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Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

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Fascinating tour

Even if you're not a big fan of Flannery O'Connor, this is an interesting tour. Our tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BigDaddyP_11
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Very nice small house with large impact on my intrest. Was very glad we took time, host was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood, during the Great Depression on Savannah's LaFayette Square. Off-hour, group, and private tours are available by request.
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207 E Charlton St, Savannah, GA 31401-4605
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was the best author's house tour we've ever taken. The house is conveniently located across the square from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (where the O'Connors attended). The live-in curator / docent who guided our tour was SO well-informed, intelligent, articulate, friendly,...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2016

I would love to give this a full review but both times we went to visit (during their posted hours) they were closed with no reason given.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if you're not a big fan of Flannery O'Connor, this is an interesting tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice small house with large impact on my intrest. Was very glad we took time, host was very nice

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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We walked down 3 houses from the amazing Juliette Lowe home ( childhood home of Girl Scouts founder ) to this less majestic home. Flannery's parents were not of great means and their home was a gift of a generous cousin (who ended up living...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

The house and its furnishings are very simple and humble. Mr. O'Connor was between situations when he moved his family into the house provided by a close relative. Still, the O'Connors provided for their daughter and nurtured her talent.

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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Mary Flannery O'Connor grew up in this home on the corner of Lafayette Square. It's been restored to the depression era setting to give you a great look at what it would have been like at the time. Rare books are on display. The tour...More

1  Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed June 19, 2018

For literary types, O'Connor's childhood home is a great destination in a city of many beautiful historic homes. The house has very limited hours, but the guide was flexible pulling visitors into ongoing talks. The information was interesting and presented well; this does not feel...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

I cannot recommend the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home highly enough. I have wanted to visit for over a decade, finally made it happen this trip, and my very high expectations were all met and exceeded. This was a captivating tour that would have been of...More

Thank Layla K
Reviewed May 29, 2018

The tour guide sharing interesting details about Flannery O'Conner's life as a child in Savannah, and beyond. The artifacts in the home are the originals which gives the house a mystical feeling. We loved the stories, and the tour was well-timed. Thank you! The house...More

1  Thank JeannetteMinnesota
Cody S, General Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Flannery's Home and writing such a kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed April 28, 2018

Extremely engaging tour and guide. Fortunate to have many original pieces of the time. The convertible "kiddie cage, crib, playpen" was the most interesting invention we've seen in a long while

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Cody S, General Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

You are SO right about Flannery's Kiddie Koop- it's wild! Thanks so much for visiting the Flannery Home and taking the time to write us such a nice review. I hope you'll be back to visit!

Reviewed April 16, 2018

I have to admit I didn't know much about Mary Flannery O'Connor when a friend suggested we visit her childhood home on a lovely square park in Savannah. The tour guide gave such a delightful tour I felt like I had been a fly on...More

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Cody S, General Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Thank you so much for this awesome review! We always like to share Flannery's Home with folks who aren't necessarily familiar with her, as it's such a cool step back in time and way to learn about Flannery herself. I hope we inspired you to...More

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Response from Julee H | Reviewed this property |
If your going to visit, they have it there. You can contact them at: Tel: 912.233.6014 or their website has an email address.
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From their website: Adults: $6 Students / Active Military: $5 Children 15 and under: free
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