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Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

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Address: 207 E Charlton St, Savannah, GA 31401-4605
Phone Number: +1 912-233-6014
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Where writer Flannery O'Connor spent her childhood, during the Great...

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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Thanksgiving vacation

We had a great tour with a fantastic engagement from the staff. Strongly recommend this tour if you would like to get a view of the life of Flannery O'Connors life.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lars J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great tour with a fantastic engagement from the staff. Strongly recommend this tour if you would like to get a view of the life of Flannery O'Connors life.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is certainly not the grandest historical home Savannah offers, It's kind of strange when the docent ambles into the living room and begins an informal tour. But if you read Flannery O'Connor, this narrow row house provides an accurate glimpse of life in the 1920's . Most of the furnishings are time appropriate, provided by SCAD so they give... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Our group of six ladies thoroughly enjoyed our visit through the Flannery O'Conner house, and even more so our docent. Please take time and visit this historic house, learn about this authors early life and enjoy the wonderfully restored home with original furnishings and family items. Photographs featured in the Jepson Museum on a wall display were taken in the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It was a 20 minutes tour with a very likeable docent, relaxed and conversational experience. The house seems like a beautiful place to grow up, views of a Cathedral square, little garden and sunroom. Contains cute photos and notes of Flannery as a baby. It will also give you a glimpse of how urban middle class lived - a nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband, 3 children and I visited Savannah this August and are big fans of Flannery O'Connor. We knew from her work that she was from Savannah, so looked around to see what might attractions might be available related to her life. Her childhood home is on the same city square as the Catholic Cathedral, so it was very convenient... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The staff who showed us around were knowledgeable about all things Flannery. It was easy to imagine her having a teaparty in the bathtub as we were told she did. This is the childhood home of the woman who famously said, "The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. AND I don't deserve any credit for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I love Flannery O'Connor's short stories, so visiting her childhood home was a must. It's conveniently located near the cathedral where O'Connor worshiped with her family. The docent at the house was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, so easy to listen to. The house has furniture from O'Connor's time on both floors, and has a great little gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

If you are a Flannery O'Connor fan you will enjoy seeing this childhood home. It is like being on hallowed ground. Also, the house is located in the beautiful Savannah historic district.

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Cody S, Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Flannery's Home while in Savannah! We really are so lucky to be nestled in such a gorgeous neighborhood and truly appreciate you taking the time to learn more about Flannery's life here, as a child. I hope we see you back on your next visit to our beautiful Hostess City! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

If you love her books this is an interesting stop. It isn't a large or elaborate house. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Worth the $6 admission.

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Cody S, Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this review

Thank you for including Mary Flannery's childhood home in your visit to Savannah! We like to think of ourselves as a slightly hidden, relatively modest, Depression-era gem amidst all the grand Civil War-era mansions throughout the Historic District. We're always happy to be discovered by fans who love O'Connor's books (as well as newbies!) and we're so glad that included... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My daughter is a big fan of Ms. O'Connor, so this was on her list of must-sees. She loved it as did I. The staff were knowledgeable and fun. We will do this one again.

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Cody S, Manager at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your awesome feedback! I am so glad you and your daughter enjoyed your time with us at Flannery's childhood home. Our volunteer docents really bring the house to life and are a fabulous asset to the foundation- we are so lucky to have them! Definitely keep in touch via social media and our website. Both the... More 

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