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“Very interesting home to see!”
Review of Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House
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$55.00*
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Savannah Trolley and Historic Walking Tour Combo
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$21.25*
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History and Architecture Tour of Savannah
Ranked #12 of 218 things to do in Savannah
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Amazing architectural detail for a home in its time. Very innovative. Our guide was very informative and able to answer many different questions. I would say it is a must see.

Thank RPFLgirl
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Our young guide was very knowledgable, and the house was SO interesting! We are thinking of building a "green" home soon, and what better way to get ideas than to see how people stayed cool and took care of water and cooking hundreds of years ago! The house and furnishings are beautiful, and the designs that were incorporated by the young architect are so great. LOVE the bridge upstairs, you've got to see it!

Thank ethansmom66
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We only wanted to do one house tour in Savannah, suspecting that there would be many similarities. We chose the Owens-Thomas house. A good choice. One of the first places with running water. It was worth seeing. Well preserved like so many things in Savannah. Some interesting and significant history associated with the house. I think that a visit to Savannah should include a tour of one of the many historical homes. This one is a good choice.

Thank FloridaAndLovingIt
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Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Had high expectations and with the $15/head charge. We expected more energy and knowledge from the tour guide. We got more knowledge from a walking tour that stopped outside the house than a full tour inside. Liked the design and history of the house, but they need an upgrade to more excited and interesting tour guides.

Thank johnnythegreat
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Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Fascinating house - makes me wonder why bridges never seemed to catch on. We had a terrific guide who managed a group of about 12 with ease and grace.

Thank neesied
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