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Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

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Address: 207 E Charlton St, Savannah, GA 31401-4605
Phone Number: 19122336014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Fri - Wed 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood, during the Great...

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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A hidden treasure of Savannah

My husband, 3 children and I visited Savannah this August and are big fans of Flannery O'Connor. We knew from her work that she was from Savannah, so looked around to see what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband, 3 children and I visited Savannah this August and are big fans of Flannery O'Connor. We knew from her work that she was from Savannah, so looked around to see what might attractions might be available related to her life. Her childhood home is on the same city square as the Catholic Cathedral, so it was very convenient... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff who showed us around were knowledgeable about all things Flannery. It was easy to imagine her having a teaparty in the bathtub as we were told she did. This is the childhood home of the woman who famously said, "The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. AND I don't deserve any credit for... More 

Thank Iintrepid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I love Flannery O'Connor's short stories, so visiting her childhood home was a must. It's conveniently located near the cathedral where O'Connor worshiped with her family. The docent at the house was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, so easy to listen to. The house has furniture from O'Connor's time on both floors, and has a great little gift shop.

Thank Paul B
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

If you are a Flannery O'Connor fan you will enjoy seeing this childhood home. It is like being on hallowed ground. Also, the house is located in the beautiful Savannah historic district.

Thank Katjac1
Cody S, Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Flannery's Home while in Savannah! We really are so lucky to be nestled in such a gorgeous neighborhood and truly appreciate you taking the time to learn more about Flannery's life here, as a child. I hope we see you back on your next visit to our beautiful Hostess City! More 

Jackson, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

If you love her books this is an interesting stop. It isn't a large or elaborate house. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Worth the $6 admission.

Thank wyliecoyote1313
Cody S, Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this review

Thank you for including Mary Flannery's childhood home in your visit to Savannah! We like to think of ourselves as a slightly hidden, relatively modest, Depression-era gem amidst all the grand Civil War-era mansions throughout the Historic District. We're always happy to be discovered by fans who love O'Connor's books (as well as newbies!) and we're so glad that included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

My daughter is a big fan of Ms. O'Connor, so this was on her list of must-sees. She loved it as did I. The staff were knowledgeable and fun. We will do this one again.

Thank Julee H
Cody S, Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your awesome feedback! I am so glad you and your daughter enjoyed your time with us at Flannery's childhood home. Our volunteer docents really bring the house to life and are a fabulous asset to the foundation- we are so lucky to have them! Definitely keep in touch via social media and our website. Both the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This home is depression era, which is very different than most home tours (those dating back to civil war era). I wasn't even familiar with O'Connor's work but a friend I was vacationing with was interested. The tour was affordable and interesting even to me, someone who knew nothing about the author. The tour was short, showing a common room,... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

What a great experience. The tour guide began with an introduction to Flannery O'Connor before showing us around the house. She was interesting, entertaining and fun. She was knowledgable and answered all questions in a thorough way. I learned so much about O'Connor. The house is kept much the same as it with authentic furnishings and some of O'Connor's childhood... More 

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Manchester, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

It was interesting to visit the home of famed Southern author, Flannery O'Connor. The house and the surrounding area played supporting roles in some of her written works. What a lovely environment! A must see for literary fans. There's also a lovely book closet to take-a-book and/or leavel-a-book. On the day I visited, there were many good novels available for... More 

Thank Hat465
Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

As a Flannery O'Connor fan, I thoroughly enjoyed this tour of the author's childhood home. Our guide was personable and knowledgeable; I learned a lot about her that I didn't know. I also appreciated the reasonable charge and the fact that it didn't feel like a tourist attraction. If you were not already familiar with O'Connor, though, I'm not sure... More 

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