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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
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

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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Interesting tour

Interesting and beautiful interior but I was disappointed that no pictures were allowed. Worth a visit though.

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting and beautiful interior but I was disappointed that no pictures were allowed. Worth a visit though.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw the house as part of a ticket to the Telfair Museum, and the Jepsom Center. The three make a wonderful mix and contrast to each other with history, beautiful classic art, decorative arts, and cutting edge contemporary creativity- which summarizes Savannah for me. The tour includes all parts of the property including the slave quarters, the engineering aspects... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Guide was very good. Took us into each of the rooms and Basement and explained the happenings in that room and the whole house. One of the first homes with plumbing

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Charleston, SC
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Indoor plumbing in an 19th century house - amazing, and yours to see in Savannah at the Owens-Thomas House on Abercorn St. Lovely historic home, beautifully furnished - gives you the idea of the elegance of life (with running water, no less) in old Savannah. Thetour starts out in the slave quarters, with a thorough history of the property and... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Part of the triple feature you have admission to with a Telfair Museums ticket. The house is historic and a place visited by Lafayette after the American revolution.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful tour - docent was very good and incorporated humor in her talk. Amazing home - beautifully kept.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take the time to take the tour! Very interesting. It is a guided tour - and well worth the time! Loads of history in this house. It was one of the most enjoyable attractions we visited whilst in Savannah. A definite 'must see'!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This house is a very interesting tour part of the Telfair Museum price and the guides are very knowledgeable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really enjoyed visiting the Owens Thomas house. Had a great tour guide in Michelle, who went over & above to inform & educate the group on the home, the style of decorations & the furnishings of the home. Part of the 3 museums of the Telfair Museum of Savannah, I highly recommend the time to see such a beautiful, architectural... More 

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Darien, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating architecture, amazing technology, great collection of pieces and artifacts. Staff was friendly and professional. One of the best historic homes to visit!

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Owens-Thomas House and it's nice to know that our staff provided you with a great experience. More 

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