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Telfair Museums Telfair Academy

121 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912 790 8800
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As featured in 3 days in Savannah
Ranked #41 of 121 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The oldest public art museum in the South, the Telfair Museums is an important regional and national resource of the arts, culture, and history. It... more »
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had limited time, and we thought that we'd see a little about life and art in the past. We were very disappointed. Our docent showed us the four different rooms in the mansion, but not very interesting. Very little of original furnishings or even wall treatments were not reproductions of when the house was in use. The little bit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous find in Historic Savannah! We purchased the 3 museum pass and spent the mid-afternoon and evening exploring the three Telfair museums. We thoroughly enjoyed the variety of art and sculpture - most especially the artists from the South. Be sure to pencil time in to your visit for the Telfair Trio!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

$12.50 to enter. Free on Saturdays. Go for free otherwise not worth the $12.50. It is five floors and it is handicap friendly. The old rooms are nice- but only 3 rooms. The rest is mostly paintings. I would suggest the 3 house package.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I'm sorry...this was almost more boring than the riverboat cruise. Our trolly tour guide had some really unflattering things to say about Mary Telfair and we wanted to learn more. Had very little of her actual belongings, most of the paintings on display were painted after she died, so she never even saw 60% or more of the art in... More

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Washington, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited with our 14 year old granddaughter. This was one of her choices. The museum is not large but has some beautiful artwork. Only two rooms were furnished as they were when the family lived there. The major emphasis was the artwork which was well displayed . The five dollar admission made it a bargain.

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31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Small museum, but the collection is amazing, includes 19th and 20th century American and European art. And yes, the bird girl is there too, unfortunately no photographing inside. If you are into paintings and sculptures you will definitely enjoy this museum.

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Charlotte, NC
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42 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wouldn't pay for separate admission, but is a nice quick stop included in the Owens-Thomas house admission. The architect is the same - fun to compare the homes which were built near the same time.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoyed this museum as part of our Telfair combo ticket. Yes the bird girl statue is here (no photos allowed). We were fortunate to arrive as a docent tour was starting, which really enhanced our visit.

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We bought the pass for this museum, the Jepson, and the Owens Thomas house, so the price was quite reasonable. I have to admit that I really wanted to see The Bird Girl and was very pleased to see that. But the entire museum, including the statues of the grand masters outside, is excellent.

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Seminole, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a small museum, but has many interesting things. If you are interested in seeing the bird girl statue, it is here and quite beautiful. The rest of the museum is small and not really worth $15. However if you get the Telfair pass for $20 it includes all three institutions. Even better, if you have a membership with... More

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