Savannah Sights

Owens-Thomas House and Museum

  • 124 Abercorn St. Map It
  • Historic District
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Balcony, Owens-Thomas House and Museum, Savannah, Georgia, USA

    <a href="">Lafayette's balcony where he addressed crowd in 1825</a> by David McSpadden<br />

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

Designed by William Jay, the Owens-Thomas House is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America. Built in 1816–19, the house was constructed with local materials. Of particular note are the curving walls of the house, Greek-inspired ornamental molding, half-moon arches, stained-glass panels, original Duncan Phyfe furniture, and the hardwood "bridge" on the second floor. The carriage house includes a gift shop and rare urban slave quarters, which have retained the original furnishings and "haint-blue" paint made by the slave occupants. This house had indoor toilets before the White House or Versailles. If you have time for just a single house museum, let this be one. Owned and administered by the Telfair Museum of Art, this home gives an inside perspective on Savannah's history.

Sight Information


124 Abercorn St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $15; $20 includes admission to Jepson Center for the Arts and the Telfair Museum of Art
  • Mon. noon–5, Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5; last tour at 4:30

Published 07/23/2015


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