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Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

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The house and its furnishings are very simple and humble. Mr. O'Connor was between situations when... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
scooterpie2017
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South Boston, Virginia
Depression era home in tact for writer of novels and short stories

Mary Flannery O'Connor grew up in this home on the corner of Lafayette Square. It's been restored... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
CraftBeers
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Plano, Texas
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Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood, during the Great Depression on Savannah's LaFayette Square. Off-hour, group, and private tours are available by request.
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207 E Charlton St, Savannah, GA 31401-4605
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

The house and its furnishings are very simple and humble. Mr. O'Connor was between situations when he moved his family into the house provided by a close relative. Still, the O'Connors provided for their daughter and nurtured her talent.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Mary Flannery O'Connor grew up in this home on the corner of Lafayette Square. It's been restored to the depression era setting to give you a great look at what it would have been like at the time. Rare books are on display. The tour...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

For literary types, O'Connor's childhood home is a great destination in a city of many beautiful historic homes. The house has very limited hours, but the guide was flexible pulling visitors into ongoing talks. The information was interesting and presented well; this does not feel...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

I cannot recommend the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home highly enough. I have wanted to visit for over a decade, finally made it happen this trip, and my very high expectations were all met and exceeded. This was a captivating tour that would have been of...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The tour guide sharing interesting details about Flannery O'Conner's life as a child in Savannah, and beyond. The artifacts in the home are the originals which gives the house a mystical feeling. We loved the stories, and the tour was well-timed. Thank you! The house...More

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Cody S, General Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Flannery's Home and writing such a kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 28 April 2018

Extremely engaging tour and guide. Fortunate to have many original pieces of the time. The convertible "kiddie cage, crib, playpen" was the most interesting invention we've seen in a long while

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Cody S, General Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

You are SO right about Flannery's Kiddie Koop- it's wild! Thanks so much for visiting the Flannery Home and taking the time to write us such a nice review. I hope you'll be back to visit!

Reviewed 17 April 2018

I have to admit I didn't know much about Mary Flannery O'Connor when a friend suggested we visit her childhood home on a lovely square park in Savannah. The tour guide gave such a delightful tour I felt like I had been a fly on...More

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Cody S, General Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you so much for this awesome review! We always like to share Flannery's Home with folks who aren't necessarily familiar with her, as it's such a cool step back in time and way to learn about Flannery herself. I hope we inspired you to...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018

We were lucky to visit Savannah on O'Connor's birthday, where a peacock birthday cake was on view as a docent guided guests through Flannery's home. Unfortunately, we were denied access to upper floors without a guide and could not wait. On the first floor, however,...More

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Cody S, General Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you so much for visiting, and how wonderful that we were able to share Flannery's birthday together! It is a total bummer that our upstairs spaces can't be open during that super-heavy traffic day, but I do hope you'll come back to see us...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018

We had a wonderful, informative tour of Flannery O'Connor's childhood home by the enthusiastic Cody. We really enjoyed it.

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Cody S, General Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks for coming to see us, y'all!

Reviewed 3 March 2018

I am a fan of Flannery O'Connor's short stories and was so excited to visit her childhood home. The tour was excellent and provided so many interesting facts about the events and environment that shaped her unique personality. Our guide's enthusiasm and knowledge made for...More

1  Thank Dee5960
Cody S, General Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Wow, we are so glad to know you had this wonderful experience visiting us! 'Hidden treasure' is our goal, and you nailed it! Thank you so much for taking time to visit and write such a generous review.

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If your going to visit, they have it there. You can contact them at: Tel: 912.233.6014 or their website has an email address.
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From their website: Adults: $6 Students / Active Military: $5 Children 15 and under: free
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