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“Nice piece of preserved history.”

Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
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Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Telfair...
Ranked #18 of 166 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We very much enjoyed our tour, it was filled with interesting facts and beautifully preserved rooms. I appreciated how here, and in many other places around Savannah, there seemed to be a deliberate attempt to provide context regarding how life was in those times for both free and enslaved people.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We had a wonderful and very interesting tour with tour guide Raymond, who was pleasant and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot, and the inside was beautiful! Would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Our guide, Jacqui, did a brilliant job of weaving together the stories of both the free and enslaved people who lived and worked in this house. Kudos to this organization for bringing into the light the stories of people who have been invisible for centuries. A very thought-provoking tour. And it was fun to learn that America's favorite fighting French man, the Marquis de Lafayette, stayed at this house in 1825. See the balcony from which he addressed the citizens of Savannah!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you for your comments. Our staff has spent years researching the history of the house to present an inclusive narrative about all of the occupants who resided there during the specific timeframe. We are glad you enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

First Bathroom in USA even before white house. Architecture dream, very unique, stunning, elaborate. a must see if you want to see an one of a kind home.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

This was one of the better home tours I've been on while visiting the area. The guides are very good and I enjoyed the garden which was beautifully kept.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you, we are glad that you enjoyed your tour.

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