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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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12:00 pm - 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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Great home to tour.

We wanted to see at least one historic home while in Savannah and so glad we chose this location. The $20.00 adult ticket included access to the Jepson Center and the Telfair... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Melanie N
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Alabama
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Alabama
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to see at least one historic home while in Savannah and so glad we chose this location. The $20.00 adult ticket included access to the Jepson Center and the Telfair Academy. I loved the architecture and the fact that you could see the bones of the house in some locations. I also loved the original indigo blue ceiling... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My granddaughter loved this tour. Our guide included her in a scavenger hunt, finding different things during the tour. She asked more questions than anyone in our group. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting, and we're glad you had a good tour! More 

Albany, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was awesome. Some very rich history and amazing architecture contained inside. My favorite was the dinning room. So many unique features. Take a step back in time and explore how people lived back in the day. Definitely worth a visit during any trip to Savannah.

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! Visit us again so we can try to claim the top spot on your list of favorite house tours! More 

Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Conway was our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable (as one would expect him to be since he holds a degree in history😏!) as well as lively , personable and one to make you feel right at home as if you've been a citizen of this beautiful city forever. The price for the tour is reasonable and Conway makes it worth... More 

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

We'll let Conway know you enjoyed the tour! More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the guided tour of the Owens-Thomas House. The house is beautiful, and our guide was knowledgeable about the architecture, the history, and the family who lived there. We really enjoyed seeing the detailed work of the furnishings of each of the rooms.

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was great for the price - $20 per adult to tour the Owens-Thomas House, Jepson Center and Telfair Academy. Our tour guide was wonderful. She was young and super knowledgeable about everything in the house! We started the tour in the Slave Quarters, and our tour guide gave us the history and explained the significance of the house,... More 

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We're glad you enjoyed the tour! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Linda Wallace is wonderful!!! What a great experience not one question was left unanswered. My daughter 11 and son 13 were absolutely engages in the tour because of Linda's wonderful stories. An absolute must-do when in Savannah.

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We love our guides, too! Thanks for visiting! More 

Waldorf, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Conway, was just great. He gave a wonderful tour. We loved the architecture of this house. Go on the tour to see the bridge on the second floor, such a cool feature. The tour provided a great insight into the history of the home and Savannah. Enjoyed touring this amazing house.

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

We'll let Conway know you enjoyed it! Thanks for visiting! More 

Placentia, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The house was one part of package - Telfair Museum and Jepson Center being the other parts. Thoroughly enjoyed Raymond our tour guide. He obviously did his research on the house and the times.

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We'll let Raymond know that you enjoyed the tour! More 

Newmarket, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting house, wonderful tour guide but would have been nice to take photos inside the house.

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We're glad you enjoyed it! More 

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