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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“indoor plumbing” (160 reviews)
“slave quarters” (174 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 18 August 2016

There were some amazing things about this house and I kept thinking how much my son in law, an architect and builder, would have loved seeing it-the bridge in the upstairs and the astounding plumbing!

Thank Texastravelers94
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

We're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 17 August 2016

Understandably house tours can be dry, bu the Owens - Thomas House has enough interest for even the history "haters". First off, it is impressive to see what the one percenters of the early 1800's could produce. The house was built by a young, English...More

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thanks so much for the thoughtful comments!

Reviewed 16 August 2016

Took the grand tour of the Owens-Thomas House. The staff is very knowledgeable and informative on the history of this house and grounds. They are quick to answer questions. a little bit pricey, but still a good value. Glad we went on the tour.

Thank DennisA1153
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 15 August 2016

My husband would give this place 2 stars, but I'm giving it 3 just because it was still nice to check out. I felt our tour guide was nice and knowledgeable, though the woman checking us in was sort of annoying. We missed the tour...More

1  Thank quartertwothree
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. The Slave Quarters is usually part of the tour, but we've had to temporarily close it due to an air conditioning malfunction and the extreme summer heat.

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

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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!

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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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