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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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124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
Downtown
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Located at 124 Abercorn Street, the Owens-Thomas House is a great example of English Regency architecture taking its name from England's King George IV. The historic landmark once a residence is now a historic museum. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The home includes a...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

As a history buff and with a passion of antebellum economics and architecture I found this house to be one of the most well preserved and original that I have ever seen. Naturally, as it was the home of the wealthy banker, it is not...More

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the uniqueness of the Owens-Thomas house.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

The crown molding was beautiful. The decorative details are unbelievable. They just don't build things that are ornate for the purpose of being ornate. Of course, the level of wealth it would've taken to build this house is truly mind boggling. I kind of wish...More

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Owens-Thomas house.

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Great tour of the house and grounds. Very informative. Sums up the early days of Savannah. Involves stairs.

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Owens-Thomas house.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Our tour was very interesting, the history and period furnishings were notable, but the architecture and mechanical workings of the house were truly fascinating. Worth the time and money

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your tour at the Owens-Thomas House.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is yet another stop on the old town trolly tour worth going to, this is one of the oldest homes in the city, and it was the first to have indoor plumbing on 3 of its floors! Our tour guide was full of information,...More

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks so much for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed both your trolley tour and your visit to the Owens-Thomas House.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The house is beautifully restored. Our guide was excellent. She explained the history of the house and the furnishings. You get to see a lot of rooms. You can purchase a ticket that also showed entry to the Telfair Museum and The Jedson.

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed your visit at the Owens-Thomas House and also Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center, which are all included in the single price of admission.

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

I went to the Owens-Thomas House as part of a day trip to Savannah. I really liked that it included a tour with the ticket price, which covers all of the Telfair Museums. It was recommended by my tour guide if I only had the...More

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry that you didn't get as much information as you would have liked about the house, but our tour guides really welcome questions during the tour and are usually available afterward to provide additional information. Please feel free...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Lovely home seen by tour about every 20 minutes. Very hospitable, informative and one gets a peak at the period housing of the day. Reasonably priced as well.

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your tour at the Owens-Thomas House.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

This was an interesting part of our Savannah vacation. The tour displayed what life was like for a rich southern family and their slaves. Not a large place and nothing like the southern plantations but still a worthwhile visit.

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for your comment and for visiting Telfair Museums.

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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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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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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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