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Harper Fowlkes House

Address: 230 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912-234-2180
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Ranked #33 of 99 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The house tour was led by a warm and friendly little old lady who provided a tour that made you feel you were visiting auntie's house. Lots of personal opinions and tidbits of information on all kinds of things including much information she obtained from other folks who had taken the tour previously! Apparently tours are a new thing here,... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The home is worth seeing just for beauty of it. Since there weren't many different owners there are a lot of original pieces. The plus is there is some interesting history to go along with the house.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

I helped cater a birthday party there tonight for a young ladies 40th birthday being held in the homes beautiful courtyard. Her husband and friends went to a lot of trouble and expense to make the occasion special to include a band. As soon as the band began playing they had to stop due to Savannah's Noice Ordinance. The person... More

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I toured this home last week and we were pleasantly surprised by all of the neat details our guide was able to tell us about the house. By the end I was feeling so much admiration for Aleda and in pure awe of her collection of art pieces that came from all over the world. Unfortunately I... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

This home gave us a feel of a slightly different Savannah than the other homes we toured. Our docent shared the history of how Savannah was planned and where this house fit into that history; including the strong and seemingly fearless woman who owned this house last. Filled with beautiful treasures we appreciated the knowledge and beauty shared on this... More

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clackamas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The uniqueness of this house tour is that you can literally walk through the rooms and not just by them from the hallway. It gives an appreciation for the environment that this successful businesswoman lived in and the docent relates her success story. I applaud Alida Fowlkes for her decision to show us her home as it was in her... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Its always hard to choose a house to visit,and this one was great. Every time I'm in Savannah its with my mother who uses a walker/buggy and stairs are a challenge. It was great that the house has an (older))elevator and she was able to see upper floor and take it back down to street level! The house is beautifully... More

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Macon, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Friendly guides with lots of inside information. A wait on the porch could be poor on a hot day but we lucked out with a lovely breeze. Metered parking left me running back to put in more coins. we enjoyed the tour of a home that doesn't seem to get much mention.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We got a groupon for this house. It was ok if you need to kill time. I really wish we held out for the Mercer House. Outside of house was pretty. Inside of house was ok. It was keep to the last owners specifications per her will.

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

What we liked most about this house was how authentic it was. It has the actual furniture and decorations from Alida Harper Fowles, not just period pieces made to look historic. This house is not as advertised as some of the others but should be on everyone's list. The tour guide was very knowledgable and made you really understand what... More

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