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Owens-Thomas House

124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
+1 912-233-9743
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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.
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  • Average9%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday

The Owens - Thomas House Marquis de Lafayette on Oglethorpe Square is one of Savannah"s finest in the Greek Revival circa 1819.

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This house was recommended to us as "THE HISTORIC HOUSE" to visit. Really enjoyed the tour and cool features that were very futuristic for the early 1800's.

Thank L-P-J-Y
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 3 days ago

I so enjoyed this place. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the house is well preserved. The history was fascinating, particularly the water system in the house. Definitely a fun tour for any history buff.

Thank SouthernAcorn
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour at the Owens-Thomas house.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Nicely conserved house with a curved bridge ramp on the second floor and high cabinetry in the pantry. Your ticket includes a house tour and a visit to both the Telfair Contemporary Museum and the Jepson Museum.

Thank letusescape56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Raymond was my tour guide. He has an incredible history knowledge, almost to the point of being condescending though. A couple people asked questions and he thought it was "too broad of a question" for him to answer or he didnt know "how that General...More

Thank luvthecarribean!
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed the tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Garrett was our tour guide through the Owens-Thomas house. We were told that if we toured one house in Savannah, this should be it. On a rainy afternoon, our knowledgeable tour guide led us through this house, from basement to top floor. Filled with distinct...More

Thank Debra0330
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely home; decent tour. Our tour guide was pleasant and informative, but not the most exciting historical home we've visited.

Thank Melissabk59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is worth taking and the home is interesting. The garden is lovely. We only toured two homes and this is one of the ones we chose.

Thank Beachlover1949
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment. We are glad you chose to visit the Owens-Thomas House.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With only a few hours to spare before our flight following the recommendation our a tour guide we decided to visit this property. Tours are timed set off at regular intervals. As happened my husband and I ended up as being the only two people...More

Thank jennirAberdeen
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got the ticket for the house and two museums. It was an interesting visit. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Worth the visit. Would have liked to have seen a little more of the house than was on the tour.

Thank lovelylucine
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Telfair Museums.

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papopipo2000
Does the admission include a tour guide or docent? Thanks so much for all the help!!
18 December 2016|
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Response from Carol210 | Reviewed this property |
That's the only way you can tour the house is with the tour guide and is part of the admission price. It seem the tours run about every 15-20 min.
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papopipo2000
How can you buy 1 house tour? It says you have to buy tickets at their website, but buying one house not an option. We are a family of 5, --$100 is a bit steep for us.Thanks in advance!
17 December 2016|
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Response from Mary T | Property representative |
Hello! Telfair Museums admission includes all three sites, including the Owens-Thomas House. While there is no option to purchase admission for just a single site, please note that kids 12 and under get in free, and students... More
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kmoney4
I see that you can only buy a ticket that includes all 3 places. I am only in Savannah for the weekend. How long does it take to do all 3? My flight on sunday leaves at 5:51. If I dedicated my Sunday to this, starting when they open at 12, would I be able to make my flight without rushing? (It says our hotel is 22 minutes from the airport)
20 May 2016|
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Response from KMB1117 | Reviewed this property |
We went to all 3. The Owens-Thomas House was our favorite. We spent the most time there. The Owens-Thomas House has guided tours at set times. The other 2 are self-guided. The Telfair Academy has 19th and 20th century... More
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