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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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood.

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Charming change from the mansions.

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

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

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Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
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21 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I had such a fun time visiting Flannery O'Connor's childhood home. I was well-primed to enjoy it, having just finished reading a collection of her stories and walking around Savannah, and I didn't have long before I had to be back at my hotel to get a taxi to the airport. So it seemed like serendipity when I came across... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I didn't know about her before I went it, but I enjoyed the history her life and walking through the home. It's hard to imagine the life style then compared to now.

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waterloo ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

there isn't really much to see at the house. it is very small and represents a working family of that time

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

Address: Address: 207 East Charlton Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 233 6014
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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