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Owens-Thomas House

124 Abercorn Street | Savannah, GA 31401 | Official website
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  • Type: Historic Homes/Mansions, Museums, Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.1)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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Unlike the other two Telfair Museums, the Owens-Thomas House and Museum focuses less on art and more on architecture. According to Fodor's, "English architect William Jay's first Regency mansion in Savannah is widely considered the country's finest example of that architectural style." If you like history, then an hour or two at the Owens-Thomas House should definitely make it on to your to-do list. A tour of the facility reveals what life was like for the upper-class in 19th century Savannah: you'll see Greek-inspired craftsmanship and beautiful stained glass, not to mention the old carriage house and slave quarters.

The Owens-Thomas House sits in the heart of the Historic District, just a few blocks northeast of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace. You must visit the house on a guided tour;  you'll find the home open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday and Monday afternoons. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children. You can also purchase a combined ticket, which grants entry to the Owens-Thomas House as well as the other two Telfair facilities. For more information, check out the Telfair Museums website.

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