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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“indoor plumbing” (160 reviews)
“slave quarters” (174 reviews)
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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 3 September 2016

This was 1 of 3 Telfair sites included in the $20 ticket, and was the best. The guide was fun and enthusiastic and the house was interesting. It had indoor plumbing even before the White House did.

Thank June F
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

We're glad you had a good visit!

Reviewed 2 September 2016

Our guide was personable and very knowledgeable about the people of this house. I liked seeing the actual rooms and furnishings of the period.

Thank kathym575
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thanks for being our guest!

Reviewed 1 September 2016

We so enjoyed taking the tour of this wonderful piece of Savannah's history. Our guide was so nice and shared so much about this lovely home. We got there right when they were opening up for the day which we'd suggest to others!

Thank MargaretMaripeo
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

We'll let our guides know you enjoyed it! Thanks!

Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Our docent, Drew, was a wonderful guide! He encouraged us to ask questions and we really enjoyed the tour through this very old home. Some of The home is left in its original state, so that visitors can see what it would look like had...More

Thank Gary & Becky M
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thanks for visiting, and we'll let Drew know you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

When I was told about this, I was expecting a completely renovated house tour. Not so. I hope its a work in progress. Just because it was one of the first houses with indoor plumbing, would have liked to see a bathtub or toilet (even...More

1  Thank amanda s
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thanks so much for your feedback, and please know that we consider all comments from our guests.

Reviewed 29 August 2016

We enjoyed touring the house, the tour guide was great; very knowledgable and open to tailoring the tour to meets the wants of the group. Indeterminate glimpse of life in early Savannah and how we piece together events from the time. I did feel this...More

1  Thank Nuttree2013
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thanks for visiting, and we appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

As we entered the gift shop we were greeted and I purchase tickets for myself $20.00 per adult and $18.00 for a senior ticket. The tour is 45 minutes and our tour guide was a history buff. She was energetic and I could see her...More

1  Thank Golda W
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thanks for stopping by!

Reviewed 27 August 2016

My husband and I really liked the tour, our guide was well informed and kind a character! The house itself is so interesting, so much history involved with the different families that has resided there. The city did a good job preserving this historical location.

1  Thank Anaksha
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

We're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 26 August 2016

I visited this house on an escorted your with 2 others. The guide was excellent. The house itself is most interesting and beautiful.

Thank barbara_hanley
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop on the trolley. Great example of how interesting and historical this city is. The in first home with in door plumbing. Jennifer, our guide, was superb.

Thank Vaq28
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thanks for visiting! We'll let Jennifer know you enjoyed it.

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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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