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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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Hours:
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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My favorite tour in Savannah. Intriguing architecture and design. You will not be disappointed. The price is so worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Harahan, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

My favorite tour in Savannah. Intriguing architecture and design. You will not be disappointed. The price is so worth it.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

There are many historic houses to visit in Savannah and this would be one of the best. Very interesting and unique plumbing system. Docent giving the tour was knowledgeable and helpful. Apparently you must take a guided tour.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Step back into time with this house!! Step back in time with this whole city, but this house was awesome. Slave quarters was interesting, family history was interesting, guide could have been more personable but overall it was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We did not have a great deal of time and wanted to tour at least one mansion in the historic district. We were not disappointed! Had two 12 year olds and two 16 year olds with us, who all enjoyed it as well. The tour was nicely paced - did not rush you through at all. The tour guide was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautifully restored historic mansion, very informative docent who led the tour. Agree that this is the house to visit in Savannah.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you can only see one historic home in Savannah this is the one to see! We were able to see quite a bit of this home and had a very informed guide that gave of history of the home as well as additional information about the home's place in Savannh's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A good look into the life of the influential and upper class of early Savannah, Georgia. This house had indoor bathrooms and plumbing ahead of its time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I am currently a history major in college and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Owens-Thomas house. Our tour guide was happy to see is and loved talking about this beautiful home. All of the pieces were beautiful and have you an idea of what the house would of looked like during it's younger years. I highly recommended you... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife likes to visit old houses in different cities. So while visiting Savannah, we took the time to take a tour of Owens-Thomas House. Very nicely preserved preserved old home. Great furnishings and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. The tour even kept the interest of my teenage daughter. Glad we went.

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Belleville, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was not as informative as I was hoping for. The tour guide was not sure about a lot of things regarding this house. She was a pleasant person but sort of vague and not as informative as what I expected. I would not advise spending your time or money or this tour. Perhaps one of the other historical homes... More 

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Additional Information about Owens-Thomas House

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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