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Address: 124 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 233 9743
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one...
The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America. Inspired by classical antiquity, this style of architecture takes its name from England’s King George IV, who ruled as Prince Regent from 1811 to 1820.The house was designed by the young English architect William Jay, one of the first professionally-trained architects practicing in the United States. The elegant residence was built from 1816 to 1819 for cotton merchant and banker Richard Richardson and his wife Francis Bolton. Mr. Richardson’s brother-in-law was married to Ann Jay, the architect’s sister. Three years after the house’s completion, Richardson suffered financial losses and sold his house, which later came under possession of the Bank of the United States.
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Great home, great guides

Took the walk through the home with a patient and knowledgable guide. She won me over when she gave our 7 year old some personal attention to do scavenger hunting to find items... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Took the walk through the home with a patient and knowledgable guide. She won me over when she gave our 7 year old some personal attention to do scavenger hunting to find items listed on a flyer to keep kids busy. Great idea to keep little ones from being bored. The furniture and finishings were great. Felt like being in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lot of history and beautiful architect. We were there on June 30 at 1:15 and thought our tour guide was informative, however, she had no personality. Very scripted with no enthusiasm and spoke too fast. She could have spoken louder also. It was so monotone. The tour is a quick one so she definitely could have put some fun into... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Historic details were told with enthusiasm and knowledge. Our tour guide obviously loved her job. The design of the home was clever and the history of the changes over the years were of interest. We were happy that renovations are a constant work in progress. The gift store was great.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

this was a very informative home tour that gives you a lot of history. There the slave housing then you cross a lovely garden to the main house. The first indoor plumbing in the area is here. Very interesting to learn about the rain water collection into cisterns. The interior is beautiful. The tour is led by docents who are... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you only have enough time to visit one house/museum, this is the one to see. It's beautifully maintained and gives you a real feeling of what it was like to live there.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour that talked about the history of the inhabitants, the building of the house with a peek at how the house was run, and insights to the architectural design. Definitely recommend.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I recommend that you do not go see this house in a hurry. It has a lot of history and an interesting story. I really enjoyed the way the windows were built to specific bring in natural light throughout the house.

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Erie, CO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this home designed by William Jay and loved the narrated tour. Lots of information about the period as well as the owners and slaves who lived and worked there. Well worth the time and money.

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Winchester, Tennessee
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113 reviews 113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took this tour and it was enjoyable. Our tour guide was very informative. We were able to go into all of the rooms (unlike some other house tours). This is a beautiful home.

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Washington, N.C.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well done tour with excellent decor of the period. The best house to tour in my opinion. Reasonably priced with knowledgeable tour guide.

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Additional Information about Owens-Thomas House

Address: Address: 124 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 233 9743
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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