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“Another great John Norris home...”
Review of Andrew Low House

Andrew Low House
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Historical Square Segway Tour in Savannah
Ranked #23 of 218 things to do in Savannah
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Andrew Low commissioned New York architect John Norris to design and construct his house in 1848. Norris came to Savannah to design the Custom House on Bay Street and remained in Savannah to build many desirable residences with the latest in technology and luxury. The Italianate exterior features intricate cast iron railings and side balconies contrasting with the smooth stuccoed brick walls. The well proportioned rooms are decorated with elaborate plaster cornices and carved woodwork. The delicate balance of exterior restraint and opulent interior resulted in an elegant villa for the family.
Reviewed March 21, 2013

I can't say enough about this home, another great John Norris design, very impressive home, collection and guides!!! Robert E. Lee stayed in this home, that should tell you just how historic this home is...it is a must see in Savannah. Please make sure you tip your guides, it takes a tremendous amount of self study and energy to present a house tour and they have earned something extra from me!!!

Thank phinal99
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

I've been to the Andrew Low House numerous times, and, I have to say, it's the best house to isit in the city.

The docents are incredibly knowledgeable about the house and the family, and they will happily answer any questions you have or find someone who knows the answer for you.

The house is richly furnished in original furniture and paintings from the Low family, and the silver in the dining room will really leave you in awe. The house itself is very well taken care of, and you can tell the association really makes sure everything is up to par from the polishing to the arranging to the guides themselves.

If you're looking for an informative tour in a beautiful house, go to the Andrew Low House. Hands down.

Thank Tracy S
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Wonderful tour of a beautifully preserved home. It has been owned by the preservation group since 1928 and it shows, compared to other homes in the south acquired in disrepair. Our Guide was excellent and gave us an extra long tour (over an hour) with the end bonus of seeing the side butler area, dumb waiter and service stairs normally not shown. This tour is about the home's owner and the immediate family. Lots of info on the period furniture and re-acquired portraits ( some tracked down in South Africa).

1  Thank scvgal
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

This was a nice little tour, but didn't wow us. You get to walk thru the historical home and learn a lot about it and it's original owner. It's a beautiful home inside and out, with gorgeous furnishings, but everything is roped off. More of a museum. You can't close to anything really, they don't want you to touch anything as to preserve it. You can only walk a few steps into some rooms and just into the doorway of others. Not a good idea for families with young children.

Thank Tina W
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This tour was short, only lasting about 30 minutes. There was more information on where the furniture came from than the history of the family, which is what I would have liked to hear more about. Our tour guide Richard was good, though, and answered any questions that we had. Nothing super special, but a cool old house!

Thank RobynMM
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