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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 #33 of 119 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
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 review
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This was one of the main reason's I went to Savannah. I showed up at 1 p.m. on a Sunday to a sign on the the door that said, "Will Return at 1:45" - I sat in the square across the street until 2 p.m. and finally gave up, as I had other plans. I understand that you are probably... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

A must see for former English majors or just people who enjoy southern literature. The house tour was definitely my favorite in Charleston, and the guide was very well informed on Flannery's life. Loved it!

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Cleveland, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This was the highlight of my trip to Savannah.I felt like a kid in a candy store. I enjoyed the tour and the staff was very friendly and patient with the amount of time it took me to take tons of photos. This is a must see for any O'Connor fan!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

A great stop for fans of southern literature. Flannery O'Connor's stories are not for the faint of heart. The excellent & knowledgeable tour guide gave helpful insight into her life and writings.

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