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Owens-Thomas House

124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
+1 912-233-9743
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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“indoor plumbing” (164 reviews)
“slave quarters” (177 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
Downtown
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+1 912-233-9743
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Owens-Thomas house is an amazing perspective of upper crust living. Great deal because admission also gives you a visit to the Jepson Telfir Museum and Academy. Jacquie is knowledgeable and answered all our questions with expertise. Felt like we could picture the family and...More

Thank Deb1415
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a beautiful house and I think it is worth seeing. I don't really feel like we learned a whole lot about the families who lived in the home, though. I really wish the guide had talked more about them. I think we learned...More

Thank Taylor A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love historic restorations and this was top 3 on my list to visit my first time. It was a great tour and we learned a lot about the local history. Make it a stop

Thank karenbearcountry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was VERY worthwhile. The home, history and slave quarters make this a must-see visit in historic Savannah.

Thank Joel K
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad that you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really neat tour as it has a lot of history with the home, and the families that have lived here. I would definitely recommend paying a visit to this house! I really enjoyed the architecture and information provided.

Thank hooper a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was in depth and sensitively covered the topic of the lives of the slaves who worked so hard to keep,this mansion running. The architecture is unique, there was indoor plumbing - amazing for the time.

Thank Taryn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As my title states, I would chose this house over any of the others because it's pretty neat - as they show you on the tour - this is the first multi-story house in the USA to have indoor plumbing (beating the White House) so...More

Thank Stephanie T
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. Our interpreters are very knowledgable and they enjoy sharing stories of the house and its occupants with visitors!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was hesitant to stop by at first as I was not sure what to expect. So glad we stopped by. Gia was an amazing tour guide that entertained our in depth questions. She was extremely valuable for the information she provided. I also loved that...More

Thank Marie M
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad that you decided to stop by!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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Thank Dave_Scott1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour. You can only visit by a tour (40mins) so was problematic for us as a family (as our 3 and 6 yr old wouldn't have coped with it!) so it ended up being daddy took them for ice-cream and mummy did the tour!...More

Thank lulubelle20172017
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We hoped the kids enjoyed the ice cream and are happy that mom was able to take the tour. Sounds like a win-win for the family!

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papopipo2000
19 December 2016|
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Response from Carol210 | Reviewed this property |
That's the only way you can tour the house is with the tour guide and is part of the admission price. It seem the tours run about every 15-20 min.
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papopipo2000
18 December 2016|
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Response from Mary T | Property representative |
Hello! Telfair Museums admission includes all three sites, including the Owens-Thomas House. While there is no option to purchase admission for just a single site, please note that kids 12 and under get in free, and students... More
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kmoney4
20 May 2016|
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Response from KMB1117 | Reviewed this property |
We went to all 3. The Owens-Thomas House was our favorite. We spent the most time there. The Owens-Thomas House has guided tours at set times. The other 2 are self-guided. The Telfair Academy has 19th and 20th century... More
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