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Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

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Address: 207 East Charlton Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 233 6014
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Fri - Wed 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood.

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Short but sweet!

I visited the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home after reading a few of her stories in anticipation for a visit to Savannah. This little attraction is a very short but informative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Flagstaff, Arizona

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I visited the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home after reading a few of her stories in anticipation for a visit to Savannah. This little attraction is a very short but informative tour. I did a tour with Jo. When I came in, she was giving another group the tour so I waited a bit and then they all came down to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely tour that lingers through O'Connor's family home and stories and doesn't rush you (unlike other tours, aka the Mercer House!) Lots of interesting little details and quirks. A nice contrast to the hyper-opulent historic home tours that exist in abundance here. Also super affordable. I loved it :)

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Jo was the tour guide on the day my husband and I decided to stop in. She was so sweet and excited to share her love of Flannery with us. The house was renovated very well and it's obvious that a lot of love goes into caring for this place. Jo mentioned that someone rents out the ground level floor... More 

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Helena, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This home was the reason for our visit. We stayed overnight in the 1790 Inn (yes worth it!) and then walked to her home and church and neighborhood. The nice lady who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and had met Flannery's mother before her death. She was very patient and delightful. The home has 80% of the original... More 

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Pooler, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A must if you're from Irish descent! Another great history moment! Loved the knowledge and the history lessons! Nothing to dislike and worth the trip!

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North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As a fan of Flannery and a teacher of her stories, I was geeked to visit. Exceeded my expectations! Wonderful collection, knowledgeable, entertaining guides, snapshot of

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was a delight from beginning to end, overwhelmingly because of the enthusiasm and knowledge of the docent, Jo. You don't need to be a Flannery O'Connor deep expert to enjoy this visit, and to experience the story of a middle class household amidst all the grandeur of the historic district. A joy.

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Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Small, intimate look at her childhood. Makes you want to re- read her stories and novels.Right on Lafayette Square.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This home reminded my of my brownstone in Brooklyn, but with a Southern twist. The tour was fascinating and the air conditioning most welcome on a hot muggy day in May.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Interesting short tour of F O'Connor house where she lived as a girl. Small but informative and interesting to see a modest preserved home instead of the big mansions around.

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