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Telfair Museums Telfair Academy

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Telfair Academy and Telfair Museums Admission
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Telfair Academy and Telfair Museums Admission
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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...more
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121 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401-3612
+1 912-306-4006
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place was very nice. Wasn't sure I wanted to take the time but I'm glad we did. Loved everything about it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Slick-Cortez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Telfair Museums are actually 3 museums and your ticket gives you access to all. The main modern museum was great. We spend nearly 2 hours there, and the Academy was a hidden gem where you learn the history of the family who lived there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came for the Monet to Matisse and found this home to be so much more. The home is beautiful, I couldn't believe that the man built a rotunda in his home. You must see this place. The works of art are amazing. A must...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 629debic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One ticket purchase gets you into several of the Telfair museums, which you do not have to visit all on the same day. These include the Telfair Academy, the Owens-Thomas House and the Jepson Center. The Owens-Thomas House provides a guided tour and the other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DiFromOhio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place with big beautiful rooms, marable floors, statutes and very interesting paintings. A must see

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pathfinder782442
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a misty rainy walk one night through Savannah, my boyfriend and I noticed the Telfair Acadamy lit up beautifully. We returned the next day with his mom and enjoyed our self guided tour through the building. The second floor entrance led directly to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BnMadven
Reviewed November 7, 2018

great art gallery which happened to have an Impressionist Exhibition on, which was guided very well, and we then had time to explore independently. Lots of additional exhibitions on also. A very nice building, and a great visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank birminghamcorbiere
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Beautiful painting in the main room. I especially loved seeing The Hammock - located downstairs and the Belle of 1810 - you could almost imagine her standing the that gret big room!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RoxieB B
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

I have to say, I really enjoyed the history behind the Telfair women. They were so well read and travelled so much for their day. I loved the exhibits talking about their family, and also the exhibits on world travel!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Megan C
MaryT3783, Manager at Telfair Museums Telfair Academy, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Thanks Megan, we are glad you enjoyed learning about Mary Telfair and the history of the family.

Reviewed October 29, 2018

Was fortunate to view the Monet and related exhibits in the Telfair and the permanent exhibits in the Academy. Don't miss the new Techno art rooms with interactive displays.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve G
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Response from GregF910 | Reviewed this property |
Like many historical places in Savannah, they have tried to accommodate, but I would not attempt a wheelchair at the Owens Thomas house. The two museums, however, are fully accessible with elevators.