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Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Telfair Museums Admission

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    Visit: Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401-3612

    Telfair Academy

    The Telfair Academy is just short walk away from the Jepson Center, but that short distance covers nearly 200 years of history. The stately two-story mansion, designed by William Jay in the neoclassical Regency style and built in 1819, is just three historic squares away from Jay’s other masterpiece, the Owens-Thomas House. The Telfair Academy contains two nineteenth-century period rooms and houses nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European art from the museum’s permanent collection including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative arts.

    Must See!

    Jepson: June 28th - October 13th Suzanne Jackson:Five Decades

    July 12th - September 29th Michael Kolster:Take Me to

    the River

    Telfair Academy: Before Midnight: Bonaventure and the Bird Girl

    **Telfair Academy will be closed for tours August 19th -21st


    Duration: 1 hour

    Visit: Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, 124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732

    Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

    Built as a beautiful Regency style mansion in 1819, the Owens-Thomas House, along with its adjacent gardens, carriage house, and slave quarters, allows visitors to explore the complicated relationships between the most and least powerful people in the city of Savannah in the early 19th century. Only a seven-minute walk from Telfair Museums’ other two sites, this historic home offers a completely different experience. Visitors on our guided tours explore period rooms full of exquisite decorative arts, interactive exhibits for all ages, and historic spaces filled with stories, all while learning about the people, both free and enslaved, who lived and worked on the site 200 years ago.
    *(Guided tours only; last tour begins at 4:30pm)

    Must See!

    Jepson: June 28th - October 13th Suzanne Jackson: Five Decades

    July 12th - September 29th Michael Kolster: Take Me to

    the River

    Telfair Academy: Before Midnight: Bonaventure and the Bird Girl

    **Telfair Academy will be closed for tours August 19th -21st


    Duration: 1 hour

    Visit: Telfair Museums Jepson Center, 207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401-3636

    Jepson Center

    The Jepson Center links the history preserved by the Owens-Thomas House and Telfair Academy to the future of art and architecture. The strikingly modern building, opened in 2006, is filled with art, activities and educational opportunities that will encourage learning for generations to come. Enjoy independently browsing the permanent collection and special exhibitions at your own pace.

    Kids will love to explore the ArtZeum and TechSpace an interactive children’s museum space. TechSpace is a hands-on , technology-based gallery for visitors of all ages. ArtZeum, designed with young people in mind, but challenging young and old alike to rethink their ideas about art.The ArtZeum features 14 activities exploring some big ideas about art: What is it? Why do we make it? How do we look at art? How do we value it?

    Must See!

    Jepson: June 28th - October 13th Suzanne Jackson: Five Decades

    July 12th - September 29th Michael Kolster: Take Me to

    the River

    Telfair Academy: Before Midnight: Bonaventure and the Bird Girl

    **Telfair Academy will be closed for tours August 19th -21st


    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Jepson Center, Telfair Academy & Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters
    Departure Time
    ***Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters will be closed for annual maintenance January 28th - February 1st, 2019.  We appreciate your patience as we take this time to preserve our historic site.

    Sunday & Monday: 12pm - 5pm
    Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
    • Tours of the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters are given daily at twenty-minute intervals, last tour begins at 4:20pm
    • Valid one time admission to each museum from the time you exchange your voucher, though valid for one week

    Holiday Hours: 

    • New Year’s Eve – closed at 3pm 
    • New Year’s Day 
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
    • St. Patrick’s Day Observance 
    • Easter 
    • Thanksgiving Day 
    • Christmas Eve 
    • Christmas Day
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Entry/Admission - Telfair Academy
    • Entry/Admission - Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
    • Entry/Admission - Telfair Museums Jepson Center
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair Accessible - Jepson Center and Telfair Academy Only
    • Child Admission - Up to 4 free children per 1 paying adult.
    • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Owens Thomas House - Tour times subject to availability.
    • Tours begin approx. every 20 minutes at the Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters.
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Terrific tour!!! Informative and interesting. Hard to see how this was all allowed back in the 1800’s, the tour guide was interesting and funny and we really enjoyed it!!
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    Took this house and grounds tour today. Our guide, Lacey, gave us an extremely knowledgeable commentary that filled in all the facts about the house but also included the social commentary about the history. Her particular slant on what it was like during slavery was the key for
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    The house is a gem in its own right, but the social history gives the visit so much more. Lacey Wilson was our tour guide and she gave us a very knowledgeable and well presented summary of the architectural importance of the building and, more importantly, she explained the
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    My mom was in town and this was the first thing we went to in Savannah. Every tour guide at each museum was knowledgable on the history of their location and answered many questions from each tour! Plan to spend half a day doing these museums. Well, at least thats how long it
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    Very interesting, enjoyable tour. Tour guide was very knowledgable. Easy to get to via walking. Its also very close to busy shopping and restaurant street, Broughton St.
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