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“Great guided tour and garden”
Review of Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House
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Savannah Trolley and Historic Walking Tour Combo
Ranked #13 of 213 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.
New York City, New York
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great guided tour and garden”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Guided tour was excellent - many rooms to see in this house. It is a must-see on the Savannah house tour. They have a nice garden which you can stay and enjoy after your visit

Visited November 2012
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Summit, New Jersey
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a historic home you don't want to miss, if you have any interest at all in historic homes. The restoration is meticulous, the property is beautiful, and the docents are extremely knowledgeable. There are some unique design features to this home that we found fascinating.

Visited October 2012
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Keedysville, Maryland
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2012

OK, I was thinking, how great could this be, but everyone said GO. So I did, and have to admit, this is the finest home we saw in Savannah. Jay, the builder, did a fantastic job. The tour was reasonably priced, the guide was informed and the rooms were just spectacular. The staircase is not to be missed, nor the bridge upstairs between the landings. Visit and enjoy..

Visited October 2012
2 Thank Michael Y
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Felton, California
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741 reviews
364 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“Nice House! Nice Tour!”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Very nice house and good tour. Good example of old Savannah homes. If you like touring homes, this oe should be on your list.

Visited October 2012
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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fascinating Savannah House”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

This was a really neat tour. The house was very innovative for its time. It had electric and sewer. You even can see the cisterns and pipes for the water and the sewage. The garden is very beautiful. The tour guide we had was articulate, informative and willing to answer all the questions we had.

Visited October 2012
Thank DebMCNT
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