautifully well kept and our tour guide was fun and kept it interesting.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Conway as our guide for the tour, we were the last tour of the day and there were only 4 of us, my husband and I and a couple of ladies. He did an awsome job!, he knew all the great history stuff about the house and all of its former owners and answered all of our questions.... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the house and hearing the history of it. I would recommend it for those who are interested in the history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely historical home in the heart of Savannah. Buy a combination tourist ticket and visit the Tellfar and other sites for one price. The guided tours are very interesting and the guides are quite knowledgeable--it seems to be a labor of love for them.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost skipped this house tour because of the reviews about grumpy tour guides but so glad that we took a chance and went! Our guide, Raymond, could not have done a better job! He was thoroughly knowledgeable about the house, the period, the people, the architecture and was friendly, professional, well spoken and articulate. Such a pleasure!! It was... More 

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