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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“indoor plumbing” (164 reviews)
“slave quarters” (177 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
Downtown
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

If you like beautiful old homes and the history that goes along with them then you will love this house.

Thank 726barbarae
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 29 September 2016

Part of what is called the Telfair Tour, this is a spectacular home which features a rare 2 story slaves quarters. The house is where a movie was shot (sorry, can't think of the name). Features a very large cistern under the house.

Thank russells742
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thanks for making us part of your Savannah visit!

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very beautiful home with lots of futuristic amenities for its time. It has a rich history. The one big problem I had with the tour is that they do not allow photography which for some would not be a problem but for...More

Thank Keith W
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thanks you for visiting, and for offering your feedback!

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We asked around Savannah for a recommendation on which house is the best tour and the answer was unanimous. We really enjoyed our tour because not only was the home beautiful but it was furnished with some of the original families furnishings and it was...More

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thanks for being our guests!

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was the first house to have indoor plumbing, 15 years before the White House so there's a ton of history here! We enjoyed our tour, and it was really great for a rainy day!

Thank Meredith S
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thanks for stopping by, and we're always happy to help out on a rainy day!

Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a nice place to stop for a house tour. The admission includes admission to the art museum and another visual art location. Unfortunately, we could not take advantage of those but we still enjoyed our tour of the house. It is one of...More

Thank carlinda6665
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thanks for visiting, and we hope you're able to take in our other sites if you're ever back in Savannah!

Reviewed 28 September 2016

We toured the Mercer House, Sorrel Weed house, Owens Thomas House and the Davenport House. By far, the most interesting and our tour guide was great!. I've always enjoyed touring old homes and this one didn't disappoint. Totally worth your time

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

We're glad you enjoyed it, and we'll pass your praise along to our guides!

Reviewed 27 September 2016

The architecture in this home is beautiful. Of all the house tours this was my favorite. Great tour guide also.

Thank ldole
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Thanks for making us part of your Savannah visit!

Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our guide on the tour was very knowledgeable and gave a very informative tour. Interesting architecture.

Thank pagayle47
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thanks for being our guest!

Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is an amazing house built by one of America's great architects. It has so many modern features for when it was constructed that it is a true treasure to tour. A Savannah highlight.

Thank Tallcop
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thanks for making us a part of you Savannah visit!

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papopipo2000
19 December 2016|
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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.
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papopipo2000
18 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
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kmoney4
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
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