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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“indoor plumbing” (160 reviews)
“slave quarters” (174 reviews)
“tour guide” (145 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
Downtown
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+1 912-233-9743
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

It's an expensive ticket for a mandatory tour of the house and it's history by a lay-guide. The house is not that well furnished with original pieces, and while the furniture, paintings and porcelain that are there are period (ish), they don't necessarily reflect the...More

Thank moscowrose
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thanks for your feedback. We always want to deliver a great guest experience, so we'll pass you comments along to our staff

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is about a 45 minute guided tour thorough an historic Savannah house that many say is the best. We had a good guide that took us through the rooms, encouraged questions and was well informed. Very cool place.

1  Thank John L
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the Visit like most houses it is not kid friendly for ages around 2. Luckily ours slept the entire time. We enjoyed our guide as well.

Thank Vicki H
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thanks for stopping by!

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This could be a really cool house to tour except the price is outrageous ($20/person) and they don't allow ANY pictures. It's nestled right in the middle of the historic district and still has the slave quarters in tact. The no pictures and the high...More

1  Thank jennifernZ6051ZV
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thanks for your feedback, and please know that we consider all comments from our guests.

Reviewed 13 August 2016

This house had some very modern unique touches that make it stand out from others during this time. Tour guide Raymond was interesting with a dry humor, asked questions to keep the group engaged. We visited the house and the 2museums with our paid admission....More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Take the guided tour of this house and learn about some of the rich history of Savannah. The house is beautiful and well as fascinating. The guides are knowledgeable and excited to share this treasure with you. Take your time in the cool air to...More

Thank Tomorrow R
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

We're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful tour. Beautiful house. Try to get Conway as your guide. Very informative and passionate about his job. Great history about the town of Savannah.

Thank gretchenlhughes
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

We'll let Conway know you enjoyed his tour!

Reviewed 5 August 2016

It is amazing to see the history in this home! Our tour guide was very interesting. Plus the fact that your entrance fee allows you to also visit 2 other local venues (we went to the Telfair Art Museum) makes the price a bargain!!

Thank denross
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had the pleasure of visiting the Owens Thomas House today. The admission included a guided tour. The tour departs every 15 minutes and lasts about 45 minutes. There are no self-guided tours. The tour guide provided interesting information about the architecture and history of...More

Thank Travelluver84
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thanks for making us part of your Savannah visit!

Reviewed 31 July 2016

The Owens Thomas house is an interesting look back at sheer elegance of the early 1800s. One of the most interesting features of this house is the fact that it had indoor plumbing! The architecture and items within the rooms are largely original as well....More

1  Thank johnlwood
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thanks for visiting all three sites!

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papopipo2000
Does the admission include a tour guide or docent? Thanks so much for all the help!!
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
How can you buy 1 house tour? It says you have to buy tickets at their website, but buying one house not an option. We are a family of 5, --$100 is a bit steep for us.Thanks in advance!
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
I see that you can only buy a ticket that includes all 3 places. I am only in Savannah for the weekend. How long does it take to do all 3? My flight on sunday leaves at 5:51. If I dedicated my Sunday to this, starting when they open at 12, would I be able to make my flight without rushing? (It says our hotel is 22 minutes from the airport)
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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