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Harper Fowlkes House

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Address: 230 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401-3622
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+1 912-234-2180
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Home overlooks Orleans Square

While on our Segway ride, our guide pointed out this beautiful home. It is only a couple of minutes walk to Chippewa Square, well known for the the bench that Tom Hank's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anne M
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on our Segway ride, our guide pointed out this beautiful home. It is only a couple of minutes walk to Chippewa Square, well known for the the bench that Tom Hank's character sat on in the movie, Forest Gump. It's also just about a 5 minute walk to The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and also about the... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The home's architecture and furnishings were stunning, but the story of the owner - a woman definitely ahead of her time - was worth the price of admission. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and told her story beautifully.

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Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Our group of 5 stopped in and were given a personal tour! We loved learning about the historical intentions for Savannah in the 1700s, how this house was built and renovated over the years, and the last owner, Elita, and how she became a force to be reckoned with in a mostly "man-made" Savannah! The house and grounds are preserved... More 

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Sebastian, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I selected this house after reading it had been kept in the same family for over 100 years, thinking there would be a large amount of interesting items. I also liked the idea that Alida Fowlkes was a somewhat self-made woman. The nicest thing about this house is that is not that well known, and therefore, not crowded. It was... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This elegant Greek Revival mansion must be seen by anyone who appreciates fine antiques, art and architecture plus the history of Alida Harper-Fowlkes. She was a woman of vision, an early preservationist of downtown Savannah. There is a ton of history in this house which is now the Georgia headquarters of The Society of the Cincinnatti. What I loved about... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The tour is about how the house was changed and the women who changed it. Apparently the house was given to a society who by her will had to keep it her way, and I bet her will said yours have to be given in her memory. Ask they talk about is the deceased owner. But if you like modernized... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Harper Fowlkes House is the Headquarters of the Georgia Chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati. It is a Greek Revival Mansion filled with antiques and other artifacts and is in exceptional condition, both inside and out. The tour given by the mansion's Director is very informative in both the history of the mansion, as well as that of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped to visit this historic house after a morning tour. The gentlemen who greeted our group of 6 ladies was very congenial and a joy to speak to when we entered. There is a $2 coupon available online which brings the $10 fee to $8. Bathrooms are located in the carriage house and this venue is available for rentals... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

When researching things to do while in Savannah, I discovered this house on TripAdvisor. It is a beautiful Greek Revival mansion that was built in the 1840s. The mansion eventually was bought by Alida Harper Fowlkes in 1939. The tour runs between 10 am and 4pm; starting on the hour. Be aware that the house is closed on Tuesdays and... More 

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Nice tour of old house. Not too much history attached to the home. Call for tour times. Guide was very nice but not overly informative. Group with three small children ruined the tour.

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