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“Group of museums” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Telfair Museums Telfair Academy

Telfair Museums Telfair Academy
121 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912 790 8800
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Ranked #34 of 100 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Designed by British architectural prodigy William Jay in the neoclassical Regency style, the Telfair Academy is a former mansion built in 1819 for Alexander Telfair, son of Revolutionary War patriot and Georgia governor Edward Telfair.In 1875, Alexander’s sister Mary – heir to the family fortune and last to bear the Telfair name – bequeathed the house and its furnishings to the Georgia Historical Society to be opened as a museum. After significant renovation by German-born architect Detlef Lienau, whose adaptations included the addition of the Sculpture Gallery and the Rotunda, the building opened to the public in 1886 as the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Group of museums”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We visited last day. I am a Bank of America customer and they have a museum admission program and this is one of them. Be aware, they only honor this program first Sunday of the month. Nice museum shop at contemporary art museum.

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“I go every Friday afternoon to paint with my art group. It is always interesting with many tourists.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Alway something interesting to see and a good place to have a light meal.
I am local and love our historic district.

Visited December 2012
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“Interesting, but small collection”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We enjoy museums, and tend to linger. The displays here were interesting, but sparse. One hands-on floor would be great for children (and my adult daughters did enjoy the play there!) but beyond that, not a great value.

Visited August 2012
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Vero Beach
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“Small museum in a small town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Having traveled in many big cities and seen some really huge museums, this one was just fine for where it is. Some very good Southern art, some great early American furniture and "The Bird Girl" of course.

Visited November 2012
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“Great value (part of the package)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Excellent small art museum, not only is the art of high quality, but you also have the opportunity to view the Telfair home and see several rooms restored to the time period of the family. This museum and the other two are part of the North American Reciprocal Program.

Visited November 2012
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