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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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Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood.

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Staff Gave an Excellent Tour, But it is What it is

The staff of this attraction are incredibly knowledgeable. Our group peppered the guide with questions, and we didn't have a single one that she couldn't answer in detail. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Amber M

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff of this attraction are incredibly knowledgeable. Our group peppered the guide with questions, and we didn't have a single one that she couldn't answer in detail. The house is beautifully restored, most of the pieces were authentic, and the pieces that were not were period specific.The only quibble I have with this attraction is that it's a very... More 

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Thank Amber M
Lutz, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is one of the hidden jewels of Savannah. A very unassuming house on a street near the Cathedral. If you know who Flannery O'Connor is, and have read her writings, you'll want to check out this lovingly restored home. Mary (her given name) lived there until her father died of Lupus, the disease that would eventually claim her own... More 

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Thank Tampa_traveler63
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The tour is brief but provides lots of information on Flannery O'Connor and her childhood home. You can tell it's been restored and maintained by locals who really care about preserving this historical site and it was a heart-warming experience to see that they're receiving lots of donated items indicative of that era to complete the look. The dining room... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home contains actual furniture and paraphernalia from the author and her family. This house/museum allows a visitor a peek at what the author's life was like when the author was young. The tour guide I had was quite informative and, although I had initially knew little about Ms. O'Connor and was not really a fan of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide had a lot to say. Very cool stories and certain things you wouldn't have known about Mary Flannery and her life.

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Thank Emily M
Eastsound, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It was fascinating to get details of Flannery O'Conners childhood from an excellent docent, Jo, who presentation brought to life O'Connors first ten years in the Savannah home. Great stories of a stubborn, independent little girl who went on to be such a respected writer. Chris B

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Thank Christine B
Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Flannery O'Connor is one of my favorite authors and I enjoyed touring her childhood home. Our tour guide entertained us with stories about Flannery as a child, her family, the restoration of the house, and Flannery's life after she moved. We saw the main floor of the house as well as the upstairs sleeping quarters. The house contains several items... More 

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Thank soccerismylife
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Really interesting tour with informative guide. Very moving to see where O'Connor grew up -- she's a favorite of mine. Nice selection of books and T-shirts, too, all related to her or to other Southern writers. A definite must for anyone interested in Southern literary heritage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

There were very knowledge and friendly staff on hand. The location is an old home, which in itself is interesting. The maritime artifacts spanning generations is great.

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Thank James W
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

If you're interested in Flannery O'Connor or life in Savannah in the late 20's-30's, then go. Docents are great and offer a lot of information about O'Connor that is not commonly known. House itself is interesting in its own right. Tour takes about 45 minutes if you take your time.

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