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Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

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Built as a beautiful Regency style mansion in 1819, the Owens-Thomas House, along with its adjacent gardens, carriage house, and slave quarters, allows visitors to explore the complicated relationships between the most and least powerful people in...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
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Reviewed yesterday

Very informative tour that illustrated the history of Savannah and complicated time periods in American history.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AP-Squared
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like going back in time this is a great tour to take. Knowledgeable tour guide shows the unique house design -all rooms and cubby holes. Explains slave life and slave quarters. Nice written documentation displays at the end of tour

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whilst it was a beautiful house the guide worked to a script she had well learn't. She was unable to answer general questions on the life of the enslaved workers.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PHE22
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, we are sorry if you had anything less than an extraordinary experience. We always try to improve the experience for our guests, so if you could share anything about your interpreter we would use the information for training purposes. If you don't remember her...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The House was absolutely gorgeous, and with the fantastic renovations and conservation going on throughout it you feel incredibly transported. Phenomenal tour guide who had so much passion for the history. I was very pleasantly surprised with the respect that this museum showed for the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kaiyybee
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We greatly appreciate your comments. We have spent years creating a narrative that tells the whole and complex story of all of the inhabitants of the home at a particular moment in time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here after a city guided tour. We could not bring ourselves to pay the ridiculous fees. $20 per adult and $15 per student. Would have been $70 for just our family. Our oldest two children are both away at college or it would...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were SHOCKED that a tour costed $20.00. We didn't do the tour or enter. We were able to see the gardens through the gate. They were pretty and we were able to read the sign outside and enjoyed that part for free.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Julie D
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Julie, actually the $20 admission ticket allows you access to all 3 Telfair Museums. Also included are the Jepson Center and Telfair Academy and you have up to 7 days to visit each of them. Even if you only wanted to visit just the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

House of plantation owner with details and decor. Interesting informational tour and history. Slave house tour was fascinating and put us back to what we learned in school with an informative twist.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank STEVE S
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Steve, we are glad you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredible property as it is very well preserved and all of the furniture is authentic to the home which I appreciate very much. I do wish there was more depth to the slave quarters but going inside the basement of the home...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tml8882
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and we will continue to keep digging!

Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

My family went on the first tour of the day (10 am) on a Tuesday morning. It was a very humid and hot August day, so we did appreciate the fact that most of the tour was inside air conditioned buildings. This is a guided...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cohoman
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

I’m Asian and so are all my family members. We went to the Harper Fowlkes House the day before we went here, and the ladies there were very nice and friendly. They actually asked us to stay for a little bit so they can know...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

We are terribly sorry to hear about your experience at the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. We would very much appreciate any additional information you can share with us so that we can figure out what happened. It sounds like a very unusual occurrence so...More

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Brittany T
May 14, 2019|
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Response from BHH1103 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Be sure to go very early to the Owens-Thomas House. They only can take so many people on each tour. They can fill up quickly. The docent told us to show up early and we were very glad we did.
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dohar1968
October 13, 2018|
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Response from Judy H | Reviewed this property |
We purchased the tickets on site.
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papopipo2000
December 18, 2016|
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Response from Carol210 | Reviewed this property |
That's the only way you can tour the house is with the tour guide and is part of the admission price. It seem the tours run about every 15-20 min.
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