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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“indoor plumbing” (160 reviews)
“slave quarters” (174 reviews)
“tour guide” (145 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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 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 29 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 29 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.

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Our guide Drew was amazing! He really tied all the different histories together, and was very knowledgable. He was able to answer all of our questions about design, lifestyle, art, architecture, folklore, everything! If it wasn't for Drew, I would have given the house a...More

Thank adam k
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

We'll let you Drew know you enjoyed it! And the slave quarters is usually part of the tour, but is temporarily closed while we repair the air conditioning unit. We're sorry we couldn't include it during your visit.

Reviewed 18 August 2016

Really nice historical house with guided tour. My wife and daughter loved the house and enjoyed taking pictures were possible.

Thank Matthew148671
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 18 August 2016

Enjoyed touring the mansion and getting a little local history lesson as well. The price of admission included tours of the Telfair mansion and entrance to the Jepson museum as well.

Thank cmhernandez5
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thanks for being our guest!

Reviewed 17 August 2016

There were some amazing things about this house and I kept thinking how much my son in law, an architect and builder, would have loved seeing it-the bridge in the upstairs and the astounding plumbing!

Thank Texastravelers94
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

We're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 17 August 2016

Understandably house tours can be dry, bu the Owens - Thomas House has enough interest for even the history "haters". First off, it is impressive to see what the one percenters of the early 1800's could produce. The house was built by a young, English...More

1  Thank bluejay377
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thanks so much for the thoughtful comments!

Reviewed 15 August 2016

Took the grand tour of the Owens-Thomas House. The staff is very knowledgeable and informative on the history of this house and grounds. They are quick to answer questions. a little bit pricey, but still a good value. Glad we went on the tour.

Thank DennisA1153
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Thanks for visiting!

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papopipo2000
Does the admission include a tour guide or docent? Thanks so much for all the help!!
18 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
How can you buy 1 house tour? It says you have to buy tickets at their website, but buying one house not an option. We are a family of 5, --$100 is a bit steep for us.Thanks in advance!
17 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
I see that you can only buy a ticket that includes all 3 places. I am only in Savannah for the weekend. How long does it take to do all 3? My flight on sunday leaves at 5:51. If I dedicated my Sunday to this, starting when they open at 12, would I be able to make my flight without rushing? (It says our hotel is 22 minutes from the airport)
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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