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Telfair Museum of Art

121 Barnard Street | Savannah, GA 31401 | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 3.5 (3.5)
Value: 3.0 (3.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 3.5 (3.5)
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The Telfair Museum of Art is the oldest public art museum in the South and a great place to devote a couple of hours. This marble-clad museum houses more than 4,500 works of art, including paintings from the Impressionist period, plaster casts of such renowned works as the Venus de Milo and period furniture left over from the Telfair family themselves. But it's Sylvia Shaw's famous Bird Girl statue — which appears on the cover of John Berendt's book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," is the real highlight of the museum.

This museum (also referred to as the Telfair Academy) is one of the three facilities which make up the Telfair Museums, the other two are the Jepson Center and the Owen-Thomas House.

The Telfair Museum of Art is located on the northwestern outskirts of the Historic District. It is open every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday and Monday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children and includes entry to the other associated museums. However, some recent visitors say this is a little much for the experience. For more information, check out the museums' website.

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