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“Lovely and interesting home” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House
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$53.00*
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Savannah Trolley and Historic Walking Tour Combo
Ranked #16 of 210 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Robinson, Illinois
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely and interesting home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

Our family visited this home last week. Due to time restraints we had to choose one home out of several to tour. Our trolley guide listed this as the top home to tour. We enjoyed it very much. A beautiful home with an interesting story of its history. Would certainly recommend this to anyone interested in history. It's amazing what they were able to produce in a home without the high tech stuff we have at our disposal today.

Visited March 2014
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Columbia, Missouri
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stopped here on trolley tour and enjoyed this tour. They gave my 7 year old grandson a card with hidden objects to find in the rooms. This really helped keep him entertained.

Visited March 2014
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Massachusetts
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

We bought the ticket for the two Telfair museums, and this house ($18) to avoid the $15 ticket for the house alone. Admission includes the guided tour. This house dates to 1816 and was (we were told) the first house in the US with indoor plumbing. Recommended.

Visited March 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pretty interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This was a cool little historical spot. The price was 15.00 which is a little high but that gets you a tour with a guide. Beautiful house with great history.

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Montreal, Canada
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

Interesting history of the two families, our tour guide was eloquent and entertaining, it was worth seeing and a good visit.

Visited November 2013
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