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Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

207 East Charlton Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912 233 6014
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Ranked #17 of 100 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fri - Wed 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Was lucky enough to visit the Flannery O'Connor home during this visit to Savannah. I was expecting a short maybe one or two room tour due to the very "affordable" cost. That was NOT was we received. Toby was our docent and he was awesome! You are invited into the second and third floors. There are many original O'Connor items... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are a fan of Flannery O'Connor you will want to visit her childhood home. I had the great fortunate of visiting during the final week of docent Toby Aldrich's employment. He was outstanding in providing great details of Ms. O'Connor's life and their family history in Savannah. Thanks to Toby I saw more than just furniture. If you... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I will admit to being largely ignorant of Flannery O'Connor's work (I thought Flannery was a man's name!) and the slow "peeling back the onion" of who Mary Flannery O'Conner was as a child (which of course influenced who she was as an adult) was fascinating. Thanks to a generous benefactor from, of all people, Jerry Bruckenheimer and his wife,... More 

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Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Read one of her novels and was delighted to visit her home. Very interesting history behind the home.... Was educational for the kids as well..

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Houston
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82 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was one of the most delightful tour because the guide was witty, knowledgeable, relaxed and obviously enjoying what he is doing. There were plenty of information about each room and plenty of information about this author.

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globeseeker007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Flannery O'Connor died tragically at a relatively young age and this was the author's childhood home for the first thirteen years of her life. The place has been restored to that era and the furniture is of the same period. The person giving the tour was great and gave us a lot of insight into her life. You can take... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As an English teacher I knew Flannery O'Connors short stories. I didn't know too much about her and though my traveling companion had been to Andalusia in Milledgeville, Georgia I had not. If you are an O'Connor fan and you are in Savannah I recommend a stop here. The docent provides an interesting presentation which is a great preface to... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I've read a little of O'Connor's work, but other than the fact that she died young, I really knew nothing about her. Still, I couldn't resist a peek at her childhood home. The tour guide was wonderful--very charismatic and knowledgeable! Flannery was quite the character growing up, and not only did we have a chance to learn about her and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

As a longtime admirer of Flannery O'Connor's writings, I visited her childhood home in order to learn more about the person behind the writings. I was not disappointed. The gentleman giving the tour was obviously also a fan of her work and had done his homework by learning as much as he could about her from original sources, going so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I am an English teacher, so I am a bit biased, but I really enjoyed the tour at Flannery's house. It was beautiful and the tour guide was VERY knowledgeable, funny, and friendly. Even if you haven't read any of O'connor's work, the tour is worthwhile, in my opinion!

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