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Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

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Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

2,159 Reviews
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Julia C wrote a review 25 Jan
Cleveland, Ohio24 contributions3 helpful votes
During covid, you do not have an actual guide, they are giving you audio and there is no interesting information on this audio. I do not recommend this tour until Covid is over.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Carey217, Education Department at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
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Our Interpreters look forward to the day we can return to in-person guided tours. Until then, they and the Curator were able to put together the audio tour for visitors. We wish you safe travels!
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Jennifer B wrote a review 2 Jan
81 contributions45 helpful votes
We were excited to do this tour on NYE and arrived around 1230. Even though it’s advertised as a “self-guided audio tour”, we were very rudely informed by the nasty ticket lady that they had been sold out since 1130. I politely said I thought it was self-guided, and she rudely let me know that “there is a pandemic” and they only sell so many tickets. I fail to understand why people with sticks up their butts get these jobs. Are there no friendly people left to hire?? Just curious. So go early bc the “tours” sell out because in case you haven’t heard.... there’s a pandemic.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Carey217, Education Department at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to things improving to where we can open up more room for more tickets and visitors. We share your disappointment that we cannot do more at this time. As for your most regretable experience with the ticket booth staff member, I'll address that personally. I hope the rest of your stay in Savannah was enjoyable. Be well and stay safe!
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AHW676 wrote a review 1 Jan
Kansas City, Missouri3,331 contributions175 helpful votes
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Although I did learn a few things about slavery, I will say that the tour is overall more about the house, and only describes the slavery part at the beginning and end of the tour in limited fashion. The bulk of the tour is about the grand rooms of the house, which are nice to see, but if your interest is in the slavery part, you will see a couple of rooms that have been recreated, then a kitchen and a bunch of large placards at the end.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Carey217, Education Department at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
Responded 3 weeks ago
We're glad you found the tour enlightening and appreciate your visit with us. Happy New Year!
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Lisa K wrote a review Dec 2020
22 contributions7 helpful votes
We took the tour during covid, so there weren't many guides. We listened to a recording of a tour guide and toured each room by ourselves, which made for a really nice tour. They are watching to ensure your following protocols. We ended up getting scolded for crowding another family. The other family actually passed us in an area that wasn't monitored, so us being scolded was a bit annoying. I also had to explain what "sexual violence" meant to my 9 year old because it's part of the recording within slave quarters (just a heads up). Hearing about the lives of enslaved people was eye opening for my kids. They have learned some things in school, but it's another thing to learn by actually picturing it in a home that had more enslaved people than people living in the house. The house was ahead of it's time with indoor plumbing.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Carey217, Education Department at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for having your family visit with us and for your thoughtful feedback. Stay safe and safe travels!
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morezennow wrote a review Dec 2020
Tucson, Arizona34 contributions14 helpful votes
Due to covid, the tour was audio, and I feel that otherwise, the tour would be better with live guides but very much beyond the museum's control. They had a very nice tribute to all of the slaves who were tied to the house. Damn the virus- I feel the tour would have been much better with a chance to ask questions. There were docents in the main house who were incredibly knowledgeable and informative, and I wish there had been someone in the slave quarters.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Carey217, Education Department at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
Responded 16 Dec 2020
We cannot wait to get back to live group tours. If you have a chance to see us in the future when this is possible, we hope you'll consider visiting us again. Safe travels!
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