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Review of Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House
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History and Architecture Tour of Savannah
Ranked #20 of 225 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 August 27, 2013

We had a great time visiting this house. The gardens were beautiful and we really enjoyed the tour. Make sure you take the time to go upstairs in the gift shop! It is full of surprises!

Thank boolieo
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This home was built 1916- 1819 and is very well preserved, It has some very unique features (first home in the U. S. with indoor plumbing, 3 years before the White House, for one). It also entertained Presidents and the Marquis de Lafayette, who gave a speech on the balcony. Beautiful grounds as well.

Thank Don M
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This was a very nice tour and we had a wonderful tour guide. The gardens were pretty as well as the house and the tour guide gave us some interesting details about the furniture, bedding, pictures, etc. Very nice visit and nice small gift shop.

Thank melissa328
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Very nice house. A lot of things have remained in the same place and state. It is very interesting. The guided tour is not too long and gives a lot of explanations to understand life in Savannah at this period. Not boring at all, even for children. The house and the garden are very lovely making the walking around pleasant on top of interesting

Thank Julien G
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by this house tour. We got the museum pass that included this house, the Telfair museum, and the Jepson center. This was definitely the highlight. We decided to do this house only because it was a 3 for 1 so I don't know how it compares to the other house tours like the Davenport or Mercer house. We really enjoyed the glimpse into life in Savannah's early days that this house provided. Our tour guide was AWESOME! There was 6 of us she led throughout the house and she was able to answer every little random question thrown her way. She was pretty entertaining throwing in sarcastic comments along the way. Overall, a great experience.

Thank AmberFL
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