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Owens-Thomas House

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Address: 124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
Phone Number: 19127908889
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one...

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.

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William Jay designed English Regency Mansion has original urban slave quarters with original furniture , curved walls, a second floor hardwood bridge, the first indoor toilets... read more

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

William Jay designed English Regency Mansion has original urban slave quarters with original furniture , curved walls, a second floor hardwood bridge, the first indoor toilets before even the White House, Duncan Fyfe furniture. Owned by Telfair Museum of Art.

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like beautiful old homes and the history that goes along with them then you will love this house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Part of what is called the Telfair Tour, this is a spectacular home which features a rare 2 story slaves quarters. The house is where a movie was shot (sorry, can't think of the name). Features a very large cistern under the house.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very beautiful home with lots of futuristic amenities for its time. It has a rich history. The one big problem I had with the tour is that they do not allow photography which for some would not be a problem but for me it is.

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We asked around Savannah for a recommendation on which house is the best tour and the answer was unanimous. We really enjoyed our tour because not only was the home beautiful but it was furnished with some of the original families furnishings and it was all to the time period. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and professional with a... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first house to have indoor plumbing, 15 years before the White House so there's a ton of history here! We enjoyed our tour, and it was really great for a rainy day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to stop for a house tour. The admission includes admission to the art museum and another visual art location. Unfortunately, we could not take advantage of those but we still enjoyed our tour of the house. It is one of the oldest homes in Savannah and it is very well preserved. It has unique features... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We toured the Mercer House, Sorrel Weed house, Owens Thomas House and the Davenport House. By far, the most interesting and our tour guide was great!. I've always enjoyed touring old homes and this one didn't disappoint. Totally worth your time

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We're glad you enjoyed it, and we'll pass your praise along to our guides! More 

Trussville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The architecture in this home is beautiful. Of all the house tours this was my favorite. Great tour guide also.

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Thanks for making us part of your Savannah visit! More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our guide on the tour was very knowledgeable and gave a very informative tour. Interesting architecture.

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Thanks for being our guest! More 

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