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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 #44 of 120 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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65 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We spent a lovely 60 minutes looking at these exhibits and could have taken twice as long if time allowed. A wide ranging collection of paintings along with sculptures and historic artefacts in a beautiful setting. The house alone is worth the visit - fine example of Georgian town house. The entry fee of $12 plus tax was well worth... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Beautiful artwork on display in an awesome home designed by Jay. The bird girl statue made famous by "the book" is located on the second floor. Hard to imagine living in such an amazing home!

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Miami, Fl
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Has a lot of the older pieces. They also moved the bird girl from midnight in the garden of good & evil here as well.

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