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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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A quaint house with a wonderful story!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrea B
Clermont, Florida
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Clermont, Florida
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Andrea B
Sebastian, FL
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank DoILookRed
Savannah, Georgia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank julesencore15
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Charleston, South Carolina
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Harper Fowlkes House is the Headquarters of the Georgia Chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati. It is a Greek Revival Mansion filled with antiques and other artifacts and is in exceptional condition, both inside and out. The tour given by the mansion's Director is very informative in both the history of the mansion, as well as that of... More 

Thank Bruce Jeffrey K
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped to visit this historic house after a morning tour. The gentlemen who greeted our group of 6 ladies was very congenial and a joy to speak to when we entered. There is a $2 coupon available online which brings the $10 fee to $8. Bathrooms are located in the carriage house and this venue is available for rentals... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

When researching things to do while in Savannah, I discovered this house on TripAdvisor. It is a beautiful Greek Revival mansion that was built in the 1840s. The mansion eventually was bought by Alida Harper Fowlkes in 1939. The tour runs between 10 am and 4pm; starting on the hour. Be aware that the house is closed on Tuesdays and... More 

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Nice tour of old house. Not too much history attached to the home. Call for tour times. Guide was very nice but not overly informative. Group with three small children ruined the tour.

Thank pamsp1430
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice tour. Guide was informative and friendly. I have been wanting to see this home for a while. Worth seeing!

Thank Margery P
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I've seen almost every historic house museum in the district and this one was worth a stop if you've seen all the others, although perhaps not as important as some of the others on the list that are extensively curated and well staffed. This house is run by a member organization that uses the house as a headquarters, so there... More 

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