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“Historic house” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House
124 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912 233 9743
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Ranked #19 of 204 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: 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.
Saco, Maine
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Historic house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Beautifully restored mansion. The tour guide was outstanding, knowledgeable and told an interesting story.

Visited April 2012
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Salt Lake City
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“Beautiful House, but .......”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

The tour guide in the house was terrible. Very autocratic, demeaning to other house museums in Savannah. I felt that the Telfair Museum would maintain a higher standard and use the home to educate and impress, rather than dismiss the other attractions as less worthy.

Visited April 2012
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Madison
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“Best tour yet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We spent four days in Savannah and had the best tour at the Owens-Thomas house. The guide Jason was extremely knowledgeable about antiques and history. Bring your AAA card for a discount and buy the pass that includes entrance to two other museums in the historic district. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend.

Visited April 2012
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KY
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“Quick tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Waited a few minutes for what I thought was a brisk tour around the house. Interesting history to the house. Surprised no pictures allowed inside the house. Favorite part was the neat gift shop.

Visited November 2011
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Berkshire, Massachusetts
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Regency home. Well donebsite and tour.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Not a common type of preserved home. well done. good tour. worth a visit.

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