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“Worth the stop.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House
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US$53.00*
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Savannah Trolley and Historic Walking Tour Combo
Ranked #14 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.
Tampa, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth the stop.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

We were given tickets by our inn to visit. We were not sure what to expect but were very pleased with the history and the architecture of the home. I love touring old homes so I thoroughly enjoyed it. Our tour guide, although knowledgable, was a bit stiff and came across as condescending when you asked a question, but still didn't deter from having a very nice experience. I highly recommend that you see this before you leave Savannah......

Visited November 2013
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Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Beautiful house with the first indoor plumbing! Loved the clothe rugs that looked like linoleum. Our guide was nice, but you had to ask questions to get the interesting info.

Visited November 2013
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Lake Forest, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely last stop before home.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Beautifully kept grounds, structures. Tour guide seemed a little green and timid in answering any questions and unsure if he was giving us the right information. But still appreciative to have been able to travel into the past, even if just for a little while....

Visited October 2013
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Buffalo, New york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

I dont know if the 45 min tour was worth $15.00 but to see slave quarters and what it was like to be filthy rich back in the day may have is pretty darn interesting

Visited November 2013
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Etowah, North Carolina
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Historic and modern at the same time....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

This is one of many historic homes in Savannah, but its classic design and modern-for-its-day features makes it an enjoyable place to visit. It was built in the early 1800s, but has many features like running water and indoor plumbing that were novel for that period. It has a classic style and is furnished with period accessories. The tour moves quickly and the guides are reasonably well informed. It is in the heart of the historic district on the edge of one of the beautiful squares. Nice place to visit.

Visited October 2013
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