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Harper Fowlkes House

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Address: 230 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401-3622
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+1 912-234-2180

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Beautiful Preserved 1842 Greek Revival

The Harper Fowlkes house has wonderful chandeliers that have been electrified. The Faux wood painted dining room walls are amazing. The moldings throughout the home are lovely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Okatie, South Carolina
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Okatie, South Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Harper Fowlkes house has wonderful chandeliers that have been electrified. The Faux wood painted dining room walls are amazing. The moldings throughout the home are lovely. The docents are friendly and welcoming. It is located in a quiet part of Savannah---Orleans Square and well worth the visit. Exit trough the garden that can be rented for functions. It is... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so I know "Hidden Gem" sounds like a corny title but it's true. I didn't find this house in any of my tourism research but stumbled across it by pure chance. It's a beautiful house, the only renovations done were in 1890 and yes, you're allowed upstairs! Located on the lesser known Orleans square it's well worth the visit.... More 

Thank tiffandroxy
Columbia, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed this tour. Why there were extra doors put in a room. The uniqued air venting system and how the owner had the backyard created to look like the rest of the house AFTER she passed.

1 Thank zoomzoom14
Little River
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Visited Harper Fowlkes House as a part of Architectural course taken at Learning Center. The house is impressive and offers evidence of various architectural designs. The garden in the rear of the house and porch are lovely.

Thank Heidi C
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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1,037 reviews
579 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

While on our Segway ride, our guide pointed out this beautiful home. It is only a couple of minutes walk to Chippewa Square, well known for the the bench that Tom Hank's character sat on in the movie, Forest Gump. It's also just about a 5 minute walk to The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and also about the... More 

1 Thank Anne M
Lexington, South Carolina
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The home's architecture and furnishings were stunning, but the story of the owner - a woman definitely ahead of her time - was worth the price of admission. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and told her story beautifully.

1 Thank mingoleger
Clermont, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Our group of 5 stopped in and were given a personal tour! We loved learning about the historical intentions for Savannah in the 1700s, how this house was built and renovated over the years, and the last owner, Elita, and how she became a force to be reckoned with in a mostly "man-made" Savannah! The house and grounds are preserved... More 

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Sebastian, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I selected this house after reading it had been kept in the same family for over 100 years, thinking there would be a large amount of interesting items. I also liked the idea that Alida Fowlkes was a somewhat self-made woman. The nicest thing about this house is that is not that well known, and therefore, not crowded. It was... More 

1 Thank DoILookRed
Savannah, Georgia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This elegant Greek Revival mansion must be seen by anyone who appreciates fine antiques, art and architecture plus the history of Alida Harper-Fowlkes. She was a woman of vision, an early preservationist of downtown Savannah. There is a ton of history in this house which is now the Georgia headquarters of The Society of the Cincinnatti. What I loved about... More 

1 Thank julesencore15
Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The tour is about how the house was changed and the women who changed it. Apparently the house was given to a society who by her will had to keep it her way, and I bet her will said yours have to be given in her memory. Ask they talk about is the deceased owner. But if you like modernized... More 


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