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Telfair Museums Telfair Academy
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US$45.00*
and up
Stroll with a Local through Savannah's Historic District
Ranked #39 of 210 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Designed by British architectural prodigy William Jay in the neoclassical Regency style, the Telfair Academy is a former mansion built in 1819 for Alexander Telfair, son of Revolutionary War patriot and Georgia governor Edward Telfair.In 1875, Alexander’s sister Mary – heir to the family fortune and last to bear the Telfair name – bequeathed the house and its furnishings to the Georgia Historical Society to be opened as a museum. After significant renovation by German-born architect Detlef Lienau, whose adaptations included the addition of the Sculpture Gallery and the Rotunda, the building opened to the public in 1886 as the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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“Little Gem of a Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2005

This is a great place to spend an hour. The two rooms that are restored from the original house are spectacular and the remaining pieces are pleasant if not spectacular. The combination admission ticket (with the Owens-Thomas House) for $12.00 is a bargain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2003

Well worth the time! A lovely selection of paintings.Exquisite displays of china,cutlery and other dining accessories.Beautiful furniture exhibits.I did not want to leave!The staff were knowledgeable and friendly.It was a great experience and I recommend the museum as a "must see"stop on any Savannah tour!Anita Michaels

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