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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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124 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3732
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is worth touring if you have the time. The tour will give you are good sense of what it must have been like in Savannah in the 1820s and beyond.

Thank James M
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thanks for including us on your Savannah itinerary!

Reviewed 20 September 2016

Not the most interesting place in Savanna. The house only lets you visit in tours, which are every 15 minutes. The museum score has relatively small choice of gifts. Good bathrooms.

Thank Katraynella
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Thanks for taking the time to offer your feedback. Please know that we consider all comments from our guests.

Reviewed 20 September 2016

A nice mansion with a very fascinating history. The guided tour is really good and informative and well worth taking.

Thank mypointofviewis
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Thanks for being our guest!

Reviewed 19 September 2016

House was beautiful, lots of history and ghost tails to go along with it. The one that done our tour was really good. Furniture in house is breath taking.

Thank garathcindyh
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

We're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 17 September 2016

In previous trips to Savannah, I'd been on the tour of the Mercer House (a little fangirl because of The Book and The Movie but not a thorough tour) so my friend and I decided to give this tour a try. I had read that...More

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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Thanks for visiting, and thanks for taking the time to offer your feedback. Please know that we consider all comments from our guests.

Reviewed 17 September 2016

This stop is on most shuttle tours of the historic district and is worth visiting if you like old mansions and the unique architectural designs.

Thank Joe M
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 17 September 2016

This was a very interesting historical tour as well as amazing architecture. The guide was very knowledgeable. The price for the tour also includes admission for the Telfair Museum and the Jepson Center.

Thank thecrosbyclan
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

We're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 16 September 2016

Although I have seen other historic homes, this one has some unique features that make it very interesting. Our guide was very informative and conversational. You learn some history of Savannah and it's architecture, and of the Owens-Thomas family on this tour. My husband and...More

Thank trudy h
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

We're glad you had a good time, and please come again!

Reviewed 16 September 2016

I loved the front staircase-possibly one of a kind for reflecting candlelight we were told. Period furnishings from one of the previous families who owned it. Walls unbelievably thick! Many beautiful rooms . It's a must see.

Thank Ann V
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

We're glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 14 September 2016

Guide was excellent and the tour of the house was one of my favorite things that I have done in Savannah, Georgia. Highly recommended.

Thank Daniel r
Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Thanks for the kind words!

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papopipo2000
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
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
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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