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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 #24 of 121 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood.
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English first
1 review
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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I hadn't read her, but my fiancé had and couldn't resist stopping. The house is nicely restored inside, the tour guide was very polite and knowledgeable, and the tour was relatively short. Lots of funny interesting stories.

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clearwater fl
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not having read her books this was still one of my favorite house tours and for $6 what a great deal! Toby was great and let me stay after the tour to browse at some of the items. There are lots of her personal items in the home including a pram which was awesome. she had an amazing view of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Visiting the childhood home of an author many not sound like there is much upside potential, but this was a wonderful tour. The home viewing area consists of two floors that have been restored to period authenticity. The museum manager/tour guide made this come alive with delightful stories about Flannery O'Connors eccentricity as a child. He was so into each... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was the best author's house tour we've ever taken. The house is conveniently located across the square from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (where the O'Connors attended). The live-in curator / docent who guided our tour was SO well-informed, intelligent, articulate, friendly, and engaging, and the house is authentically furnished with many fascinating artifacts from Flannery O'Connor's... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Attending a convention of English honors students for undergraduates and graduate students in Savannah, as faculty, two of us thought that of course we had to go to pay homage to Flannery O'Connor at her childhood home. Because of the convention, there was a group of convention attendees before us and the group we went through with were all from... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This was worth a visit because of the historical and literary significance, but it wasn't anything too exciting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The understated facade of the F. O'Connor childhood home belies the passion of the man who gives the tours. He clearly loves everything about the author and offered many interesting stories about her time as a young girl in the house. We moved from room to room with the guide as he told stories about F.O. in her early years.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed an excellent docent-led tour of Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home recently. The tour will provide some insight on how an "average citizen" of the city lived during early 20th century (this is obviously not a historic "mansion" tour.) You will also enjoy the tour even more if you a familiar with the writer and her works.... More

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

While I love Flannery O'Connor's writing, I never really knew much about her life or childhood, so I decided to go check this house out. The man who gives tours, Toby, is very friendly, knowledgeable and you can tell he has a passion for history and this writer's very interesting life story. Do yourself a favor and visit, I promise... More

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