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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 #18 of 123 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood.

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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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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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27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Sullivan,Missouri
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11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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9 reviews 9 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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