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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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Classic Savannah Mansion

Excellent tour of one of the most historically accurate preserved home in Savannah. Very thorough your with very knowledgeable and friendly tour guides.

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33 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent tour of one of the most historically accurate preserved home in Savannah. Very thorough your with very knowledgeable and friendly tour guides.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Owens-Thomas House as part of the package with the Telfair Academy and the Jepson Museum. The tour of the House and the Academy were highlights of our trip to Savannah. The tour guide, Jacqui Belcher, showed us the Owens-Thomas House through the lenses of both the family that lived there and the enslaved people that worked there.... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice tour through a historic home and slave quarters. The home had actual furnishings from the original owners and is also one of the first homes built with indoor plumbing in the USA. The home has had some minor changes over the years, but has survived fires that have swept through the city. This tour includes two other locations as... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

very informative, guides are very knowledgeable, grounds are beautiful, restoration is historically accurate

Thank James D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this house, but was disappointed no indoor photo, house had lots of charm and the tour guide was very knowledgeable, answered all our questions.

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 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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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you were able to visit and enjoy all 3 Telfair sites that were included with your one admission ticket. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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

Thank Windobiz
Charleston, SC
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Reviewed 5 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 

Thank Katy S
Coral Gables, Florida
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Reviewed 6 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.

Thank David B

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