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Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

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Location: Easy to find at the corner of Abercorn & E. Charlton at Lafayette Square. You can search... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2018
A Southern writer’s childhood home

A visit to Savannah is enhanced by taking a look at the childhood home of one of America’s... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2018
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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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Reviewed December 26, 2018

Location: Easy to find at the corner of Abercorn & E. Charlton at Lafayette Square. You can search for street parking, free on weekends, or park in area garages and include this in your walk about town. It is a 4-level structure with stairs to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

A visit to Savannah is enhanced by taking a look at the childhood home of one of America’s strongest 20th century writers. The house is modest, but the child who developed there had a strong and intelligent mind, which made her the important author she...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

Learned more than I could imagine about Flannery O'Conner. Her beliefs. Her life. Her writing. Worth the visit by wonderfully informed staff.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

We had no idea who Flannery O’Connor was and just stumbled upon this house after mass. We were so glad that we did...the tour guide was absolutely FANTASTIC and so knowledgeable. Well worth the time and donation.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

One of my favorite authors. Experiencing where she lived first hand gives a better understanding of some of her motivations. Thank you to our guide.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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